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

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

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