It's Been AGES!! Let's Catch Up

It's been over a year since I sat down and actually put my brain to work writing a post! I'm not sure I even know how to blog anymore, but here goes.

Since we last met not a whole lot has gone on with our home remodel. We decided that taking a break and paying off our bills would be in our best interest and so, unfortunately, all remodel work was put to a standstill (of course we decided that while the master bath was demolished!). Now that we are feeling comfortable with where we're at, we are back in full swing!

Here's a recap of where we left off.

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A Break on the Nursery Means Work in the Yard

After my last update on the nursery about the finished fauxdenza I took a two week break from decorating and we decided to put some focus on our front yard instead. The main reason behind this project was the fact that every time I drove up to our house I would cringe at how awful it looked. Basically, it looked abandoned. For real... overgrown trees and weedy flower beds don't make for the best curb appeal.

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A Finished Fauxdenza!

I'm in love with this fauxdenza. The final touches were a labor of love and totally worth it.

Putting the final finish on the wood that wraps around the fauxdenza gave me quite a bit a grief. I wanted it to be just right, which resulted in a lot of trial and error, but in the end we got it figured out.

The finish coat I used on the wood was a semi-gloss polycrylic. I wanted the wood to remain natural in color and polycrylic is a crystal clear finish that leaves no color tint behind.

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