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Living Room Tetris

Friends I need your help. But before I ask for help, let’s just make sure everyone knows what Tetris is.  Because I like to date myself like that. Back in the glorious time that was the early nineties, I played a game called Tetris on my Game Boy.  The point

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The Porch and the Piano

Have you ever had a really big dream?  Something you’ve wanted for a long time, but weren’t exactly sure you could ever make a reality?  Today one of those dreams has finally come true for me.  Like everything in this house, it’s not without drama.

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Christmas Home Tour 2016

Welcome to the first annual Shifting Roots Christmas home tour!  Does it count as a home tour if only two of your rooms are featured. . . just barely. . .?  I say yes.  Last year when we packed away the Christmas decorations we pared down considerably.  I also wasn’t

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Before and After in the Living Room

Behold our former living room in all it’s wallpapered glory:   So obviously I’m pretty terrible at before pictures.  I’ll try and be better as I do the other rooms.  Anyway, after countless hours of scraping wallpaper and popcorn ceiling (still not totally done that), trying to repair walls, and

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Half Way There in the Living Room

We are officially half done the living room walls!  I sampled the grey shade that Jacqueline suggested, but it just seemed too dark (if you can believe it) for our north facing window.  So I went with white and am loving the result.  Almost all the pins in my Dream

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I Painted a Wall!!

I suppose I’ll be painting many more walls in the near future, but this one feels like a triumph.  Here’s the progression: Behold the wallpaper in all its glory!!! The primed squares are previous spots-of-triumph.  The white patches are spots where the plaster wasn’t even because of the water and

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Attacking the Living Room Wallpaper

Lately, I’ve made a new best friend. (Don’t worry Vanessa!)  He’s great at getting into tight places and is my constant companion in the living room.  I call him Scrapey. Since I’ve moved in, I’ve gotten into a good routine for working on the house.  Backyard work in the morning

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Home Tour

Welcome to our home!  We bought a fixer up and have been slowly making it our own.  It’s far from done, but here’s the progress so far. Please forgive the paint on the floors, I’ll be refinishing them once I’ve painted everything!! Exterior Removing trees wasn’t in the budget, but

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