Living with Open Shelving, the pros and cons

by Edie Wadsworth on April 18, 2013

I’ve been singing the praises of open shelving for years.  When I remodeled my first kitchen and painted my lower cabinets turquoise, I took off upper doors to give my kitchen the look of open shelving, without having to start from scratch. Then, I remodeled the original lake kitchen and added a plethora of open […]

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My Paint Colors

by Edie Wadsworth on August 25, 2012

Because this well could be the most asked question in recent times, I thought it was high time I put all the paint colors in one post.  Here’s the only glitch.  I can’t remember the paint color of the girls’ vanity and I keep forgetting to call and ask my cabinet maker.  I’ll do it, […]


Around the House, summer edition

by Edie Wadsworth on June 7, 2012

Did I mention I love summer? I’m working on a post to tell you all about what we’re doing this summer but in case I never finish it, you should know that I love summer with all my southern soul. In fact, this house is really at its peak in summer. It’s a summer house […]


Christmas in Dixie

by Edie Wadsworth on December 25, 2011

To all our beloved friends and family who have seen us through this year of tragedy and rebuilding—-we are so thankful for you. Your thoughts and prayers and words and meals and gifts have meant more to us than you will ever know. We celebrate with you God incarnate, come in the flesh, to bear […]


After the Storm:::One Year Later

by Edie Wadsworth on December 21, 2011

And after the storm, I run and run as the rains come And I look up, I look up, on my knees and out of luck, I look up. Night has always pushed up day You must know life to see decay But I won’t rot, I won’t rot Not this mind and not this […]


Project Restoration:: Someone pinch me!

by Edie Wadsworth on September 16, 2011

I’m all pics and no words today but I figured you’d rather have that than nothing. I’m off to watch them measure for counter tops! Won’t be long now……..


Do you have any idea how tired my girls are of being toted to the job site? And how they hang on my arms and say five hundred times, “Wheeeen are weeee leeeeaaaving?” But last night, for some reason, they entertained themselves and pretended like the house was a castle.   And they ran and […]


Project Restoration:: The Anatomy of a Baluster

by Edie Wadsworth on August 19, 2011


This week we’ve turned a corner in the building project. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I think it’s the hardwood that makes it feel like home. We love the light floors.   White oak, unstained, random width. We also got our porch railings and the outdoor fireplace framed […]


Project Restoration:: Concrete and Kitchen Layout

by Edie Wadsworth on August 4, 2011

The stone is finished and the concrete at the basement level looks great! I thought you might enjoy seeing the kitchen layout.  I’m so happy with Gary from Keith’s Custom Cabinets. He’s truly an artisan and has been able to interpret my vague ideas perfectly.  Most of my cabinets are made and we’re now ready […]


Project Restoration:: Stone and Porch Ceilings

by Edie Wadsworth on July 29, 2011

greetings from the minnesota north woods! here’s where we are on the house; -the stone foundation is finished. -the concrete was poured at the walkout basement patio area. -the trim crew has begun. -the tile man is starting today, i think. -the porch ceilings are done. -the power is on and the air has been […]


Warning:: Not much time or heart for blogging lately, so sorry for the dry litany of house stuff.   I just wanted to update you on the progress! After looking at forty eleven hardwood samples, we finally found one we both like. Cue the hallelujah chorus! It’s nothing like my inspiration picture because Stevie happened […]


The Workroom Design Files

by Edie Wadsworth on June 20, 2011

I think this is my favorite design so far!! I’m so excited about this room. It’s a laundry room/craft room/office/schoolroom. And I knew that since the girls and I would be spending alot of time in here, I wanted it to be functional and organized but without sacrificing beauty. I wanted to be inspired by […]


Project Restoration:: White Hardie Siding

by Edie Wadsworth on June 17, 2011


There’s been so much accomplished at the lake house this week that it’s almost hard to believe. Inside, we have plumbing, electrical, heat and air, central vac, sound and security roughed in!! Outside, we have soffit and siding going up like crazy. Steve and I have had many discussions about this white siding.    We […]


Project Restoration:: Covered Porch

by Edie Wadsworth on June 9, 2011

I have a back porch!!! It’s gonna be so awesome back there. Our other house had a back deck that wasn’t covered and was much smaller. I think this one will be much more usable, even in the summer. The framers are working on my screen porch today—which makes me happy! The plumbers have started […]


Project Restoration:: the Garage {and the CD winners}

by Edie Wadsworth on May 26, 2011

The pictures you’ve seen so far of our house did not include the garage. We had to use concrete spanners and just got those in last week. Now the garage is all framed up and we start with shingles tomorrow, I think. The framers will begin working on the porches.   I’m also finalizing all […]

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