Building New Stairs Is Harder Than You Think (aka My Stairway to Hell)

Happy February, friends! Did you notice that I stopped posting weekly? I mean, really, who was I kidding? That was NOT a sustainable pace for me and I have comfortably settled into a monthly post schedule. So here is your second post of 2021. Today’s blog is all about THE STAIRS. Every time I doContinue reading “Building New Stairs Is Harder Than You Think (aka My Stairway to Hell)”

This Room Has Gone to the Dogs…

…and I love it! When we did the addition I knew that I wanted a mudroom/laundry room on the first floor. (My days of wanting to go down into a 100 year old creepy basement are long gone.) But there was one more thing I was hoping this room could be, and that’s all thingsContinue reading “This Room Has Gone to the Dogs…”

Holiday Home Tour (and bonus family room reveal)

Happy Holidays, friends! This year has certainly not gone as planned, for anyone, but as it draws to a close I hope you have blessings to look back on and things to be thankful for. I’m incredibly thankful for all of you — those that read my ramblings here, and those that cheer me onContinue reading “Holiday Home Tour (and bonus family room reveal)”

New Kitchen: Faking a Custom Look with Cabinets Purchased Online

If you’ve ever remodeled a kitchen, you know how expensive those cabinets and countertops can be. Add in appliances and a new kitchen can run anywhere from an average of $12,567 to $34,962 (according to HomeAdvisor). In its annual report for 2019, Remodeling Magazine puts the national average for a midrange major kitchen remodel atContinue reading “New Kitchen: Faking a Custom Look with Cabinets Purchased Online”

A Brand New Space: Master Bath and Closet

You guys know I love old homes. The character, the history and all the things that make them unique. But I have to say…having a brand new bathroom AND walk-through closet in an old house is pretty frickin’ sweet. So let me walk you through the first NEW rooms in my room reveals. As IContinue reading “A Brand New Space: Master Bath and Closet”

Master Bedroom Lacking Style: Part 2

Another week has flown by. (Anyone else feeling the weird time warp that is quarantine/coronavirus/2020 extra hard right now??) It was a busy weekend here of DIY and paint, paint, paint. If you haven’t yet checked out Part 1 of this master bedroom saga go do that now! If you follow me on Instagram youContinue reading “Master Bedroom Lacking Style: Part 2”

We Are on a Roll (a Toilet Paper Roll)…

Alright, I apologize for that title. I really do (but do you get it??). It’s 12:07 am on Monday and my brain is a bit fried. Last week we did a frantic, last-minute finish of our third bathroom and if I have to visit the tile store or make a decision again in the nextContinue reading “We Are on a Roll (a Toilet Paper Roll)…”

Recreating 1920’s Style in the Bathroom

When we purchased this home we knew it was a true fixer-upper PLUS too small for our needs. Because the lot is so ginormous, we knew from the beginning that we wanted to add an addition (and there was only ONE BATHROOM). Can a marriage survive sharing a bathroom?? Ours can’t. Truly. But while weContinue reading “Recreating 1920’s Style in the Bathroom”

Front Porch Makeover

How we transformed our 98 year old front porch with screens and paint.