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Garden Apt. After: Main Room

Oh this garden apartment. . . Looking through old photos, I realize this was one of the very, very first projects started. So what counts as “before”? Is “before” what the place looked like when we walked around with our … Continue reading

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It’s DONE!!!!!!

You. Guys. So much good news to share I just have to spill. I’ll come back with deets next week about things like – 1. How my mother found a deep, top-mount sink that met my dimension AND budget requirements. … Continue reading

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Garden Unit: Progress!!

The walls are white. The bathroom & kitchen floors are painted. The kitchen is going in. Main floor gets 1 coat of BIN primer + 2 coats of Bittersweet Stem exterior deck & concrete paint. Then baseboards. Then finishing stuff. … Continue reading

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The List that Never Ends

12:47am: Time to call it a night. The back door for the garden unit is finally hung but still not done. Every time I cross something off my list, I notice 2 more things that need to be added. For … Continue reading

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Our Little Secret

With the holes finally patched and walls FINALLY spackled, it was time to paint. Did you hear that?! TIME. TO. PAINT! I hate painting but the realization that the garden apartment was FINALLY FAR ENOUGH ALONG TO PAINT! was more … Continue reading

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Mask or Embrace the Lumps & Bumps?

I’ve come to terms with the fact that the concrete floors in the basement just are what they are. And what they are is lumpy & uneven. Long ago I made peace with the fact that I won’t ever have … Continue reading

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Garden Apartment Kitchen

The garden apartment kitchen is giving me an ucler. Or maybe a migraine. Probably both. Here are the facts: The sink needs to be super narrow.  Like less than 16×20″ narrow. Which pretty much leaves me with tiny bar sink … Continue reading

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