We bought our house in January 2003. I started itching to write a blog chronicling our renovation adventures by 2004. Since then, I've bored my co-workers and Facebook friends with details of our follies over the years. It is now 2011 and we finally have our DIY blog up and...
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And our house was blowing it. Big time.  Since this is the first week for our blog, we wanted to look back at a project that we tackled during our first week of home ownership that we feel made a significant impact on our home and how people were introduced to...
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"Just go with it" is what I said to Alex as I reached into my neighbor's trash."Someone is going to see you" he replied as, with an embarrassed look on his face, he tried to distance himself from me in an "I've never seen her before" move.Inspiration comes in a...
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Where did our home improvement story begin? Well, high school, if you count the desk chair we began refinishing the morning after our ACTs. But the real story, and the focus of this blog, began in December 2003. After six weeks of searching, and some convincing from Alex, we decided...
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A heartfelt thank you to all of you for your interest in our ongoing home renovations! Over the past 8+ years of restoring and renovating our 1880s row house in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, we’ve often been asked “How do you know how to do that?”, “Where did you buy that?”, “How did...
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