Saturday, February 12, 2011


During the recent (and still in progress) Great Basement Excavation, I've listened to a lot of talk radio. No, not that mad, raving talk, which I loathe, but the genuine stuff, where you learn how to caulk windows and drain the water heater. It's instructive, the voices keep me company and I like to think the radio is scaring off whatever is creeping around the sump pump.

This morning, I heard that Lou Manfredini, WGN Radio's "Mr. Fix-it," is hosting a contest called Lou's Home Invasion. Winners will have a chance to host Lou's show from their home (provided there is WiFi) and receive $1,000 toward a remodel project.

Now, I don't know about you, but most of the home projects hereabouts have cost a bit more than a grand, so I'm not sure if this is a realistic prize. But to have Lou here? In the kitchen? Broadcasting his Saturday morning show? Absolutely priceless. (And no, this isn't a paid announcement. Lou doesn't know me from a paintbrush.)

Of course, I entered.  I have a refrigerator situation and would love to hear about a creative, minimally invasive fix for its relocation -- none of that "down to the studs" stuff.

You can read more about the contest here.

Given the chance, which room would you choose to remodel? What would you change? Leave me a comment. I love other people's makeover stories. Less dust.

Meanwhile, in keeping with our theme, some nail gun artistry for your consideration:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow, he did that with a nail gun??? Wonder what he could do with a paint brush???
Donna C.