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The spot above the door

Remember this spot? I finally got around to laser cutting the panels for above the front doorway. There’s something about the front of this house that just never looked like the front and I wanted to fix that. Click here … Continue reading

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More adventures in lighting

I had many different ideas about a light fixture for the kitchen as you might gather from this pinterest board. If money were no object we probably would have gotten something fancy from Rejuvenation or somewhere, or even have gone … Continue reading

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Ceiling: The Journey Begins

Aaron made it over and plyboarded the whole ceiling. I’m glad he did because I’m quite certain we couldn’t have done it ourselves in three times the amount of time. Oh look, he’s already done! And there you can see … Continue reading

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G’bye kitchen ceiling!

This is what the kitchen ceiling used to look like. This was the day we decided to buy the house. Since we don’t yet have the $ to replace our pipes, we opted to delay the bathroom remodel and instead … Continue reading

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That Dang Light

Hi Y’all! Long time. Guess what? I finally finished the bedroom light! I had some setbacks, but it’s done, and I’m really happy with it. Remember back in March when I started all this? I spotted a type of light … Continue reading

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Rehab: the chair

The neighbor across the street was moving and discarded this chair on the sidewalk. Solid wood utilitarian fabulousity from the earlier half of the 20th century. I thought it was vinyl at first, but it turned out to be leather … Continue reading

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The house numbers are here!

And we got them finished and installed!

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Sink 911

It’s been pretty stressful around here for the last couple of months so Randall and I booked a vacation, the kind where you lay around by a pool and a nice man brings you drinks and you can read your … Continue reading

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Custom house numbers

Since before we painted the outside of the house I’ve been looking for some nice house numbers. There’s lots of great options if you’re looking for mid-century modern or arts and crafts, but Victorian? Not so much. I realize that … Continue reading

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Restoring and revamping old lights

We need a new light in the bedroom. I hate the light in there. The table lamps are fine but I try to never use the overhead light, I dislike it that much. It’s nothing special, just the same style … Continue reading

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