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    Fall ORC Week 2

    Here we are, another week down and we are clipping right on pace. Mike is at the point where he remembers how much he hates projects and wishes he didn’t agree to doing this. Ironically this project was his idea. I merely suggested using it for the ORC. That’s ok. He’ll be happy when it’s reveal day. This week I was able to get all of the cabinet doors and drawers that we are re-using painted and put back in place. I lightly sanded all of them. Then primed, then sanded, then painted. If you’d like a full tutorial on how I usually paint cabinets, check it out here (For…

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    One Room Challenge Fall 2019

    Did I just write that? I feel like I am still recovering from Spring ORC. Yet, here I am. Again. My dad walked into the “constructions site” yesterday and his only comment was, “So the insanity continues?” Yup. But. I digress. For those of you just starting to follow along with me, the One Room Challenge is a six week challenge to complete a single room renovation top to bottom in – you guessed it – six weeks. It happens twice a year in the Spring and the Fall. Tons of people along with 20 Featured Design Influencers enter the challenge together and it sort of reminds me of a…

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    Week 6: One Room Challenge the Kitchen Garden…the Final Reveal

    Week 6 is here. Unbelievable. The last month and a half flew by. I want to start out by saying how incredibly happy I am that I chose to remake our side yard in to a garden. I loved designing it and then watching it come to life. It went from an eyesore to one of my favorite places to relax. In fact, I’m relaxing in the garden, drinking a cup of coffee and writing this post. I love that all of our kids not only have fun picking fruits and veggies from it, but they play with their toys, lounge on the furniture and read books there too. I’d…

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    Week 5: One Room Challenge the Kitchen Garden

    This week I didn’t spend as much of my time in the garden as I did in the shop. This week I made the BIGGEST DOOR I’ve ever made. We live in Norco, “Horsetown USA.” Everyone has a barn in their backyard. We have a guesthouse, we were told to call it a barn. It made perfect sense to me that a barn door access into the equipment area would be very fitting. Even if the trend goes away an outdoor barn door in a horse town will always look right. I felt the design for the door needed to be grand in order to be a contrast against the…