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Waaahoooo! Despite a few more pieces of trim to hang, our entire 2nd home renovation is almost complete! Which means we finally have time to share all of the work that went into our renovations of our remodeled rooms. First up, we are sharing our before and afters of the first room we knocked out, our guest bathroom remodel. Check it out!  If you don’t remember what the bathroom looked like before we began demolition, we are here to share ‘em! We tackled this… Read more »

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entry remodel, before and after, Jamie Molitor, construction2style

J & B had another project for Jamie to tackle before their baby #2 came, remodeling their entry. Britta had been wanting a bench for the entry that comes off from their garage for awhile, a place to set down their stuff or sit and put their shoes on. And once Baby #2 came they were really going to need some place to set those little cute girls! They had also been wanting to replace their flooring and we suggested… Read more »

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After DIY trundle day bed

Happy Wednesday! Since we are pretty much done with the bigger things on the house we are back at our projects again. Today we are sharing our latest project, Pottery Barn inspired Trundle Day Bed. Trundle beds provide an extra bed for a room or help to add more storage space. Kevin & Carol asked Jamie to build a trundle bed for their office at their cabin for some extra sleeping space when needed. Carol’s inspiration had come from a trundle bed she… Read more »

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Built-in Bookshelf

Happy Throw Back Thursday!! If you remember last fall Jamie had built and put in a new bookshelf for J & B’s office. I promised to show pictures of the “after” fully furnished space, so here we go! We are so happy with how it turned out and love that J & B are always letting us help them with their home renovations. J& B had asked Jamie to make some sort of shelving for their office. Britta wasn’t sure if she wanted… Read more »

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Gender Reveal Party

WHOOHOO! We no longer need to keep our lips sealed! That was one long month! Last weekend we had our family and close friends over for our big Memorial Day BBQ Reveal Party! It was so cool to have so much love all in one place to celebrate the life of our little one. He is in for a real treat and one lucky BOY! To announce the gender reveal we renovated the nursery. When our guests started trickling in we had them cast… Read more »

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sod grass

Spring Sunshine means Yard Work time!! It is finally warm enough in Minnesota to start on yard work and landscaping! We got our new sod laid just in time for our Gender Reveal BBQ this upcoming weekend. When we first went to view this house one of the first things we noticed was this crazy Christmas tree looking garden in the back yard. I was not a fan. Come Spring, we weren’t sure if we were going to try to… Read more »

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We got our hardwood floors laid this past weekend, hours before Easter Sunday…when we were entertaining for 30 people. Call me crazy but I knew if we had a deadline to make we would have the house in order by then…and we did! There are so many different types of installation for hardwood floors and endless grains, styles, and colors. It is also hard to decide on the perfect floor without sacrificing a lot of cost. Hardwood floors add a… Read more »

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Baby M

We are thrilled to say that one of our guest bedrooms is under construction again! And probably will be under construction for the remainder of the summer! Our family is expanding and Baby M is expected to make an appearance come September 2014! We are overcome with the joy of creating a new life. Seeing our little creation for the first time was love at first sight. Baby M is already practicing it’s back-flips and trying to show-up daddy! My first… Read more »

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living room decor

I am excited to be featuring a post by Kenneth Newel who is a Home improvement blogger. She has been writing on Kitchen Design and Home Interior for many years. Mixing Patterns For Maximum Visual Appeal Have you ever been amazed when you go into Harrisburg, PA furniture stores and see how patterns and prints have been combined on the showroom floors in ways you have never dared to try? And, if you are like most people, you walk away wondering how the… Read more »

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Grey Color Paint Living Room Remodel

The house is completely painted! We are cruising now!!! We have crossed so much off of our to-do list and I might not be lying now when I say I think we will be able to move in soon. In the past couple of weekends we have been able to completely finish painting and cleaning up the dried paint off of the trim in the house. WHOO HOOO!  And of course, if you remember our Dining Room Paint Fiasco, well… Read more »

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Fireplace

Good Morning, Happy Saturday! We are SO thrilled to share our giddy excitement this morning as we are being featured on Remodelaholic today. Be sure to go and check out our Fireplace Makeover featuring our Built-Ins! While free standing fireplaces can look beautiful, built-in’s blend into your interior design using an entire wall for storage while making a room feel and look larger. And as you know, we are advocates of doing-it-yourself as it is much more cost effective and is always… Read more »

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Our house is moving right along and we are so excited to share with you everything we have been up to! I believe I said that we would hope to be moved into the house in a few weeks…a few weeks ago….but we have to live our life too and are still living with the in-laws (which is a pretty awesome gig)! However, we are getting very close!! So here is a little kitchen update on our remodel progress. If… Read more »

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If you have been following us recently on our social media sites you know about the Dining Room paint Fiasco we have been having. Actually…we have been having a few paint melt-downs. Picking out the perfect color paint is so hard! And if you know me, I don’t have much patience. When I go to pick out my paint, I want to buy it right then and there, get home and finish the room. But if you have the patience… Read more »

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AndoverShowerRemodel

Onto the details of our Guest Bathroom Remodel… Now that we have sold our Andover Remodeled Home we can share all of the fun we had remodeling the home and show you just how easily you can do-it-yourself. We have chatted about our Living Room, Kitchen, and Master Bathroom Remodels so now it is time to share with you our Guest Bathroom Remodel! Guest Bathroom Remodel Here is a photo of the before and after of the guest bathroom. As you can see, this bathroom… Read more »

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Bathroom Vanity Remodel

As you know, we recently sold our Andover Remodeled Home. We bought this outdated home to remodel and make a profit on and of course, blog all about how you can Do-It-Yourself. We have really only posted about how we completed our Living Room and Kitchen remodels (in case you missed them click on those links and go check them out)! So we thought we better share the behind the scenes demolition of the rest of the house…so here we go… Upstairs… Read more »

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Ceremony-23

For our wedding I couldn’t think of anything cuter than our flower girls wearing purple tutu’s with white leotards. I knew my mom and my aunt Anne would be able to whip them up in no time. They used 6″wide tulling of white, cream and purple.  They cut 22″ lengths of each of the colors. They used 2 white, 2 cream and 1 purple strip and repeated this pattern. The strips were folded in half and looped over a 1 1/2″ white… Read more »

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WHOO HOO, we are Sooo EXCITED and we just can’t hide it!! We are so thrilled to say that our Andover home sold today! Jamie bought this home for us two years ago as an investment to remodel and make a profit on. We have had so much fun remodeling this home and have learned so much. It is very rewarding to watch an abandoned foreclosed house turn into a beautiful home, especially when you Do-It-Yourself! Below are pictures of… Read more »

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NYCBefore

I am so excited to have Lainie from meandbabyi Guest Posting tonight about her NYC Remodel. She did an amazing job transforming her Dining Room into her Baby Room. I love the style of NY city living.   When we bought our NYC apartment 4 years ago as newlyweds, we envisioned having two children and thus eventually turning our dining room into a third bedroom.  One of our favorite aspects of our apartment is the open, airy, loft-like feeling so we didn’t want… Read more »

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installingbathroomtile

Our guest bathroom is coming together! Since we last checked in on this room a couple weeks ago we have been busy putting the room back together. We managed to check the biggest thing off of this rooms to do list- picking out tile! After many hours of searching tile shops, we ended up going with a light grey tile called Leonia Silver Tile from Lowes. Initially we had subway tiles, of the same shade, picked out for the shower…. Read more »

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Ceremony-11

I wanted to do something fun on our wedding day to surprise Jamie. I couldn’t picture anything cuter than one of my nieces carrying a sign down the aisle leading me into him.   When Jamie was out of town his dad and I got to work. Dale first cut out a piece of plywood. We painted the wood with an off-white. After the paint was dry, Dale torched the edges with a blow torch and drilled two holes into… Read more »

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