Guest Bedroom Remodel: Part 1

Hi Everyone!

The time has finally come.  There is a solid, cold, layer of snow on the ground here in New England, putting my “Exterior Painting Project” on hold.  While my wrists are feeling grateful,  my neighbors are likely getting sick of looking at a half primed house.  Regardless, my painting project will need to be put on hold until Spring.

With that, I have turned my attention to our second floor.  With our new master addition being on the first floor, we have very few reasons to ever trek upstairs.  For the past two and a half years it has served as our storage unit.  How two people who never owned homes before managed to acquire so much junk, is beyond me. […]

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Exterior Painting Project: The Base Coat

Hey Everyone!

Wow. I have to admit, September was a crazy month for me. Between work and life I had to take a step back from home projects. The past two weekends I have finally been able to get back in the swing of things and began prepping for my next BIG project.

For the next few weeks, I will be spending every free moment I have painting the exterior of our home. […]

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Improving Curb Appeal

With the hecticness of a home renovation project, it was easy for us to completely neglect the outside of our home for a few months.  We live on a fairly busy road, so I can only imagine that hundreds of people a day were judging us as they drove by.  So a few weekends ago, I reached the peak of my patience with how out of hand it had gotten.  Here is a list of quick and easy projects that drastically improve curb appeal, for almost no money and just a bit of sweat! […]

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A Beginners Guide To Tiling

After completing a major renovation project this year, where my husband and I used contractors to build an addition and remodel part of our existing house, we decided to save some money and renovation our 3rd and smallest bathroom on our own.

I am so glad we did!  As you may remember, I recently shared with you how I saved my severely damaged drywall.  Well, at the same time, we began the process of learning to tile a floor.

Guys…..It is SO easy!  Every time I look at the bathroom floor, I kick myself for not tiling the other two bathrooms.  I can only imagine the money we would have saved.  […]

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Open Concept Color Palette

Here is a look at the colors we used to create variety in our open concept home.  As you may have noticed, my love for grays is unwavering.  I never quite hopped on the beige trend, I have always been a gray girl!  Blue-gray, green-gray, […]

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DIY Rustic Wedding Guest Book

Prior to getting married (or getting engaged for that matter!) my Pinterest account was almost entirely dedicated to wedding ideas.  So when it came time to actually get married, I was well prepared!  I knew I didn’t want to go the traditional route and have […]

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Building A Vessel Sink Vanity

If there is one lesson I have learned about buying an old house, here it is:

NOTHING is ever going to be square or even.

So what does this mean?  Well, standard sized furniture is not going to fit.  My number one solution to this problem is build it yourself!  That’s right, YOU! […]

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Master Bathroom Reveal

The beauty is certainly in the details with this one.

In order to create this modest 5×10 master bathroom, we borrowed some space from our previous master bathroom and our old master bedroom, and then we connected it to our new addition.  Since this was part of a larger construction loan project for our recent addition, our contractor handled the plumbing, electrical, tiling, and framing.  In retrospect, we should have handled this project on our own, but it sure was nice to take a break from the labor intensive side of things and focus on design! […]

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Repairing Drywall

If your walls are new and leveled, your wall corners are square, and your house is not covered in wall paper…you are missing out on the true New England homeownership experience.  Here, houses are older, and wonderfully imperfect.  Except when it comes time to renovate. 

I went into our small bathroom renovation thinking, how much trouble could I get into with a 3×5 foot space?

The answer: a moderate amount of trouble. […]

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