Update: Spring Project

Just before the holidays last year, we stopped all the work on the kitchen, pulled up the drop cloths and decided to take some time off from the renovation. After the holidays I was sick for a month straight and spent the next month or so after that, making up for lost time. That brings…

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The (un)finished home

I follow a lot of other folks on Instagram who are also renovating and restoring old homes. Ours is a 1908 Craftsman Bungalow, others are renovating farmhouses and making homes of buildings that were formerly businesses. There’s something we all have in common, that feeling that the work is never done. We cheer each other…

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New Project: Dining Room Sliding Doors

A common problem with one-hundred-year-plus-old homes is a small kitchen. One of the first projects we did in our home was to knock out the wall between the butlers pantry and the kitchen to expand it but it’s still pretty small by most standards. The only time I feel the small size is when we…

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Do what you can

As I was heading out the door today to clean one of our Airbnb’s, I realized the keys were missing. Ugh.. Then I remembered that I had the guest key in the lockbox. Whew! What I forgot when I got inside the Airbnb was that we recently put in a cabinet for our cleaning supplies,…

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5 Tips To Survive Your Home Renovation

Reality is never quite like its depicted in the movies or tv shows, right? And this couldn’t be any more true than during a home renovation. It takes much longer and is much more of a pain in the butt than you will ever see in a tv show. Is it worth it in the…

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Kitchen Reno Update 1

Finally, finally, finally!!! I set a BIG goal in January to work on our kitchen in¬†2018. It’s a big job. After lots of stops and starts this year and working on a few things here and there, I finally got the husband to agree to set aside a little time to work on it with…

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My blue bedroom

So… I’m thinking of going BOLD for my bedroom reno project. Like– really bold. eeek! Our Craftsman bungalow was built in 1908 and she came into our hands seven years ago, in 2010. We’ve been working on her off and on (in-between renovating other turn-of-the-century homes) ever since. Every square inch of her needed renovation.…

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