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Let there be light! In the basement…

Let there be light! In the basement…

My dad installed some fluorescent lights in the basement. It was so dark and dingy down there, but now you can actually see where you are going (not that you really want to see my basement since it's gross). But this is "Phase 2" of the project (Roxy's room being...

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A Lesson in Wall Striping.

A Lesson in Wall Striping.

I really am no expert in wall striping, however, I stumbled across a blog post on be.love.create and I really liked the way their stairwell came out. I decided to give it my best try. You'd be better off following their instructions and photos as they do a GREAT job...

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2-prong to 3-prong outlets

2-prong to 3-prong outlets

Since my house was built in 1957, some of the electric isn't exactly up-to-date. One of the biggest problems was that all of the outlets in the home only had 2 prongs. A few decades ago, this was no big deal, but now with the technology that we have, most heavy-duty...

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Bye, Bye Scary Service Wire

Bye, Bye Scary Service Wire

My super handy electrician / solar friend Shawn offered to help me with some updates to the house. I actually consulted with him before I bought the house.  A good tip is to take photos of everything. Of course the listing photos are going to be nice, but when you get...

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I am officially a homeowner!

I am officially a homeowner!

Today was the big day!!! The closing of my house. January 21, 2012. 1-21-12. I don't think I'll ever forget this date I wrote it down so many times. The house is officially mine. I have the keys!!! My dad took me out for lunch after the closing, and tonight we are...

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