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Fireplace Wall Remodel

It’s fair to say that this isn’t my first rodeo with the fireplace wall. The “before” isn’t even a true before pic because you can’t see the floor-to-ceiling rock wall that is residing behind the sheetrock.  (The early 80’s kind of rock wall.) A few years ago (pre-blog), we framed over the rock wall with 2 …

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Kitchen Window Makeover

Baby steps. At least, that’s the way I’ve got to look at it when it comes to my home remodel. I am going after one space at a time, because in case it isn’t obvious, I’m NOT a professional. My knowledge and experience is based on necessity.  For example, the HVAC system in my house still runs …

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Salvaged Wood Desktop

Have you ever slowed down while driving and made the front wheels of your car stop exactly on the top of a speed bump? Like, just for kicks, you let your wheels perch there upon a tiny mountain in the middle of the road or parking lot, just to feel the pull forward and roll down off …

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Kitchen Nook Remodel

I really have no clue. I’ve spent so much time trying to decide what to call this space in my kitchen, that I’m almost embarrassed. Almost. Desk area?  “Area” feels too big. Kitchen nook? Nook?  That word is weird if you think about it. And then there’s the guilt.  I feel a little guilty for stressing …

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Refinished | Fireplace Tutorial

So, I have this friend. (Let’s call her Sally) She has a fireplace. Sally wanted her fireplace updated, but wasn’t sure on the “what” or “how” of it all.  I don’t recall how I ended up at her house with my tools and paint, but I do remember eating a lot of Ritz crackers while I …