Posted in House Remodeling, My Photos of Maine

Some house pics


This is our now , Sun porch. We changed out the regular door with a set we bought used and put 2 of them here. If necessary the second door will open but only if it has to be. The third ” door” we turned into a window on the opposite wall that originally had nothing. That does not move. Lol then we took out all the ceiling boards and found just lots of just waste so took it all out and insulated ceiling. It adds about a foot of extra space on one side but makes a huge difference. Now I need to get something to cover them up when it gets really hot but it helped with oil this past winter!!!

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Posted in House Remodeling, my thoughts, Reviews

Home Depot


I know the Home Depot is everywhere and have been reading nothing but bad reviews about the customer service area. My husband and I went in to get a dishwasher on sale and while leaving saw a refrigerator marked half off. We asked why and was told they didn’t have room for it, it had an upgraded model. Ok, makes sense. On coming home the more I thought about it the more I wanted to change the dishwasher color to match the fridge, so we went in on Friday night and called Sunday morning to ask about changing the color. I was sent to three different extensions and no body had a clue! Was finally told the appliance manager would b in Monday and would get back to me. Nope. Hubby called and after being redirected a bunch of times was told, oh, she didn’t work today!. Ok so now it’s Tuesday, no call, hubby calls and again, go through people to find one who says she will personally write a message to the manager and make sure she returns our call first thing. Nope. So now it’s Wednesday and I’m thinking any chance of it being possible is gone now but so irritated by the customer service I’m going to stick with it. Hubby calls asks for a manager and the one he is given to has no idea on any of it , he is the warehouse manager or something??? Hubby kinda blows, they connect him to someone and at this point we are saying, you ARE going to either change the color or just order another one in the color I want and keep the other in store. The woman totally agrees with us, says she didn’t understand any of the run around and she was personally doing it at that moment while on the phone. Ok. Great. Was going to have to wait a couple ex days but, it was done.

I worked in customer service for years, it was my thing, people, resolving issues and making sure the customer is happy. That is supposed to be the foundation in every company, so what’s with Home Depot?

Now I am looking at this fridge and very nervous, I swear it has crumbs in it, it looks used to me, not just a display model. They say they don’t do that, they do not resell, hmmmmmm.

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Cancer free


It is with great emotion that I tell you, I was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer. They immediately started on removing it. I had two different proceedings done and after my second , they say it’s all gone!

I am STILL remodeling my house, still planning a backyard wedding for October 14 and then this, I was more frustrated that I had to remain in bed for a week than anything else! Lol  it just never crossed my mind they would fail. I was just not worried, I new, I just had that feeling inside that it was all going to be ok and they would get rid of it all. I was in bed with no problems for the first three days, then on day four I moved around a bit, day five- more and on day 6 was put back to bed rest. Pushed it. Yesterday was day one week and I’m still trying to be easy but it’s so hard with everything else going on.

I still have a , I guess u could say, dormant mass inside my intestines that has just stayed there, not changing, not growing, not doing anything. It’s been there for a few years and the concern has always been with major surgery and how my body would handle it. This was not a major surgery but it was still pretty invasive, I think I handled it just fine. The Dr don’t want to mess with it if they don’t have to, I can see y.

I start with a new primary care next week and am very excited. I have been dealing with so much unknown that it’s got me frustrated, I’m hoping a new set of eyes will finally find me some answers.

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If you look back in my post you can see what this floor looked like before we sanded. I love the original wood!!!!!

The one above is the dining room and then we found under two layers of linoleum and base flooring wood a beautiful kitchen floor!!!

Vinager stained floor


I haven’t been on much lately with the house remodeling but will share our new living room floor!!!!

David put down pine plank boards and I made a vinegar and steel wool stain. We sanded, stained,did a second coat of stain and then poly sealed it. What do you think????

First buy!!!!!!!!


We bought our first thing for the house!!! The closing date is still the 24 but at this point unless a freak thing happens it is ours!!! This may be silly to you but this is a first for me so I wanted to share with you our new door!!!

Don’t mind the mess and the snow from our lovely storm last night but , this is the Bernier home new door with frame laying behind it!!!

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My kitchen floor


This is what I decided on my kitchen floor, now as you know, we bought a house. The closing is coming up now and we need to do floors b 4 we move in. The kitchen is actually the one place I do not need a floor, lol, but we are going to try to reduce the hardwood already in the dining room and lay some in the living room. The kitchen is the major huge remodel so it’s were my brain mostly is. 

Just some quick before pics so u remember the space. The dining room is hardwood under all that old carpet glue and stuff. The kitchen has this down now which will due till we are ready to remodel the whole place but I want to make sure the floor going from the brown wood dining room to the grey wood kitchen will look ok.

Then being the awesome man he is, he brought me home a bunch of tile samples and with that added to stuff I have I decided to do my own mosaic backsplash. 

I have some plain blue broken glass from a casserole dish plus whites, Grey’s and blue tiles and I’m going to just keep collecting!!! I’m so excited. I’m thinking the top cabinets will be white distressed and the bottom a distressed blue. The counter itself we haven’t decided on yet. We are taking wood pieces, like paint sticks, and putting them on the doors for a better look, taking out that ugly paneling on top and putting up a bigger molding to that and some for under the cabinets get the high end look. I may make that a shelf if possible and put some of my blue glass there. 

So much to do, we have, a dining room chandelier we are going to make our own version of, we are leaving the wood in the dining room and painting on the top , the living room will be the sage green like David likes and then I want the dining room to the it all together but I just haven’t decided on the color yet. 

So, downstairs of my house with all the beautiful wood will be colbolt blue, sage green, grey and white. I think…..