The Work Continues

Now that winter is over, it’s time to come out of hibernation and resume our house projects. Here are the plans for 2019. Finish installing hardwood floors. FINALLY! We started this in September 2017 and didn’t work on it at all in 2018 because we were busy replacing trim, baseboards, and interior doors. It’s not…

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Painting a Built-in Bookcase

We are in the process of replacing all of our old wood trim with white trim.  I am going to write a separate post about replacing trim once we are further along but one thing we finished is a built-in bookcase in our dining room. The back of the bookcase is drywall which is why…

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DIY Professional Looking Pedicure

Hello!  Now that the weather is getting warmer, we’ll probably all start wearing sandals more often.  I know it can be relaxing to get a professional pedicure at a salon but sometimes we don’t have the time or money.  If you are looking for tips on how to do your own pedicure at home, here…

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Refinished Buffet

Last week my husband and I were driving home when I noticed a blue piece of furniture sitting out at the road with the trash.  I was so excited, the only thing that came out of my mouth was, “Oh! Ohhh!”  We stopped, checked it out, and put it in the car. When we got…

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Empty Frame Wall Decor

I’ve been looking for something to hang above an antique couch for a few months.  I wanted to get something other than a picture.  Maybe a large clock or a shelf of some kind, but I couldn’t find anything I liked that was in my price range. Then, a coworker left this picture behind when…

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My Old Bedroom

My old bedroom at my parents’ house went un-lived in for 10 years and it started to turn in to a storage space.  It was painted a greyish lavender after I moved out but my mom thought it make the room look too dark and she was ready to clean the space up and get…

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Adventures in Removing Wallpaper

With my husband out of town for work, I thought it would be a good time to remove the wallpaper in his bathroom.  I’ve removed wallpaper before, so I didn’t think it would be a big deal.   I mixed fabric softener and hot water in a spray bottle, sprayed it on the wallpaper, and let…

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Kitchen Gets a Facelift

When we moved in to our house about a year and a half ago, I thought that the kitchen was the only room that didn’t need painted.  And then I changed my mind.  I realized a few months ago that everything in our kitchen was the same color.  The floors were the same color as…

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Bedroom Makeover Pictures

My husband and I are almost finished with our bedroom makeover, yay!  I’m going to share with you what we did, but first, the dreaded “before” picture.  Now, I’m actually a little embarrassed to show this to you because nothing matched at all.  In our defense, we were still using the curtains and bedding we…

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Bathroom Before and After

I’m far enough along on my bathroom to share some pictures with you!  There’s still several things I need to do (hang additional pictures, take down glass shower doors and hang a shower curtain), but I’m really happy with how it looks so far. This is how the bathroom looked when we first moved in…

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