Deuce Cities Henhouse

Wrap-around Fauxdenza?

Okay guys, so if you didn't know this about me, I love surprises but I totally suck at keeping secrets. I thought I was going to be some sort of awesome blogger and build suspense around this whole wallpaper thing, but who am I kidding. I'm too excited about it to keep it a secret. So if you couldn't tell by the image above, we decided to go with the Rifle Paper Copper Peonies wallpaper, yes it's totally not like my usual steeze, but man, I can't stop thinking about. Not gonna lie, I went back and forth, it was actually a really hard decision and took me and Waffledoppledingdangdo (aka Jeff, my husband) and I a lot of focused brain power to come to a decision. Eventually it started to seem more and more apparent that the rifle paper was the one, even though it's totally unlike us to go this route. We are excited to see it up on the walls. Can't thank you dudez enough for your feedback on wallpapers. It was all a lot of information to consider but def helped steer us (me) in the right direction. I'm still going to hold on to the Woods wallpaper though, maybe we'll use it in the basement renovation going down early next year. Okay, can I stop for just a second? I'm going to take a minute to mention that it is only the 2nd week of the school year and the whole fam is already coming down with really dumb colds. My brain is about a million miles away from my actual skull space, so sorry if sound totally looney in this post. I blame the cold medicine. Alright, so now that I got that PSA out the way, lets talk about Get the Scoop [...]
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in Bedroom, Furniture

Bedroom Update : Week 3

Hey Guys! Hope you all had a sweet labor day weekend. It's always so nice to have a long weekend, but it's super sad and depressing when that long weekend just means the summer is ending. I guess we'll all be ready to to hunker down and cozy up in no time, right? I've been spending the last week or so working crazy-mad-hard at skim coating, sanding, caulking, priming and painting the walls in our master bedroom. I have literally been living my life covered in dust. The flip side, I totally won! I ruled this wall. Let's start at the beginning. Just one short month ago I found myself staring at a huge tank that I just happened to find while snooping around in the bedroom. By snooping, I really mean going at the corner wall in my bedroom with a crow bar and sledge hammer, but whatev, same dif. Anyway, there was obviously a few hurtles I was going to have to fly over if I was going to remove the panelling, get rid of the pressure tank, and fix the damaged corner that had been covered up years (and years) ago. After discovering the tank I found myself facing a lot of questions and big unknowns - How was I going to get the tank out? Could it come out? Was it an integral part of the heating system? How was this all going to happen? How would I patch the baseboard? Would I have to texture the ceiling? And how the hell does one skim coat a wall? After thinking hard and consulting with some heating dudes, we discovered that we could actually remove the tank. The best way to do it without causing the most Get the Scoop [...]
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in Around the House, Bedroom, DIY
What up dudes? After a few long months of enjoying the summer weather and fully giving into the gardening bug I finally got the fire to start a new indoor house project. Let me start at the beginning. In our entire adult lives Jeff and I have never had an adult-put-together bedroom. We have never had an actual bed, we only use a rickety bed frame and a pile books to hold up our mattress. We have a hodgepodge of furniture, much of it we have been carting around since we left our parents houses. After setting up the boys with super cool digs last fall I realized that they have a sweet bedroom, and we do not. Something was wrong with that picture. I painted the bedroom back in 2012 - it's a nice bright white space. The far back wall is made up of cheap paneling, I painted it black to help disguise it by absorbing the light and down playing it's vertical grooves. I always knew the paneling was hiding something, why else would it be there? The paneling covers the back wall and then angles out in one corner. I've been curious to discover what is hidden behind that panel ever since we moved in. I knew it had to be trouble. After pounding on the walls I could hear a metal reverberation behind them. Since we don't have duct work I had no idea as to what it could possibly be. I was hoping hard for some sort of sweet time capsule. Last Friday morning I decided to solve the mystery. After feeding the kids some breakfast, something magical took over my body. I was possessed. I have a bad habit of starting Get the Scoop [...]
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in Around the House, Bedroom

Summer Living Room

What up people? Not much around here. I've been chatting about gardens for a solid three months now, I think I finally got it out of my system. I mean, I'm still going to be outside whenever I can during the summer, but for the first time in months I'm finally becoming able to focus on what's happening inside. I've really been digging the look of my living room lately. In the summertime we get to enjoy this lush backdrop of grape vines through the windows that are growing on my neighbors house. It's so pretty, and I miss it so much when it gets all dumb and decides to not be green in the winter. Besides the changing of the seasons and what not, there has been one big change in the living room that I was too embarrassed to share with you earlier. I'm still not actually sharing photos of it because it was ugly and gross, just take my word for it. During Christmas we moved the furniture around so that we could place the tree in front of the window. The TV got moved to the opposite wall, and after the tree came down the boys voted for the TV to stay in it's new place. They said it made everything seem "roomier." I was never a big fan of the new arrangement, when you entered the room you came face-to-face with our TV. Whatever, I decided to be a team player and live with it for a bit, and a bit turned into six months. After ignoring the new arrangement for months I couldn't take it's uncoolness any longer. We recently got cable after being perfectly happy with our chromecast and antenna combo because my husband Get the Scoop [...]
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in Around the House, Living Room

The Hidden Cord

Ha, if you thought this post was about Minneapolis' very own 90's-indie-rock band, The Hidden Chord, I really got you fooled. Props to those who got the very obscure reference, to the majority of you who have no idea what I am talking about, I sincerely apologize. This post is actually about hiding unsightly cords and cables. Okay, okay, so I'm not reinventing the wheel or anything, you guys probably know all about products that make it easy to disguise your cords. Cable upkeep is often overlooked and just happened to be one of the last things on my sunroom-makeover to-do list. Since it's cold, grey and still not springy out, I took I'd take it upon myself to finish this one last task while at the same time reminding you all to put cord tidying on your spring to-do list. I'm sure you never noticed these cords in my sunroom photos I shared two weeks ago, that's because my photographs are just lies. LIES! I hide all that ugly stuff in secret hiding spots or sometimes, gasp, I even photoshop them out. If you guys even knew the truth. For instance in my living room, there is a piece of artwork that is not centered on the wall - instead of taking out a hammer and nail and centering the frame like a normal person would, I photoshop it into place every single time I share photos of my living room with you. I am such a liar, you guys! Sometimes living the lie just seems easier and more convenient then facing facts, manning up and tidying up my space. I promise, I'll hide the cords and yes, I'll even get out my hammer Get the Scoop [...]
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in DIY, House Keeping, Porch