DIY Orange Peel Texture

If you have been following my blog, you know I kinda sorta renovated my guest bathroom largely by accident (full details here).  Today I am super excited to share details on one of the projects involved in that renovation: DIY…

The Kitchen is Functional!

Woo hoo, our kitchen is finally functional!  The sink works, the counter tops are finished and installed, and the appliances are all in. I’ve alluded to this in the past few posts but wasn’t sure if I was ready yet…

1970’s Kitchen Reno Tips

I love older homes. I grew up in a 1950’s home with “character” in the form of original Thermador appliances (awesome actually) and pink toilets(not quite so awesome). what most older homes are missing in modern updates, they make up…

How To Paint Stained Wood Trim

While the pros have been knocking out our hardwood floors and master bathroom renovation, Matt and I have been learning how to paint stained wood trim through trial and error.  While I definitely like DIY projects, I prefer projects with super…

Merry Mantel Mini Reveal

Too many Ms?  I can’t help it. Caleb has a thing for making M noises lately so we’ve been doing a lot of M practice.  Mmmmanny the Mmmmmonkey, Mmmmerry Christmas, Mmmmmilk, and obviously MMMmmommmmmy. Though we’ve been in our house…

The “Before”

You can’t start a blog that’s largely about renovation and DIY without sharing the before photos. So here they are!  I’ll definitely post more as we work on each room and hopefully reach something close to completion but here is…