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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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Winter Master Bedroom Refresh

I’ve got the winter blues – I get them every year. I just need sunshine to survive and there hasn’t been much here lately.

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Carol Karl

August 2, 2022

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Your Bathroom is Moving Where???

It’s no secret that our house is way too small for us. Since both our children ended up back living with us, we have had to get two portable cabins to house everyone.

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Carol Karl

July 19, 2022

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Dining Suite Makeover – Part 2 The Table

A few weeks ago I shared Part 1 of this makeover where I showed you the finished chairs. This week it’s the table’s turn to be debuted.

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Carol Karl

June 11, 2022

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Dining Suite Makeover – Part 1 The Chairs

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

May 21, 2022

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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