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Then and Now: The Kitchen

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Then and Now: The Kitchen via Life on Shady Lane blog

The other day I started a fun new series here on the blog called “Then and Now.” I started with our living room [here] and it was so fun to look back at the changes that we’ve made and all of the work that we have put in. Today we’re moving to the next room as you walk through the house: our kitchen. Side note: I’ve mentioned before that this room is so dang hard to photograph because it doesn’t…

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Basement Remodel: A Hanging Bar

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DIY Hanging Bar, Basement Remodel

Since the beginning of this project, we have been planning on incorporating a bar into the basement remodel. Our goal is to create a space where people can  hang out, watch tv, have a drink, etc. that was not the living room. Our living room is at the very front of our home and it’s small, so it’s not a great place for a bunch of people to hang out. Plus, the previous owners of our home had already sort…

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How to Refinish Hardwood Floors: Part 1

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Since purchasing our home, the biggest excitement for us has been pulling up the old, dirty carpet and discovering beautiful wood floors underneath. At first, we didn’t think we would need to refinish them, but upon further inspection, we noticed some imperfections…and then decided that we would like them to be stained a darker color. There are quite a few steps to this process, which means lots and lots of photos, so I decided to split this into two posts.…

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See ya, Popcorn Ceilings

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I mentioned before that we had big plans for our new home – it needs a lot of updating, and that’s exactly what we wanted: something we could make our own. I come up with new ideas daily and it can be overwhelming trying to decide where, exactly, to begin. But this one was a no-brainer: a couple of the rooms on the main floor had the dreaded popcorn ceiling, and we wanted that to come down ASAP. Brandon’s brother so…

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