Home Office – Guest Bedroom Reveal


This room started out stinky, and quickly morphed to messy… We stained the floor that dark brown color after we ripped out the carpet, but we did a bad job, and craved a lighter look, so we sanded it back again and just used clear Varathane to seal them the second time around… Around that […]

Schoolhouse Electric Wall Sconces


I’m looking forward to sharing a “room reveal” post about Kev’s office/our guest bedroom in a few days, but we’ve still got a few things to finish up in there between now and then. In the meantime, and as promised, I thought I’d blog about the light fixtures we’re using in the room. First up, […]

Guest Bedroom / Home Office Update


No time to type! Room redo in full swing over here today! Lots to do, lots to do! PS- Kev published a post about taking eye-catching photos over at his ShootFlyShoot blog yesterday. Click on the badge below to check it out!

Popcorn Ceiling To Plank Ceiling


Remember when I did that presto change-o for Kevin’s brother, Kerry, a while back? The one where I mentioned, that he mentioned, that he wanted his living room to look more like this: Well, I’ve been blogging about what we’re doing over here at our house a lot lately, but what I haven’t blogged about […]

Cottage Style Trim


Brian finished the closet baseboards (they match our existing baseboards, yay!) and the trim around the doors and cubby holes yesterday… He brought the cutest little helper with him too… He was a little less camera shy than his Dad, so I went all paparazzi on him for a minute. He just giggled alot…. …and blew […]

Guest Bedroom/Home Office Closet And Ceiling Update


Saturday, May 26th. 3:30pm– Install the first wood plank on top of our existing textured ceiling: (There’s actually wood up above our ceilings in this part of the house, so it made for easy nail gunning. If you’re interested in doing something similar, but don’t have wood above your sheetrock, just find your ceiling joists, […]

Cottage Red


Our camera shy carpenter had to finish up a job at another house yesterday and today, but he did start cladding our closets before he left on Wednesday afternoon. So exciting! I’m probably driving him nuts at this point, but I’m just so fascinated by this whole process! Next week, he plans to finish up the […]

Wood Closets


Since this here blog acts as our virtual scrapbook, and I’m beyooooond excited about the closet project we’ve got going on at our house right now, I wanted to include a picture of our amaaaaazing new carpenter friend, Brian, in today’s post…. See him ducking down there in the right hand corner of the photo above? Turns […]

Old Closet Doors


Remember when I surprised Kev with a freshly painted home office/guest room? Well, since that day, I found a local carpenter named Brian to help us build some closets at the far end of the room, sort of like these… Our closets won’t be as wide as the ones in the inspiration photo, (we only […]

Room Inspiration: Life Of Splendor


Have you e-met Lindsay from Life of Splendor? She and her husband, Chris, bought a fixer upper a couple of years ago and I’m so excited to share their recent bathroom redo photos here today. Here’s what the room looked like when they moved in… …and here’s what it looks like now! Before… After! Before… […]

Home Office/Guest Bedroom Update


Kev went out of town last week, so I decided to have a little “surprise by design” style home improvement fun in his future home office/studio space. The day he left, I bought sample pots of paint… …and stared at swatches on the wall… I went with the second sample from the right- a Sherwin […]