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Category: Renovation

What’s it Like to Downsize to a smaller house?

My husband and I have owned 4 different houses in our 10 years of marriage. Yes, we are crazy. Like most people, we started out in a smaller 1000 sqft home, moved up to 1250, and then up again to 1350. We realized that we were only really using half

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Kitchen Reveal. . . for now.

I have a confession to make.  I really wanted to reveal my kitchen to you guys, so I started the whole decluttering series to make sure my kitchen would be clean enough.  A series is not made out of two posts, you say?  Don’t worry, more is coming. Let’s all

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How to Renovate with Little Kids

At this point in my blog’s life, most of my readers know me in real life.  If you do, you’ve probably wondered at some point, “How does she renovate her house with a four-year-old?” The answer?  I don’t. Well, I do, but I use a babysitter.  I send Dominic to

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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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