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Wood floors gleaming again!

Our wood floors (both old and new) are fully refinished and stained. Please see this previous post for further information on our wood floors: Floors glorious floors. We matched the original wood stain as closely as possible; a deep antique brown with hints of red to add a glowing warmth (75% Rosewood and 25% Red… Continue reading Wood floors gleaming again!

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Room to Play.

The playroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house. I love the glittering sunlight that tumbles through the eleven aged glass windows. I love the constantly changing shadows created by the dancing leaves and swaying trees. I love the warm wood floors that welcome each step with a soft and comforting creak. I… Continue reading Room to Play.

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A Cattywampus Hallway.

Swinging into Texas Fall; 80 degrees and sunny one day, 40 degrees and sleeting the next! Our beloved light filled 100 year old home is filled with millions of engagingly historic features I adore; it is also filled with several challenges brought on by the passage of time. The most irritating of these age induced… Continue reading A Cattywampus Hallway.

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Trim Work: Molding.

  Fall in Texas began yesterday, September 27th, at 4 pm. We started our walk at 3:30. It was sticky, sunny, hot, and still. All of the sudden, we turned a corner and felt an unexpected breeze as the clouds skipped above us and covered the sun, and then another refreshing breeze, and then a… Continue reading Trim Work: Molding.

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Cabinetry

Our cabinets are installed and they are everything and more than we expected. Solidly built, Shaker style, proportionally arranged, aesthetically beautiful, and cleverly useful. Mostly everything went in perfectly, but as always, there were some things that just didn’t fit. So with a few deep breaths, and cuts, everything now fits together just as snugly… Continue reading Cabinetry

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Floors Glorious Floors!

This is a rather quick post, and I will follow up with further information on the specific features and stains of the old and new hardwood floors, but I wanted to share some pictures of our quickly moving project! By the way, the wood floors were delivered two days ago, and all of the installation… Continue reading Floors Glorious Floors!

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Drywall!

Side by side, the girls love to watch the world go by. Enjoying our slow summer days! Who knew I would ever be so excited about drywall? I honestly thought it was just an easy thing to check of the millions of things on our massive to do list. But no. This moment is monumental.… Continue reading Drywall!