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Living room tour

So, here is my living room, at least the bits I want you to see ;). I somewhat restyled the mantle and put what books and knick knacks I have on the shelves. For the future, I’d like to address the windows. I also would like a mirror for the mantle, put the art on the walls, and get a credenza for the wall behind the couch. And paint the…

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Baby’s room/ 1st nursery design

First client! Okay, this isn’t a paying gig but my friend just found out she’s having a girl and asked me to help decorate the nursery. Woo, my first “job”! Now, I do not have children, but I do think the room should be comfortable and engaging. She said her color scheme was hot pink (or a mix of pinks), navy blue, and gray (not specific about what gray). She…

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Patio Progress

It’s hard to make heads or tails out of this dirty green mess, but I dug out a good chunk of the patio yesterday. It is an odd mix of bricks and cinderblocks. I think there may have¬†been some thought put into it. There appears to be a pattern. I’ll know more once all the ivy is cleared. I have to tell you, 2 weeks of battling the English ivy,…

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Patio Dreams

So, here’s my patio plan as of now. I ordered this Threshold bistro set from Target (currently on sale!) and it is arriving TODAY! Yippee! I don’t know about light colored rugs in the back yard but I think this one is beautiful and it’s only $154 (5 x8). It is also from Target. I’m about to order 2 of the pillows because I love the stitching and they’re on…

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Running here and there and everywhere!

I was watching an Emily Henderson clip about scale. This person had a chesterfield and she put a massive cabinet behind it. I had thought of putting a piano behind my sofa. But I don’t know. That would add height and cozify the room. The wall behind there is pretty dang bare. I do plan to get a mirror for the mantle and transfer the art to the wall. Discussed…

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Such a mystery

I want to know everything about this house! But the internet holds mostly 0 answers. Thanks to google maps I did learn that there were these stupid path lights down the walkway. That explains why I was ripping up wiring. There’s currently wire dangling in the yard because I was afraid to cut it. I keep finding old lights EVERYWHERE in the yard. In the bushes and all along the…

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Bathroom thoughts

I’ve never had to think about a bathroom before with an apartment. To be honest, I’ve never even bought a shower curtain. I know! For shame! There are so many options out there that I never bothered. I just get a $1 liner at the Dollar Tree and call it a day! Isn’t that terrible? I’m not in love with this curtain by any means, but thought it might be…

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Look what I found!

A blue and yellow kitchen!! I guess I’m not alone in my love of the 2 tone steel kitchen. Looks so good. Of course, my rental wouldn’t look anything like this but here’s proof it works! See more pictures here on Houzz.

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Weekend recap

I feel like I achieved nothing yet I am so tired from all that I did do. My top priority this paycheck was getting those quarter rounds! When I got to Home Depot I was disappointed to discover the base moulding I picked out online wasn’t instore. And my goodness is it pricey! $35 for hardwood pieces and $20 for laminate. A piece! A PIECE. I mean, I guess you’d…

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Kitchen paint

So, I did a little bit of research into the steel cabinets. Pretty big deal in the 1940s post World War II. Sold in white until the 50-60s when dual tone became popular. I think…I might could try it! I mean, I hate those formica counter tops but I have to deal with what’s there. Maybe the’ll look better with pretty yellow. Youngstown kitchens from here. If you recall, the…

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