Basement Demo and Plans

Last weekend, we demo’d our basement! With the help of my parents, we were able to finish demo in just two days and completely fill a 30 yard dumpster. After ripping out the wood paneling, ceiling tiles, a couple walls and closets, and former bathroom fixtures, we have a blank slate to start fresh with

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2018 Renovation Recap & a Look Ahead at 2019

2018 marked our second full year of owning our fifties fixer upper, and although we kept busy with projects, we took plenty of time to enjoy life outside of house projects as well. We also had some exciting advancements and changes with our “brand” and we’re planning on quite a few exciting things for 2019.

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Making a Mudroom

This post was originally shared on my former website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com, in Fall 2017. When we bought our home, there was no mudroom. The dining room was a very long, awkward space with two chandeliers, a shelving unit, and a door leading out to the backyard. According to our neighbor, who has lived here since the 50’s,

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Spring 2018 ORC: Weeks 10, 11, & 12

This post was originally shared on my former website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com in June 2018. Ok ok, we might have DOUBLED the allotted time slot for the One Room Challenge… but the reality of DIY renovations is that they always take longer than you think! We still will have finished this bathroom in under 3 months (because we

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Spring 2018 ORC: Weeks 7, 8, & 9

This post was originally shared on my former website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com in May 2018. Did you see the reveals of the One Room Challenge guest participants and featured designers? There are so many incredible projects! A special congratulations to Erin Kestenbaum and Vestige Home for being selected as the two new featured designers for the next One Room Challenge in the fall- they both

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Spring 2018 ORC: Week 6

This post was originally shared on my former website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com, in Spring 2018. A brief introduction… For those of you are new to my blog, welcome! My husband Josh and I have been renovating our home since we bought it back in April 2016. We do 90% of the work ourselves, from design to construction to decorating! So

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Spring 2018 ORC: Week 5

This post was originally shared on my former website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com, in April 2018. Hello & welcome! For those of you are new to my blog, welcome! My husband Josh and I have been renovating our home since we bought it back in April 2016. We do 90% of the work ourselves, from design to construction to decorating! So

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Spring 2018 ORC: Week 4

Let us introduce ourselves… For those of you are new to my blog, welcome! My husband Josh and I have been renovating our home since we bought it back in April 2016. We do 90% of the work ourselves, from design to construction to decorating! So far we’ve finished our kitchen, master suite, guest bedroom, mudroom, and living room. This bathroom project is

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Plans and Budget for our Hallway Bathroom Remodel

This post was written in early winter 2018 on my original website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com. We have since finished our bathroom remodel- see how it turned out here! After spending some time pricing things out, I’ve decided on the final finishes for our bathroom remodel! I’ve always gone by the motto that stylish design shouldn’t have to

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Spring 2018 ORC: Week 3

This post was originally shared on my former website, OurFiftiesFixerUpper.com, in April 2018.  In case you haven’t “met” us yet… For those of you are new to my blog, welcome! My husband Josh and I have been renovating our home since we bought it back in April 2016. We do 90% of the work ourselves, from design to

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