Fence Updates and Two-Panel Wood Driveway Gate Plans

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Hellooooo, I’m thinking about fences again! You all had the pleasure of following along as I moved and rebuilt the fence in my backyard and then converted a chainlink fence into a wood fence along my driveway, and now it’s finally time to build that driveway gate. Of course, I can’t just build a driveway gate and leave it at that, I’ve also decided to cap the entire fence to cover up the dogear pickets and give everything a cleaner and more finished look. HOORAY!

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Three things to do before you move into a new house

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After Jennifer bought me a house to play with, I immediately started coming up with plans for the renovation. Tearing things down, refinishing floors, new lights, etc. and I had to remind myself that while it’s easy to get swept up in a big list, there are only three things to do before you move into a new house that are actually critical. Another great reminder to myself is that this isn’t actually my house. 

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DIY Faux Hardwood Floors on Plywood Subfloor

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Okay, so I’m a little late on this kitchen progress update, like 1.5 years late, oops. Around November 2016, I started removing the gross green and white plaid vinyl flooring and to create DIY hardwood floors on the plywood subfloor that was underneath. To be totally honest, I started ripping the vinyl off a while before that and just lived with weird half floors for a while. Classic move. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY hardwood floors on your plywood subfloor.

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One Room Challenge Week Six: DIY Kitchen Makeover Reveal

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Pop the pink wine, fam! The DIY kitchen makeover reveal is finally here! If you remember where we left off last week, a LOT of things still needed to happen. The lower boxes needed to be primed and painted, the lower door hardware needed to be installed (including jury-rigging a few of the latches), the island needed to be assembled, a light needed to be installed, and we needed to install the backsplash. Just a few things! But, we did it!

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One Room Challenge Week Five: Cleaning Original Hinges and Installing New Hardware

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TBH guys, Week Five has me a little crazed! Turns out when you only work on a project of this size like three days a week for a month, the last week is pretty hectic! COOL! Today’s update is all about cleaning original hinges and installing our new knobs, pulls, and latches. Let’s start with the activity that led to my biggest misstep of the project: cleaning original hinges.

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One Room Challenge Week Four: How to Paint Cabinets

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Today I want to walk you through the most time-consuming part of this kitchen refresh: painting the cabinets. In fact, I’m not even done with it, that’s how much time it takes! I mean, potentially, I could have been done by now if I hadn’t decided to rewatch all of season one of Westworld, but who can really say? Anyways, here’s a step-by-step look at how to paint cabinets featuring some subpar iPhone photos.

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