We are so excited to be participating in the Spring 2020 round of the One Room Challenge! Have you heard of the One Room Challenge (ORC)? It's a biannual event, typically in April and October (moved to May this year due to the pandemic) that features 20 chosen Featured Designers who have six weeks to transform a space in need of some love! What's really cool is that they allow you to register as a guest and participate in the challenge, as well. Better Homes and Gardens is the official ... Read More about One Room Challenge Spring 2020 – Living Room Week 1
What to think about when choosing kitchen lighting Originally posted August 5th, 2019 I can't believe August is here! The older I get the faster the years seem to fly by. Eric and the kids start back to school next week. He's busy finishing up our small kitchen reno and is installing the tile backsplash as I write this. But today I want to talk kitchen lighting! This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. See my disclosure policy here. This budget-friendly ... Read More about Choosing Kitchen Light Fixtures – What to Consider
Easily add vintage farmhouse touches to any style of home with these tips! My style has evolved over the years, but I've always been drawn to timeless vintage styles from homes to decor to cars. The first home we purchased was built in the early 1900s with beautiful original hardwood floors, antique doors and knobs, and all the charm that comes with that time period. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. See my disclosure policy here. Early on in our marriage ... Read More about 15 Ways to add Vintage Farmhouse Style to any Home
DIY Vintage Farmhouse Corbels I love corbels! They're pretty and versatile and add so much character to a space. Whether they are part of your fireplace mantle, used as bookends, or adorning either side of a doorway, they add a touch of vintage beauty to any home. Repurposed Farmhouse Corbels We had these corbels leftover from when we redid our fireplace. Our house was built in 1972 and the corbels are original. But you can find vintage corbels at antique shops and online (try Etsy!) if you want ... Read More about DIY Vintage Farmhouse Corbels
Achieve a flawless finish when you paint your trim with Valspar Door and Trim Enamel! Painting trim is one of my least favorite things to do. We've owned four homes and had to paint the trim in the last three of them because the original trim was dated and it wasn't in the budget to hire it out. This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. See my disclosure policy here. After our last move, I promised myself I wasn't going to buy a house where the trim needed ... Read More about Valspar Door and Trim Enamel Review + How to Paint Trim Like a Pro!
You will love this deliciously moist banana bread! Banana bread, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread...I love bread! There's nothing better than the smell of homemade bread in the oven. My kids come running when they hear me pull it out, fresh and hot! They can't wait to cut into it and add a slab of creamy butter! Today I want to share with you the most amazing banana bread you'll ever taste! This recipe has been in my family for years. I get TONS of compliments when I bring it to share ... Read More about The Best Banana Bread EVER!
DIY Vintage Tin Ceiling Tile Coat Rack Originally posted November 12, 2018. Updated April 9, 2020. Are you ready for another DIY? We found this beautiful piece of vintage tin during a recent day of antique shopping, which you can read about here! Follow my blog with Bloglovin! This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. See my disclosure policy here. We had so much fun visiting all the different shops and we found several treasures to bring home! We even ... Read More about Beautiful DIY Vintage Tin Ceiling Tile Coat Rack
Need to Install a Barn Door? Read On! We are taking advantage of this time off to knock out projects on our to-do list and one of them was to install a barn door in our bedroom! This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. See my disclosure policy here. We've hung double barn doors in our entryway and another barn door in our kitchen and people always ask us what the process is like. So today I'm going to share a step-by-step tutorial and we've also made a video ... Read More about How to Install a Barn Door Like a Pro
Simple tutorial on how to stain wood furniture! With all of this time off due to the quarantine we are getting a lot done! Last week we cleaned out what was the office/craft room and got to work on making it just an office. I found a picture of a desk I loved and Eric took it and made a beautiful replica! I really hated this room before because it always seemed to just blow up. It was kind of the catch-all space and stuff got piled everywhere. Then the kids would get our their crafts and it ... Read More about How to Stain Wood Furniture + Farmhouse Office Desk
You will LOVE Valspar's Chalk Paint! Hey friend! How are you doing? I pray you are staying safe and healthy! This is a strange time we find ourselves in, but I'm choosing to be thankful that I have this extra time with my family. What are you thankful for? Last week was spring break and now we're out of school for at least the next two weeks so we have a lot of free time to complete some projects! One project we were able to get to was giving our cedar chest a makeover. It was a ... Read More about Valspar Chalk Paint Review + Cedar Chest Makeover