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Introducing My 2013 Project: Remodeling a 1905 Cottage!

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Have you ever fallen in love with a ... house? I have to confess, this happened to me. I fell in love with a little cottage just around the corner from my home. It was built in 1905 -- and even though it's been remodeled over the years, its charm shines through. I was afraid someone would buy it, tear it down, and build something else on it. That is what has happened with all of the other old … [Read more...]

Picking Out the Perfect Paint Color — My Craft Room/Office Remodel!

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A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to a really cool new site -- Glidden's My Colortopia. I loved taking the quiz that told me paint colors that I would like based on my personality. Such a great idea!! I'm working on redoing my office right now. With my Kitchen and Family Room Remodel, the apple green doesn't really fit in with the new grey/turquoise/yellow color scheme. Plus, I am … [Read more...]

Create a Kitchen Focal Point — with a beadboard cabinet backsplash for less than $10!!

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Here's a quick update on the kitchen makeover --  the cabinets are painted!!  And last night I added a little detail with some beadboard open shelving. It's so easy to do!! All I did was take two cabinet doors off. … [Read more...]

DIY Entertainment Unit Remodel — Reveal!!

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 A month and a couple ruined shirts later, my DIY entertainment center is done!! Yay!  More details can be found in my update post here, but basically we moved into this house about 9 years ago. The original owners built it with custom maple cabinets. They are really nice, but I really love a more clean look. So finally I got up enough courage to paint them. The entertainment center was nice, … [Read more...]

Bathroom Redo Sneak Peek & Some Winners {Silhouette}

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My bathroom is done - yay! I am so excited. I looked around everywhere for a chandelier and was really sad that all of the ones I found were over $100. So I finally put an add on Freecycle. The next day I had two people that had chandeliers for me for FREE! The one I ended up putting in the bathroom is vintage. The woman who gave it to me said that it's from the 1940's. She is remodeling the house … [Read more...]