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Front Entry Chandelier.

The chandeliers in our front entry and our dining room came with the home upon purchase. We do not know if they were the first and only chandeliers in the home, but based upon the cloth wiring, they certainly date to the same time period of our 1916 home. Due to the aforementioned cloth wiring,… Continue reading Front Entry Chandelier.

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Front Entry and Staircase.

Sorry for not writing recently. We just returned from a magical trip to Disney World, and then promptly got sick. We are finally healthy and the laundry from the trip is finally clean and put away. It was the most enchanting time together with my sweet little family, a time away we very much needed… Continue reading Front Entry and Staircase.

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The Bar.

Upon purchase, the “bar” was a bit lacking in character and perhaps even alcohol. It was a small area in the breakfast room, situated between the kitchen and the dining room, more akin to a small butlers pantry than an actual bar. We enjoy our evening cocktails and we love entertaining, so a proper bar… Continue reading The Bar.

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What lies beneath?

What lies beneath the carpet on the staircase? This is a question I have wondered for about a year and a half. We left the staircase carpet in place during the remodeling process in an effort to protect the wood beneath. And now, as we are nearing the end of our project, it was finally… Continue reading What lies beneath?

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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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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!

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Photo Tour: Courtesy of Bridget and Evie.

We went to the house this morning (before the heat soared up to currently 101 degrees at 4 pm) to check on the progress of several aspects of the house. Bridget and Evie both took turns with my phone capturing images of their own home through their own eyes. What a treat for me to… Continue reading Photo Tour: Courtesy of Bridget and Evie.