Category Archives: decorating: before and afters

Dining Room Pew

Over here at Walnut Grove, we’re knocking out one project after another. I have no idea why projects that have lingered on for months years are finally getting done, but it feels awesome! Here’s a project that we finished last … Continue reading

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When Doors Open

The door to our basement was nasty the day we moved in. It had an old yellowed cat door containing leftover cat fur from the previous feline occupants. Definitely not the most appetite-enhancing sight to have in our dining room! So the … Continue reading

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A Deck with a View

Our house came with a large deck that is perfect for dining alfresco or hanging out on when the summer heat kicks in. Mom and Dad, we play Quiddler on it at night.  🙂 Because it’s behind the house, it … Continue reading

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Bedroom #3: the “After”

Our guest bedroom makeover is almost done! Instead of waiting for the final (yet boring) details to be finished, I’m just going to show you the after, seeing that it’s 99% ready for my nieces and nephews. Before: After: The … Continue reading

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An Old School Desk Turned Nightstand

When my mom-in-law asked me whether or not I wanted some old school desks that she had, I didn’t think twice.  Yes please! I’m a teacher and I love antiques, so it was a no-brainer, even if I wasn’t quite … Continue reading

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Bedroom #3 Window Treatment

For over seven years, ugly metal blinds with too long strings hung in the bedroom: I had a few requirements for a new window treatment: Not too much money since it would be somewhat temporary Room-darkening for our guests More … Continue reading

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Bedroom #3

So, summer is here, visitors will be sleeping over, and our third bedroom was begging for a makeover!  It’s a room that hasn’t been touched (besides cleaning) in all the years we’ve lived here.  In fact, it’s been used as … Continue reading

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