Living Room gets its Crown Moldings..or is it Mouldings?

However you spell it, we thought we wanted it.  Or I always did up until my friend Elliot who owns a renovation company said it wasn’t period appropriate. I’m so indecisive anyway that a little comment like that made me second guess my desire for trim! I had always been under the impression that ALL […]

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Weekend Update – in which the Kitchen Countertops and Floor Arrive!

Saturday was one of those days when after weeks of preparation and/or waiting, things finally came together in the kitchen. Wait a minute, I’m getting ahead of myself because Friday night is when Jeff actually laid the floor. Yep, it only took him one evening…the first time anyway. I say the “first time” because at […]

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Stair Landing – Before and After

I don’t have much to report today, yesterday was more of the same – painting cabinets. So I thought I’d take the time to post a picture of our pretty new stairs and landing! As usual, I don’t have a great before picture, but you can see what this corner looked like before we touched […]

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Seeing the floor through the tar..

So I think I mentioned in my post about our final walkthrough before closing how exuberant we were do learn that there were original hardwood floors under the ratty and disgusting carpet that covered the entire upstairs: Our excitement was a bit short lived. It wasn’t until we ripped up the old carpet that we […]

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The drop kitchen ceiling comes down..

Surprisingly, we didn’t come up with the idea to get rid of it until recently… its amazing what being in a space for a while can open your eyes to.  Here is the before photo: See the 2+ foot drop above the cabinets? It also runs over the  side by side windows over the sink, […]

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The Hanging of the Chandelier

The antique chandelier that we bought in North Carolina looks more beautiful than I had even hoped for in its new home in our Dining Room!     (a lot better than the pic I snagged at the antique shop no?) I hadn’t been sure about the burnished gold color, but its a nice compliment to the silvery/blue/gray wall […]

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Mission Demolition Part I

Our house has two built ins that we knew we were going to knock out immediately (more on those later!)  But once we had all the cabinet doors off we could see through the large cabinet that hangs just over the passthrough from the kitchen into the living room.  I think that being able to see […]

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Our House has “Hidden Potential”

 About a week after we put an offer in on our house, our realtor called us up all excited to let us know that our house was going to be on HGTV! The show is called “Hidden Potential” and in the words of HGTV: “Hidden Potential shows homebuyers (and our viewers) what their dream home […]

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