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Wallpaper Woes

Wallpaper: Faint-Hearted Need Not Apply nor Remove Well if you haven’t noticed by many of the photos, references, and notes in my renovation journal from my last post, we had more wallpaper than a wallpaper factory in this house. Okay, that’s an exaggeration but my goodness, there was a lot of wallpaper! And when you’re More…

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Documenting Life as We Knew It | Renovation Journal

Documenting Life as We Knew It I tried to figure out the best order in which to present our renovation and have decided that as long as it makes sense, I’m going to take you through the project just as we lived it. That means there will be some jumping around and coming back to More…

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Getting Acclimated; Renovation and Flooring!

How Hard Could It Be? Thanks for visiting again! It dawned on me after I wrote the last post that I hadn’t really talked about the overall renovation game plan. I eluded to it but just to clarify, this renovation is nearly all DIY! Yep, we’ve done most all of the work ourselves and even More…

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Flooring Dilemma: Take It or Leave It?

Flooring Decisions During the three plus months of waiting to close on the house, we developed so many iterations of our renovation plan. And the flooring was probably the aspect that changed the most. Here’s what the entire thought process looked like, as best as we can recall: And I should divulge now that given More…

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Let the Renovation Begin!

Okay, let’s jump into the first project: the basement. Now we have an unfinished basement which wouldn’t normally warrant a top-o-the-list priority, but let’s just say it was less about the basement and a lot more about ridding the house of mice! You see, the house sat empty for about 7 or more months and More…

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In the Beginning…We Needed a House (Part 2)

Hey there, thanks for joining again! So in my last post, we almost began the journey to find our young Victorian in the Colorado mountains, but first I had to share some of our backstory and it was a bit of a downer. But it was also an incredible opportunity for growth and lessons learned More…

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In the Beginning… We Needed A House (Part 1)

Ah, thanks so much for joining us! So I thought it best to start in the beginning, way back in mid-2015 when we set-out to find the home of our dreams! While we had been living in Colorado since December of 2010, we had only been renting and while we were very fortunate to live More…