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Dressing a Mantle

After taking down all my Christmas mantle gear, I realized that my mantle was naked!  This was all I had left (I kept the Christmas tree because I thought it could pass for winter and not Christmas... maybe...maybe not). My mantel needed some love so I headed over to...

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Running Lists…

So now that the family room is looking more presentable, some things still need to be done to complete the room: The first few are all about lighting since the room desperately needs some.  For now there's only  one skylight, why only one, I don't know!  There's also...

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Hand Scraped Floors

Our family room is coming along and a big piece of that was replacing the yucky carpet that was in the house when we moved in.  Here is a before picture: We decided to replace the carpet with hardwood which was a hard decision because my husband likes carpet since...

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Making a Mantle

So after a long hiatus, I finally have a chance to post some of the living room projects that I've completed.  The mantle was the one that I liked doing the most.  After painting 24/7, it's fun to do something different (even if it still involves a paint brush).  I...

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Gettin’ Moody in the Family Room

I really don't know what the end product of our family room will be when I'm finished remodeling, but below is a mood board that I put together with items that I love now. I want the room to be in calm neutral colors with furniture that's not too "fussy"  so that when...

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I’m Sandra and I’ve renovated 7 houses over the last 20 years.  I’m an attorney by trade but home renovation is my real passion.  Thanks for following along as I renovate yet another space.  I hope you get some ideas and inspiration!