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Financing Mold Palace

A lot of people have asked me how we financed Mold Palace, so I thought it was worth discussing here, lest you all think that we’re dripping in dollar bills. If you are dripping in dollar bills, you can bypass this post and can find another essay I’ve penned–I highly recommend anything and everything else I’ve written, particularly that essay about sending dolla bills to your fav blogger for her eloquence and subtlety 😉 Moving on. First step is to find your…

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See Jane Work.

A couple years ago, I began writing this blog to tell the story of a remodel of a moldy old house into a home: a real home with kids, a budget and imperfect piles of stuff. But that kind of blog can only go so far, because a shiny new remodel is only shiny & new for so long and really, no one really cares that much about which paint colors I used. I’ve been working to expand the horizons of…

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Basement Frame Up

The basement project began last week. It’s hard to show in these grainy basement photos what’s taking shape because it just looks like a bunch of wood sticks everywhere.  You’ll have to take my word for it that my little brainchild is looking pretty darn good.The laundry room: Family room:   The wondrous sewer pipe before a fresh coat of matte black paint:   Utility room: We had a couple of original doors left from the upstairs remodel and we’ve…

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Basement Fundamentals

In the next couple of weeks, the construction on the basement will begin so I’ve been chipping away at a couple projects to get ready. We have several original doors left from the remodel that I’ve been refinishing in the basement over the past couple of weeks and now they’re looking a lot prettier. Here’s the door I’m working on now. It used to be the swinging door between the kitchen and dining room, but will be the new (pocket!) door…

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