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She Shed/Workshop Reveal | One Room Challenge Week 8

This post is sponsored by HomeRight. As always, any opinions reflected in this post are my own. My she shed is officially done! When we were first looking at this house, the shed was a big selling point for me. I have never had a dedicated workshop before but with my never ending project list, … Continue reading She Shed/Workshop Reveal | One Room Challenge Week 8

Exterior Glow Up | One Room Challenge Week 7

This is the last she-shed progress update you’ll see from me - next week is reveal week! I can’t wait for you to see everything all put together, and I can’t wait to finally have a functioning and organized workshop space. It was the perfect week to focus on the exterior of the shed because … Continue reading Exterior Glow Up | One Room Challenge Week 7

Pegboard and Workbench Progress | One Room Challenge Week 6

One of the best parts of any project (for me at least) is getting to put a space back together. There’s something so satisfying about getting to take a space that has been nonfunctional and start making it functional again! While I’m not quite at the end of this shed makeover - I haven’t even … Continue reading Pegboard and Workbench Progress | One Room Challenge Week 6

Easy Paint Can Storage | One Room Challenge Week 5

With all of the projects I’ve done, a have more than a couple half full paint cans lying around. I needed an easy storage solution that would allow me to see what I have and keep them organized. I didn’t really plan this out (other than having a rough idea of what I wanted to … Continue reading Easy Paint Can Storage | One Room Challenge Week 5

DIY Painted Floors | One Room Challenge Week 4

I have found a new obsession. If you have never painted floors before, go find yourself a floor to paint! Why is it so fun? I don’t know. Maybe it's the soothing feeling of painting walls but without the achy shoulders the next day. Maybe it’s the thrill of painting on the floor, a spot … Continue reading DIY Painted Floors | One Room Challenge Week 4

She’s Painted! (mostly) | One Room Challenge Week 3

Finally! Some serious progress has happened in my she-shed and it has me so excited for what’s to come! These walls and ceiling used to be exactly how you would imagine the inside of a shed - raw OSB and wood. So of course I had to paint it! I love how the crisp white … Continue reading She’s Painted! (mostly) | One Room Challenge Week 3

More Workshop Planning in the She-Shed | One Room Challenge Week 2

It’s week 2 and the shed looks the same as it did last week. Whoops! I actually did have plans to clean it out and get it prepped for painting next week - eek! - but then we had a freak snow storm and I did not want to clean it out in the cold, … Continue reading More Workshop Planning in the She-Shed | One Room Challenge Week 2

Elliott’s Preppy Toddler Room

I. Built. This. There is nothing that compares to the high of finishing a project after pouring hours upon hours into it. I guess that is what keeps bringing me back to DIY. The sense of accomplishment after taking something that I dreamed up, designed, and then built with my own two hands is addicting, … Continue reading Elliott’s Preppy Toddler Room

Elliott’s Wallpaper is Up and I’m in Love

Brewster Home Fashions supplied the wallpaper for this project. As always, all opinions are my own. When I created the mood board for Elliott’s room, it was anchored on two elements - blue paint (by his request) and modern plaid wallpaper. Well, the wallpaper is installed and exactly what I was hoping for! Doesn’t it … Continue reading Elliott’s Wallpaper is Up and I’m in Love

PROGRESS ON ELLIOTT’S BUILT-INS

Recently, I have felt the pull to slow down and be more intentional about enjoying the process of my projects. I love a grand reveal as much as the next person, but life quickly becomes exhausting for me when I forget to take a breath and enjoy the process. So with Elliott's room, I decided … Continue reading PROGRESS ON ELLIOTT’S BUILT-INS

EASY DIY WINDOW TRIM

I am always shocked by the difference trimming out a window makes. Like, every time. I never notice how boring my windows look until I start adding trim, then I want to go around trimming out every window in the house! Not only does it make them look more custom, but it also makes them … Continue reading EASY DIY WINDOW TRIM

MY FAVORITE PAINT COLORS FOR KIDS ROOMS

I am in the middle of creating my 3 year old's big boy room. He has been asking to paint his room "light blue" for over 6 months now, so it's been really fun to do this project with him. Not really the vibe I’m going for! It is important to note that when Elliott … Continue reading MY FAVORITE PAINT COLORS FOR KIDS ROOMS

DIY Electric Fireplace

This beautiful fireplace is just what my living room needed, and this DIY project is probably easier than you’re expecting! Find my tutorial and finished project here.

holiday art roundup

This is the first year that I have used holiday themed artwork in my home and can I just say, I love it! After building my fireplace (more on that soon), I had a fresh slate that needed decorating and I figured what better time to find some holiday prints than now. Here are some … Continue reading holiday art roundup

HOW I DIYed MY DREAM PANTRY!

Having a pantry is somewhat of a luxury, but having a dream pantry, wow. I smile every time I walk in there now, which is a far cry from what it was a month ago. When we bought our house, the pantry had wire shelves, which are standard and they were fine. Fast forward to … Continue reading HOW I DIYed MY DREAM PANTRY!

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2021

The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of year. I'll take a snowstorm, hot cocoa, and Hallmark movies over a summer BBQ any day! And while gifts are definitely not the center of the Christmas season for us, I still have so much fun picking out gifts that I hope my loved ones will … Continue reading HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2021

THE GREEN KITCHEN

Last Christmas I rolled up 6 certificates, tied them with a ribbon, and put them in a box under my parent's Christmas tree. I love to give meaningful gifts, but this one probably takes the cake. Both of my parents are very busy people who have been wanting to update their very orange kitchen for … Continue reading THE GREEN KITCHEN

PANTRIES THAT ARE INSPIRING ME

When we had our floors redone this past spring, we had to remove the wire shelving that was in our pantry and I made the decision not to reinstall it because I didn’t love it. So, yes, it’s been about 4 months now that we haven’t had a functional pantry. We’ve been using a bookcase … Continue reading PANTRIES THAT ARE INSPIRING ME

It’s Tree Planting Season!

Fast Growing Trees supplied the trees for this project. As always, all opinions are my own. I grew up in Northern Michigan where our home was nestled in the middle of the woods and you had to drive 30 minutes to get anywhere. I loved going out in that forest and building forts with my … Continue reading It’s Tree Planting Season!

HOW TO PAINT YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS THE RIGHT WAY

Three years ago (almost exactly) I painted the cabinets in our Arkansas home. I did more than just paint the cabinets in that kitchen but holy cow - transforming those dated oak cabinets to a clean, white color was incredibly impactful. I still remember the feeling I had after just the primer went on because … Continue reading HOW TO PAINT YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS THE RIGHT WAY

POWDER ROOM REVEAL

What started out as a "quick" bathroom makeover due to project creep (we redid all of our floors on the main level) has turned into one of my favorite spaces I have ever done! I really stretched myself creatively in this space and I feel like every time I take those risks, it just makes … Continue reading POWDER ROOM REVEAL

HERRINGBONE IN THE POWDER BATHROOM

I didn't originally have our main floor powder bathroom on the renovation schedule this year - there are a lot of other spaces that I've been itching to do first - but when we redid our floors, this bathroom succumbed to "project creep." Even though it was kind of an unplanned project, I have been … Continue reading HERRINGBONE IN THE POWDER BATHROOM

POWDER BATHROOM INSPIRATION

I've been pinning inspiration photos for the half bathroom like crazy, so I figured why not share them with you? I'm noticing that my style has changed significantly from the first few projects I tackled in our Arkansas home. There I leaned more farmhouse-y, but now I feel like I have honed in more on … Continue reading POWDER BATHROOM INSPIRATION

DIY BOX TRIM

Wow it has been a minute since I've had a blog post for all of you! Last I wrote we had just (finally) finished the master bathroom in preparation for selling our beloved Arkansas home so we could move to Utah for Jordan's job. We sold our home, moved to Utah, and found another great … Continue reading DIY BOX TRIM

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

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