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Scrape, sand, paint…repeat

I’m under the gun now to get as much of the painting done before the demo starts (maybe next week?) and I lose the kitchen sink. I first painted the master bedroom. All the walls needed to be primed because of the intense colors I’m trying to cover. Don’t be fooled by the new paints […]

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Can it be fast and slow at the same time?

I’ve been meeting with a lot of different people in the last couple of weeks—a revolving door of tradespeople— contractors, the landscape maintenance guy, the floor refinisher, the gutter guy, the chimney repair guy and so on…trying to get all of our ducks in a row, and trying to get a realistic picture of what […]

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Now the Work Begins

We got the keys last Friday! Yay! Since Monday we’ve been cutting back the overgrown jungle of a yard to discover the underlying landscape design that the previous owners left us—with the help of Teo’s Yard Maintenance, thankfully. We have a cedar tree in the back yard that must be at least as old as the […]

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Sarah and the Clawfoot Tub

What do Sarah Richardson (Canadian interior designer extraordinaire) and Craigslist have in common? Well, for me it’s clawfoot tubs. If you saw Sarah’s House on HGTV a couple of years ago, you might remember the episode where she went looking for a clawfoot tub for one of the bathrooms in her house in the country. […]

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