How to Transform a Fixer-Upper

Just call Lindsey and Grayson Cheek Mr. and Mrs. DIY! They painted, tiled, woodworked and decorated their first home all while staying within budget. HGTV Magazine gives you a tour of their made-over home.

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Meet the Owners

Lindsey Cheek, co-owner of Poplin & Queen Interiors and a blogger at Fifi Cheek, and Grayson Cheek, an attorney, say their 1917 cottage in Wilmington, N.C., was the last "bad" house on a great block. They bought the home, which they now share with their daughter, Tilley-Gray, in 2009, right after a couple of local contractors got it into "selling shape." Their nesting budget was tight at the time, but there was still a ton of work they wanted to do.

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