Deuce Cities Henhouse

Alright pals - as promised here it is, Part 2 of my photography posts. If you missed it, you can find Part 1 right here where I cover tips for setting up and styling the shot. Okay, onward! Today I'll be sharing my photoshop techniques. This is where the photo really comes to life. Before we dive into that, let's talk about a few quick things. I thought I should probably share a little about my gear. I use a Canon 7D camera, and I have an assortment of three go-to lenses. The first READ MORE
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Last July, my internet pal, Dana over at House*Tweaking sent me an e-mail asking for some tips on taking interior photographs. First of all let me say, I don't think she be needing any tips, but because she asked I obliged and let her know a few of the simple rules I follow. She followed up thanking me for the info and encouraging me write a blog post, and I said "yeah, good idea, I should do that soon". Well my friends, it's March, you guys, M-A-R-C-H and I haven't gotten around to writing about READ MORE
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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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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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Wallpapering 101

Guys! Today I am going to teach you how to install wallpaper on an accent wall. This is a job that is fairly easy, a tiny bit stressful, and 100 percent totally worth it. This my friends, is the third time I have ever wallpapered, so I pretty much consider myself an expert. Stick with me and you'll be alright. I have a method and it seems to work pretty well, so I'mma share it with you. Wallpapering isn't that scary, actually it's pretty straight forward and makes a lot of sense. You READ MORE
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