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Tracking spending (it’s tax time!)

Some homeowners are organized enough to track their spending monthly; they plan out how much a specific remodeling project is going to set them back before they ever start, and they can tell you to the penny what it ended up costing. (And, of course, the latter number is always double or triple the former. […]

ReHouse CNY – Salvage sale!

If you live in the Central New York area, own an old house, and are looking for some affordable goodies to spruce up your place, ReHouse is having a 20% sale today and tomorrow – and 35% off of sinks! We’ve been to ReHouse quite a few times, and it’s always worth the trip. Things […]

Victorian Homes – Interior Inspiration

The photo-sharing community Flickr has got to be one of my favorite web tools EVER – second only to blogs, of course. Those of you using it need no convincing as to why it’s amazing. Those of you who aren’t… get over there and check it out! You can start with our Flickr gallery, which […]

Home decor yumminess

As you’ve probably noticed, I have a serious addiction to pretty house things. Big things, little things, teeny tiny details that no one but me would ever notice…. the kind of stuff that makes your house unique and memorable and a reflection of you. Of course, it’s all just STUFF, and deep down I know […]

William Morris Tapestries

When I win the next Powerball, I’ll have enough dream items bookmarked to easily blow the $254 million. It seems like every day I come across something fantastic (and fantastically expensive). Damn the internet; if I couldn’t see these things online, I would never know they existed. It’s not like JCPenney carries them. And then […]

Fuzzot Furniture: Making junk beautiful

Months ago, over at One Woman’s Cottage Life, I saw some furniture that really caught my eye. Kim has a great sense of style and finds very unique pieces to fill her place, so I highly recommend you browse her site sometime. It’s very inspiring. Anyway… the kitchen island and table she features on her […]

A facelift for old appliances: Stainless Steel paint

If you’re hardcore Fixer-Upper readers, you might remember that we spray painted our stove and refrigerator a while back. We inherited them from the previous owners, and they were a lovely shade of 70’s beige that did not gel with our color scheme. We used Rustoleum’s epoxy spray paint for the bodies of both, and […]


Well, based on great recommendations from a few of our commentors, including John of The Devil Queen and Erilyn of Reviving the Colonial, I went ahead and ordered some milkpaint for the bathroom vanity. I ordered a gallon of “light cream” and a pint of “driftwood” (pictured above, in that order) from Milkpaint.com. I want […]

Post-Holiday Meltdown

Yesterday, I had one of my infamous house-related freakouts. The holidays make me miss my RV’ing parents something wicked, and that unhappiness is multiplied by the stress of shopping, decorating, cooking, and cleaning for three weeks straight. Then, suddenly the big day is over and there’s nothing fun to look forward. Top that all off […]

Go pro: get a degree

As you may already know, I’m an RPI alum. I was an Electronic Media, Arts and Communication major, and I’ve never regretted choosing that degree; it has served me well. But if I had my first student loan paid off, I might be tempted to go back a second time for a Masters degree in […]