Next Up: Living Room

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We have been chatting “living room” for the past few weeks, with not so much as a curtain decision until this past weekend. We had an epic “fail” with the reclaimed wood we bought for the dining room built in (hello bowed wall). It sort of forced us to made some decisions. That wood is […]

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Living in Rooms

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Our living room is small. We were shocked our couch fit and it didn’t need to join the dining set in storage. We loved this couch. We drove through Hurricane Sandy for this couch. We weren’t going to be happy if things didn’t work. We had to nix the extra large coffee table, which is […]

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Derailed

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Who do I look like, Prince Leopold!? We don’t need no stinkin’ chair rails! Now put on your best 18th Century garb and lets tear up some wall. Or, ideally, not tear it up. Princess Lana decreed that chair rails shall be banished from within our domicile walls and the little boy in me said, […]

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It passed the test!

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Whenever we do a project, it’s always a cross-your-fingers-and-hold-your-breath endeavor. We also fail pretty hard a whole bunch before we write a single word. for example, we should have some custom huge slabs of raw wood hanging up right now – but we don’t. We didn’t think about the fact that the wall might be […]

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Gettin’ Touchy

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There are a few things in life that have become so ubiquitous we never give them a second thought. Gas on the right, brake on the left. QWERTY keyboards. Horribly ugly and outdated light switches. My name is Joey, and I’m here to break the cycle. Pretty, ain’t she? These are from a company called […]

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Engineer Print Frame

We spent the weekend doing the furniture-shifting-dance between our new Nashville cottage and our new and needed storage facility, yet again. It’s such a hard thing to wave bye-bye to furniture just so it can sit in a “box” unused. I can’t wait until we get an extension on this house/find another house and let those […]

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Let’s Eat / 8

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Hey friends! We have another yummy recipe to share with you, and this one is quick and  a hit. These taste like a battered and friend sweet and savory guilty pleasure, and they are – but these treats happen to be baked, so it’s not that bad. At least that’s what I tell myself. It’s […]

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A Room for A

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If you dig before and after’s, home tours, free stuff and DIY projects, you might want to sign up to get the occasional non-annoying email from Making a House a Home (your email is safe with us, no spumy stuff here.  Top priority once we finally found a home in Nashville, was to get Atlas set […]

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Bathroom Plan

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Did you get to check out our home tour? We shared a peek of our master bathroom, and have been slowly been making decisions. I think we nailed some stuff down, but you never know with us. I meditate a lot on a room before we take action. The bathroom is now a little country […]

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A Little Paint Therapy

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When we decided to move, I had a couple things in mind. I wanted a home we could be more playful with. Our last house was a little stuffy and stiff and didn’t allow for much fun. I suppose we could have gone a little worldly “fun”, or perhaps eclectic more than we did, but […]

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