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    Replacing Outdated Outlets

    July 17th, 2017

    new-electrical outletsOur new house has the old beige electrical outlets from the 80’s still. I bought the 0.22 cent white covers thinking that would update them enough. But they’re still pretty ugly. I then spent hours searching blogs for tutorials on re-wiring them to new white outlets. But the thought of me doing any sort of electrical work is both scary and a bit intimidating. Especially considering how many outlets there are to replace.  Read the rest of this entry “

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    Shiplap Wall

    July 3rd, 2017

    shiplap-front-doorOur new house has a small apartment over the garage that we are hoping to rent out.

    I’ve been trying to get the space fixed up. A shiplap wall in a small space like the entrance is an easy way to add some character for under $20.

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    Raised Garden Bed

    June 28th, 2017


    Our new house had a great little fenced in raised bed garden. But of course it came filled with 3 feet high weeks instead of big red tomatoes.

    My first little makeover in the house has been spending a week ripping out the weeds. Fun times.

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    Colorful House Tour

    April 3rd, 2017

    house-makeoverI can’t even believe I’m writing this post. We’ve loved this house so much over the past 8 years. When we moved in it was the best that we could afford. We had just moved from Canada to Raleigh and had a 3 month-old. And I was not working at the time. I’m not sure if I actually saw the potential in the house or if I was still in that completely sleep deprived new mom state.

    This home had zero charm and character. I recently found some of the realtors pictures from when we bought the house (I’ll post those in another post soon) and it was pretty terrible. Typical builder everything. Not one thing was upgraded.

    I’ve certainly learned that you don’t need a historical home with big chunky moldings and exposed brick to have a cute and charming house. Any home can look like this with a small budget and a little bit of DIY’ing.

    But I’ve loved the challenge of working on an extreme budget and learning how to do things along the way.

    My little business The Salvage Sign has begun to really take off and I have completely run out of work space.

    So we have decided to move.

    I will be so sad to leave this house. The only house my boys have known. And all of our wonderful neighbors. But I think it’s time.

    I will try to update sources and paint colors soon. But I have a lot of boxes to pack before I do that. Hope you enjoy the little tour of our coloful home.

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    Bi-Fold Doors Fix

    January 20th, 2016

    diy-bifold-doorshow-to-fix-bifold-doorsThese bi-fold doors broke about five minutes after being installed. Can you relate?

    After 7 year of complaining about them I finally fixed them. And it really wasn’t a big job! I was able to do it start to finish in about 4 hours (including 2 coats of paint).

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