• Keith the Fireman’s Living Room Reveal

    Remember Keith the Fireman? If not, let me get you up to speed before I share the before & after photos of his finally-finished living room! We met Keith at church at the very end of 2012. He was playing … Continue reading

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    Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Kitchen Cabinets Turned TV Stand

    It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about the room makeover we’re working on over at Keith the Fireman‘s house, but I’ve got an update to share today! First, here’s a look back at the inspiration photo I put together … Continue reading

    Kitchen Cabinets Turned Entertainment Unit TV Stand

    Airstone Fireplace Makeover

    Woo hoo! Keith the Fireman’s fireplace is DONE! He finished it up on Saturday, so I scooted over there and snapped some pics of the final product to share with you. You can read about the mantel, hearth, bookcases and … Continue reading

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    SkimStone- Faux Concrete Fireplace Hearth

    Well, we’re one project away from finishing all the construction-related stuff at Keith the Fireman’s house and then it’ll be time to decorate! Last week, we tackled his tile hearth. Here’s what it looked like before we started: The goal … Continue reading

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    DIY Sunburst Mirror & Bookcase Built-Ins

    We worked at our friend Keith the Fireman‘s house all day on Saturday, and made lots of fun progress on his living room. He was on duty while we were working, so I breathed a big sigh of relief when … Continue reading

    Sunburst Mirror Rustic Beam Mantel Fireplace Makeover

    DIY Concrete Art

    We’ve still got a few construction projects to complete over at our friend Keith’s house, but I got a little antsy for accessories, and decided to create a sculpture *sort of* like the one sitting to the left of the … Continue reading

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    Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Barnwood Wall

    Hi! We made a little more progress over at our friend Keith’s place, so I thought I’d share a little bit about that here today. If you’re just tuning in, here’s Keith’s “before” photo… …and here’s the inspiration picture I … Continue reading

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    Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Home Decor

    Hi! As promised, I’m back with a quick post about some goodies I found at Hobby Lobby for Keith’s living room makeover. I went into the store searching for something else, but noticed they had all of their Summer stuff marked … Continue reading

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    Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Barnwood and Bookcases

    We had a great time hanging out with Keith and his family and friends this past Saturday. They’re such inspiring folks to be around! We only worked on a couple of things, but we sure did have a lot of … Continue reading

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    DIY Sign

    It’s been a busy summer so far, but I’m excited to get back to work on Keith’s living room makeover next weekend! If you’re just tuning in, here’s a look at Keith’s ‘before’ photo: …and here’s the inspiration photo I put … Continue reading

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    Keith’s Fireplace Makeover – Part One

    Kevin and I have both been under the weather this past week/weekend, but before the crud really knocked us out, we had a chance to do a little work on Keith the Fireman’s fireplace. First Kevin and Keith removed the … Continue reading


    Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Paint

    The walls at Keith the Fireman‘s house are officially coated in a 50% darkened version of Benjamin Moore’s “Gray Owl” paint as of this week, and although Kevin and I weren’t able to attend the paint party because of a … Continue reading


    Southern Accents – Barn Wood and a Baby

    I got to squeeze one of my besties yesterday: That there is Myra in the middle, and her newest addition, Cameron, on the right. Don’t they have the absolute sweetest eyes?! Their personalities are just the same- sweet, sweet, SWEET! Unfortunately … Continue reading


    Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore

    Happy April! I hope you had an awesome Easter weekend! Kevin played guitar at our church’s Pike Road location, and we had a really great lunch with his family yesterday afternoon. His mom sent us home with a whole tub … Continue reading


    Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Pick My Presto

    Meet Keith: He plays drums on the worship team at our church, and although we just met him last year, he’s one of those guys you just feel like you’ve known forever- ya know what I mean? One of the … Continue reading