Holidays In The Kid’s Workspace: Adding Schoolhouse Style for Christmas
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Holidays In The Kid’s Workspace: Adding Schoolhouse Style for Christmas

Our daughter is headed back into a virtual learning environment and we’re a little bummed. We know she’s going to miss all the fun holiday activities she would otherwise have participated in during Kindergarten. So we’re giving her a fun, new workspace where she can learn and feel inspired. Come see how we’ve added some holiday cheer to help boost her enthusiasm about learning from home…

Classic Black and White Bathroom: Restoring Vintage Charm in This Historic Home for the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge
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Classic Black and White Bathroom: Restoring Vintage Charm in This Historic Home for the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge

Week Six of the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge: We’ve completed the remodel of the guest bathroom in our Historic 1920s Bungalow home. Here’s the final reveal with before and after photos to show how we added modern amenities while restoring vintage charm …

Finding Vintage Accents for a Historic Bathroom Renovation: ORC Week Five
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Finding Vintage Accents for a Historic Bathroom Renovation: ORC Week Five

Every bathrooms a certain number of items that are required for function. In historic homes, it’s important to keep these items looking authentic whilst also feeling fresh in the space. Here’s how I mixed old and new bathroom accessories to create a modern homage to my retro bathroom …

Historic Bathroom Moulding + Trim: ORC Week Three
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Historic Bathroom Moulding + Trim: ORC Week Three

Um, Miss. Your bathroom is done. Yep. I hear that a lot these days. Technically, my bathroom is functioning and therefore, it could be done. But I’m extra and I wholeheartedly believe your home isn’t done until you’re done with it. And I’m not done with this bathroom. So let me show you how I spent $75 on MDF and lumber to elevate the entire look of the space in a few short days …

Historic Bathroom Renovation: Kickin’ It Old School for the ORC
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Historic Bathroom Renovation: Kickin’ It Old School for the ORC

I’m either an addict or a real glutton for punishment. You be the judge. Despite not completing the bedroom I attempted to renovate (build from scratch???) for last season’s One Room Challenge™, I’m back at it again this season! That’s right! My bedroom still isn’t done but I’m ready to finish at least one space in this house and I’ve decided the downstairs bathroom is it! Here’s where we’re at so far …

Repairing Historic Moulding + Trim: An ORC Week 7 Update
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Repairing Historic Moulding + Trim: An ORC Week 7 Update

I’m back in the game with a big update to show you how far we’ve come the past two weeks! I’ll admit: We’re not as far along as I’d hoped we’d be at this point but we’re making steady progress towards the finish line! Here’s how I’ve spent my week (spoiler: a scraper, a sander, and a lot of elbow grease included) and here’s how my ORC Bedroom is looking as of today! …

Spray Foam Insulation: Sealing an Old House Against Weather
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Spray Foam Insulation: Sealing an Old House Against Weather

It appears we’ve reached the stage of this rebuild in which one big project will be completed every week. It’s Week Four of the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge™ and today, I’m showing you how we are sealing our historic home from the inside to prevent moisture and weather intrusion and provide a sturdy reinforcement to our old wood siding. Not all progress is pretty but this is my favorite new feature of our house so far! …

Planning a Modern Bedroom in a historic home: ORC Spring 2020 Week Three
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Planning a Modern Bedroom in a historic home: ORC Spring 2020 Week Three

We’ve got some photo updates for you! This week, I’m slowing down the tempo and showing you how I’ve planned this design for a room I didn’t exactly ever plan to have. I’m also diving deep into the ways we are making our modern addition look like it belongs in our 100 year old home. So let’s dive in …