For Rent

If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember that last week we found mold in the second of two back-to-back evictions (affectionately referred to as E2).

Last I posted about it, we knew it must be something to do with the outside water faucet, but needed to tear into the...
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Who wouldn't want to rent this place?

Update: On Monday, the hubs called the potential tenants for E1 and told them that he approved their application. They were so excited and asked if they could move in on Wednesday (they originally said they were looking to move mid-October). He said yes (the sooner, the better) and was...
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I Love the 70's

You guys know what a “C” table is? It’s a table shaped like a letter C. Kind of a square-ish C usually. The table legs tuck underneath the sofa (or wherever) so that the top overlaps the furniture.

I think they’re perfect for chaises. Chez if you’re fancy.

As with most everything,...
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*Insert Negative-sounding Title Here*

Psst…I had record-breaking views last week, with 73% coming from new visitors. Based on the titles of last week’s posts that caught your attention, something tells me you guys want to see me suffer/fail. 😉 Well, you’ll be thrilled to know that after 11 years (ELEVEN YEARS!) with no tenant...
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Anger Management?

I’m tired y’all. We’ve been doing school earlier than usual (we’re not morning people around here) so that we can get to the house by late afternoon. (It’s a long drive from Edmond to East Norman! Can’t believe we bought that house and lived in it when the hubs worked...
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Thonet Love

Do you know what a Thonet chair is? Specifically a Viennese cafe chair?

I love them. But, you know, I love pretty much love all chairs. Except this one. What the heck?

Anyway, I’ve wanted some Thonet chairs for quite some time. I love the bent wood and...
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We're Back. And so is Brass.

We got back from vacation Saturday night. We took the day off on Sunday. Well, not “off” off. I had to unpack, do laundry, clean out the car (holy cow!), clean the toilets (amazing how they get so nasty when not in use), cook a couple of meals…just general getting-back-to-real-life...
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I Can't Sit Still (part 2)

So last time I told you about an ottoman that I found on the curb and re-purposed into a fun little pouf. (The legs will also be reused on our bathroom vanities.)

We’re on vacation right now, but I worked up this post about another curb-side find so that my brother...
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The Post Post

So we have one post on our porch. And it was looking pretty rough.

I didn’t want to replace it. It wasn’t to the point of being unsalvageable and we’re spending enough money these days already.

Besides chipping paint and some cracking wood, it is still doing its job. It’s very...
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It's not always black and white.

We’re not painting the house yet. Really. We’re not.

But I did need to paint the garage door since I had tested paint colors on it.

I had also tested paint on the molding surrounding the front door.

You don’t really see this very well from the road (thanks...
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We're getting somewhere.

Okay, so I’m not really painting the house yet. I was more just painting the garage door so it doesn’t look so trashy until we do get around to really painting the house, remember?

I still had some prep work to do, though. The garage door was nasty. It...
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When in doubt, go with a food name.

The bathroom is not the only thing on our minds. We’d really like to paint the exterior of our house BEFORE next year. We’re not doing it right now. It’s too hot. And we leave for vacation in one month and when we come back from that, we’ll only have...
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Checking Off Lighting

Last time we looked at my spring checklist, it looked like this:

All You Gotta Do Is Ask

So, true story. The day after I typed up Monday’s post, where I said, “Now if I could just find a storm door for $20,” I found a storm door. Not for $20, but it was a steal.

Now don’t go thinking this is how life happens. It doesn’t....
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'Tis The Season

It’s getting warm, y’all! I LOVE warm weather. Like, more than any sane person should. I would take 100° for 365 days per year over “moderate” temperatures that included anything below 60°. Seriously. This is not hyperbole. I don’t even have the words to express to you how much I...
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I might prefer working at Walmart.

We went to the in-law’s for Easter so I didn’t get much work done over the weekend. I was honored that a handful of you guys missed the Monday post. Thanks for checking on me, and thanks for faithfully reading!

I am so thrilled to be done with this back hallway....
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What do a 1970's SI cover model, a meth user, and a Tex-Mex restaurant have in common?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I’m just bad with titles.

We’re not wood purists. Have I mentioned that before?

This house has a ton of woodwork!

Some of it is so well cared for that it is shocking. It’s thirty years old and looks brand new. It’s like the...
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Simple Paint Updates

I took all three boys to help me pick out a ceiling fan for their room. I had complete veto power, of course, but I’m trying to be less uptight about design choices that involve their spaces. That’s much easier to do when I don’t have staging in mind. I’m...
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who Wants Privacy?

If you recall, we’ve been rocking the paper shades for five months now. We’ve even had company. Gasp. Who have I become?

I don’t know who this new person is, but I miss a bit of the uptightness. Seriously. It was time to get rid of this…

I was actually a...
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That's a Wrap

The boys’ room has been coming together for a while now (you can read about it here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).

I did some decorating along the way (the links are all provided up...
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