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Master closet progress: varsity-level IKEA hacking

Last we left you, the master closet was [finally] off to a running start. We had designed, demoed, repaired and painted the walls, installed the ceiling, installed a new light fixture, and installed the Elfa tracks. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve made a ton of progress by installing the built-in drawers. CHECK IT…

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Plans and progress on the master closet

Back in February I drew this sketch on a receipt, of the revamped master closet of my dreams: (It was very dark when I drew it; I didn’t realize I was drawing on the front of the receipt.) (Also, this isn’t really the master closet of my DREAMS-dreams, but more like the master closet of…

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Our swanky new coat closet

After some problem-solving, some sawing, drilling, and painting, and a lot of time spent waiting for paint to dry, we went from having a generic, space-wasting, yawn of a shelf-and-rod closet to a swanky closet with plenty of storage. Before—I seem to have not taken a photo of it full of coats and overflowing bins…

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Home Tour: Sara’s Evolving Mid-Century Gem in the Woods

^ Sara’s mid-century home, tucked amongst the trees, in the Moyaone Reserve. A 1959 advertisement for the neighborhood [justly] preens, Here is great natural beauty, with river views…. It’s wonderful living just 20 minutes from D.C. line by modern highway … close enough for easy commuting yet far enough to enjoy nature’s generosity. Best of…

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Stained glass in the entry

I’m skipping right over other [very important, very exciting] updates made in the living room and hall (for now) to share with you our new “WELCOME HOME!” I made two stained glass windows for the entry sidelights, and here they are, finally installed and on display! I’m not going to try for humility; I’m proud…

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Moyaone Reserve Homes Tour on April 30

We live in an incredible neighborhood. When we stumbled upon the Moyaone, nearly three years ago now, we immediately fell in love with its modern architecture tucked quietly away in beautiful, tranquil woods—and just outside Washington, DC, would you believe it? We weren’t planning to buy a house at the time, but we kept coming…

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Spring cleaning in the garden

We finally made it over to our plot in the community garden. We were greeted by So Many weeds. Here’s our plot, between the pink lines: Oof. It was an exercise to pull all those weeds; they had put down some roots. In the end we managed to get most of it out and covered…

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