Bathroom, Decorate

One Room Challenge | Week 2 Half Bath Makeover

October 11, 2017

Welcome to week 2 of the fall 2017 One Room Challenge!  Over the next four weeks I will transform my downstairs half bathroom from a brown disaster to a room that is light and bright. PROJECT RECAP In week one I presented my design plan.  In week two I painted the trim and window.  In week three I painted the walls.  In week four I painted the bathroom cabinet.  In week 5 my husband and I installed…

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Bathroom, Decorate

One Room Challenge | Week 1 Half Bath Makeover

October 4, 2017

Welcome to the first day of the fall 2017 One Room Challenge!  I am so excited about being a guest participant. Over the next five weeks I will transform my downstairs half bathroom from a brown disaster to a room that is light and bright. ABOUT THE ROOM I will be updating my downstairs half bath during the course of this project.  This particular bathroom is a bit of an eye sore.  This is sad…

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Decorate, Home Tour

Fall Home Tour

September 29, 2017

In a previous post I shared this sneak peek of my living room.  Today I am sharing the entire fall home tour! ENTRY WAY I have made a few updates to our entry way. (You can see the original entry way here.) I have added the pumpkins, apples, hayrides sign that I found at Home Goods a few weeks ago.  I cleaned out the key tray, removed the greenery, and added a cream colored pumpkin.…

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My Favorite Fall Decor Inspiration

September 27, 2017

Fall is officially here.  I have my fall storage containers down from the closet.  It is pumpkin chaos around my house right now!  Fall decorating is in full swing.  I am nearly complete with the small seasonal changes I am making to our downstairs.  Although I am not ready to show you pictures of my house, some of my favorite Instagram accounts are!  Here are my favorite fall inspiration ideas to inspire your fall decor!…

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Decorate, How-to's, Living Room

Fall Decor Idea | DIY Fall Pillow Printable

September 18, 2017

We are days away from the official start of fall.  My Japanese Maple tree is beginning to turn colors.  The unknown tree in my front yard is turning colors as well.  The temperature outside is starting to cool down.  It was 62 degrees when I left for work on Wednesday.  I had to put on a light jacket to keep from feeling too cold. …and pumpkin flavored everything is everywhere! I picked up a new…

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Decorate, Dining Room, How-to's

How to Paint an Outdated Light Fixture

September 14, 2017

Our house was built in 1985.  Like many homes built during that time frame, it has a few finishes that are not so endearing. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the brass light fixture in the dining room.  We had an outdated light fixture on our hands! This fixture had been in the home so long that it had nearly come back in style.  Unfortunately, the finish was tarnished and did not…

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Decorate, Entry Way

Our home entry way update

September 6, 2017

The husband and I have been in our house for about a year and half.  We have not finished nearly as many renovation projects as we would have liked during this time frame.  I blame our busy schedules and lack of enthusiasm.  It is a bit difficult to talk yourself into giving up more than a few weekends in a row to paint, sand, and paint some more. We have pulled together a few spaces…

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Decorate, Living Room

How I updated my built-in bookcase

August 23, 2017

Today I am sharing how I updated my built-in bookcase.  This is a serious subject for me as it has taken me the better part  of 9 months to actually finish. THE BEGINNING Let’s start at the beginning. When we closed on the house, this is what the living room looked like.  It had brown walls and cream trim.  There were only two recessed lights in the living room.  The room was dark, dingy, and…

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