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The Girl’s Room Becomes the Nursery

For the first time since 1928 Beechwood will be home to a baby. So, as my due date nears (just a little over a month at this point!) all the pieces have come together to turn the old “girl’s” guest … Continue reading

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Basement Update

We did a pretty lousy job of taking photos of our basement when we moved in–mostly because of how horrific it was. It was in general, pretty scary.  We definitely needed to make it a more hospitable space. Although we … Continue reading

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Refurb–before and after dresser

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The Rest of the Upstairs

We’ve named our two guest rooms in terms of their genetic appeal: the “girl’s room” and the “boy’s room.” The boys room has a sort of 1970’s masculine style and the girls room is decidedly more beachy-floral. Girl’s Room Boy’s … Continue reading

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Brown and Gray

Ceiling fans are not our favorite things, but since Beechwood doesn’t have central air, they are absolutely necessary.  What isn’t necessary is keeping the old, faux oak ones that were hanging in every bedroom. Garbage pickers love them though and … Continue reading

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Wallpaper on the door.

Unfortunately, we had wallpaper in both bathrooms, one bedroom, the office, and in our entryway. The worst part though, was that we had it on a few doors too. Not sure it was ever cool to wallpaper a door… Anyway, … Continue reading

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Our kitchen was totally gross. Really.

Our kitchen was gross. It really wasn’t usable. We knew it was a big project, so we got started the day we closed. While we were ripping it apart we found old newspapers in the walls documenting the previous remodels … Continue reading

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