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When you've lost your taste for popcorn ceilings

When you've lost your taste for popcorn ceilings

Javier De La Rosa with De La Rosa & Sons Drywall scrapes the "popcorn" texture off the ceiling at this home. He charges between $1.50 and $2 a square foot.

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When you've lost your taste for popcorn ceilings

When you've lost your taste for popcorn ceilings

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When you've lost your taste for popcorn ceilings

When you've lost your taste for popcorn ceilings

When it comes to houses built from the 1960s to late '80s, nothing says "needs updating" quite like popcorn (aka "acoustic" or "cottage cheese") ceilings.

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From 'remuddled' to delovely

From 'remuddled' to delovely

BISBEE - "Remuddled" is how Nanette Slusser describes the state of her home when she bought it.

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From 'remuddled' to delovely

From 'remuddled' to delovely

Tom and Nanette Slusser wanted to keep the old-fashioned feel of their 1900s home in Bisbee. Their furniture is a mix of their existing pieces, some reupholstered, and historic finds.

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From 'remuddled' to delovely

From 'remuddled' to delovely

The Slussers repainted and put new posts in the porch which spans two sides of the house.

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From 'remuddled' to delovely

From 'remuddled' to delovely

Traditional white cabinetry and lots of light make the small but efficient kitchen in the Slusser home inviting.

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From 'remuddled' to delovely

From 'remuddled' to delovely

This doormat says it all. The Slussers originally intended their Bisbee place to be a weekend vacation home, but now they spend more time there.

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From 'remuddled' to delovely

From 'remuddled' to delovely

Vegetables grow in containers along the steps approaching the front porch. Nanette has been known to teeter on the edge of Mule Gulch to harvest them.

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From 'remuddled' to delovely

From 'remuddled' to delovely

The kitchen sports updated splash guards and mosaic tile. When he moved in to start the remodel, Tom had just one small skillet to cook with.

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Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

Santa Fe flea markets. Scottsdale hotels. An artist in Santa Barbara. Bed and breakfasts in Provence. An India Hicks book on life in the Bahamas.

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Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

Large doors where windows once were lead to the patio, and a new buffet accents the dining area at the home of Kelly and Jeff Wilson in Dove Mountain in Marana.

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Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

A new island sits atop a hardwood flooring square in the kitchen, whose existing cherry cabinets were updated with bronze hardware.

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Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

Window coverings with a wrought-iron look-alike product called Tableaux let in dining-area light.

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Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

The brown-flecked granite counter in the kitchen is reflected in a toaster.

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Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

Personal travels, readings inspire Dove Mountain redo

The indoor fireplace is refinished in Venetian plaster.

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Home joins new way of life

Home joins new way of life

Mark Pirtle is an open book. He talks freely about the too-fast life he led, the business he had to walk away from, how the stress led to health and emotional problems, and how he's healed himself.

May 16, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Home joins new way of life

Home joins new way of life

A louvered patio roof allows for repeated shafts of light to fall onto an area in the backyard at the home of Mark and Lynda Pirtle in the Blenman-Elm neighborhood.

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Home joins new way of life

Home joins new way of life

The cabinets in the master bathroom are made of bamboo.

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Home joins new way of life

Home joins new way of life

Stone rock totems decorate the backyard at the Pirtle home. It can be a Zen practice to put them together says Lynda Pirtle.

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