This Old House Magazine

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This Old House magazine published a story about our old fireplace recently… It’s in their January/February 2013 issue, but I found my copy at Books-A-Million about a month ago, so I’m not sure if it’s still on newsstands. (?) I absolutely love the illustration on page 76… …and I’m intrigued by the columned-room divider project […]

Fireplace Makeover

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We worked on a budget-friendly fireplace makeover at Kevin’s brother’s house a few weeks ago, and we’re so happy with how it helped to update their existing brick fireplace. We’ve been slowly helping Kerry and Robyn redo their living room over the past few months, and it has been SO MUCH FUN “sneaking” into their […]

Ideas For Summer

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Howdy- and welcome to our Home May’d Summer mantel link party! Of course this party isn’t really limited to just mantels though- we wanna see all kinds of Summer-y displays! Whether they’re on a window sill, a bookshelf, a ledge- you name it, we’d love for you to link ‘em! Our overall goal with this […]

The Brick Fireplace (#2!) – Pick My Presto

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Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I read this comment on Monday’s Pick My Presto post… …and was totally intrigued! I invited Julie to send me a photo of it, to see if I could come up with anything to help kick start her creative juices. Here’s the photo she […]

The Brick Fireplace – Pick My Presto

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Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! This week, I picked a photo sent in by a gal named Jen. She wanted some design inspiration for her huge, off-centered brick fireplace… She said the beams weren’t structural (they’re just a decorative element the previous homeowner added), and that’s she’s ready and […]

A Fireplace Pick My Presto

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Hey there- and welcome to another installment of “Pick My Presto”! I had fun with a photo of a lower level family room sent in by a gal named Heidi this week. Her email read… Hi Layla, Here’s my “Pick My Presto” disaster. My husband and I purchased this 1972 raised ranch back in 2003. […]