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Doing DIY Non-Stop

Doing DIY Non-Stop

Things here have been busy on the home front.  Slowly but surely we have been working on little projects.  Well, mostly John does small projects while sitting and trying to get his ankle to heal (still!) and I have to do the big stuff.  But I am okay with that. […]

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1 commentApril 10, 2013 at 2:13 amDIY

Our Kitchen Ceiling, Part I

Our Kitchen Ceiling, Part I

Our kitchen ceiling is a bit of a mess.  Even more than a bit.  And we have no ceiling light.  We have up lights on top of the cabinets, but no flush light, pendant or the like. The fact that the ceiling is such a disaster we have been looking […]

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0 commentsMarch 26, 2013 at 3:46 amDIY Kitchen

School Desk Redo

School Desk Redo

  We have had a student desk sitting around, waiting to be refinished for about a year now.  With the start of school, Nathan is now a first grader.  First grade requires more homework and concentration than Kindergarten.  Nate also has ADHD and sensory issues.  A quiet place to do […]

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9 commentsSeptember 17, 2012 at 6:00 amCraft DIY

Custom Color Chalkboard Paint Pantry Door

Custom Color Chalkboard Paint Pantry Door

Pin It We have been doing simple and improvements to our kitchen as of late.  I am trying to get away from the refrigerator as a catch all for papers, lists, calendars and such.  So I thought, why not make the back of the pantry door a chalkboard so that […]

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2 commentsMarch 16, 2012 at 7:34 pmDIY

Kitchen Lighting Update

Kitchen Lighting Update

This week we got the lighting done on the newly tiled side of the kitchen! So I think that finally this side… matches this side… Wohoo!

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1 commentFebruary 17, 2012 at 9:34 pmDIY Kitchen

Kitchen Update #4

Things here have been busy.  We are still working on kitchen updates as January comes to a close.  There were some snags this week.  The remaining drawer pulls that I ordered weeks ago still haven’t come.  Actually, I contacted the company and they are now backordered for another two weeks. […]

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0 commentsFebruary 1, 2012 at 5:07 amDIY

Kitchen Progress Update- Week #3

Kitchen Progress Update- Week #3

This week it finally happened!  My mis-matched white hood and stainless stove was remedied.  I now have a matching set of a microwave hood and oven!  Wohoo!  So much excitement in the D household.  Especially since our old microwave was received as our first Christmas present from my mom and […]

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1 commentJanuary 20, 2012 at 4:28 amDIY

Kitchen Update Week 2

Kitchen Update Week 2

It’s been one week and I wanted to update you on the kitchen progress.  Last week I told you that we are spending the month of January working on our kitchen.  From doing some more minor renovations to organizing we decided to focus our efforts and funds for the month […]

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0 commentsJanuary 13, 2012 at 3:33 amDIY

New Year’s Project, Kitchen Details

New Year’s Project, Kitchen Details

With that fresh start feeling of a new year Daddy D and I discussed what it was that we wanted to accomplish around the house.  We bought our house 16 months ago, and up until recently we have been in sheer functional mode, as in making the house work our […]

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1 commentJanuary 6, 2012 at 4:37 amDIY

The Door Project and 3 More…

The Door Project and 3 More…

Last Friday we did indeed put in the new door.  But it has been a whirlwind of sick kids, doctor’s appointments and other projects that have kept us more than busy.  Add to that gray, dreary skies and rain showers daily and the door project isn’t totally finished.  And neither […]

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1 commentNovember 17, 2011 at 2:07 amDIY