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Picardy Project

Picardy Project

Chris and I are enjoying the adventure of renovating our first house together. Seeing as every room of the house and nearly the entire exterior will need a facelift, it will be a long process.....

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bathroom, storage

That Pesky Medicine Cabinet

By Picardy Project on Dec 05, 2012

Two years ago, when we were planning out the back bathroom, Chris and I decided we would very much like to install a recessed medicine cabinet. In the main bathroom we just have a mirror... Continue reading


Rainy Season Drainage System Check-Up

By Picardy Project on Dec 03, 2012

The rainy season has officially started. The nice thing about the rain is that we're able to see how well all of our drainage in the front yard is holding up. If you remember, we... Continue reading

bathroom, interior design

Back Bathroom Mood Board

By Picardy Project on Nov 28, 2012

I'm not going to lie, this post has been a draft since FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR. Yes, February of 2011. That's how long it's been since the back bathroom has been gutted and we started... Continue reading


Wait What, We're in The New York Times?!

By Picardy Project on Nov 07, 2012

I shall interrupt my regularly scheduled programming (negativity about the floors and I still need to finish up the renovation roadtrip posts), but I just thought this was too exciting to not share... Chris and... Continue reading


Renovation Road Trip: Greetings from Cincinnati

By Picardy Project on Oct 17, 2012

I am back. With correct punctuation and all! Since we last left you (in Texarkana) we drove through Arkansas and Tennessee on our way to North Carolina to seeeeee: Nikki, Marc and Franca! On the... Continue reading


Countdown: 4 Days

By Picardy Project on Oct 08, 2012

We leave in 4 days, bah!!!!! We had a lengthy to do list this weekend. And it felt like the first weekend in a month (because it was) that I could actually contribute to housework.... Continue reading


The Evolution of a House

By Picardy Project on Oct 02, 2012

One of the more interesting things we've discovered as we've been slowly working away on our house the last 3 1/2 years is how much our home has evolved. And I'm not just talking about... Continue reading

walls, bathroom, demolition, diy

There's a Hole in Our Wall

By Picardy Project on Oct 01, 2012

Eventually, at some point, maybe in the future, we'd like to FINALLY get to working on the back bathroom. We have of course mentioned it before. For the last 18 months we've always said, "That's... Continue reading

deck patio & porch, diy, diy

Fence in a Day

By Picardy Project on Sep 27, 2012

Yesterday Chris and I got about 80% of the fence up, hooray! We still have a bit in the corner that needs to be replaced, but that's also a portion that we didn't tear down,... Continue reading

landscaping, diy

When Your Yard Is a Landfill

By Picardy Project on Sep 25, 2012

This weekend our backyard looked like a bomb went off. Some of you may thing we're very productive and get lots of work done, but the trade off is that sometimes we don't pick up... Continue reading