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Vertical Siding: Board and Batten Exterior Renovation

Vertical Siding, also known as Board and Batten, is a modern option for an exterior renovation. Check out the before and after of this home, which went from horizontal vinyl “lap” to vertical vinyl siding. When it was time to replace our home’s vinyl siding, we knew we wanted vertical siding, also called board and …

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How to German Schmear Brick (Mortar Wash Fireplace Makeover)

Learn how to German schmear brick, in no time! Makeover a brick fireplace with mortar wash, a beginner-friendly DIY project. As much as I love the cozy features in our cottage-style home, some of it is a bit dark for my liking. For example, our east-facing living room only gets morning light, making it dim …

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How to Make a Vanity Taller and Deeper

Short bathroom vanity? Learn how to make a vanity taller and deeper. A bathroom vanity makeover can be an affordable update!  Our bathroom vanity makeover is complete and it is a huge transformation! The updated vanity not only looks better, but it is more functional, too. Today, I’ll explain how to make a vanity taller, …

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How to Paint a Brick Fireplace (and the Best Paint to Use!)

Learn how to paint brick, including which types of paint to use. Painting a brick fireplace is an inexpensive and easy way to brighten a room. Brick fireplaces can be a beautiful accent in a home. I love aged brick — especially in old farm kitchens or peeking out from crumbling plaster. However, sometimes brick …

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