Well, it's been quite a while since I've last posted, and with good reason:  I earned an MFA, moved to another city and began my first post-grad job.  That being said, life gets a bit dull without hands-on projects--at least for the handsy type.  (Sure hope I'm using that adjective correctly..)  Since my significant other and I have been fortunate enough to be involved with the renovations of our rented space, I thought it might be a good opportunity to get back into the swing of blogging and document this adventure.  After all, many of the projects will be less permanent and more universal, for renters and owners alike.  Since the major changes will be happening in the kitchen, let's start with a before and a plan of action.  Read on if you like to get handsy!

 
 
There's just something about thrifting on a Sunday afternoon.  What is it about Sundays that makes every activity seem leisurely?  Just recently, a Goodwill store opened down the street from my apartment.  It's spacious, clean and filled with loot--the trifecta of ideal thrifting conditions, I'd say.  I certainly don't mind the occasional crammed, musty shop, but it's just not as relaxing of an experience.