Old House Tour

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Old House, New Owners

Well here’s a blast from the past! A friend of ours who is house hunting stumbled upon this little property. Look familiar? Fun to see what they changed and what they left the same.

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Storage Alert

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Bookshelf Hack

Not exactly a hack, but I’m using a bookshelf as shelving for pants. I have a bad habit of over-stuffing drawers full of my clothes, so I needed a remedy. Bingo – used bookshelf! It’s now an extension of my closet and dresser space. I swung by the Goodwill and snatched this up for the cool price of $3.99! I was hoping to find an old dresser that I could gut and refinish, but this thing is the perfect size and needs no work at all. Practically new. And for the price, I couldn’t say no.

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Spare Room Conversion

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Brown or Purple?

You be the judge. We really love this paint color, but everyone seems to have a different take on it. Depending on the lighting and time of day, it looks either brown or purple. Or both! For the record, it was in the brown section of Pittsburg Paint, but it must have some purple undertones.

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Dirty Laundry

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Move over, clean clothes! Easy access hamper is moving in.

final product: clothes hamper

We may have underestimated this project. What started as a quick little idea ended up taking a few hours. A lot of tweaking was involved. But it turned out great, so it was all worth it! The closet between the upstairs bathroom and bedroom was only half useful. The top half holds towels, but the bottom was becoming a junk collection for light bulbs and small spare parts. And board games we never play. We tried playing Monopoly once… that’s a whole other story… So Joe ripped out the shelves and rigged up this! Not too bad, eh? Here’s how it started:

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