A COMPACT HOME GYM

Dear readers, I would like to invite you to visit the basement of our (not so) Little House on a Hill.  The picture below does NOT do it any justice as this is after we cleaned it to make it more presentable for our inspection.  See those shelves in the right hand corner?  They weren’t […]

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ONE YEAR AND COUNTING!

Hi everyone!  It’s been a while 🙂  Life has gotten a bit crazy as my day job has gotten super busy which makes blogging on a fairly regular basis difficult.  But summer is here!  And with that comes a bit more time to do stuff we want to do…well…hopefully…at least that’s the goal, right?  I’m going to […]

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WHEN A KITCHEN ISLAND NEARLY FALLS ON YOU…

Plans are important when you’re doing a renovation, but as I’ve been told in the past “planning is everything but plans are nothing” (or something like that).  Our plan for the last week was to bang out the framing and trimming of the windows (at least the upstairs ones) so that we could bring our […]

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COUNTER TOPS AND CABINET FRONTS ARE IN!

So I was going to wait until we installed the pulls to give you all a peek at the cabinets and our gorgeous new counter tops but I simply cannot wait any longer.  The counter tops have arrived and I am officially OBSESSED.  And did I mention that we installed the cabinet fronts too??   The husband and I still have a lot of work to do in the kitchen (install the toe-kick, attach all of the pulls, install the vent hood, trim the window, tile the back splash, install sconce over the sink/window, attach the island to the floor and finish the body of it, find a counter top for the island….the list keeps going trust me) but it is an incredible feeling to have the room that I’ve been dreaming about for so long finally start functioning as it should.

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DOORS. DOORS. DOORS.

Since you got a sneak peek in my last post about the upstairs bath, I figured it was about time to talk about our doors. Doors are one of those things that the husband and I both had really strong feelings about…and luckily those feelings didn’t contradict each other.

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UPSTAIRS BATH PART 2 – SHOWER WALLS

Well…that took longer than expected.  What the husband and I thought would be a weekend project of tiling the surrounding walls in our upstairs hall bath ended up taking about 7 nights…and I’m talking LATE nights.  But was it worth it?  AB-SO-LUTELY.  It was a really gratifying experience learning (well, teaching ourselves really based on […]

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NICKEL SPACED WHAT?

One of the many DIY projects on our list was a shiplap wrapped fireplace.  If you read about our powder room you know that we installed actual tongue-and-groove shiplap on those walls, but this would be a bit different.  Since the vibe we’re going for in most of the house is kind of a mid-century […]

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