Category Archives: before and after

Master bath before and after

So at the beginning of this year I said that I might even get around to posting some before and after pictures of various projects in our house.  This project has been completed for a little less than two years … Continue reading

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Fall’s here!

Who’s excited to feel a nip in the air?  Our family just loves Fall. With cooler sunny weather (hurray for mid 70’s) and even cooler nights, I figured I could haul the Autumn decor out of the attic and change … Continue reading

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Work with what ya got

That title has terrible grammar doesn’t it?  I got your attention though so now to deal with the title of the post. After our house fire in Feb 2011 we moved into a rental house. We saw God’s wonderful providence, … Continue reading

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Thrifty skirt makeover

I get hand-me-downs for Katrina which we really appreciate. Occasionally something comes our way and it’s really too dated. She received a jumper (remember those?) which was made of a nice blue and black plaid. I really liked the fabric … Continue reading

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Bedroom completed

Hello everyone.  I hope you all had a productive weekend.  I got a lot of housework done on Saturday which felt good.  This afternoon and evening I expect to wield a paint brush in our master bath because guess what?  … Continue reading

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After – bedroom furniture

In the last two months before we moved back into our house (after our house fire made us leave for nine months) I was frantically working on my daughters “new” bedroom furniture. She liked the idea of some Paris accents … Continue reading

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Before – bedroom furniture

I have been meaning to post this for quite awhile, but never got to it for a variety of reasons. I’d like to show you the power of paint to radically change the look of furniture. This February we’ll reach … Continue reading

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An ingenious solution to hanging laundry

I have a confession to make.  When I  started this blog I had the notion that I would have many before and after posts.  After all we’ve redone every inch of our house, had more projects than I can remember … Continue reading

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Garbage picking – before and afters

Anyone who lives around here (NJ) knows that garbage picking can be very exciting.  Who hasn’t screeched on the brakes at the sight of a big pile of stuff at the end of a driveway?  Especially if you see furniture … Continue reading

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Front yard progress Part II

So now we reach the exciting part!  The front yard is actually done (except topsoil, grass seed and a few more shrubs etc.)  The past 7 1/2 years have been a loooong construction story of which I am glad to … Continue reading

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