• Family Room Reveal

    Moving on to the next room in our Renovations Revelations week here at Add Some Character, we’re checking out the Family Room Reveal!  This room wasn’t really high on our priorities list for a long time but once we heard about Baby, we thought we should add it to the list.  Partly because the fireplace

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  • Great Grey Grout

    Sunday was Grout Day, a favorite day for us because it feels final, looks great and its pretty easy. Grout Tip of the Day #1: Wear gloves.  That stuff sucks up moisture faster than a sponge. Grout Tip of the Day #2:  Vacuum up your project 1st, get out all that mortar that dried up

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  • All about the Base

    After getting the fireplace all prepped and ready, the real fun could begin!  Yet another tiling project is checked off the list with our marriage still intact (though I can see how it could cause some fighting words to be said!)  But I have to say, on a difficulty scale, tiling a fireplace was pretty

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  • Back it Up

    It was the weekend before last when we got our fireplace tiling prep work on.  It was another one of those projects that we were subconsciously avoiding.  It was a pretty active avoidance but with a very tight schedule of projects between now and January 4th, thankfully we gathered up our courage, sat down and

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  • Cleaning up the Ash Hole

    Clever title eh?  The fireplace is our current major undertaking and over the past two weeks we’ve removed the ugly pink stone slabs and chipped away at mortar underneath to get it prepped for new tile.  This past weekend, we needed a fireplace cleanup to try and get rid of that burned stone look, if possible.  Here

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  • Snug as a Bug in the Dining Room

    We might have bitten off more than we can chew this past weekend… and with 17 weekends left before this baby’s due date we’re hoping that’s a good thing.  We now have 3 rooms under “active” construction (all the rooms are still under construction but we’re actively working on three at any given moment).  We’re

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  • Pantone Wall Art

    The Pantone Wall Art is something I’ve been playing around with ever since we saw those Pantone swatches at Lowe’s which you can read about in Do You Pantone?  Eric is amazing at a lot of things, but visualizing is not one of them.  So, he wasn’t super excited about tackling this project.  Since it

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