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    New nickname

    My current project is to sand all the trim.  I have been spending so many hours sanding trim that I have referred myself to with the nickname “Sandy”, much to Paul’s chagrin. This trim has been stored in the basement for the last 20 years. It is a time-intensive process to sand, prime, install, putty, paint, and repaint for a finished trim.  We stared with the big messy pile, for which sorting and figuring out its placement was a puzzle in itself. WORK IN PROGRESS: BEFORE & AFTER: BEFORE & AFTER: BEFORE & AFTER: The master bath was the room at the end of the hall. BEFORE & AFTER: Many…

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    We don’t live on a ship

    No, we do not live on a ship.  But for the amount of shiplap we have in this house some people might think we do.  What’s with the name?  Shiplap literally came to be called that because it is ship worthy.  It was used to make ships because the overlapping joints make it tight and waterproof.  It was used frequently in harsh climates as a way to keep wind and water out of houses.  That transitioned to using it indoors.  Joanna Gaines, who made shiplap a popular interior feature in my opinion, says the dreamy wood boards turn a blank wall into a wall with soul.  Well, if that is…