Ghetto Home Improvement Projects


How I solved our horrifying problem with a few of the Panache Cats “thinking outside the box”.  (more…)

What I was not able to accomplish during the Great Demolition Operation of July 2011 since I completely ran out of time and money.  (more…)

The mad scramble to put the house back together and get it into a passable state of functionality by the time Chi came home from his three-week trip to Cuba to take a percussion seminar in July 2011.  (more…)

My “quick and dirty” demolition and restoration of the floor in the office room.  (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of stripping, sanding and varnishing the soft wood floorboards in the interior hallway that were covered with grotty wall-to-wall carpet.   (more…)

What I was able to accomplish while Chi was away on a brief holiday trip, and what happened when he returned. (more…)

Chi is going on a hiking trip for this holiday weekend, plus a couple days, so this is what I plan on accomplishing:   (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of sanding and varnishing the beautiful vintage oak flooring in the living room that had been buried under two layers of nasty linoleum tiles and crappy wall-to-wall carpet.   (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of demolishing and stripping the beautiful vintage oak flooring in the living room that had been buried under two layers of nasty linoleum tiles and crappy wall-to-wall carpet.  (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of sealing the walls.   (more…)

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