Living Room Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fan Original 1

When I moved into my house I didn't really like the ceiling fans in the living room. Neither the style or the color of the fans themselves. They were a little too old fashioned for my taste, I didn't like the gold finish, and the faux wood slats were just way too plastic looking for me. Then after I repainted the living room I liked them even less.

Living Room Refresh

Living Room Before 1

When I moved into my home the living room color was a little too dark for my liking, and I wasn't necessarily a big fan of that shade of green for a living room. But like the rest of the home I put up with it until I was certain of the color that I wanted.

Kitchen Refresh

Kitchen Before

When I moved into my house the kitchen was painted... well... um. You know when people saying they were going for "Tuscan Style" or "French Country" on home improvement shows. Well I think that was what the previous owners were going for, but they missed. What you see in the first two images is after I removed a wallpaper border that covered the checkered green paint, and installed new lighting, and fan and cabinet hardware, and plumbing, and blinds.

Removing an Outlet

If you own a home, or rent a home and want to make sure you can get your security deposit back, at some point there will come a time when you need to make repairs and/or alterations to drywall. In my case, the previous owners had a habit of adding telephone and cable TV connections all over the place and not removing the ones they were no longer using.

Original Outlet


A couple weeks ago I did some work for a web company that is still currently in beta but soon to go live called The work for them included designing their logo and the main character used throughout their website and service. Soon the site will be in full production, but feel free to stop over and see what they will be offering.

Dog Food Advisor

Dog Food Advisor

One of my recent freelance jobs is for the ratings symbol on the site The puppy and young man both wearing glasses work to advise you on dog foods to use and ones to avoid.

Pirate Design

TreasureNet Shirt

Just finished up a freelance job I mentioned earlier for They were looking for a specific pirate character to use on shirts and other marketing materials. The items will be available for sale over there soon so feel free to drop by their site and pick up a few things to help support them.

TreasureNet 1

A couple years ago I created a set of custom avatars, no not like in the movie Avatar, for use in member profiles on In this case the avatars can be used as a visual representation of yourself while you use their site. Actually I guess it is kind of like the movie.

Bathroom Refresh

When I first moved into my home I held off repainting the interior until I was sure what I was looking for color-wise, so I didn't end up repainting the place again and again. Besides the former owners had repainted the place when they put it on the market.

My bathroom was a nice refreshing lavendar. About as far as I wanted as a color for my bathroom.

Bathroom Before

Trim It

House Day 1

My latest home improvement project was something that I put off until I was ready to seriously take my time and do it right. When I first moved into my house it was obvious the previous owners had stopped maintaining the bushes and and plant life around the house beyond mowing the lawn.  It may not have been that long, but it was reaching the point where the bushes were no longer helping the appearance of house, but actually hurting.


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