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My house has LIPSTICK! Learn how easy it is to paint your foundation!

My house has LIPSTICK! Learn how easy it is to paint your foundation!

This weekend I was finally able to paint the foundation… or as I like to say “apply lipstick” to my house. If you read my post about painting the window trim and my house wearing “eyeliner” you will get where I’m going with this! My house has black lipstick, so I guess she’s in her…

Before & After Fun!

Before & After Fun!

I thought it would be fun to see some side-by-side before and after comparisons so far. Although I do this pretty regularly in my posts, I do have a few I don’t think I’ve showed yet. Plus it will be nice to see these down the road, as the house evolves. I will probably need…

Painting the Basement Floor

Painting the Basement Floor

My basement looks unbelievable! I can’t believe the transformation after the floor has been painted. Everything is really coming together. Adding some lighting, cleaning, opening the windows, and painting has really changed this space into somewhere scary, so somewhere I can actually “be”. Granted it’s an unfinished space and is still drying, but it looks…

Installing Insulation

Installing Insulation

Today my dad taught my how to install insulation into the attic of the house. Since I have a Cape Cod style house, there is “attic” space to the front and back of the second story, accessible through openings in the knee walls. Currently, the attic and knee walls are insulated, but we wanted to add some…

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 explaining everything. My failures and…

The Kitchen: Door and Cabinet Hardware

The Kitchen: Door and Cabinet Hardware

The countertops in my kitchen are very very old. They are formica, in a mustardy yellow color. They are in decent shape but just so outdated. Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t have room to replace them right now, so I’m trying to work around them. Then it dawned on me… why work around them? Let’s just…