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Over the years we've renovated a few houses. At the moment we are busy renovating our 1970s Lockwood home which has shiplap walls. We do most of the work ourselves. Join us on our journey and share our experiences and discoveries.

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I'm Blue ....

You may remember, a few months ago, I acquired three tables in one weekend, and that I was agonizing over what paint to use to paint the new dining table.

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Carol Karl

November 14, 2021

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How to Paint a Brass and Glass Chandelier

Often during a renovation the jewels, in this case lighting, gets forgotten about until the end.

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Carol Karl

June 24, 2021

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How to Upholster Dining Chairs with Piping

Do you ever have those times where one event cascades into a long list of things to do? That’s what happened to me recently.

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Carol Karl

June 17, 2021

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How to Frost Glass With a Pattern

Sometimes we need privacy but still need light! That’s was the case with our front door (and our back door).

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Carol Karl

May 6, 2021

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How to Paint an Aluminium Door or Window

Everyone who has visited us lately has commented on our great new front door. Last week I shared our front porch makeover.

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Carol Karl

April 29, 2021

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Front Porch Makeover

This post has been a long time coming – not that it’s taken us a long time to do the project, it’s just that we’ve been wanting to do it for a long time.

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Carol Karl

April 24, 2021

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Lockwood Renovation Part 15 – Kitchen Floors

This one is not going to be pretty! The floors throughout our entire house were a mess but the kitchen was by far the worst.

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Carol Karl

April 8, 2021

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Lockwood Renovation Part 14 - Kitchen Island

Our kitchen island is the hub of our house. It’s where everyone gathers to chat about their day or have a cup of coffee.

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Carol Karl

February 25, 2021

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Lockwood Renovation Part 13 - Kitchen Door Furniture

Have you ever heard this term before? It’s an interesting one.

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Carol Karl

February 19, 2021

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Lockwood Renovation Part 12 – Kitchen Reveal

I’m soooo excited to be sharing this with you today. This post has been literally years in the making!

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Carol Karl

February 1, 2021