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

July 11, 2016

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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

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What do you think?

  1. Page says:

    Hey Guys – I LOVE your podcasts – Chris is HILARIOUS, Julia is super sweet, and Preston pulls it all together so well. I have a suggestion for another podcast: when updating a house how do you decide on lighting? I’m in the process of updating our builder fixtures and I’m struggling with finding lighting for different rooms that aren’t identical but are also cohesive. Is it okay to use a mix of black fixtures and gold fixtures throughout, are different shapes okay? I want to keep it all in the modern vein but I’m unsure if it’s all going to jive. Are there guidelines you’d suggest for ensuring cohesive interesting picks?


  2. Kim says:

    I’ve been listening to your podcasts- love them! I wanted to know if you have any updates on your gallery wall on the basement stairs. I haven’t seen any posts on it lately and I really loved how it looked in its beginning stage. I also remember reading your post on reflecting on certain purchases and would you/would you not do it again and it seemed you were iffy on that wall. Would love to see/hear some updates on the gallery wall and chandelier pendant! Thanks!

    • Julia says:

      I ended up taking down all the pictures in the gallery wall. Sometimes I just need to start fresh, you know? We’re replacing the stair banisters and I think we’ll do some sort of wall treatment in the stairway instead of pictures. And I’m still on the hunt for the perfect fixture!

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