DIY Home Make-over: Front Entry Edition

Our house, like many houses, has a coat closet near the front door. Ours, however, is so near the front door that you can’t actually open it when the front door is also open. Useful, right? WRONG. Continue reading “DIY Home Make-over: Front Entry Edition”

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DIY Farmhouse-Style Window Trim

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Photo from Love Grows Wild

Modern Farmhouse. That’s the identity our house has taken and quite frankly, I’m okay with it.  Continue reading “DIY Farmhouse-Style Window Trim”

DIY Fireplace Refresh

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As it turns out, when you purchase a Midcentury Modern era house but don’t necessarily want floor to ceiling MCM decor, you spend 99% of your design time finding ways to blend.

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Fun DIY Backyard Weekend Projects

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Amidst a busy summer, Lee and I recently found ourselves with a very rare weekend dedicated solely to working on the house.  With much of the interior projects being long-term and rather extended, we were eager for some improvement projects we could take on start-to-finish in one weekend, and boy were we thrilled with the results! I decided to share a tutorial on how we constructed our DIY lattice privacy screens on a budget. Continue reading “Fun DIY Backyard Weekend Projects”

Peonies, please.

9 full weeks since move-in day plus a summer filled with weddings, baby showers, family weekends at the cabin, work, and we’ve still somehow managed to make a lot of progress, believe it or not!

Presently, we’ve got a deck that needs re-staining, a very scary bee’s nest in the mailbox, an extensive lawn full of mulch beds that need weeding I’m sure- I try not to look too closely, bedroom & bathroom windows that need treatments – I’m sure our neighbors will be thankful for that when it happens, not to mention around 900+ sq ft of flooring that needs to be installed and counter tops that haven’t been ordered because apparently we choose design plans that break the manufacturer’s CAD programs with impossibly creative ideas- keep your large basin undermount sinks out of the corner, folks.

Our saving grace? Every inch of this house will be improved in one way, shape, or form, and we are proud of it. Thankfully, the house has found small ways to show us its appreciation for all of our hard work and efforts:

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