Saturday, July 29, 2017

Home Project! Our New Kitchen "Brick" Wall

L to R: Before: Wallpaper; In Progress; Completed Wall (Tyler approved)
Being married to an architect means new, creative house projects and improvements throughout the year. That's a great thing. This time, my hubby Tom came up with a way to improve the look of one of the walls in the kitchen replacing the wallpaper that looked like a brick wall, with a molded vinyl product that looks like actual bricks in 3-D. The before and after pictures are posted so you can see the difference.
Here's a piece of the product

   What's interesting is that visitors couldn't tell that the wallpaper wasn't real brick - yes, it was that good. Now, this product will really fool everyone.
  This is called Novik® Stacked Stone Polymer Siding Panel - Sand Blend. Click this link to learn more:   ModelNumber: SSPanel224  |  from Menards® SKU: 1467859 Keep in mind that this was made to go on the outside of a home, too!
   We owe a tremendous thanks to our friend Will, who spent his entire Saturday helping Tom install this in our kitchen.     
  Will has also been renovating and improving the house that he and his wife bought years ago. Will, like Tom, always has a project planned or in work to improve the house. Will doesn't work construction for a living, but is extremely skilled in everything from erecting drywall to electric to plumbing to building walls and framing windows.

  I think it looks great.  What do you think?

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next