About

On this spiffy and oddball blog, you'll find me whooped.  I'm flipping a flipped house into a home and fixing all the dumb stuff the dumb flipper did.

You'll find loads of DIY, home decor and interior design stuff, home improvement whoo-ha, home repair, gardening, tips and pointers, me directing you to paint, hopefully butt-kicking inspiration and motivation.  Smart and/or stupid things I do, snippets about four-legged best friends, a smattering of recipes, and ya know, general homeowner joys and frustrations.

You'll likely find the pictures kinda suck, some embarrassing stuff happened too but hey, this is me.

So who the heck is Becky?

Ugh I hate having my picture taken!
A creative kid all along, I grew up in the Chicago 'burbs.  After graduating from Ithaca College, I embarked on a multi-decade career in professional theater in Chicago as a prop master and scenic designer.  Do not do the math.

I earned an MFA in Interior Architecture from Columbia College Chicago, designed a few things, and am a freelance draftsperson.

Starting in 2013, I dropped into TV/Film as a set designer for Chicago Fire, Jupiter Ascending, two seasons of USA's Sirens, then picked up gigs here and there like Patriot for Amazon and Showtime's The Chi pilot.  I worked on both seasons of The Exorcist for Fox Studios and the movie Widows.

TLDR, as a friend said, I'm a Thing Maker.  Or, as Mike succinctly puts it, I create things out of nothing.

My patient, forgiving, sweetheart husband Mike and I bought a flipped house in 2013 where we live with our German Shepherd, Hailey (now with Finn).

This is the story of undoing everything a flipper did.

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"Hey Becky, I'm new here.  Where should I start?"

Awesome!  Welcome, thanks so much for stopping by!

Take a tour of our floor plans to get oriented here:  House Plans

You can see a running list of all the changes I've made so far here:  All the Changes

Or, you can even start from the very beginning here:  I Never Wanted to Blog.
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Update:

This blog is dedicated to Hailey in her memory and in her honor, and without whom we would not have this house.  We got it for her.  It is hard to call it "home" without her.

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