RENO UPDATE

We are getting so close to being able to move into this little fixer-upper and the before and after photos make me giddy. It’s hard to believe this is even the same house. I’ll take better after photos when we are actually done but for now these unedited iPhone 6 photos (woo, living the dream over…

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PAINT DRAMA

We have floors AND paint AND cabinets! We are getting so close I can taste it. Who knew that picking paint colors would be the hardest thing ever? We had to repaint the bedrooms a different shade of white because there was a tiny hint of pink to the color we had originally chosen. And…

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LET THERE BE WALLS

Sheetrock is, without question, my new favorite word. HGTV lies about how long this whole process takes. My husband tried to warn me but I was not at all prepared for looking at studs for three weeks while we waited on electric and plumbing. But, now that we have walls again, I am finally starting…

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DOWN TO THE STUDS

Well, this was NOT the plan. We had no intentions of taking this place down to the studs… but it turns out, that behind that horrible 70’s wallpaper was wood paneling. And not the cute wood paneling we could paint to make look like shiplap. BAD wood paneling. And, well, it all had to go.…

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DESIGN INSPIRATION

I’ve had a secret Pinterest board for our first fixer upper about two years now. And the second we bought this house, Nic and I both had a very clear idea of what we wanted it to look like. I’m not sure if I’ve slowly brainwashed him into thinking subway tile with dark grout is…

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