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Roy Vaccaro’s New York Old Iron

Located under the F train and next to the Lowes parking lot in Brooklyn, NJ is New York Old Iron, an iron salvage yard. Recommended by Cara at casaCARA, we stopped by on the off-chance they would have iron to … Continue reading

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Kitchen Cabinet

Yes, singular cabinet. The garden apartment kitchen is only 10′ long. We’ve got to fit a fridge & 24″ stove plus 2 base cabinets along the one wall. I came across 6′ of cabinets for FREE on craigslist back in … 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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Hate. Lots & Lots of Hate.

I want to punch our risers in the face; if risers on staircases had faces (or would it be singular “a face”?) but they don’t, so I can’t. GAH! Yesterday I was chipper and optimistic. Today, not so much. We … Continue reading

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Review: JDL Floors

For our floor refinishing, we used JDL Wood Floors. This post details why we selected them, now onto the review. Overall, we were very satisfied with the service and quality of the job and would highly recommend them. Our floors … Continue reading

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Floors After!

As promised, pictures of the floors after they’ve been refinished. I forgot to do the 3rd floor, but it’s pretty much the same. I thought it was interesting how differently the newer wood took the stain compared to the older … Continue reading

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My New Toy!

Now that the floors are finished, we’re starting to prep for painting. I have a feeling the prep work will take longer than actually painting but having a good foundation is crucial. While we had the treads of the staircases … Continue reading

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