Double Doors for the Entry

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It is like Christmas all over again…our gorgeous double doors have arrived! They were installed on Saturday. It was supposed to rain all weekend….but we lucked out with 60 degrees and cloudy….perfect for installing a new door in the middle of January.  To review a bit…I told you about our grand master plan for the front of the house. We … [Read more...]

Front door inspiration

We are narrowing down choices for “operation front door”….we-take-forvever-on-some-projects…oy! I briefly told you about our long term plans for the front of the house…in this post…We have decided to go ahead and change the door out first. What we have now is a single door with sidelights on both sides. What we are wanting is 2 doors with 3/4 lite … [Read more...]

Update the Powder room: Dutch Boy paints

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Hi All!! I had to pick another winner for the Santa Set...number 39 was picked...Sadie! Contact me and we will get you all set. I had a love/hate for my powder room. I love the wallpaper on the ceiling…but hate the green. It was time for a change. The colors were a bit dated and the wall were needing to be helped…to put it mildly. Boys of all … [Read more...]

How to replace recessed light with a ceiling light

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Our master bath has been getting a few upgrades here and there. I told you about updating the cultured marble…and we really love how that came out. The light above the tub was just a standard recessed light. I was wanting something a bit more stylish. What I thought was going to be a simple light change out….turned into a bit more work. I wanted to … [Read more...]

How to paint cultured marble tub surround

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I kind of left you hangin….in my master bath. Sorry about that….I replaced the countertops with some cool vintage old shutters. We are still diggin those (although we may upgrade those soon too...) The paint has held up fabulously…really really nice. But I have been wanting to do something about the cultured marble that surrounds the tub. My … [Read more...]

Preteen Boys room REVEAL: Gray, Orange, Blue (decorating boys room)

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It is hard to believe….my bear is in 7th grade this year. He is turning into such a kind and funny young man. I was thrilled to work on his room with him this summer. We made it into a space that is creative and fun…but at the same time peaceful and “chill” as he would say. I have a lot of projects to share with you from this space….here are some … [Read more...]

Do you need a kitchen table? Coffeebar in kitchen (kitchen design)

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Do you remember last year…..and I told you about my crazy idea to NOT have a kitchen table in my kitchen? (Here is that post) Well, I just wanted to give you an update on this space….we have come to cherish. It is the favorite spot in our house. At the end of the day….(when it becomes a wine bar;) we sit and catch up…during the school year … [Read more...]

DIY refinished stairs…how they have held up…

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It is a question that has come up more than once…how do your stairs look now?? Almost 2 years after you finished them?? Well…I will show you… It was one of my first major home DIY projects and it landed me in blog land when I completed it. I published a very simple step by step video about how we went about refinished our stairs. Here is … [Read more...]

Bedroom turned into an Office: Reveal

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This project started out as just a “space for Bill to do a little work from home”…turned into meaning a whole lot more. When the peanut moved from her old room (which is now the office) into the guest room….it made for a few changes. We moved her into the guest space and decorated it to suit her. (here is that post) and within about a week…Bill had … [Read more...]

Can you have two different hardwoods in your home?

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I hope you all had a marvelous weekend. We had a great Mother's day celebration with our families. So blessed to all be together! I wanted to talk a little today about why we chose different hardwood for our upstairs...from what we already have downstairs. Here is my thoughts on it... Can you have two kinds of hardwood in your home?? I would say … [Read more...]