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Accenting the Kitchen Cabinets

by Josh on February 27, 2012 · 19 comments

in Kitchen,Projects

Keeping my existing cabinets is a decision I’ve second-guessed a few times as I work on this kitchen remodeling project. There are several details of layout and design I would like to be different if I was starting from scratch in the kitchen. I briefly considered total cabinet replacement, but realized that wouldn’t work within […]

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Fall Cleanout

by Josh on October 3, 2011 · 3 comments

in Journal

Fall is the perfect time to clear the shelves of anything worn-out, used-up or useless and prepare for a few months of inside-only projects. I recently hauled away a car load of hazardous and irregularly recyclable waste that had accumulated in my workshop, including: old cellphones, chargers, cables and other recyclable electronic waste; (check out […]

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When I hung the schoolhouse light fixtures in my kitchen a few weeks back, readers suggested that I try painting stripes on my inexpensive big box lights like the ones on the expensive schoolhouse globes I loved at the specialty lighting shops.  But with all the curves on the globes, I wan’t at all confident […]

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Painting the Kitchen

by Josh on April 11, 2011 · 9 comments

in Kitchen,Projects

In my previous post I showed the kitchen before the start of a mini-makeover.  The first step in that low-cost kitchen update got underway when I put up a new paint color. As I mentioned last time, the paint for this project is being provided by True Value Hardware from their new paint line: EasyCare Platinum […]

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Before the Kitchen Refresh

by Josh on March 31, 2011 · 6 comments

in Kitchen,Projects

As a stay-at-home dad and my household’s primary cook, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Lately, whenever my thoughts drift from flipping pancakes or stirring risotto, I have found myself thinking about how tired I am of red walls in my kitchen. What was “deep,” “rich,” and “warm” when Ms. Bungalow and […]

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Boy’s Bedroom Paint

by Josh on January 26, 2011 · 3 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

Wow, where did January go? I guess I’ve been more focused on celebrating a pair of birthdays and trying to get up early to workout than working on the house.  So this is the perfect time to catch up on my backlog of finished, but un-blogged-about work. Nothing fits my slow current pace of work […]

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I know I’ve been writing a lot about my vintage Chambers kitchen stove lately but I happen to have another vintage stove that hasn’t gotten any attention.  That all changes today.  Say hello to my old, rusty, but reliable propane campstove. Ms. Bungalow and I love to take the kids camping at our wonderful Minnesota […]

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Sashes and Storms

by Josh on November 17, 2010 · 3 comments

in Projects,Windows

You’d never know it by my writing volume, but I’m having a really productive fall.  Unfortunately for you, Dear Reader, I’ve allowed my free time pendulum to swing too far toward working on projects and away from writing about them.  I’ve also been extra busy this fall with new elementary and pre-schools for the kids […]

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House Paint Revealed

by Josh on June 16, 2010 · 7 comments

in Projects

Cue the drum roll!  Raise the curtain!  At long last, I am pleased to reveal the completed Bungalow ’23 exterior trim painting. Did I say the paint was “completed”?  Well, not quite.  Even with all the major trim repainted, there will still be exterior painting for me to work on.  Other than the front porch […]

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Change of Address

by Josh on June 3, 2010 · 4 comments

in Projects

Okay, this one took a long time even by my ridiculously drawn-out standards.  Way way back in October of 2005, when I was a newbie blogger about to mark the first anniversary of closing on this house, I bought some new house numbers.  They were mission-style and I thought I got a good deal on […]

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