MASTER BATHROOM REVEAL

This bathroom has been a long time in the making and while most of the work was completed before I started my blog, I finally finished this room up! Here are a few before photos. Nothing horrible, but definitely not our style. The bathroom was a huge selling point for me on this house because … Continue reading MASTER BATHROOM REVEAL

CLOSET TURNED OFFICE!

Our guest room is awesome. I love having it. We live pretty far from family, so when they come to visit it's great that they always have a place to say! But since the craziness of this pandemic has meant that Jordan has been working from home for over four months (and will continue that … Continue reading CLOSET TURNED OFFICE!

FAUX HEX TILE BACKSPLASH

After revealing my laundry room last week for the One Room Challenge, I got so many requests for more info on the backsplash! So here it is - a quick and easy tutorial for how to add this to your own home 🙂 This is in no way sponsored by RoomMates, but I was very … Continue reading FAUX HEX TILE BACKSPLASH

LAUNDRY ROOM REVEAL! : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 8

Yay! Reveal day is here! The extended 8-week timeline of the challenge this round has made this last few weeks a breeze for me. When I did my bedroom in the fall, I was stressed and scrambling. This round, I was done a week ago! I have no clue how this happened. I am a … Continue reading LAUNDRY ROOM REVEAL! : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 8

MY GLASS FRONT LINEN CABINET DOORS : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 7

Who else is getting excited that the One Room Challenge is almost over? I’m excited because I’m right on track (actually I’m ahead of schedule, which never happens), but also because I can’t wait to see all the beautiful spaces revealed! It’ll be awesome, I’m sure. Follow along with everyone's progress here. This week I … Continue reading MY GLASS FRONT LINEN CABINET DOORS : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 7

COUNTERTOPS AND SHELVES : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 6

Can you believe it's already week 6 of this challenge?!? Had it not been extended due to the virus, this would be the reveal week - thank goodness it's not! I still have a lot to do and am enjoying the slightly slower pace the 8 week timeline allows for. I made a lot of … Continue reading COUNTERTOPS AND SHELVES : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 6

LAUNDRY ROOM UPDATE : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 4

Well, we're halfway through this challenge! Up until this point I feel like a lot of the progress has been laying a foundation for what's to come, so I'm anxious to get to some of the more...exciting parts of this room! Don't get me wrong, I am stoked about these cabinets, but I'm ready to … Continue reading LAUNDRY ROOM UPDATE : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 4

CABINETS! : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 3

The whole purpose of this laundry room makeover is to add some storage to this space, and it's happening! Our house has one coat closet and then a closet in each bedroom, so storage space isn't exactly in abundance over here. I got 2 unfinished wall cabinets and a base cabinet from Home Depot. Since … Continue reading CABINETS! : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 3

DEEP BLUE BOARD AND BATTEN : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 2

It's week 2 of the ORC, which means the first change in the laundry room is in the books! All the other participants are making big changes too, so head over there to see more awesome projects. Because I had a bunch of these materials left over from other projects, this cost me less than … Continue reading DEEP BLUE BOARD AND BATTEN : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 2

LAUNDRY ROOM MOODBOARD : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 1

Eeek! It's time for the One Room Challenge again! I waffled back and forth as to whether or not I wanted to participate since I am still working on finishing up the exterior, but I am so excited about the potential in this space and I can't resist a good challenge. If you weren't following … Continue reading LAUNDRY ROOM MOODBOARD : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 1

DIY HERRINGBONE BRICK PORCH

Okay, so this brick porch might be the best thing that has ever happened to the exterior of our house. It's at least tied with the limewashing. I love it so much! Christmas 2019After limewashingTa-da!!! I knew that after the brick was limewashed, the house was going to feel a little one-tone and that I … Continue reading DIY HERRINGBONE BRICK PORCH

WE LIMEWASHED OUR BRICK!

Over a year ago when I fell down the rabbit hole of white brick exteriors on Pinterest, I started dreaming up what my own house would look like white. I have nothing against traditional brick, but a good white exterior just makes my heart flutter! This is just the first of many exterior projects on … Continue reading WE LIMEWASHED OUR BRICK!

HOW TO BUILD (AND ORGANIZE) YOUR OWN DRAWERS

When I set out on the massive closet overhaul project, building the drawers was hands down the most daunting part for me. Everything else seemed straight forward and I was confident I could execute it well, but I have never built drawers before this. In fact, my only experience with anything resembling drawer construction was … Continue reading HOW TO BUILD (AND ORGANIZE) YOUR OWN DRAWERS

NURSERY ACCENT WALL : IT’S NOT WALLPAPER, IT’S BETTER!

I have been wanting to do this fun treatment to this big, vaulted wall in E's room for a while now, but getting anything done in that room is difficult because I can't work while he naps! Since I already had the supplies and J is now working from home, I figured that this was … Continue reading NURSERY ACCENT WALL : IT’S NOT WALLPAPER, IT’S BETTER!

DIY CLOSET BUILTINS : PART 4

After countless hours spent working on this project, the closet builtins are finally finished! I don't want to sugarcoat the amount of time and effort this beast of a project took, but I will say that it was 100% worth it. My closet is now a crazy luxurious room, taking the place of the embarrassment … Continue reading DIY CLOSET BUILTINS : PART 4

DIY CLOSET BUILTINS : PART 3

Are we there yet? When I took on the closet project, I mapped out what I thought the timeline would look like. 3 weeks maximum is what I came up with. Do you know how long it has been? I'm currently sitting at 5 weeks, but I'm not finished yet. Good ol' DIY timelines, right?!? … Continue reading DIY CLOSET BUILTINS : PART 3

MODERN BOHO BEDROOM MAKEOVER

Wow! This bedroom makeover has been a whirlwind in the best way. My friend asked me to come help her install a green board and batten wall and it morphed into this amazing full bedroom makeover. The furniture pieces are all family heirlooms, so we didn't touch those but everything else got a total facelift. … Continue reading MODERN BOHO BEDROOM MAKEOVER

DIY CLOSET BUILTINS : PART 2

Last week I took a break from blogging because while I worked a TON on projects, I was split between a couple of different ones and felt like there wasn't quite enough progress anywhere to merit a full post. Funny how that happens sometimes, huh? But this week I have made some amazing progress on … Continue reading DIY CLOSET BUILTINS : PART 2

DIY CLOSET BUILTINS : PART 1

I am so excited to share the whole process of our closet makeover with you guys! Having a beautiful closet feels like such a luxury, so I'm seriously pumped to be adding this feature to our home. Hopefully having a drop dead gorgeous closet will help us keep it clean... maybe! The first step is, … Continue reading DIY CLOSET BUILTINS : PART 1

DIY FAUX VENT HOOD

It's done, it's done, it's done! This project really should have only taken two, maybe three days but our household got hit with RSV hard so it took about a week. E had RSV, pneumonia, and a double ear infection (poor kid). He so lovingly shared all his germs with me and I'm going on … Continue reading DIY FAUX VENT HOOD

KITCHEN MAKEOVER PART 3 : FINISHING TOUCHES

While I finished the bulk of the kitchen before Elliott was born in November of 2018, there were still a few finishing touches that I wanted to do. cABINET Hardware Okay, I think we added the hardware before Elliott was born, but it makes such a difference! We used these cup pulls for the drawers, … Continue reading KITCHEN MAKEOVER PART 3 : FINISHING TOUCHES

MY PARENTS’ QUICK BEDROOM UPDATE

A year ago, my parents bought a new house! They have a lot of big dreams for what the space will eventually become and I'm so excited to help them along the way. I only wished we lived a little closer (like closer than a 20 hour drive) so I could help them all the … Continue reading MY PARENTS’ QUICK BEDROOM UPDATE

KITCHEN MAKEOVER PART 2 : WHITE IS THE NEW ORANGE

Last week I shared how I built my builder's grade stock cabinets up to the ceiling and added a couple of farmhouse touches. While those were all exciting things, our biggest issue with the kitchen still remained - the color of the cabinets! We had what are very common in many builder's grade kitchens, which … Continue reading KITCHEN MAKEOVER PART 2 : WHITE IS THE NEW ORANGE

KITCHEN MAKEOVER PART 1 : FARMHOUSE TOUCHES AND CEILING HEIGHT CABINETS

When J and I first walked into this house while we were house hunting, I just had a feeling this house was the one. There were problems that created a list of projects a mile long, but the house had just enough redeeming qualities to make me really excited about what I could turn it … Continue reading KITCHEN MAKEOVER PART 1 : FARMHOUSE TOUCHES AND CEILING HEIGHT CABINETS

FROM DRAB TO FAB : GERMAN SCHMEAR STONE FIREPLACE

Almost 2 years ago, I completely redid the fireplace in our house. One of the best decisions I made with that fireplace was adding thin brick and then using a fun technique called German schmear (thank you Joanna Gaines!!!) to give it new life. Don't you love this sign from Ebenezer Market? I'm still trying … Continue reading FROM DRAB TO FAB : GERMAN SCHMEAR STONE FIREPLACE

DIY FAUX SHIPLAP WALL

I've been so excited to share this project with you all because I had so much fun working on it! My friend Whitney asked me to help her install a shiplap wall in her living room to add in some character. She has a very simple and minimalistic style, so she wanted something that was … Continue reading DIY FAUX SHIPLAP WALL

UPDATING OUR BUILDER’S GRADE VANITY

Let's talk vanities for a hot sec. Why are they so expensive? Okay, actually I get why they're so expensive. The base is pretty simple - it's a box with some doors and drawers but when you add on the fact that it needs a countertop and a sink, the price tag makes more sense. … Continue reading UPDATING OUR BUILDER’S GRADE VANITY

EASY WINDOW BENCH

I talked about the awkward shape of our bedroom in my post a few weeks ago. To solve the problem, I knew that I wanted a bench under the window. While I would have loved to build a gorgeous window bench with built-ins on both sides, it wasn't going to work with our space because … Continue reading EASY WINDOW BENCH

MASTER BEDROOM, THE REVEAL : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 6

These past 5 weeks have flown by at lightning speed. If you have experience watching HGTV shows (do they offer an award for HGTV shows binged? I think I deserve it) , then you know that their timeline for redoing an entire home is usually somewhere between 6-10 weeks. This precedent may lead you to … Continue reading MASTER BEDROOM, THE REVEAL : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 6

A BENCH, A LADDER, AND TWO GALLONS OF PAINT : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 5

I can't believe that we are going into the last week of the One Room Challenge. Five weeks to completely makeover a space feels like running a marathon... if marathons involved zero running and a lot of power tools. I am very task oriented, so I always have some sort of project in the works. … Continue reading A BENCH, A LADDER, AND TWO GALLONS OF PAINT : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 5

DRESSERS AND COMPROMISES : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 4

This week has been all about this beauty of a dresser and I have had so much fun, but it has also been so much work. I started with an old, dark, reddish-brown dresser and what I have now is a gorgeous honey colored piece and I am drooling over how it turned out. I … Continue reading DRESSERS AND COMPROMISES : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 4

MOODY BOARD AND BATTEN : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 3

I cannot believe that the One Room Challenge is almost halfway over!!! I'm starting to realize just how much I still need to do in the next 3 weeks in here. Send caffeine and vibes for long baby naps! This week I added the dreamiest board and batten as an accent wall in our master … Continue reading MOODY BOARD AND BATTEN : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 3

DIY WINGBACK HEADBOARD : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 2

When I decided to tackle my master bedroom, I knew that our bed would have to go. I listed it on Facebook Marketplace and we were shocked when less than 24 hours later, it was on its way to another home. I did not expect it to sell that quickly! But I probably should have, … Continue reading DIY WINGBACK HEADBOARD : ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 2

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 1

Are you following me on Instagram? If not, you should. Just scroll down on this page a little bit farther and look on the righthand side. See that "Follow Me" widget? Click that and follow me! During this challenge I'm going to be sharing a ton of behind the scenes content through my Instagram stories, … Continue reading ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 1

6 FALL DECOR TIPS

I am such a fall person. And a winter person. Okay, maybe I'm just a cold weather person. Growing up I always thought that summer was my favorite season, but I am starting to wonder if the seasonal dynamics of northern Michigan (long winters & short summers) persuaded me to sit at the "summer is … Continue reading 6 FALL DECOR TIPS

OUR COZY SHIPLAP FIREPLACE

If I had to choose one word to describe what I want my home to embody, it would be love. But if I got to choose a second word, I would definitely choose cozy. Cozy encompasses all of the feelings that I want our home to have - comfort, warmth, togetherness... just writing that makes … Continue reading OUR COZY SHIPLAP FIREPLACE

MASTER BATHROOM INSPIRATION

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I've been hard at work getting the shower in our master bathroom tiled. I am so close to being finished and hopefully by this weekend, we'll be able to use it - eek! Our bathroom renovation started at the end of April when we had … Continue reading MASTER BATHROOM INSPIRATION

TILING THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND HALL BATH

If you've read the saga of our hardwood floors, you know we brought our floors with us as we moved across the country from Utah to Arkansas (if you haven't, you can read about it here). While we were in the store buying our bamboo floors, I found floor tile with the prettiest pattern on … Continue reading TILING THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND HALL BATH

THIN FLOATING SHELVES THAT YOU CAN TOTALLY DO YOURSELF

Most DIY floating shelves use 2x4s for the bracket, so they are pretty chunky! I have nothing against chunky floating shelves, but I knew that was not going to work for this little space here. I found a great post by Sherry from Young House Love that I pulled a lot of tips from! MATERIALS … Continue reading THIN FLOATING SHELVES THAT YOU CAN TOTALLY DO YOURSELF

SIMPLE WASHER/DRYER LEDGE

If you (1) have a top loader and (2) are looking at your laundry room feeling... meh... about it, stop what you are doing and build this ledge! It is really straightforward and quick to build, so it's pretty instant gratification. You can also check out some other easy DIYs in this room by visiting … Continue reading SIMPLE WASHER/DRYER LEDGE

DIY PLYWOOD COUNTERTOPS

I am trying to keep my laundry room reno on a pretty tight budget, so I needed to take cost into consideration when deciding what countertops I wanted to install. That, plus the fact that I don't have a sink (so no water concerns) lead me to use plywood in here. I wouldn't install this … Continue reading DIY PLYWOOD COUNTERTOPS