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Frugal DIY: The $60 Hallway Makeover

Ever since we moved to Château Enginerd four+ years ago, I’ve been looking for economic ways to spruce up the craftsman modern homestead. The textured drywall and paint job that most PNW homes have wasn’t cutting it anymore. After a few Pinterest and Google searches, I came across a product sold at Lowe’s that answered […]

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$5/5 min Bookmark Wreath DIY

Last time I made a clothes pin wreath it was to raise funds during my layoff. At a cost of a whooping $5 bucks, the delta between the shipping charges and the profit margin weren’t enough to make this a viable handmade business venture. It was missing a wow factor. I set aside the rest […]

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Happy First Birthday Château Enginerd!

Could you believe it has already been a year since we moved to the custom home delay prone project from hell? The yard is still not done, with pending landscaping due to fair weather. The builder pretty much ghosted after the holidays so we are on our own. W is still distraught about the front […]

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DIY Shiplap: Fireplace Upgrade!

For those new to the blog, when we bought our new house (see Chateau Enginerd tab/category for more info) the builder’s contract painter wanted more money to paint accent walls and the ceiling even though the interior was unpainted at the time. This is why our entire house was painted the same shade of Standing […]