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Chelsea O'Brien
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Trying out Potato Towers
With a new, larger backyard I did some investigating over the winter into what I could do with all of my space. Several weeks ago we had a fence installed for Washington and since then I've been planning all sorts of things with the yard. Today I accomplish...

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Finishing the Living Room
After pulling up the floor , taking the ceiling down to plaster , pulling down the paneling and removing wallpaper, we started to put the room back together. We had to wash down the walls several times, and patch a lot of cracks in the plaster. We used the ...

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More Destruction Phase
Like I said previously , we had planned on leaving the paneling on the walls. But we needed to clean up the corners around the room to properly install the future crown molding and paint the ceiling. As my dad and I were doing this clean up, we realized the...

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The Living Room - Destruction Phase
During our honeymoon in 2010, part of the drop ceiling fell. We've known since then that the drop ceiling either needed to be replaced or removed. So, that was on our list. What we didn't realize was that the paneling on the walls stopped at the drop ceilin...

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La piece de la resistance
The living room. It's where we LIVE, right? It's where we spend time when we're not in the kitchen or sleeping or working. It's where the TV is, where the dog waits for us to get home, where family gathers, where spies plant bugs in remote controls. Ok, may...

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The Dining Room, Part 2
After much patching, we painted. I also pulled out the ugly brown carpet and installed vinyl flooring. If I was ever asked "Chelsea, what kind of flooring do you recommend for a DIY install?" My answer would be: vinyl. We painted the ceiling until the stain...

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The Dining Room
Our dining room had such ugly wallpaper, like the rest of the house, and ugly carpeting, and popcorn ceilings. It was such a mess. But, now it's beautiful. The above photo is the only one we have from before moving in, unfortunately. So we removed a whole b...

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The Office: A Simple Fix
The fourth bedroom, or what we call our office, just needed the ceiling fixed. So, we bought matching tiles, same brand and everything, and figured we'd replace the few tiles that needed it. Boy, we were wrong. Once upon a time we had a leak in the bathroom...

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Master Bedroom Final Touches
After taking care of all of the big things, it was time to pay attention to the smaller details in the Master Bedroom.  The trim was painted an aqua green, which looks kind of funny in these photos, but turned out really nice. The built-in cabinets were pai...

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Master Bedroom Next Steps
After patching the Master Bedroom and sanding, and more patching. We put texture on the ceiling, painted it, then painted the walls, and finally painted all of the details. The ceiling was very rough, some of it had some texture. There was evidence that it ...
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