Category Archives: Renovation + Demolition

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How We Added Extra Hunky Trim to Our Bi-Fold Doors

Adding decorative trim to bi-fold doors to turn them into something more custom is nothing new (we used inspiration from Room for Tuesday and DIY Playbook, and Project Palermo recently turned her doors inside out to do the same!), and we were determined to make this work for the closet in our Scary Room, too. It’s a great solution to createKEEP READING >

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Lowe’s Kitchen Makeover: Baltimore Edition!

This post is in partnership with Lowe’s. A few months ago, Chris and Julia asked us to be a part of their Dream Team. This team would help one homeowner transform a kitchen or bath, and together, we’d knock out a the renovation in just a few short days for this year’s Lowe’s Spring Makeover. Having completed a similarKEEP READING >

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Updates To Our Most Asked About Home Projects!

Turn on your JavaScript to view content For years, I’ve been keeping little digital sticky notes on my computer desktop. If something pops into my mind that I need to do later, tomorrow or next month, I’ll type it into myKEEP 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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Installing Hardwood Floors When Your Floor Isn’t Level

Scott said we may need to stop calling The Scary Room, well, scary, because now that it has a floor, it’s looking not-so-scary. Maybe we just call it The Room? In any case, we installed hardwood floors, and it’s starting to lean nice and cozy with that added layer or warmth (despite the lack of trim, but we’ll get there, andKEEP READING >

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Choosing a Paint Color for the Scary Room

In what might be the most anticlimactic reveal of all time, we painted the Scary Room! Despite the lack of contrast between where we started and where we are now, painting this room has made all the difference. What was once a hodge podge of new and old drywall, yellow-y joint compound and unknown grime is now a fresh, clean slate. Aaah. WeKEEP READING >