Housewarming Party Video!

When my uber talented friend Evan Palazzo who made this video for us is NOT shooting and editing video or acting in a film or play, he’s playing the best jazz piano you’ve ever heard either on his website or as his alter ego heavydutyfats on youtube! I’m apparently not quite as talented at embedding […]

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Belated Weekend Update – In which the fireplace gets a new coat of paint.

Ok, I have my camera cord! So here’s the result of this weekend’s progress..or lack therof. But I DO have a semi-decent excuse for my lack of productivity, Saturday was my grandma’s 85 b’day party over in Stroudsburg PA, so I only really had one day to work on the house.   Here’s my Grandma Eunice, […]

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Weekend Update: Living Room Changes

It started out innocently enough on Saturday morning..picking up an antique coffee table I won from a local ebay seller for $10 back when I hated the way the dark coffee table/ottoman looked in the living room: Ebay $10 Coffee Table And because Ikea was on the way home from picking up the table, we […]

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The Porch of Projects Becomes The Porch of Progress..

Our poor porch. First it was used as a construction debris receptacle, then as a furniture painting studio. Finally, this weekend with the completion of the vanity and dresser makeover, the enclosed front porch was free of painting projects and ready to become a Porch for the first time since we bought the house! Right […]

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Vanity & Dresser Makeover

This weekend I finished the last project on The Porch of Projects, the Craigslist Vanity & Dresser. Both the dresser and vanity had a circle and diamond shaped groove in the top drawer that gave them the distinct look of nursery furniture. So my first order of business was to fill those with wood fill. […]

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Yes, Our Kitchen Cabinets DO Have Doors!

It has been a while since I posted a sneak peak of the kitchen cabinet doors installed, mostly because the kitchen was too much of a mess to photograph. But my sister’s visit on Tuesday gave me the perfect excuse to tidy up and snap some pics of the current state of the kitchen. Now […]

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Armoire Painted and Some Curtains Hung!

We’ll start with the armoire/linen closet.. the first refugee from The Porch of Projects has been painted and relocated to its new home in the upstairs hall! First the before, with the much too faux navy blue crackle: Armoire before painting And now, the after: Linen Closet Armoire after Painting Sorry the picture is so […]

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Built-ins Be Gone

The two 70’s inspired built-ins our house came with are something I’ve only referenced up till now in passing…but they are (well, were) so craptastic that they deserve their whole own post! Lets start with the upstairs built in.. Please excuse this before picture, it was a shot I took of my TV while it […]

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Day 3 and I’m Only Slightly Less Panicked..

So actually LIVING in the house is really quite different than working on it while having another place to stay… all of the sudden it changes from fun side project into your LIFE. Every can of paint you open and leave on the counter eventually gets in the way of crucial activities such as making […]

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The Floor Guy DID Show Up!

I arrived at the house after work and to my delight saw the floor company’s sign in our front yard! Upstairs I found a beautiful sight. Before I post the after pictures, here is a brief history of our upstairs floors: Disgusting carpet under which was sheet vinyl tile (not shown). Under which was black […]

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