Kelley

Fixing Up the Furniture

DIY Projects, Painting No Comment

Like many people my age, the majority of furniture I’ve owned (and approximately 100% of the furniture that I’ve purchased) has been from IKEA. I like IKEA furniture. It looks good, it does its job, and then when you inevitably break it, you don’t feel too bad, because you can just go out and get […]

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Kelley

Gardening

Home Improvement No Comment

First, I should point out that all of my posts so far have been recaps of projects that I have already done — I’m still catching up on blogging about all of the work I did upon moving in. The plus side of this delay is that I can have some major before and after […]

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Kelley

Painting the Bedroom

Home Improvement, Painting No Comment

While the house was totally move-in ready, we wanted to get some painting done before we officially moved in. Since our closing date was a few weeks before our move, we had a couple of weekends to come up and get some work done. The first room to paint was the master bedroom. The person […]

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Kelley

First Official Project: Removing Carpet!

Home Improvement, Rennovations No Comment

The very first thing we decided to do was remove the carpeting in the house. The entire second floor (3 bedrooms + hallway) is carpeted, as was the living room. The carpet was fairly new (according to the paperwork the previous owner passed on to us, it was installed in 2009), but I have horrible […]

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Kelley

My Adventures in Homeownership

Life & Everything Else 1 Comment

After keeping a blog while I traveled and worked abroad for three months last year, I realized it’s a good way to share my day to day stories and pictures with family and friends. Since people have been trying to get a look at my new home, anyway, I figure I’ll post about the trial […]

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Everything you'll find here is the true story of two inexperienced homeowners who never stop asking the question ... "how hard could it be?"

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