Category Archives: Stuff we’re working on

The Black and White Bathroom

It’s done-zo!!!! Well, okay, maybe there is a little touch up paint needed here and there and maybe someone should wash the toothpaste spatters off the mirror. But as it turns out, that someone is too busy doing the happy dance that the shower is finally … Continue reading

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TBT – The Blue & Oak Bathroom

The upstairs bathroom was sick when we moved in. Moldy window, water damage under the toilet, dry rot behind the shower surround. Surprisingly enough, none of these features were highlighted in the property listing. But what you couldn’t see wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Black and White Color-Blocked Bathroom

There are few projects around the house that I can work on by myself. Because I am apparently dangerous and impatient and must be monitored, especially around power tools and expensive materials. But paint! Paint is harmless! So when Chris is … Continue reading

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A Place to Sit and Eat

Gah! It cannot have been a month and a half since my last post! Clearly, you all conspired to push the passage of time at a much more frantic clip than the one in which I’ve been living… So thought I’d share … Continue reading

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(Re)finished Hardwoods in the Dining Room

This job is marked “COMPLETE”! Oh, baby, were we happy when we woke up after a full day of top coating (FIVE layers of top coat!) to see these rich, warm, satiny floors! The stain fully erased all of the … Continue reading

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From Top to Bottom (…or From Ceiling to Floor)

While you’re all out camping this Memorial Day weekend, we’re “camping” too. Just…on our deck instead of in the woods. That’s right…no rest for the weary, or however that goes. We have a good thing going: Chris sands and I … Continue reading

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Painting Upside Down (and other updates…no pun)

Remember where we ended up a couple weeks ago in the old dining room project (a.k.a. my own personal never-ending nightmare, only more dramatic)? Then got waylaid because we have trouble focusing? (Truth: because between the two of us we … Continue reading

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