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Chicago Bungalow DIY Projects Wood floors

Kitchen floor project | Part III

Just my latest lesson in “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet” especially when it comes to floor finishes. Well, ok, maybe they were right about the slippery part…

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DIY Projects Wood floors

Kitchen floor project | Part I

Last week I went to Florida on a work trip which meant leaving my dad unsupervised in the bungalow for approximately three days. Upon my arrival in Florida, I received this text from him: That is…or rather, was my kitchen floor. All two layers of it. In his defense, my dad can’t sit still when […]

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Chicago Bungalow DIY Projects

New year, new bungalow mystery.

I began a simple project on New Year’s Eve. Ok, I began what I THOUGHT was a simple project on New Year’s Eve. Having refinished the hardwood floors and patched and painted the plaster walls in the living room and dining room less than two years ago, the final project to finish these two rooms […]

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Chicago Bungalow Chicago Bungalow Association DIY Projects

What to know before submitting your project for the CBA’s annual Driehaus awards

The fall season means a lot of things here in Chicago: the warm weather begins to turn chilly, colors start changing on the trees, and for bungalow owners, the end of October means they might have a Driehaus award or honorable mention in their future!

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Chicago Bungalow DIY Projects Landscaping and Gardening

Project Landscaping: The Before

I’ve never attempted to landscape anything in my life. In the (almost) two years we’ve lived in the bungalow, we have only ever touched the yard with contempt (“This grass isn’t going to mow itself!”) and every year we make plans to “do something” and never follow through. It could be argued that “do something” […]

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Before & After DIY Projects

Project Organization: DIY Utility Shelves

One of the things I love about our bungalow is the amount of space we have. When we moved from our 700 square foot one bedroom