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How to Patch a Hole in a Textured Ceiling

How to Patch a Hole in a Textured Ceiling //

As you may recall, last week, we hung a new light fixture in our dining area, which left us with a nice round hole in the ceiling where the previous light once hung. Our ceilings are lightly textured – not your typical “popcorn ceiling” but still textured enough to make the patching process a little different. A lot, if not most, homes built in the 70’s – early 90’s have textured ceilings, so we thought this would be a helpful…

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Easy Upgrades Home Improvement


back doors

What started out being a dull project turned out to be a fun and easy upgrade. A few days ago, we spent some time painting the two back exterior doors. We went with Valspar‘s Fired Earth (6011-1). This is the same color we chose for the shutters on the front of the house. After the paint was dry, we easily removed the window panes in order to scrape the excess paint (aka “boo-boos”) off the windows. I kept scraping tiny…

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Easy Upgrades Home Improvement



If you follow us on Twitter, you might have seen Ashley’s rave yesterday about our new door knobs. We “scored something fierce”, as she says. Let’s back up for a second. I was on my way home from work when I got a phone call from Ashley. The reception was bad so all I caught was, “Tuesday Morn…oorknobs…clearan…heavy…pretty…want”. So I decided to stop by Tuesday Morning before I went home. Β When I got there, we sifted through every doorknob in…

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