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Refinishing the Dining Room Table

Six years ago we bought a mid century 1958 Drexel dining room table from a seller on craigslist. I didn't know how much I'd grow to love the table when we first purchased it, at the time it just fit the bill. It had good lines, minimal wear and most importantly was in our price range. It cost us a whopping $325 for the table and a set of 6 chairs which included 2 captains chairs. I love this table! It’s seen its fair share of battle though: LEGO building, board game playing, puzzle making, READ MORE
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A Plan for the Basement

Alright pals, I've got some fun stuff to share today. At least I think it's fun, maybe you will think it's lame and boring, but it's my blog, so whatever ;) We are in the midst of starting our big basement revamp project. This will be the biggest investment we've put in to the house to date. We've been scrimping, saving and dreaming for years now and are really excited to get this project started. I've been really getting into planning the space out with sketchup - I've spent hours and READ MORE
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Master Bedroom : Before & After Reveal

Yo. Finally I can say the bedroom is done! We now have a real grown up space that feels awesome to hang out in whether we are lazily waking up on a weekend morning or watching zombie shows at the end of the day. We love it. It took a looooong time, I know. That's because it cost dough (aka cheddar, aka lettuce, aka stacks, aka skrilla, aka money) and projects had to be spread out so that we weren't ever spending too much of our budget at one time. Get it? Jeff trusted me and let me go with READ MORE
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Updating Electrical Components

Hello pals, welcome back to the slowest makeover project in the world: our bedroom. It has been no blink-of-an-eye endeavor; it’s more like a slow-mo replay. Over winter break I had to turn off the power a lot. My kids hate me now, as I cause the interruption of their shows and vid games and whatnots. I thought everything was battery powered these days, but apparently I was wrong. Whateves: these fans, sockets, switches and sconces weren’t going to update themselves, so those kids just READ MORE
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Strippin’

Guys. Confession time: I think stripping paint off antique hardware is fun. It also comes with the added bonus of being one of the easiest ways to sponge every last bit of character out of your home - you know character, that thing that we all want our old homes and apartments to have? Forget fancy moldings and un-painted wood work. There's lots of it hiding in all those badly painted and chipped door knobs, hinges, window pulls, (and locks) and other painted metal objects you might be finding READ MORE
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