Painted Closet Doors

Ok. Here we go again. If you didn’t know me you’d think I have something against closets! I don’t, I swear… they do great things like, have doors, and… hold stuff. But, this one? Urgh. Another antique, brushed, gold… thing. And — I truly LIKE the whole gold movement… but, this isn’t, that. Old-fashioned, brassy […]

I see a red door and I want it painted black.

Yes, Stone lyrics, on my blog. But hey, I really had a red door, and I wanted to paint it black… so, I did. But, let’s remember, one. last. time. what this door originally looked like, because it is no more! Buh-bye weird snowflake door… Like this post? Sign up for fresh content, and free […]

Let’s take it outside

This time, last year, I was daydreaming about how we could improve our curb appeal situation. This Summer, we finally had some time, and a plan. It has been a ton of work so far — but it’s going really great! And, as far as exterior facelifts are concerned… not too shabby on the budget too. […]

Foyer Closet Storage & Makeover

  Update: We’ve made some more progress… Be sure to check out the entire, updated Foyer Makeover, AND my tutorial for my custom DIY Copper Shoe Rack! Oh my… this has been a doozy. It’s been going on for nearly a year. Ideas have changed –– a few times. Things have come, and been returned. Kijiji finds found, […]

Restore(d) Door

So it’s no secret I’m not crazy about my front door. It has brass inlay diamond pattern, on top of a faux, snowflake pattern, frosted glass. Not super modern and who wants to think about snow in the middle of Summer? I priced out just replacing the glass… and, yeah, it didn’t leap to the […]

Christmas Front Door Decor

‘Tis the season for some Christmas Front Door Decor! Pink is new for us for the holidays. I was inspired by all the snow this year (we’ve had a lot), it has created a big ol’ blanket of white on our new acreage, so we needed something that would have a little pop! But, especially […]

New life for an old Farmhouse Window

So, we’ve all seen the copper shoe rack, but there have been a few new updates in that same little corner of the house. See? (And, yep, still no baseboards). But for now, lets start with #1. I found 2 great old farmhouse windows from a local bargain searcher. I totally fell in love with […]

Working on the Curb Appeal

Ooooh, a girl can dream. The best thing about Spring? Being outside! We are outside All. The. Time! It’s fantastic. The worst thing about Spring? All that time outside is making me notice the lack of curb appeal. The snow is gone, there is nowhere to hide. The upper deck is pretty tired, and has […]

Kiddo’s Closet Reno – Part 1

It all begins here (forgive the strange angle, we took this photo during one of our pre-move visits). This big furniture might be gone, but the day we moved in, this closet stayed the same. Three, big, heavy, mirrored doors for a little two year old wasn’t going to work. Plus, she’s so rough and […]

Front Door Landing Strip

We need a landing strip. You know those handy little spots you throw your keys and mail down when you come home after a long day? It has to keep you organized. It’s the worst when you’re running late and have NO IDEA where your keys are! Everybody’s been there right? So, if we can […]

Shame, shame…

I have a confession. I have been living with something in my house for the ENTIRE six years we’ve inhabited our home. One of those… things. Those things that makes you cringe every time you look at it. Makes me question at least once a month “why haven’t I DONE anything about that yet??” Our […]

Happy Halloween!

Okay okay, so it was last night… but we gotta get just one more post in. This one is about my discovery of large sheets of styrofoam available at your local hardware store. This stuff is so great for Halloween crafts, and is very affordable at around $10 or $12 a sheet. I decided to […]