Category Archives: building

Master Bath Phase 5: Plumb 'er Up!

We’re THISCLOSE to a finished master bathroom and I can hardly contain myself!  It is going to be so AWESOME to finally have a beautiful bathroom we can use, and even though I haven’t officially run the numbers, I know … Continue reading

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Master Bath Phase 4: Updating the Vanity

My original title for this post was “English Chestnut, where have you been all my life?” 🙂 We’ll get to the explanation on that one in a little bit… We wasted no time getting back to work on our master … Continue reading

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Master Bath Phase 3: Caulk, Caulk, and More Caulk

If you’ve just joined us, we’re working on a big remodel in our small master bath. We started with the demo and then showed you our inexpensive DIY board and batten. Today we get to talk about caulk!  But first, are … Continue reading

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Master Bath Phase 2: Installing Board and Batten

In case you missed it, we’re telling the tale of our master bathroom renovation. Phase 1 was all about demolition and prep work.  You can catch up here! Now, those of you who saw this photo last week and guessed … Continue reading

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Yep, we're still painting trim

Wow everybody!  I’m still smiling over here from all your thoughtful comments on my credenza makeover yesterday.   A few of you mentioned you liked the sunburst mirror above the credenza.  I actually made that myself, after seeing the tutorial … Continue reading

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Knocking Down Walls – Through the Years

When I was going through some photos of my parents’ renovations I came across these of them taking out the wall between our living and dining rooms back in the day. I laughed out loud when I saw the comparison … Continue reading

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Before and After: The Little Yellow Bungalow

When we moved to Arkansas 20 years ago, my parents bought a little yellow 1950s bungalow just barely big enough for our family of four. This is what our home looked like when we moved in. Over the next several years, … Continue reading

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Installing a Dishwasher

We’re back from a whirlwind weekend at my mom’s house.  Made it home just in time to see the first snowfall here in Northwest Arkansas and now schools and businesses across our area are having a snow day! But I’m … Continue reading

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Installing Can Lights in Our Dining Room

If you recall this photo from yesterday’s drywall patching post, you probably have a good idea what we were up to in our dining room over the holiday weekend. We were installing six of these bad boys – can lights! … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to Patch Drywall

I wasn’t kidding when I said we’d be getting back to home improvement posts over the next few weeks!  The mister and I spent over 6 hours on Sunday changing up some lighting in our kitchen and dining room and … Continue reading

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