Napoleonic Blue Chair Makeover

By |October 9th, 2014|

We have been painting quite a bit getting ready for Chapel Market in a few weeks, and while some of the makeovers go with our “theme” this year, some have been just for fun.

Enter our sad little chair–it had been sitting in the back for at least a year, untouched and dirty.  It was time […]

Kitchen Reveal

By |September 29th, 2014|

It seems like half a lifetime ago when I first mentioned working on the kitchen.  The bulk of the work was done in a couple of weeks, but we took our time finding the right hardware and breadboards and you know, the important things.

Waaay back in the day of 2003-2009ish, our kitchen looked like this […]

Playroom/Homeschool Room Sources

By |September 15th, 2014|

Happy Monday morning to you, friends!

I’ve been dealing with some internet issues this morning since 6 a.m., so I have to say, I’m less chipper than usual this fine day.  If I get this post out to you, it’ll be a good day.  A GOOD day, I tell you.

We’re back with a few sources for […]

Playroom Redo Reveal

By |September 11th, 2014|

Way back when, when we first began this blog, we had an attic.

A real live attic…

This photo above was of our current playroom.  Where you see sub flooring, that’s playroom space (plus an additional bit of book nook).  After we completed our attic addition, we had added, an office, a playroom, and a theater, and […]

Pool House Makeover

By |August 5th, 2014|

Today is filled with organizing and preparing the playroom for school.  I’ll be filing and sorting and tossing old worksheets and getting puzzle pieces reunited. It’ll be the best and worst kind of day.  Worst in that I’m sure I’ll step on a million lego pieces and become overwhelmed at approximately 10 a.m. before getting […]

TV Cabinet Makeover | How to Use Dark Wax

By |July 4th, 2014|

Happy 4th of July!  I’m going to be taking off the rest of the weekend to enjoy time with the family here at the beach, and I hope you and yours have an amazing weekend.  A quick furniture before & after for you today…

While I don’t paint as much furniture as I used to, I […]

Marble Counters

By |July 3rd, 2014|

The last time I showed  you our kitchen, this is where things stood…

Things have moved along mostly well, with a couple of snags here and there.  The cabinets were installed early last week, and we were able to start filling some of them.

Hello blissful organizing excitement.

And now, there are counters…

And I am in love with […]

Kitchen Demolition

By |June 13th, 2014|

It’s zero dark thirty here and I’m up, piddling around in my gutted kitchen.  I made the first cup of coffee in the laundry room, and cleaned up more trash.  My brain couldn’t shut down or stay shut down, rather, so up I came.

I secretly love (and hate) those mornings when […]

The One Thing You Need to Know To Transform Your Home Now

By |June 11th, 2014|

You know, when I began this blog, you could have never told me what would come of all this.

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I was just a young mama who had more red in her home than she wanted, and trying to make this home feel like me, like […]

Nautical Style (And a Before & After)

By |June 9th, 2014|

Well we are beginning the process of our kitchen renovation tomorrow morning, so I’ll be snapping pics all along the way during the process and giving you more details of our plans on the makeover.

Until then, I thought I’d share a quick glimpse of Lance’s room at the beach house.  When […]

$100 Beach Bathroom Reveal

By |June 4th, 2014|

Being at the beach last week was wonderful, and on top of all the beauty, we got work done, too.

I showed you the in-between bathroom the other day, and it had come a long way from this fluorescent peach wonder.  After tackling a few more budget-friendly projects last week, […]

Beach Condo: Budget-Friendly Bathroom Updates

By |June 2nd, 2014|

Good Monday morning, lovelies!

Last year, my parents bought a beach condo.  We started decorating, little by little, and on a tight budget.  I love some peach, but this bathroom was a bit much for me, and oh, that shower curtain.

I’m sorry if you have the same said […]

Simple DIY Gold Leaf Planters

By |May 30th, 2014|

I think sometimes we make crafting too complicated.

We bloggers come up with cutesy projects and your Pinterest homepage quickly clogs with everything handmade tied/ruffled and feathered under the sun.  There’s nothing wrong with cutesy inspiration just-cause-you-want-to projects, but the truth is this:

you craft in your home when […]

Boy’s Room Reveal

By |May 14th, 2014|

I’m pretty sure I thought Matt was CRAZY when he decided to build Gray a fort bed & lay new flooring one week before Christmas.

After freaking out for a few minutes (or for several days) about the timing and the mess right before the holidays, I did decide to get out […]

Julie’s Bedroom Reveal Sources

By |May 10th, 2014|

Hey friends!

We’re back home in the states and the trip couldn’t have been more amazing.  I’ll be posting the photos soon, and sharing more about the trip.  It was truly an amazing experience that I have to record here!

Thank you for your comments and tweets and questions about Julie’s […]

Julie’s Bedroom Reveal

By |May 6th, 2014|

Hey party people!

I have a teeeny bit of internet here in South Africa, so I couldn’t wait to share with you Julie’s room reveal!  You guys know Julie.  She’s works with us and is one of our best friends…it was SO fun to put together a space that reflected her sparkling […]

A Loft Fort Bed

By |March 4th, 2014|

Right before Christmas, Matt decided we should rip out Gray’s floor and build him a bed.  One week out until the big day.

What the what?

But I got out of the way, and let him love his boy, and well, he built the bed and changed the flooring in enough […]

Living Room Updates

By |February 24th, 2014|

If you are new to our blog, you may not have seen the Red Sea that enveloped our living room in the year 2003…

I want to say again there’s nothing wrong with red or brown, but even if I’d wanted to do red and brown, maybe I should have […]

Trunk Side Table Makeover

By |February 19th, 2014|

Morning, lovely people.

I canceled my dentist appointment…again.  I know, random.  But, I may need to know there are other “cancelers” out there like me.  Woke up with a crazy headache and I couldn’t imagine them digging around in my head for an hour and a half.  So, with an hour to go, I canceled.  Super […]

Lisa’s Office Redo (Before & After)

By |February 18th, 2014|

I know y’all love a good before and after, and this is a fun one.  I had a blast helping my best friend, Lisa, put together two spaces last week.  Like I mentioned when I shared her school room, I love that these spaces are perfect examples of how to start moving in […]