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Horizontal Wood Fence

We never intended to tackle our fence so soon. It’s something that we talked about and thought that we would get to it eventually. But when Derek’s dad offered to come up to give a helping hand, it put things into motion. After doing a bunch of research on Pinterest, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the look of a horizontal fence. I tried to talk myself out of it – but in the end, you know who won out. Here’s a lovely photo of our old chain link fence. The  ...

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Full Kitchen Reveal

Wait…so you haven’t seen our entire kitchen remodel yet? Oh yes, it’s been two years and I still haven’t posted any pictures. Let’s remember where it all began… And there you have it! The kitchen was our first big project in the house. We learned a lot about  ...

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Living Room

Here we go! This is what it looked like when we first purchased the house. Then when we removed the carpet and finished the floors. We already know what the living room built-ins look like. If you need a reminder, here it is. Are there ever enough pictures of us removing paint trim? Nope. The  ...

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Living Room Built-ins

I will be posting photos of our finished kitchen, once it’s cleaned and spotless. For right now, it’s the living room built ins! This all started because we have a closed up fireplace. It’s closed up in the living room but it’s opened on the other side, the master  ...

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Soapstone Countertops (part 2)

We’re alive! Just barely. While we did get most of the kitchen finished. We’ve been extremely lax on updating the blog. Which, I do hope that we’ll get better at over the next few months as we have big ideas for our charming little brick home. So, here’s the grand reveal  ...

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Soapstone Countertops (part 1)

Ugh, do we have our kitchen ready yet? No, but how about a post on how we managed to do our countertops all by ourselves (and with the help of some friends). As you know from my previous post, I was pretty stingy about where we were spending money. I wanted high-end countertops without the high  ...

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Kitchen Budget (Smuget)

As we embark on finishing up this kitchen reno. For my sake, I needed to take a good hard look at our kitchen budget and get a good dose of reality and financial planning. I initially budgeted $10,000 for the entire kitchen remodel. Which included: Appliances (washer, dryer, fridge, oven and  ...

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Ceilings and New Discoveries

Yes, it has been a while. A long long while. We had many things going on in the kitchen during our “break”. We managed to finish priming and painting the walls! Our next step was installing our beadboard panels. We bought them at Lowe’s and look like this. We put them up  ...

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