Our New/Old Dishwasher and a Magazine Shoot with Mom

Hey there! Are you having a good weekend? Hope so! It’s been relatively quiet around here this weekend (more about that later this week), but last weekend, on the other hand, was nothing short of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (That’s short for “chaotic”.) It started with a phone call to my Mom earlier in the week. (Ring, ring) […]

Aimee’s Nature-Inspired Nursery

Hello and Happy Thursday! Today I’d like to introduce you to my new blog friend Aimee. Aimee is a self-proclaimed, “do-it-yourself girly-girl with a head full of ideas and fingernails perpetually splattered with paint”. I was so excited when she emailed me about her latest reno project.She used our reading room as inspiration… …as inspiration […]

Milk Jug Lamp

Hello! Did you have a good weekend? It was a busy one over here at TLC!Among other things, I finallllllly finished re-doing the jug lamp I got last year on the Endless Yard Sale… It’s no longer blue, it no longer has a fabric decal on the front, and the shade is much spiffier now […]

"Wonder Wall" Questions

Greetings! We had a quite a few questions on our “Wonder Wall” post, so I thought I’d tackle them here today. Nope!Removing the drywall from interior walls doesn’t change a thing.As you could probably tell in the wonder wall video, there wasn’t any insulation in the walls to begin with, and the wood was nicely […]

Working With Natural Wood Walls & Ceilings

Angie’s all wood room… Welllllll… I, personally, don’t think anything says “cottage” more than a room full of fresh, white, wood walls…. But…I can also totally dig your hubby’s desire to preserve your cabins’ woodsy/rustic interior- especially if what’s cladding your walls and ceiling is real wood.(And yours looks like it’s in mint condition too- […]

Our Dining Room "Wonder Wall"


Remember that hidden doorway I told you we recently discovered in our dining room… Well, today I thought I’d post the video we shot the night we uncovered it. (Warning: The following video contains un-styled hair, an un-made up face and creepy lighting conditions. Those with weak stomachs may wanna skip it.) Ta Da! Whaddya […]

Pottery Barn Knock-Off Chandelier Project

Greetings!Hope you’re having an awesome weekend! And if you’re a Mom-Happy Mother’s Day! We took our Mom’s out for lunch today, and we had so much fun hanging out with them.Love those ladies! We also continued putting the finishing touches on the dining room- we can finally see the finish line now!Yessssss! Here’s a short […]

Our Stainless Steel Swayder-Fritter

Up until this past Monday, we used this refrigerator to hold our cold and frozen foods… You can’t see it in this photo, but it had a (permanently) red-stained water dispenser lever because of Kevin’s obsession with Crystal Light fruit punch. Let’s just say he’s not obsessed with cleaning up Crystal Light fruit punch spillage. […]

Our White Wood Wall

Now that Kevin’s done writing lyrics, he’s really been jammin’ on our latest renovation project! Yesterday, not only did he paint the newly-uncovered wood ceiling the prettiest pale shade of gray/blue, he also added some wood in the door opening we discovered the other night… And today, he primed the whole wall with Kilz… Tomorrow, […]