Thursday, May 29, 2008

Let's build something together

For the past few weeks we have been doing several different home improvement projects which required us to go to Lowe's every weekend that we had off. Poor Chris is so tired of going to Lowe's but I love going to Lowe's to get ideas for our next home improvement project. If we aren't going to Lowe's then we are going to Target, my other favorite place to shop.

Chris has hung curtains in front of the French doors leading to the backyard and I bought a new rug to coordinate all of the colors of the kitchen, dining room and living room. I'm hoping by doing this that the kitchen won't be as hot and that it will save us some on our electric bill. These were the last windows that didn't have curtains in our house. We have so many windows in the house and if we didn't have curtains on any of them it would be very warm in the house. Chris also finished painting the French doors in the back red to match the front door.

The last project that Chris did required him to go up to the attic and remove all of the wiring for the under cabinet lights that haven't been working for several months. When we bought the house the previous owners jerry-rigged under cabinet lights and the home inspector told us that they were a fire hazard. The lights eventually stopped working because one of the lights burnt out and when Chris removed them it looked like several of them were on fire at one point. We bought LED lights that just sticks to the underside of the cabinets and when they burn out all you have to do is change the batteries. To turn it on you just wave your hand under it and it turns on and off.

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