home renovation

Countdown to Closing

My offer was accepted on rental #4 and now I'm in countdown-to-closing mode.   Because I want to start collecting rent ASAP, there are things that I do while waiting to close that take the pressure off on the backend.  I know some people will think, "What if the...

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Beachy Bathroom on a Budget

In the spirit of making the house presentable without busting our budget, the kids' bathroom is the first room to get a coin-friendly makeover.  The bathroom was not touched by the previous homeowners in 25 years so it was an outdated '90s nightmare.  I hated going in...

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Let There be Light!

The chandelier in the foyer is gone and in it's place is some serious bling!  But, as usual, there were some mis-steps on my part before arriving to the final light fixture.  Here was what was originally in the foyer: It's the Belora Chandelier from Pottery Barn and I...

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Shiny, Happy Mirror

I love to re-purpose, especially if that re-purposing involves spray paint so when we replaced the mirror above our mantel with artwork and the mirror was homeless (poor mirror :() I busted out my spray paint and got busy.  The last we saw of the mirror, it was gold...

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I’m Sandra and I’ve renovated 7 houses over the last 20 years.  I’m an attorney by trade but home renovation is my real passion.  Thanks for following along as I renovate yet another space.  I hope you get some ideas and inspiration!