July 10, 2014

Long Beach Condo Renovation

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Long Beach Condo Renovation

The Offending Property:  2 bed/2 bath, third story condo.  Located one block from the beach in Long Beach, CA.  Inhabited by renters for the last 15 years, dated, smelly, dark, broken. The Sentence:  3.5 weeks of renovation, $30,000 budget, to become pretty and sellable. The Outcome:  Full rehabilitation!  Finished on time, under budget, and best

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June 2, 2014

Today We Choose Turqouise

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Today We Choose Turqouise

We purchased this chair at the Long Beach Swap Meet.  Although we loved the “patina”, the actual idea of sitting on all that rust was a bit off-putting.  Also, we LOVE to powder coat old furniture.  It is, in our opinion, like giving a second life to what otherwise might be trash.  So after the

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May 8, 2014

DIY Solid Wood Block Table – Oh the possibilities!

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DIY Solid Wood Block Table – Oh the possibilities!

Is it metal?  Is it wood?  All we know is it’s awesome! Alright, we’ll admit it, this is one of those projects we thought would be ridiculously easy and when it’s all said and done, it just wasn’t.  Why not, you ask?  First, a quick backstory: As you may already know, we adore The Washington School

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April 16, 2014

For the LOVE of the Powder Room!

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For the LOVE of the Powder Room!

So today we ask, do you LOVE your powder room?  For those of you that are confused, we are referring to the small bathroom that (usually) lives on your first floor and is (usually) one of the places that every guest will see in your home.  It is (in our humble opinion) a small space

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April 8, 2014

Our “New” Doggie Basket

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Our “New” Doggie Basket

Last week we found this old basket in our garage.  We had picked it up from the Long Beach Swap Meet years ago and never really done anything with it.  Inspired, we set about making it into a cute little “doggie basket” to go under our desk.First we spray painted the basket with silver paint.

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April 1, 2014

Ink + Wood = Awesome!

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Ink + Wood = Awesome!

Posted by popular request – how to do your own photo-to-wood transfer.  Yay! So we are by no means the first blog to post about this.  What?  Yeah that’s right, we know what’s up!  That said, we wanted to share what worked for us and how we made this very large (48″x37″) historic statement piece

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