Dining Room Renovation: Week 1

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Our dining room renovation is under-way and, dare I say it…going fast! It started last weekend with wiring the electric for a switch and the antique crystal chandelier with the help of our friend Keith. It’s a good thing he was here to tag-team with Karl as it was a doozy to get the wires […]

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Dining Room Renovation Plans

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Lemme tell ya, restoring an old home or renovating a fixer upper is never a sprint, and always a marathon…unless you’re HGTV of course! But our dining room renovation has been a work in progress from the time we moved in over a year-and-a-half ago. Within the first few months after moving in we took out […]

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How To Install A Switch on a Sconce Light

This past summer when Karl and I were renovating our master bedroom, one of the ideas we came up with was to install hardwired sconces on either side of the bed. Sconces in the bedroom save the limited tabletop space side tables provide and are aesthetically pleasing, so it was an easy decision for us. […]

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Master Bedroom Renovation Challenge: [Stage 7] Threshold, Floor Sanding

Floor sanding today! Catch up on the renovation progress below!  Master Plans / Stage 1 / Stage 2-3 / Stage 4 / Stage 5 / Stage 6 / Stage 8 / Stage 9 Dudes, what a week it’s been! I’ve been away staying with family until the dust literally settled with all the floor sanding and staining that’s been going on. I’m home at […]

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