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Old Slab Out — New Slab In

I think this might have been the patio before the back deck was installed…who knows…Nevertheless, the concrete had seen better days and it just looked sad. 🙁 The old slab didn’t have any rebar reinforcement. No wonder it cracked! Here’s the concrete crew at work: Finally done. Here’s the “new” vintage patio table I found on […]

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I finally finished painting the exteriors of all the windows last week. Whew! That’s a load off my mind. I needed to finish them before the fall rain started, and thankfully, we’ve had a very dry and mild autumn so far this year. I know…we need the rain…but in this case, I’m glad it waited. I’ve also […]

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Re-glazed tub

The clawfoot finally got its due

When we did the bathroom renovation, we took out the old original 1927 built-in tub/shower. It had seen better days and the shower surround was hideous. I could have updated the surround but I didn’t want a tub/shower combination. I wanted a separate shower and a clawfoot tub, even though it’s really from a previous era—the date […]

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What We've Done

Want to know what we’ve done to the house since we bought it in April 2014? Of course, the renovation didn’t really start until June (or was it July?). I did what I could myself—mostly painting and refinishing cabinet pieces— and hired professionals to do what I couldn’t… Here’s a list, more or less in chronological […]

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(Bathroom) Vanity so Fair

So much progress in one day! The beadboard is going up on the walls in the master bath AND the vanity is in place—holes drilled for the plumbing and everything!       Tomorrow the marble ledges (actually marble thresholds I ordered online) on the shower knee walls will be installed, then the shower will […]

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