Deuce Cities Henhouse

Not Scary Stairs

BUDZ! Behold, I built stairs. What started out as a quick and easy refinishing project turned into one of the hardest most satisfying things I've done as a homeowner to date. I honestly thought that I could take the old steps (see below) remove the staples and the construction adhesive, strip the paint and refinish the stairs. However that is not what happened. Usually before I start a project I spend sometime staring at the project. This is how I make my plan. So I was staring at the READ MORE
in Around the House, Basement

Scary Stairs

Hey Guys! I was supposed to be cleaning windows yesterday (SO lame), and I was supposed to be bloggin' about my foundation garden today; however, I got distracted by my ugly basement stairs and I just started taking them apart instead of doing all of that other boring crap. You know how that just happens? Stairs are a different kind of animal, you guys. Originally I thought that I might be able to strip these and repaint them, but they are super beat up. I had two options, just leave them READ MORE
in Around the House, DIY

Tidy It Up : The Music Room

Hey Guys! How’s it going? As promised, I’m sharing a bit more with you guys about my mission to tidy up this house. By tidy I don’t mean “clean.” I mean go through everything, determine what can stay and what goes, and finding a permanent spot for every item/object/thing. My go to strategy is pretty simple. I empty the room or area that needs to be cleaned of all its contents – that’s right, every last thing. It’s kind of like moving without the packing. Next, I consider READ MORE
in Around the House, House Keeping

Modernizing Antique Doorbells

Friends! First off let me start off by thanking you from the bottom of my heart for all the supportive comments you left me in the last post. This has truly been one of the more difficult times in our life and your kind words really helped to uplift me and the fam. Things are still a little rocky, but for the first time last night I began to feel safe in our house again - and it was such a relief to go to bed without a anxiety pit in my stomach. I've been trying to distract myself and feel READ MORE
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in Around the House, DIY, How-To

Tidy It Up : The Garage

Hey Guys! Thanks for all the sweet and honest feedback on my tidying post last week. I would've done it either way but hearing that so many of you felt similarly about your houses, apartments, and spaces, encouraged me to jump right into the deep end! Ace was also super generous encouraging all us Ace bloggers to really get into a big project this summer. For me that was the garage. Last month I shared with you the exterior transformation and the big update on alley appeal. What's that READ MORE
in Around the House, House Keeping