I need help with choosing a paint colors to match my ugly yellow kitchen.

I am trying to sell my house & the biggest setback I have is my kitchen. If I had the money & time, I would totaly demolish it & start fresh, but that isnt an option. What I have is this fake paneling that is supposed to look like tile going aroung the lower half of the walls. There are a few pieces that have fallen off, but I can replace them easy. The problem is, the cabnits & all of the trim is also yellow. What can I paint the cabnits & trim to have it look halfway decent?

Buying new home questions

I already own a home, but absolutely suck at the buying/home upkeep/home process (as evidenced by the fact that I am now looking for a new place).

Few questions:

1. For anyone in the Twin Cities areas, what are thoughts regarding house pricing and where it will go in the next year or two. Southern metro area in general, Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, and Plymouth/Minnetonka area as well. I don’t think we’ve seen the bubble as badly as Florida, California, etc., and won’t be upset if I don’t get great appreciation in the first few years, but don’t want to buy something that’s worth 30% less in the next year.

help finishing stairs and landings?

im at a dilemma.. hope someone can shed some light.

there are a set of stairs going from 1st to 2nd floor that were covered in carpet. its a newer construction (1995), and workmanship wasnt the highest of quality. plywood was used everywhere under all carpets. now, for floors, i plan on adding hardwood directly on top. thats straight forward. the problem is withthe stairs and 2 landings.

first – the treads are pine(?), with a lot of paint overspray, but i am sanding, then staining and polyeurethaning them, with white risers and ballisters. downside is that they are framed (dadoed?), so no exposed sides. this will have to stay for now, i cant afford to redo the entire staircase. i think once done, itll be a big improvement over the carpet.

My favorite wine

My favorite wine only 10 a bottle, and @ 13.4%

Some of the best you will find coming out of California’s wine country.
Mine is Black Opal. An Australian wine. I would recommend the 2005 Shiraz. Its delicious. You can get it between 7 to 10 dollars.

we need more pics of the bottle for each of these that way i can identify them better. i like wine (i think) but have no idea what is good or not aka i cant tell a good wine from a bad one
I’m still apeshit over the Ripasso I tried not too long ago. (more…)

Home Bar, what am I missing?

Currently I have the following stocked…
Beefeater Gin
Tanqueray Gin
Bombay Saphire Gin
Evan Williams Bourbon Whiskey
Jack Daniels No. 7 Whiskey
Crown Royal Candian Whiskey
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Belvedere Vodka
Sky Vodka
Absolute Vodka
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Bacardi Superior Rum
Jose Cuervo Tequila
Baileys Irish Creme
Kahlua Liqueur

What am I missing to have a have a "well stocked" bar? I know their are a bunch of Liqueurs I’m missing, but some I would probally never use so I don’t want to waste money on it. Any one have any suggestions?

**EDU** – Sushi (Maki and Nigiri) **56k Warning**

I try to make sushi once a month for a family/friends dinner night


In this, I will be making a total of 6 cups Sushi Rice to make –
Maki (rolls): California, Rainbow, Unagi (Eel)
Nigiri (raw fish over rice): Sake (Salmon), Tuna (Tekka), Unagi (Eel), Yellowtail (Hamachi)

First off, you’re gonna need some Rice and a measuring cup!
Quick note though, make sure you use Calrose Rice. It’s a Japanese rice that is stickier and a shorter grain

Anyone still homebrew?

I just bottled a six malt amber and am working on my own amber ale using some rye grains.
I do.

I have a wheat that I am going to be bottling in the next couple of days. I was actually just thinking about what to buy next.
I have a vanilla porter in primary right now(boiled on thursday) and I have an amber that’s bottle conditioning.

I’m gonna get a kolsch going in about a week for a lawnmower beer, followed by a citrusweizen, and another go-round of american red.

Wine Recomendations

My favorite under $15 wine recomendation:
Estanice Cabernet Sauvingnon
Average Price $12 in VA. Available in most wine retailers
Tasting Notes:
Every year its a consistantly good bottle of wine. I have never had a bad vintage. It will easilly age for 10 years, however is always drinkable now.