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The finished house: Blood, sweat, tears, paint, and beers

Nearly every day, I browse lovely sites and blogs featuring beautifully styled homes photographed in bright, natural light. They contain hard to come by vintage chairs whose owners have somehow picked them up at flea markets for pennies. Hand loomed rugs with ridiculous price … Continue reading

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Tornado season, here we come

Holy crap. I am so behind on updating y’all on Deep Eaves. Let’s just rip it off like a Band-Aid, shall we? (suspense) (more suspense) (seriously though, it’s like Zayn Malik leaving One Direction big) (it’s like Lynn just made … Continue reading

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Waiting for my porcelain luxury

I wanted to call this bathroom update, “Slowly Making Progress” but then I thought, who am I to judge the timeline and the speed of the work? I’m not the one really doing the work. And more importantly, it’s not … Continue reading

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730 days and counting

Happy two-year anniversary, you giant, paycheck-stealing, pretty, endless, battleship of a house, you. As Hurricane Sandy was hitting NY and rain and wind were threatening to close the attorney’s office and registrar where our signing would be recorded that day, we … Continue reading

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Not intended as a late Valentines post, but it might as well be.

Lou in action last weekend. Me, capturing it all. There is an unbelievable amount of work happening here in this house. The thing is, I don’t write about a lot of it because it’s nonstop. It comes, it goes. More … Continue reading

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Clawfoot redux

This clawfoot tub came with the house. It had clearly been painted at least twice, if not more, but only on the side facing the bathroom. Yeah, that’s the bathroom the way we found it. Jealous? Our original plan was … Continue reading

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Ta-da!

Grey floors. Well, grey stain on wood floors, so greyish-tinted brown floors. Whatevs. We’re very happy with them. That being said, these photos were taken in mediocre light, and are of the kitchen floor, which was in the worst shape. … Continue reading

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Previously, on This Old House

In a surprise turn of events, Lynn and Lou decided to risk it all and stain the bottom unit’s floors grey, ensuring the future renter will ponder why their floors are not a super-glossy marmalade color like every other rental … Continue reading

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Grey or gray?

Here’s Lou staining more of the freshly-sanded floor gray (grey?) in an attempt to convince me that, despite the wood already having been stained in its life and therefore not taking a second stain as well, it will still look … Continue reading

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Night work

I have not seen Deep Eaves in the daylight since last week. We don’t live there yet, so I only have visitation rights after work. Seeing as how the sun sets at 4:30 in these frosty, cold (personality) parts, it’s … Continue reading

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