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 nine years ago, and since then I’ve been chronicling my journey of owning, renovating, decorating and DIY-ing our home. In 2017, my husband I purchased an A-frame style cabin in need of some love in the heart of Western Wisconsin. In March of 2018, we hosted a team from Better Homes & Gardens at the cabin, it was featured in their December 2018 issue of the magazine!
Our home and cabin are 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, because I can’t resist the garden. In 2018 I launched The Kit Shop which features kits delivered to your doorstep with all the parts, pieces and instructions – you bring the DIY!
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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 – Home & Design
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, Article, Suhki Rugs, Kohler, Black & Decker, Burke Decor, Blue Apron, Analon, Monrovia, Weber, Clark & Kensington, Comfort Works, Beddy’s