Category Archives: Dilemma

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Umbrella Hole DIY (Because There’s No Other Way To Say It)

Turn on your JavaScript to view content Our back patio is as steamy as it gets in the summer, and it’s sunny for the majority of the day (it’s hot-car-hot in the mornings especially!). At the same time, we’re surroundedKEEP READING >

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How We’re Matching Old Trim to New

One of the first things we tackled in The Scary Room was the removal of the existing trimwork, in an effort to properly repair the drywall before reinstalling. It was in sad shape (well, it still is), and from the beginning, I told Scott that I would spend days – weeks, if I had to! – nursing it back to health. It’s the onlyKEEP READING >

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When Trim + Wallpaper Don’t Play Nice

At the time that the wallpaper was hung in the laundry room, we were starting with an empty box. There was a washer and dryer, but we hadn’t yet decided on cabinets, and we definitely didn’t have baseboards. (Btw, baseboards! When will this to-do ever be off our list?) But now that the cabinets have been installed, it was time –KEEP READING >

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Saving Our Patio Chairs from a Rusty Future

The evening we returned home from completing the Lowe’s Spring Makeover, it was warm. We were thrilled. (Warm weather in April in Chicago? It can’t be!) We were happily exhausted from the weekend and travel, but Scott suggested that we push through and get our front porch ready for spring and summer (and fall, too). I was so giddyKEEP READING >

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When Painted Stairs + Dogs Don’t Mix

Until recently, we were pretty positive that our plainted black and white stairs were just One of Those Things that we’d have to maintain. All the time. We love them so, so much (as proven by the intense amount of love was poured directly into them), but every couple of months, I’d have to take out my mini paint tray and roller andKEEP READING >

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An Area Rug Alternative (That’s Affordable!)

Our funny little nook off of the living room has been in constant transition since the day we chose a paint color. Every now and then, we’d swap in a different chair, stack (and re-stack) the books, fuss with plants on the window sill and, as it would seem, rotate rugs in and out that we were never fully happy with – until now!KEEP READING >