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8 Tricks to DIY Wainscoting

DIY Wainscoting in the Dining Room. Learn the tricks to putting up molding on penderandpeony.com

Progress is finally being made on our renovations! Progress you can really see! Over the weekend S. and I completed our dining room DIY wainscoting and chair rail project. Who am I kidding? S. did most of the work; he is a jack of all trades: a mechanic, a carpenter, and one hell of a …

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Remodeling and Decor Inspirations

We’ve officially been in our new house two months!  Here are some design inspirations for our remodeling plans:                   As I finish this post, some important design themes are popping out at me: First, my desire for a black, white, and gold color scheme in the bathrooms …

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Tips for Your Kitchen Renovation

What do most of us want from our kitchens today? Cooking Space | Storage | A Place to Entertain |  Style Kitchens today are very much the heart of our homes, especially for those who love cooking.  But we expect so much more from this space than just food prep.  We expect to gather there, …

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Kitchen Makeover

As you may remember, S. and I started renovating the kitchen at the end of 2014.  I am finally ready to share pics of how it all turned out.  We could not be happier with how everything came together.  Taking down the wall in between the dining room and kitchen really opened up the space …

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Dining Room Building Blocks

Here is the naked, unadorned dining room sans decor. It has been freshly painted, new trim installed, and a new ceramic tile floor laid. Since I was so enamored with the chalkboard in the French Country inspiration room, I decided to display one too and place a shelf above it for knickknacks and other objet …

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