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DIY Window Cornices

09-28-2013

If you like to avoid sewing as much as possible (which I do, because I stink at sewing), window cornices or pelmet boxes are a great way to dress up your windows with just some fabric and a staple gun. Here’s my quick supply list: – Staple gun – mdf/composite board – Wood glue – Nail gun – Fabric spray…

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After receiving several suggestions from one of our recent blog posts, I decided to whip up a frame for the TV. I also thought it would be a fun little surprise for Ellie to come home to. My vision for the TV frame is essentially just a box that fits overtop of the TV and then just sits on it….

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Let me start off by saying……I would not build another one the way that I built this one. It’s tremendously hard to be this cheap. My goal was to spend the least amount of money possible to build an apothecary table for our front entry way. I just picked up a ton of pallets for free from the Craigslist free…

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So far, I feel great about our 2012 project list because we already crossed one project off and we’ve got another in progress. 1) Install “Arctic Ice” back splash from Home Depot in the Kitchen. 2) Lay and stain hardwood floors in the kitchen and family room to match our existing hardwood in the dining room and foyer. Labor intensive…

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If you’re in the Richmond area, we’d love to have you come meet Tucker and eat more chikin’. On Thursday July 25th and Thursday August 15th from 5-8pm, Grace Community Presbyterian Church is hosting a Spirit Night for Tucker at the Virginia Center Chick-fil-A (10176 Brook Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059). Children from 3 years old up to 5th grade participate in…

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Deck Remodel

06-27-2013

Life is swimming along back home now-a-days and I came up for air long enough to knock out a small deck remodeling project that I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time now. When we first moved in, the deck received some immediate attention. Our fresh cream/white vinyl siding was no longer meshing well with the red dilapidated deck….

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Work-Out Closet

03-19-2013

My time’s been fairly limited here lately but I did have enough time to squeeze in two small projects. What was once a room setup with our treadmill has now turned into Tucker’s nursery. We relocated the treadmill perfectly into one of the three closets in our home office. It’s a pretty sweet set-up because you can fold it up…

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Tucker’s Room

12-09-2012

There’s still some finishing touches needed but when Tucker finally comes home this will be how his room looks when he arrives. These pictures didn’t turn out too well….so at some point we’ll need to take some better ones.

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Several weeks ago I had the privilege of  building my first table with removable legs for some friends. It was also the first table that I built with turn-stye legs (except for the table that I used retrofitted bedposts as legs). Unfortunately, I was in a hurry to get this one built so I didn’t document as well as I would have…

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If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then the Bowers from http://www.bowerpowerblog.com/ should consider this the best compliment ever! After the initial shock of finding out that we were having a boy, Ellie was super excited about their little man’s nursery. Check out their reveal here and you get a good sense of what our nursery is going to look like…

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I haven’t posted the details yet from our pallet wall in the nursery, the sneak peek is here, but after that project was finished we had a ton of leftover scraps. If you’ve been around our blog for a while, you know that I look for ways to utilize every piece of scrap. So I decided to whip together a…

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Bedside Tables

10-07-2012

We’ve made some progress on our guest room over the last couple months. We started with a clean slate and moved any furniture that we had out of the room. The dresser was painted and put in the nursery, the pallet headboard and bed were sold, and the IKEA bookcase was relocated. So all we had in the guest room…

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There’s much more to this story but we couldn’t resist giving you a sneak peek at Tucker’s Nursery….aka Baby Man Cave. More details to follow.

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Another quick and easy project was completed for Tucker’s nursery a couple weeks ago but I’m just now posting about it. For whatever reason, these pictures didn’t turn out well….but there’s some major construction going on in Tucker’s room today….so you’ll definitely need to check back for the full nursery reveal soon I followed the principles of the simple photo…

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Old Wood Sign

09-28-2012

The pictures on this one may not do it justice……you’ll have to wait for Tucker’s entire nursery to come together to get the full effect. Anyways, I was dropping off some recycling the other week and came across this really sweet old farm bench. My vision was to fix it up and put it in our backyard somewhere. Ellie did…

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Our updated living room was in need of some new side tables. We looked for some reasonably priced ones at our local antique store, Target, IKEA, Home Goods, and more but didn’t find anything that we liked or at a price that we could afford…..so, I did what I almost always do and began to figure out how I could…

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One of the big projects we’ve been meaning to tackle is to build some built-in bookcases around the doors in our living room. I’ve been putting this off until we changed the flooring (that way the baseboard would already be ripped off). Well, the time had come…..and thus began the research phase of looking at bookcases. I was hoping to…

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Kitchen Island Redo

09-01-2012

I finally put the finishing touches onto our kitchen island. When I refinished our floors, I disassembled our kitchen island (to take a look at what it used to look like; click here). On the rebuild, I wanted to do 2 things; add doors/drawers to it and put it on wheels so that we could clean underneath the island and…

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Finished Floors

08-17-2012

Question: Would you ever install unfinished floors and finish them yourself? Answer: No. Never again.   I’ve been working on our hardwood floors for quite a while now. An hour here, and hour there, and a few minutes squeezed in when I could. It was a good project to have at the beginning of our NICU process (see Tucker) because…

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Window Bench Redo

08-15-2012

It’s been a while since we’ve posted but there’s been a lot going on around our house. Besides the arrival of our son, Tucker (about 14 weeks premature), we just finished laying, staining, and sealing new hardwood floors throughout the whole first story of our home. When I ripped up the old floor, I also disassembled our kitchen island and…

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