Category Archives: Home Improvement

Home Improvement Project Round-Up

I just realized that we have been M.I.A. from this site for almost 3 years!!  So much has happened in that time.  The biggest change in our house was when I – Mama B – went back to work as … Continue reading

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Two toned, wood and white desk

My husband LOVES wood.  I, on the other hand, love WHITE painted wood.  These two things don’t generally jive well in our house…. until now! We acquired this dilapidated old desk from the University of Utah Surplus & Salvage store.  At … Continue reading

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DIY Pergola

Living in Utah is wonderful but, man, that sun is HOT!  We needed a solution to beat the heat on our west facing porch.  The pergola design allows for shade when needed and retractable curtains when the sun goes down.  … Continue reading

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Basement Remodel

Our basement is a lovely big empty space with 7 foot ceilings.  Since our extra bedroom upstairs is currently occupied by a nice international student from the University, we would like to build these extra bedrooms in the basement for … Continue reading

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DIY Wall Sconce

Becky thinks I’m obsessed with lighting. But that’s another topic. We knocked down a wall and put up a beam. And because I love a well lit room, I wanted to put some lights on the new beam. I was … Continue reading

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