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Wood Stove Tribulations

I will admit to feeling a little beaten down in our quest to install a wood stove. As you might have seen in a prior post, we found out that our chimney is currently in flagrant violation of building code … Continue reading

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Renovation Updates

As you can tell if you scroll through our recent updates, we haven’t been doing too much in the way of home renovation over the last couple months since we’ve been focusing most of our energies on the garden and … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

With the trim finished, we’ve finally moved our furniture into the living room and even had time today to go out and cut ourselves a Christmas tree.  It’s the first time we’ve ever had room for a full-sized tree and … Continue reading

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Finishing Touches in the Living Room

We’re so close to having a livable living room.  So close.  The sheetrock is up; the molding is stripped, stained, and sealed; and the walls and ceiling are painted.  I also undertook a pretty intensive intermediary mopping job to get … Continue reading

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Eating Lead/Stain on the Record

This post title is what we would call our week in living room renovations if it was a 1980s hardcore split single. Progress has slowed a bit on our living room renovations since half of the Minnisingh team went back … Continue reading

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Cover-Up

We got a lot of great feedback from our last post about the living room walls.  In the end, we did decide to hang sheetrock rather than re-plastering the walls.  We really appreciated all the advice about DIY skim coating, … Continue reading

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More Hidden Gems

Started to do some paint stripping in the living room today.  All the molding and doors had been painted yellowish beige and I didn’t really know what we’d find underneath.  We borrowed a heat gun from Tina’s parents, which made … Continue reading

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Intro Demo

As soon as the closing was finished, Tina had no doubt as to where she wanted to start fixing the place up.  One of the most notable aesthetic features of Minnisingh at the time of purchase was the proliferation of … Continue reading

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