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Bathroom remodel: demolishing the 70s, joining the…

What do we call the current decade? The 20-teens? The 20-tens? Whatever it’s called…we’re joining it. Back in January, after looking at what Young House Love did to their bathroom, we felt confident that we would be able to get our bathroom remodeled very frugally as well. Oh, how naive we were. We were so […]

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Bathroom remodel: a late 70s retrospective.

A couple months ago, on the day I suggested remodeling our bathroom, Chet said he would agree to it only if we started by taking out the soffit. I said, “Let’s do it.” When I mentioned to Chet last week that if I had known our bathroom remodel would cost us in the range $3000, […]

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My very own Ikea hack.

Last year we took down the wood blinds in our master bedroom. We had inherited them from the previous owners, and in their place we hung double curtain rods and curtains from Pottery Barn along with some sheers from Ikea. One year and one economic downturn later, we couldn’t afford to do the same for […]

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Bathroom window replacement in a block construction house.

The last weekend in February, we finally got to do our very first “putting something in” project versus “taking something out” in regards to our bathroom renovation. Actually, I’ll go ahead and totally contradict myself by now saying that it started off with taking out the window which, aside from the floors, is all we […]

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How to get free stools (or anything) from Target (or other places).

So, we’ve been wanting to buy four of these really reasonably priced stools from Target for over two years now. Even though $160 wouldn’t be that big of  a chunk out of our budget, we just haven’t made them a priority. But recently, I realized that I have rewards on a Capital One card I’ve […]

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