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5 Tips for open kitchen storage rack design | StowandTellU.com

5 Tips for Open Kitchen Rack Storage

We’ve only made a few changes to the kitchen since we moved in. And let me tell you, it needs a lot of changes as far as I’m concerned. One, we upcycled an IKEA rast into a vegetable bin. And last year, we moved the fridge to a new wall to create more counter space […]

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Gatehouse Inspired Entryway Stairway Reveal ($100 Room Challenge – Week 4)

The objective was to update a room on a budget of 100 dollars.  And I’m excited to say, we’ve accomplished just that in our entryway stairway. Now it’s fresh and clean with a touch of gatehouse inspiration, too boot! Welcome to the final reveal week in our $100 Room Challenge. I’m going to show you how […]

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More Entryway Storage and More: $100 Room Challenge {Week 3}

In a small home, using vertical space is kind of like finding additional square footage, right?  Hey everyone, it’s week 3 in the $100 Room Challenge.  It’s coming down to the wire. but Ken and I were able to get a lot done this past weekend. Allow me to brief you on the progress we […]

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Painting the Entryway Stairway: $100 Room Challenge {Week 2}

I believe that it is only after you have redecorated a room that you ask yourself, how did I ever live with it the way it was before? Of course this probably isn’t true for everyone, or every room. But in the case of my entryway stairway, that statement couldn’t be hitting closer to home […]

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Entryway Stairway Makeover $100 Room Challenge {Week 1}

Have you ever challenged yourself to makeover a room on a $100.00 budget?  I updated my office – guest bedroom last year for $100.00. I can tell you that if you like to do-it-yourself and re-use items you already have, that $100.00 can go a long way towards achieving a new look.  I’m really excited […]

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The Hobby Shed Planning Begins

When we purchased our 2 bedroom fixer upper last year, one of our goals was to update the “hobby shed” located behind the garage. Of course I was hoping that would have happened immediately after we moved in… Let’s just say I’m quite the dreamer. In reality, before any kind of serious update could begin, […]

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How bout them apples? and a Chalkboard Project Wall

Have you ever felt like you need a whole wall to keep track of the projects you want to accomplish? Our project list has moved to a chalkboard project wall in our kitchen for four main reasons, although I’m not sure there has to be a reason at all, here are my four: Chalkboard project […]

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Open floor plan/Loft style basement makeover: Walls are taken down and everything in the basement is painted for a total cost of $1200 - StowandTellU.com

And the Total Comes to: $1200 – Open Floor Plan Basement Complete!

I wanted to take you back one very last time to what I can now officially call our open floor plan basement makeover which ended up costing just about $1200.00 to complete. I finally had a chance to pull out those receipts from the townhouse basement update and add them all up once and for […]

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Bicycle Built for a Pair of 90s Coat Rack Shelves

This was a case where the 90s called and wanted their shelves back, but I had to tell them, sorry, no can do.  After “not” painting the living room and rushing through the $100 dollar guestroom/ office update, let’s just say that the get-er-done approach was trending in our new little home, and I honestly […]

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$100 Office-Guest Bedroom Makeover

In our two bedroom house, as the layout of the home would have it, we’ve had to set up our office in the guest bedroom.  On most days we needed it to be a functioning office space with a side of guest bedroom, but we also wanted it ready-set for a visitor at any moment. […]

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Thoughts and ideas for living with the wrong paint color on your walls - StowandTellU.com

Thoughts on Living with the Wrong Paint Color

Could you live with the wrong paint color?  Or would you paint right over it as quickly as you can?  Probably depends upon just how wrong that color is, right?  In our case, we moved “into” the wrong paint color, although I can’t deny I’ve chosen the wrong paint color many times, too. But back […]

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A basement makeover done with a painted exposed ceiling, painted floor and 25 "use what you have" decorating ideas for the furniture and decor - StowandTellU.com

25 Use What You Have Decorating Ideas for a Basement

Before I plunge full force into decorating our new house, I wanted to take you back just a time or two more to the basement update at the townhouse.  After the new year began, I finally had a chance to pull together all of my receipts and add up the total cost of the basement […]

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How I Found More Kitchen Counter Space

What would you do for more counter top space?  When we bought this house, it only had 8 square feet of counter space.  That’s 50″ x 23.5″!! That’s not a lot of counter top space and when I look back at the townhouse kitchen and my old apartment, I realize that I’ve always lived in […]

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Townhouse Hidden Workshop Reveal

There is one last area in the townhouse basement that I promised to “reveal”.  Ironically, as I planned the basement open layout with it’s exposed beam painted ceiling, this was a part of the basement that I was trying to keep hidden so to speak.  I didn’t want Ken’s workshop to be glaring right at […]

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Townhouse Laundry Room Makeover Reveal

I realize that I never showed you all the rest of the basement update, but with the move to the new house and the happenings of this past summer, I had to put the reveal on hold temporarily.  I did take some “after” photos though, and I’m hoping you’d still like to see them now. […]

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