stories — kitchen remodel

last day~first coat

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well today is finally the last day that i will be applying the first coat of paint on the outside of our house. what a summer it's been. so rewarding and challenging. we are not nearly close to the end...so much to do still but at least we won't have to look at a house with three colors (old, new, primer) anymore!!! this is where i started from this morning almost amazing what a little brush and paint can do! here's the reward! i loved the summer office before but today it seems that much more beautiful and satisfying! for...

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I love being up on the roof to paint...the view is so amazing!

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sunshine and happiness kimm www.branchhomestead.com Sent from my iPhone

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exterior house painting prep

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we closed on our house three years ago in march. we spent several months stripping wallpaper, pulling up carpet and flooring, cleaning, painting and stripping out some of the kitchen. then last summer we finally decided that we were ready to begin the structural work that needed to be done. we hired our amazingly talented friend tom johnson to design our new kitchen and he hired his fabulous builders to do the construction. we finished construction last october. i began some of the painting/priming on the new exterior last fall and I have begun again now that the weather is...

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getting the lead out of your home safely

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i love all these photos that i see on so many blogs and in magazines with the beautiful distressed paint on old or old looking furniture but it makes me very concerned. i'm all about saving the old but want to make sure that it is done safely. i worry so much about kids and adults being around potential chipping and dusting lead paint. lead poisoning is too common and very scary. if you live in a house built before 1978 or purchase painted furniture that you believe has been painted before 1978 you should assume that it has lead...

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wonderful 1st spring weekend

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thursday night we took the kids to dinner and belly dancing friday night we had my aunt over for homemade pizza friday and played some high stakes euchre check out the sweet breast cancer playing cards by bicycle.the 1st day of spring was so wonderful. we had beautiful weather here which was so excited especially since rain was predicted.my daughter and her friend were out most of the day playing harry potter making potions and casting spells.later they went to an egg hunt to celebrate the spring equinox, that is going to have its own post. i was trilled to...

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