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The Senator Theater and Shoo-fly Restaurant Open in Belvedere Square

Big news in my Baltimore ‘hood. The Senator theater, one of the last remaining Art Deco theaters in the country that still has its big main screen, reopened last night. It’s been completely restored and renovated by the people who … Continue reading

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Dining Room Window Seat

Over the weekend, I designed and built a window seat in the dining room to replace the cabinets and covering for our old radiator (which was taken out a few years ago). The design came together as I woke up … Continue reading

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Window Treatments

We received our honeycomb shades from Smith+Noble for the kitchen, bath, and bedroom last week, along with some curtains from Crate and Barrel. For the shades, we got the cordless top-down+bottom-up mechanisms, and blackout linings for the bedroom. They look … Continue reading

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Renovation Project Complete!

The project is done! Well, all the contractor’s work anyway. We still have some more painting, decorating, etc. But it’s done! Woohoo! Here’s are the panoramic “before” pictures I posted 10 weeks ago. Kitchen: Bathroom: Barn door detail:

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Moving Back In

Renovation ┬áis largely complete on both the kitchen and bath, including the bonus work on the bedroom and hallway. We’re down to just a punch list and inspections. It’s amazing: gorgeous and lots of space. We spent this weekend moving … Continue reading

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Trim and Glass Block

The trim has been completed in the kitchen, bath, and bedroom. The glass block window and half-wall for the tub have also been installed. Getting close! Plumber is supposed to come in and do the finish plumbing today or tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Bartop and Tub Surround Installed

They finished installing the granite bartop yesterday, and also got the solid-surface tub surround in. Many 2x4s hold things in place while the glue and caulk set. Bartop and tub surround:

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Granite Countertops (Almost) Complete

The granite countertops were installed yesterday, except for the bar top which needs some modifications to mount safely. That will be installed today. We love the type of granite we chose – Galaxy Black – even though it was more … Continue reading

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Working Kitchen Island

The butcher-block top and sink were installed Friday. Water in the kitchen! The island is complete except for the drawer pulls now.

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Painted Upstairs Hallway

While the upstairs is empty, we took advantage of it and painted the hallway as well. Goodbye orange photo wall. Everything is so much cleaner now.

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