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Ep 16: I Am On A Drug, It’s Called Paint Sheen

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 16: I Am On A Drug, It’s Called Paint Sheen Hot Topic: Fixer Upper/AirBNB Show Notes: It’s common for everyone to ask about paint colors, but much less frequently do people ask about the sheen. But to get the effect you want in your space, choosing the right sheen can’t be overlooked. In this episode, Julia and Chris give great advice on how to decide which paint sheen will look best for the space you’re painting. They discuss why you’d choose flat over satin (and vice versa) and what the role of primer is in the process. Posts mentioned: ‘Fixer Upper’ Houses Becoming Popular Vacation Rentals Around Waco How to Properly Pronounce 20 Design and Decor Terms Please leave a rating and review for the podcast! Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire Episode Sponsored By:       How to Listen (iPhone): 1. Tap the podcast app on your…

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Ep 14: Wake Me Up With Indecision: Which Updates Are Worth Making?

JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 14: Wake Me Up With Indecision: Which Updates Are Worth Making? Hot Topic: What should you do if you want to make a change to your home you think may lower its value? Show Notes: Every renovation project is a balancing act, between budget, time, needs, wants, etc.. But when you don’t know how long you’re going to be in your home, is it really worth spending the time and money to update it? Chris and Julia discuss how they approach the “is it worth it” question, as well as striking the balance between creating the house you want to live in and one that someone else will want to buy someday. They also talk about projects they’ve been working on, including their downstairs basement and outdoor fireplace. CLJ posts mentioned:…

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Ep 13: Shea McGee of Studio McGee: The Sun is Gone, But I Have a Light

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 13: Shea McGee of Studio McGee: The Sun is Gone, But I Have a Light Guests: Shea McGee from Studio McGee Hot Topic: Energy efficient bulbs Show Notes: Lighting fixtures are as varied as any other product for your home, but once you’ve found that perfect fixture, how do you make sure it will give off the light you want for your space? Sometimes you want it to feel warm, other times you need to highlight a specific task or piece of artwork. How do you go about planning the lighting for your home, or make updates to maximize what’s already in place? In this episode we talk all about the mysterious side of lighting. What is the Kelvin scale, how does that relate to lumens and what are my options for achieving warm, energy-efficient light? We also visit with Shea McGee, from Studio McGee, who shares…

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Ep 12: Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Title: Ep 12: Here We Are Now, Entertain Us Hot Topic: Is it ok to ask guests to contribute money to a party/get-together? Show Notes: Life is better when you share it with others, so we’re talkin’ about parties and get-togethers this episode. Some do’s and don’ts of hosting, little things that make a party great, and how to keep yourself from getting in a bad mood and making all your guests feel awkward. We’ll also share stories from some of our best and worst parties, and what we feel made them. Learn some tips for handling food, and what you should expect from your guests when it comes to contributing. CLJ posts mentioned: Truth Tuesday: How NOT to Throw a Party DIY Harry Potter-esque Hanging Candles + Party Decor Details Leave a rating and review for the podcast! Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire How to Listen (iPhone): 1. Tap the podcast app…

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Ep 11: Make it Happen, Cap’n – Taking on Projects You’ve Never Done Before

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 11: Make it Happen, Cap’n – Taking on Projects You’ve Never Done Before Hot Topic: Selling Your Home as a For Sale By Owner Show Notes: One thing we hear from people all the time is, “How do you guys know how to do all this stuff?” Usually followed by some version of, “I could never do that.” But here’s the thing – you can do it. In this episode, Chris & Julia talk about how they go about tackling a project for the first time and give suggestions on how to get through the fear of the unknown that keeps so many people from making progress. Start somewhere and make it happen! CLJ posts mentioned: Snowballing Projects How to Trim Out IKEA Cabinets DIY Solid Wood Wall-to-Wall Shelves A Massive Wood Picture Ledge for the Living Room! Selling the House 2.0 Leave a rating…

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Ep 10: Buildin’ on a Budget Pt. 2

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 10: Buildin’ on a Budget Pt. 2 Show Notes: In this part two episode focused on budgeting in renovation, Julia and Chris discuss what a budget means to them, and how it has changed over time. They talk about their early days of DIY, and share one of their first projects and how it went horribly awry. Chris and Julia also answer the question, “Is it really a “budget” project if it’s sponsored?” and share their perspective on how they approach sponsored content, while trying to make it relatable. CLJ posts mentioned: How to Make Your NEW Favorite Dining Room Fixture Lessons in Home Decor Humility Before and After: Little Girls’ Room Goes Tween Other posts mentioned: Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding News Story Leave a rating and review for the podcast! Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire How to Listen (iPhone): 1. Tap the podcast app…

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Ep 09: John & Sherry Petersik of Young House Love: Buildin’ on a Budget Pt. 1

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 10: John & Sherry Petersik of Young House Love: Buildin’ on a Budget Pt. 1 Guests: John & Sherry Petersik from www.younghouselove.com Show Notes: The first of two episodes focused on budgeting for renovation, we visit with John and Sherry Petersik, the creators of the wildly successful Young House Love blog and brand. Hear them talk about some of their favorite “bang for your buck” projects, as well as some things they’ve learned they’d rather hire out than do themselves. They’ll also share insights on the other side of a budget, which is timing, and knowing when the right time is to take on a project and how a phased approach may not only help you satisfy your desires for change, but set your space up for greatness when you’re ready for a full renovation. CLJ posts mentioned: Our Finished Deck! Our Painted Kitchen Cabinets! Before…

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Ep. 7 Chairman of the Mood Board + My favorite Style Quizzes!

Sorry for my absence over the past week. I had a few posts ready to publish while we were away, but we were, literally, working on the kitchen in Pittsburgh non-stop and I wasn’t in a place to answer questions or even hit publish. So, we’ll save those for this week! The good news is we got back home yesterday, the kitchen turned out amazingly well and we have a full week of posts! You can see a few sneak peeks of the final kitchen that I posted this weekend over on Instagram–it was hard to leave! Other good news! It’s Monday which means Episode 7 of The Chris Loves Julia Podcast is up and we talk all about creating mood boards–how I go about making them, why I’m hooked on the process, what they are for those that may not know. You can listen to that episode right here on iTunes,…

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Kid Rooms: To theme or not to theme

Butterflies | Sheets | Greta’s first big girl room before and afters Episode 6 of The Chris Loves Julia Podcast went live Monday morning and it’s my favorite episode yet! A little background about the episodes: we go over to Preston’s studio and talk for almost 2 hours about a topic. It’s completely unscripted besides the reader questions that we usually read ahead of time (send your questions to [email protected]!) and then sometimes we let them dictate what we talk about. Afterward, Preston takes our conversation and edits out all the long pauses and blabbering on to fit into a reasonable listening time–we shoot for 30-45 minutes. The best glider ever | Curtains | DIY Large Letter Art | Faye’s Nursery This week, we talked about all about kid rooms, including our own childhood bedrooms, our children’s rooms (some funny backlash and mistakes we’ve made), how we approach young rooms and honestly, I’ve…

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On Open Concept Living + Multi-Purpose Spaces

Hope you’re having a good Memorial Day! We have a day of yard work ahead of us followed by a big BBQ with some friends–our first one on our deck! Whatever you’re doing today: paying respects to loved ones who’ve passed, yard work, a road trip to some dreamy cabin, a day at the lake–we hope you’re with people you love. This week’s podcast is now available for you to listen to. On this episode, we talk about multi-functional spaces and open concept rooms (like our living room + dining room + kitchen!) and how to make them cohesive and intentional. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. We also call our friends, Whitney and Ashley from the amazing blog, Shanty 2 Chic, to get their advice on making large or small spaces feel cohesive and talk about their show Open Concept airing on…

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