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HOW I TURNED AN UGLY DUCKLING INTO A SWAN

Hello!! Today I thought I’d give you one last look at The House On Victoria Court, the exterior this time, and show you how I turned a ugly duckling into a swan. Let me start by showing you what the cottage looked like when we purchased it. I recognized the character this 1930’s “charmer” had, […]

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THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT LIVING ROOM RENOVATION

Hi there! Thanks very much for joining me here. Today I’m delighted to share with you The House On Victoria Court Living Room Renovation. Step on inside the front door and take a look at the BEFORE. The walls were paneled in knotty pine, something you see a lot of in old Lake Arrowhead “Charmers”. […]

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THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT BUNK ROOM

Greetings! Thanks very much for stopping in. Today I’m very excited to show you The House on Victoria Court Bunk Room. But first I want to apologize for the inactivity on this blog of late. The renovation of this home (a full time job), life, kids, wedding planning, travel, stuff, just somehow got in the […]

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THE BITTERSWEET FINALE

Over the course of the past 9 months I have spent nearly everyday at The House On Cottage Grove. Those days were filled with dreaming up how I would renovate each room, shopping for the building materials, searching for inspiration, and sometimes getting down and dirty in the process. But now, after what truly was […]

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SHE SAID YES

It has been an eventful week in the Becker household. Our middle son Taylor, who is currently on vacation from law school, asked his girlfriend of 6 years to marry him!  And…SHE SAID YES! Taylor called us about 2 months ago to share the news that he had purchased a ring and planned to propose […]

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THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE MASTER BATHROOM

Greetings from Lake Arrowhead, California. Today I bring you The House On Cottage Grove Master Bathroom renovation. Let me start by showing you what it looked like the day we closed escrow on our latest fixer upper.  There was a vintage clawfoot tub on one side and a very funky shower adjacent to it. The […]

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THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE MASTER BEDROOM

Hello. In my ongoing series featuring my now complete fixer-upper, today I bring you The House On Cottage Grove Master Bedroom. The Master Bedroom is located on the lower level of the house, and is accessed via a hallway just off the Bonus Room. This is what that hallway looked like when we purchased the […]

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BASEMENT BONUS ROOM IN THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE

Hi there! Thanks so much for following along as I share with you my newly finished fixer upper.  And thanks also for all of your positive and encouraging comments which are very much appreciated. So today I want to share with you the Basement Bonus Room in The House On Cottage Grove. To get there we […]

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