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Occupants of times past

I’m so excited! I’ve been researching the original owners of our house and I’ve just had a breakthrough. I think I know how the property first changed hands and who the proud owner of the 1930’s stove in the basement … Continue reading

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A plan has been hatched

It’s not much yet, but I think we’ve settled on a general layout for the bathroom renovation. Is it a renovation when you totally change the layout? I don’t know. You know how it’s laid out now? Let me refresh … Continue reading

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Lead paint: Delicious but deadly!

That’s my face after I realized what I got myself into. You know how we had our house painted six months ago? Well we got the absolute cheapest painters ever, not realizing til afterwards that they didn’t prime the house … Continue reading

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Screen Doors

Among the many other bees in my bonnet, I’ve gotten it in my head that we need a new screen door. I mean, we do. The current one is kind of awful and pulls the entryway right back to 1958. … Continue reading

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See you on the flip side, Saturn

My kitty passed away last week. We had 15 great years together and I’m grateful. It’s hit me harder than expected, but I hope to be back in the swing soon.

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Berkeley Craftsmans

Lots going on at the old homestead (NOT pictured above). My dear old cat is in poor health so I’ve been spending a lot of time and energy on him. There have been other household changes, but I’ll write more … Continue reading

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Old houses in new art

I’m STILL working on the light fixture! I hope to have it done this weekend. Work is busy and I’m trying to update the design of Revictorian too. What I’m trying to say is: let’s skip all that and have … Continue reading

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The bedroom

There’s been a little delay in getting supplies for the lamp project so instead of updating you on that I thought I’d take some pictures of the bedroom to show the environment I’m preparing the light for. It’s so small and … Continue reading

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Naughty in the Nineties

I love seeing what an exotic dancer looked like around the time our house was built. Retronaut has a whole bunch. (Thanks Nadja!)

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Secret rooms

Walled off rooms, forgotten cellars. Not an intentionally hidden safe-room that’s opened by choosing the correct book on a bookcase (although that may be a topic for another post), I’m talking about spaces that were forgotten to time or walled-off … Continue reading

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A quick update

Thank you, you tenacious voters for participating in my run in the Apartment Therapy Homies. I wanted to let y’all know that Revictorian came in 35th out of 270-something entries, which is actually pretty good for a 3-month old blog. … Continue reading

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Wallpaper? In 2012?

Well, yes. As someone who has painted over other people’s ugly wallpaper rather than trying to removing it, you might not think I’d be into it. But there are some beautiful and interesting designs out there and I’d snap some … Continue reading

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Revictorian’s been nominated for a Homie!

Updated 2/27/12, 1:30pm: Hey Apartment Therapy Readers! Thanks for coming by. Look around and leave a comment if you feel like saying hi! Each year Apartment Therapy has an event to find the best new home blogs and Revictorian’s been nominated in the … Continue reading

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Kitchen peek

  As I’ve mentioned before, we re-did our kitchen on a tight budget before I started this blog. I’m in the middle of writing a semi-epic post on it because we learned a lot that I’d like to share. Stay … Continue reading

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How’s trix?

Hey Internet friends. Been a lot going on lately, but most of it’s too boring to write about. Like budgeting! After doing our taxes (Okay, Randall did them without my help) we have determined that we should be able to … Continue reading

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