Monday, September 5, 2011

Meet Handy Man, Crafty Woman, Week 19

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Hi, I'm Laurie from Handy Man, Crafty Woman.  Thanks so much to Tammy for having us guest post on her blog today!  Tammy has a beautiful home, and I just love her decorating projects.  I love how she made a cool Star Wars themed room for her son. 

My husband Rob and I started our blog in 2009.  We have one son, and we live in New England.  We've been married nearly 14 years (our anniversary is this month), and the house we live in now is the third house we've renovated.

One of our favorite projects in our current home was renovating our stairway.  We tore out walls, ripped up carpet, and rebuilt the whole thing!  It was a lot of work, but we're not afraid of hard work.

Our first house was built in the 1830s; our second house was built in the 1860s.  We renovated those two houses inside and out.  We tore down plaster, sanded floors, put up new trim, and painted, painted, and painted some more.  It's a good thing I have a "Handy Man".  Our current house was built in the 1990s.  Yes, this time we have a "new" house!  However, it was quite a fixer-upper and a challenge.

Current exterior, after a LOT of elbow grease!

The yard needed a lot of work, too.  One of our big projects was putting in a stone pathway.  Handy Man also built a shed to store some of his tools and yard equipment. 

He's also going to be on a page in a book called The Pocket Guide to Men in Sheds, which is being released soon!  Fun stuff!

One of our biggest projects was renovating the kitchen.  We put in new flooring, a new sink, new counters and painted the cabinets.
Yes, that is a "during" picture of our kitchen construction.  It was a huge project.  You can see more kitchen photos here. 

There's always something to organize around the house, like our pantry.

I also like to write about what it's like to live in New England.  We shop for antiques often, and like to share our finds on the blog.  One of our favorite things to collect is vintage Fiesta Ware

Come on over and join us at Handy Man, Crafty Woman sometime!  We host a link party called Wicked Awesome Wednesdays where you can share your own projects, or just scroll through and gaze in wonder at the many creative people who share their projects with us.

Thanks so much, Tammy for having us guest post on your blog. 

Thanks Laurie for sharing your beautiful home and projects with us!  The stairs are amazing!


Donnie said...

Looks like Laurie has a beautiful home that they renovate together. I don't think Don & I would survive doing the first home never mind three of them. Her hubby's shed is really nice looking.


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