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3 Ways to Finance Home Renovation Projects

Thanks to American Express for sponsoring this post and supporting Beginning in the Middle! As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. You may love your home but want to update it to be more your style. You may have just bought a fixer-upper that you plan on DIYing little by little. Or you may still be looking for a home and are wondering how you’ll have the cash to remodel a distressed (but oh so perfect) property. Whatever...

Before & After: An Updated Take on Black & White

Update: Our bathroom, along with the rest of our townhome, was featured on Design*Sponge!! Check out our full home tour post for before & afters, and a link to our feature! *** Welcome back, friends. Guess what? We finally finished our #historictownhome renovation!  If you follow us on Instagram, you probably already knew that, but stick with us ok? One of our favorite makeovers in the house was the bathroom.  Not only was it small and awkward (it’s just 6×6!),...

No Sew Drop Cloth Bedskirt

DIY No-Sew Drop Cloth Bed Skirt

Hello again, friends. Two posts in one week!  I think this is a record for us. We finally had a chance to catch up on life after being super busy the last few months.  It’s hard to believe that we’ve renovated 4 bathrooms and a house this year!  We finished our Pearl St. bathroom renovation in February, then bought a historic townhome in German Village that we renovated and furnished, and just finished remodeling a client’s dated bathroom last week, too.  Even though...

“I just want BRICK!”

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.  I capped off my vacation yesterday with a little Rehab Addict on Netflix.  I love Nicole Curtis, and every time I hear her say “I just want BRICK!” in her intro, it makes me smile.  Now that we are in the middle of rehabbing a brick duplex, I can relate!  We exposed lots of it on our side of the duplex, including both of our fireplaces. This is what our dining room fireplace...

$13 DIY Boxwood Christmas Wreath

I’ve been thinking about what kind of wreath would look best against our navy front door.   At first I planned on doing an ornament wreath like this one from Two Purple Couches, and even bought a Styrofoam wreath to get it started.  But then it broke, and I realized I didn’t have a hot glue gun (and didn’t really want to buy one), so I moved onto plan B. We were shopping for a Christmas tree at our local nursery...