Category Archives: The Big Reno

Finishing Up the Barn Board (For Now)

On a steamy summer Friday, I reluctantly traded happy hour for a date with my three season room. First, I examined the boards for any signs of bugs and lucky didn’t find any, but I did see a lot of white … Continue reading

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My B-52’s Impression

Like most things these days, it all started on Pinterest. If you aren’t using this resource as a tool to share with your spouse, better half, co-designer, or clients you’re truly missing out. Get to pinning. After looking around for … Continue reading

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Working With Reclaimed Barn Board

If you followed the blog last year, you might recall The Big Reno, which was an HGTV-style down-to-the-studs, open-up-the-walls, live-in-a-construction-zone experience. It’s not for the faint of heart, but the results are worth it. The plan was to have 75% … Continue reading

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Nakashima Carpentry

After returning from two straight weeks of travel I asked my wife to help prioritize the upcoming projects. She’s having a party soon, so we she decided to finish off the living room ASAP. One of the last projects in … Continue reading

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Mantel Do Over

When we started the renovation I wanted to do something with the mantel and wood beams. There were grand thoughts of barn wood and reclaimed oak. In the end, I was much more practical and it turned out for the better. … Continue reading

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Homestretch

I haven’t updated things because I’ve been busy staying up late working on the house, popping Advil, and entertaining out of town guests. As of last weekend, the Living Room like like this. On the contractor side of things, they’ve … Continue reading

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Floors and More

Week 5 concluded with 95% of the floors coming in and about 80% of the paint on the walls. I spent all of Memorial Day knocking working in the Family Room. By 11 PM the entire room was primed and I … Continue reading

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