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New Life for Old Steps

It was March when we put our purchase offer in on our new old house. This means we really had no idea what our yard would look like since it was covered in snow. We did know that there was a walkway with steps leading up from the street…however they were covered in ice so we figured we would learn more later.

Well later came and it was obvious that these concrete steps had seen better days.

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*Note this picture was taken after quite a bit of cleaning… the bottom step was a surprise to us since it was covered in an inch and a half of dirt and grass…

Well after cleaning some more and a few youtube videos we were off to pick-up some concrete to help these last a little while longer.

100 + lbs of cement-all later this is what we have

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I know it is not perfect but I am happy with the results. I had neighbors walking by to ask if I was Italian. Italian by osmosis but I am sure it was the Irish mason father of mine that pushed me to give it a try.

We have some other steps in the back that need some love but I am brainstorming a different type of facelift… maybe some type of tile or painted design over the existing steps? Any ideas?

Reboot 102: New House Edition!

Hi all!

I see I still have a few followers out there. It is has been quite a long time since I last checked in. I never really got into the flow of keeping up with this blog but heck why not try it again?

I have been super super busy as of late because I am the now the proud owner of an amazing house!

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Kevin and I had searched high and low for almost a year and we finally stumbled on this 1925 Dutch Colonial with Arts and Crafts flair. I knew I had to have an older home and thankfully we found one that still has a lot of the characteristics that resonate with me left intact.

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Although this house needs some work, we are ready to help it really shine.

Please share any stories you may have about your first house or projects that you dealt with in an older home!