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A lot of you have probably never seen our most used bathroom – our second floor bathroom which all four of use every single day. It’s obvious that I haven’t ever given it much thought or care. Welcome to my most embarrassing post. A quick recap, I painted the vanity and tried to spruce up the towel bars a few years back, but honestly that’s all that we’ve done to this space... READ MORE
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Modernizing the Medicine Cabinet

Modernizing the Medicine Cabinet

It’s has always been my goal to reuse what I can when I can. I surprised myself when I realized that the mirror I had envisioned for the cabin bathroom was sitting right in front of me. When I was mocking up ideas and plans for the cabin bathroom I was drawn to this wall black beveled wall mounted mirror ...
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Swimming in Italy

Our Kids Are World Travelers Now!

This fall we embarked on our first international trip as a family. Jeff, myself and our two boys, Finn (11) and Gus (8) took two weeks and headed east to visit London UK, Moneglia Italy and Paris France. Traveling has always been important to Jeff and I and we've done a fair bit ourselves. It's always been a goal of ...
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Reveal : Modern Cabin Bathroom Remodel

Reveal : Modern Cabin Bathroom Remodel

I am so excited to share this post! It's been a long time and a lot of long weekends in the making. I started our cabin bathroom remodel at the end of July last summer. Our cabin is a busy place, and we needed our small bathroom to stand up to all the traffic. More than anything it needed to ...
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Subway Tile Bathroom

Try This : Add a Corner Shelf to your Shower

Early on in my bathroom remodel I realized that I wouldn't be able to include a niche for the shower as I had hoped. Two of the three walls that surround the bath and shower are exterior walls, and because it gets so cold in NW Wisco (aka Wisconsin) in the winter months it would have caused problems to inset ...
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Reveal : Workspace Refresh - My Desk

Reveal : Workspace Refresh – My Desk

I wanted to start 2020 off on the right foot, and I was in need of an office refresh. A few years back I carved out my own little office in an unlikely space spot in our home. We have this really cool 4 season sunroom off of our bedroom, I’m pretty sure that when the house was built around ...
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Cabin Floor Plan

Let’s Get Organized! Planning our Cabin Pantry

Being that it's the last day in January, I wanted to squeeze in a post about my plans for an upcoming organizational project. I know you have all heard of "spring cleaning" but honestly, what gets me through the middle and end of winter are indoor organizational projects. For me it helps to combat some of the SAD feelings and ...
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The Frame TV is My New Best Friend

The Frame TV is My New Best Friend

Hey Team! I wanted to dedicate an entire blog post to just how much I love the innovation that brought me/you/us the Samsung Frame TV. If you’re not familiar with the Frame TV, it’s a TV that moonlights as framed art! Samsung designed a TV that displays digital art (when in art mode), is able to be mounted flush on ...
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Good Looking Humidifiers & Space Heaters (cuz winter)

Good Looking Humidifiers & Space Heaters (cuz winter)

Hey Team! It's that time of year, you know what I mean - you're always feeling chilled and your lips are always dry. It's all the best parts of winter (a major N-O-T on that one). I've recently been on the hunt for both a not-ugly heater for my office redeux after my previous cheap-o heater died at the end ...
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Hi! I’m Alison Allen

I started Deuce Cities Henhouse in 2009 – a blog about fixing up and restoring my 110-year-old Minneapolis home and updating our worn out and out, dated Wisconsin cabin. My family and I (my husband and two boys) moved into our current home nearly ten years ago, and since then I’ve been chronicling my journey of owning, renovating, decorating and DIY-ing our home.
 
I’m passionate about empowering women to take on projects that they might have normally not had the confidence to do, incorporating modern design and aesthetic into my home, thoughtful design solutions, and landscaping. I’ve done it all, from easy do-it-yourself home improvement projects to full on renovations and remodels.