Tag Archives: before

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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Closet After!!

You’ve already seen parts 1 & 2 of our closet odyssey but now comes the fun part. AFTER pictures!! And when the “before” looks like this: anything will look better! Click over to Glocally for the full reveal.

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Mom Always Said Don’t Strip

And mothers are usually right. Between sanding & spackling, our Saturday consisted of attempting to strip the window frames in our bedroom. We spread it on and covered it with strips of the paper. I think we made 2 mistakes … Continue reading

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Progress Upstairs

Moving past this weekend’s disappointing setbacks, yesterday we focused on our successes downstairs. Lets move up to floors 1-3 today. Saturday was another Family Team effort. Best parents ever. And cousin (Mike). Mom A. cleaned our 2nd floor bathroom. It … Continue reading

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Plaster Washers: Round 3

Finally some success with the plaster washers! After our experience in the bedroom & parlor I was starting to lose hope. Before we purchased the plaster washers, I spent some time groping our walls to find the squishy spots. I … Continue reading

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Pie in the Sky Hopes

Remember this TO DO list from a few days ago? Yeah. I’m chuckling too. After the fiasco with our lovely risers, I’m remembering the truth I already know. It will always take longer  &/or cost more money than originally expected. With our … Continue reading

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Refinishing: Day 1

Wednesday, JDL Flooring started on our house. We met with Jon, the owner, a few Saturdays ago during our big basement demo day. Our tenant hadn’t moved out yet so the 2nd story was the only floor sans covering. It … Continue reading

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