My name is Alison Allen. I started Deuce Cities Henhouse, a blog about fixing up my 110-year-old Minneapolis home, in 2009. My family and I (my husband and two boys) moved into our current home eight years ago, and since then I’ve been chronicling my journey of owning, renovating, decorating and DIY-ing our home. Last summer (2017), my husband I also purchased an A-frame style cabin in need of some love in the heart of Western Wisconsin. Just this March, we hosted a team from Better Homes & Gardens at the cabin, and we are excited to share it when it will be featured in their December 2018 issue of the magazine!
Our home and cabin is a constant work in progress and I love pushing myself to learn new skills as I go! I went to art school for photography and was obsessed the entire time with interior spaces and all things hands-on.
During the winter months you can find me inside, working on one of many projects. Most recently I completely renovated a basement bathroom, where I took on everything from plumbing to tiling. In the summer months you will find me covered in dirt, happily landscaping and working in our yard and gardens.
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A dig-in-and-do-it blogger transforms (almost single-handedly) her old house. The result? A mix of modern and charm that gives it new life.
-DO IT YOURSELF MAGAZINE-
Her inherent creativity and picture-taking talent play a starring role in her home and blog, Deuce Cities Henhouse: an eye candy account of do-it-yourself projects, before-and-afters, and a side of 1990’s nostalgia. Packed with personality and humor, it’s enough to keep worldwide readers reading, and Alison, revamping her turn-of-the-cenutry home in Minneapolis Minnesota.
-ADORE HOME MAGAZINE-
Alison has successfully personalized her more-than-a-century old home while respecting its history and its own personality. There isn’t a corner that she has left untouched.
AS SEEN ON/AT/IN (aka Press)
This Old House Magazine
MPLS Saint Paul Magazine
Do It Yourself Magazine
Better Homes & Garden’s Magazine
Home Love Network
Hygge & West
Deuce Cities Henhouse has partnered with many brands. Alison most notably was part of the Ace Hardware panel of bloggers for two consecutive years.
Ace Hardware, Kohler, Black & Decker, Burke Decor, Blue Apron, Analon, Monrovia, Weber, Clark & Kensington, Comfort Works, Beddy’s