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Much to Ellie’s disapproval, I have sold our Farmhouse Table to others on 2 different occasions now. It’s been on my “to do” list for quite some time to build her a replacement table. I just finished what will potentially be our family’s dining room table for many years to come. I built this one the exact way that I’ve…

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Future Plans

04-14-2012

Well…..looks like we are going to have a new summer project on our hands…..decorating a nursery. Let the pinning begin. These awesome photos were taken by our great friend and sister-in-law www.sarahlynnsaunders.com

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Well……we’ve been busy. We’ve rearranged and repainted our living room yet again. As a result, we’ve decided to list a bunch of our furniture on Craigslist. If you’re near the Richmond area and interested in anything let us know. Up for sale; Our couch: http://richmond.craigslist.org/fuo/2955999780.html  Our Bench made into a Sofa Table: http://richmond.craigslist.org/fuo/2956003864.html   SOLD Our Pottery Barn Bailey Console Replica: http://richmond.craigslist.org/fuo/2956029586.html SOLD Storage Chest…

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It’s been a while since I actually updated our 2012 project list and I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at it and realized we’ve already knocked three more things off the list since our last update. I guess we need to come up with some more projects (which we have – keep reading below). 2012 Project List: 1) Install…

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I thought I would share a photo of my friend Ginny’s wreath. She used a soft green yarn and white, cream, and gray felt to make her flowers. Isn’t her wreath beautiful?! I think it looks perfect on her front door.

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It’s sometimes the little things that bring the most pleasure. After installing our arctic ice backsplash, the ivory colored electrical outlets and switches were looking a little eehhh. Additionally, the last electrical outlet on the edge of the countertop was always filled with iphone and ipad chargers. Simple solution was to replace the outlet with a USB powered one. It…

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This weekend, one of my best friends from college came in town for a visit and we decided to make yarn wreaths with felt flowers. We went to our local Hobby Lobby here in Richmond for supplies. Here’s what we bought: – 18″ inch wreath (either a green foam base, or a straw base wrapped in plastic – leave it…

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It was approximately one year ago that we started renovating our kitchen. Slowly but surely we have chipped away at our list of projects to complete and last weekend we moved forward another step towards fulfilling phase 1 of the kitchen remodel. Since the first day we painted the kitchen, we had our eyes set on a glass mosaic tile…

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So this is long overdue but here’s my newly revised plans on how to build the matching farmhouse bench. Cut List Benchtop: 2, 2×8″s @ 64″ Breadboards: 2, 2×6″ @ 14.25″ Bench Legs: 4, 4×4″ @ 16.5″ 2×4 Stretcher: 2, 2×4″ @ 12.25″ Under Supports: 3, 2×4″ @ 8″ End Apron: 2, 2×4″ @ 5″ Side Apron: 2, 2×4″ @…

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Doggy Day Care

03-16-2012

Well……during our home office room makeover we were struck by yet another weird and awkward space in that room. Ellie had the idea of turning this attic cubby into a dog crate for Lyla thus solving two problems: 1. what to do with that weird space and 2. removing Lyla’s crate from our living room to make way for the…

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Knob Satisfaction

03-02-2012

You could say I have a knob obsession. I’ve always loved knobs. I remember my mom and I sponge-painting a dresser for my room when I was a kid and picking out glass knob handles from Home Depot. I am particularly obsessed with Anthropologie knobs. They’re like the mascara to a set of tired cabinet doors. And our bathroom cabinet…

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Or, Wash Your Hands. Has anyone seen this vintage British slogan? (A former coworker of mine had this pink poster mounted above her desk). A brief history lesson for ya, the British government created this series of posters during WWII to boost the moral of their people in anticipation of being invaded. I’ve always loved it and when I saw…

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1/2 Bath Complete!

02-29-2012

Once upon a time….our half bathroom under the stairs looked like this: And then, after much stenciling, installing a new light fixture, and some other details which I will go into later this week, the half bathroom is done. We think we like it. We (think). Take a look and tell us whatcha think.

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Stenciltown

02-28-2012

Hopefully this isn’t annoying….but the next few days I’m going to be updating some old posts on our half-bath. Hope they inspire.  Remember when I said I wanted to stencil our half bath with this great “Folk Flower” stencil from Royal Design Studio? Remember when I thought it would take me only a Sunday afternoon to complete this project and…

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More Seating for Us

02-27-2012

Our weekends have been pretty filled here lately…so here’s another old post that’s been updated. Enjoy.     When I first built the island, I included a 7” overhang to accommodate for some nice saddle back stools in the future. I thought this would be as simple as heading over to Target and picking out a pair for $20/each. Instead…

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This is an older post that I’ve recently updated;   So when I was a bachelor, living in an apartment, I remember seeing some pretty cool book shelves at Target. The only problem was that they cost $89. There was no way that I was going to pay that much for one, because I knew that I could build 3…

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Some Progress…

02-24-2012

We tend to only have time to do one project at a time and slowly but surely transform a room. We’re planning a trip to IKEA tomorrow to pickup some small items for the home office…but until then I thought I’d show a few “before” pictures of the room. And a few of it’s current condition… Also….not sure if anybody’s…

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Picking up from where I left off last Thursday…..you want to sew your boxing strip (which should be the extra 1-inch thick strip you cut to go along the backside of your window cushion) with the zipper before you move forward with adding cording, etc. 1) Press under 1/2″ seam allowance on one long edge of the zipper strip. Remember…

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I’ve recently completed another Pottery Barn Bailey Console Table Replica. A customer wanted one just like the one that’s in our house except less wide. To accommodate the shorter width, I decided to drop one drawer. Another big change was that I used 1″ thick material (except for the tabletop) instead of scrap 2″ thick pieces. The appeal to the first table…

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If wasn’t too long after my office chair was painted that Ellie was pleading for us to find one for her side. We did a little searching and I was extremely surprised by what she picked out. I took the lime green seat cushion off too soon but here she is in all her beauty; We took a risk buying…

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