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Build a Strong Farm House Style Deck Gate (Plan and Guide)

Knowing how to build a Farm House style Deck Gate that lasts, does not sag or close properly is something I am sure (If you found our website) close to your heart. Many of the designs today, look simple and clean but lack strength. Typical designs don’t take into account two factors. 1. Strength over …

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A Free Home Energy Assessment to SAVE You Thousands Of Dollars!

Did you know that your electric company may offer a home energy assessment for free that could help save you Thousands of Dollars? I have gotten notices from Duke Energy for some time asking me if I would like a home Energy Assessment. They either deployed some type of AI (artificial intelligence) or black magic …

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Barn Find 2005 Toyota Tacoma – only 18k miles & never driven in rain!

One of the most important tools when working on your home is transportation to get material to your home. I have been looking for a pickup for a long time and where this 2005 Toyota Tacoma comes into play. You see my priority like many of you, is to ensure my wife and kids have …

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Vintage Mid Century Modern Atomic Sputnik Chandelier

Vintage Mid Century Modern Atomic Sputnik Chandelier

I have said it before and will say it again, buy authentic “REAL” items as much as you can. That was our decision when we wanted to find a real vintage Mid-Century Modern Atomic Sputnik Chandelier. It was one of the first items I knew I wanted to find for our house. I already had …

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Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Jacaranda Cantu Chairs

In a continuation of our series of interesting furniture from the 1950’s, 1960’s I found this on eBay from a Brazilian designer, a full set of Jacaranda Cantu Chairs. While many MCM – Mid-Century Modern designs typically are focused on designs starting in Sweden or Denmark, this South American Designer Sergio Rodrigues has many popular …

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Sonos Wireless or In Wall Mounted Rear Surround Sound Speakers?

When we bought this house, one of my first thoughts centered around the living room and having a great sounding stereo with full range rear surround speakers. As you may or may not know, trends in the industry have been shaken up lately with the much improved wireless speakers. There are several brands that stand …

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Mid-Century Dresser Set

Facebook Marketplace Finds Mid-Century Dresser Set

On our journey to restoring our home, we started to look for various pieces of furniture like this Mid-Century Dresser. Some could say this is a Mid-Century Modern design too… We try to find items that would be of interest to us and our readers. In continuing this series that started with a Mid-Century Electric …

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Make a big impact with Landscape Lighting for your House, Bushes or Trees

We had 3 flood lights installed about 100 feet up in our Beechwood trees that were installed by the previous owners. They were focused to light up the deck and house vs. being Landscape lighting. However, we wanted to light up our AMAZING Beechwood trees and that is the purpose of this blog post. I …

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