My office is painted! blog post + video

My office is finally painted. Painting wall after wall in my house is really not fun at all, but making a time lapse of it all is fun! So lucky you, here's another time lapse video for your entertainment. I've also encluded a regular ol' blog post with photos below. Have fun watching and reading! The previous owners painted the room green. Honestly, it wasn't a terrible green. I just didn't like it very much. Like how messy my office is? Yes, it's terrible. The office is right off the family room on the main floor so it tends to become the dumping grounds for any and all crap. … [Read more...]

It is amazing how paint can transform a space

The guest bathroom finally got a fresh coat of paint! Here's how it looked when we moved in: And here's how it's looking now! The bathroom still needs a full overhaul, but the green is gone and the room is much more soothing now. Check out this adorable little wall hook! I will never tire of my love for animal heads. I found this "Do Something Awesome" sign and of course had to get it. AWESOME is my favorite word, after all! Before and Afters:       *Paint color is Sherwin Williams Stucco in a satin finish … [Read more...]

How to paint a door – a time lapse DIY tutorial

I feel like I've written about painting doors a thousand different times so I thought it would be way more fun to give you a time lapse play-by-play instead. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it! Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend! … [Read more...]

Painting the Formal Living Room – the process

This house is starting to come together! I painted the formal living room. yay! Every time I paint a room the house feels a little bit more like *my* home. There's something about moving into someone else's house, living with their colors, then painting over those old colors that really makes you feel like it's actually your house. I made a fun video of me painting the living room - with a broken wrist and all! If you can't watch the video (you are missing out!) here are the before and after pics. I don't have any process pictures, only the process video. … [Read more...]

Painting the Dining Room + cutting in tips (video)

As you can tell from the title, today's post is about painting the dining room. When we moved in, the dining room was RED. Like, RED red. It was so dark red that IMO if felt like a cave in there. No matter how open the blinds were, or how bright of bulbs I put in the fixture, the room was just dark. It also had these awesome curtains that I'm sure were super expensive and popular in 1995 when the house was built, but UmNoThanks not my style. The curtains came down literally the day we moved in. They were just old and permanently attached which meant that they had about 20 years … [Read more...]

The smell of new carpet is in the air

left and we have brand-new carpet in our basement! After a month of living here and not using the basement, we can now move the furniture in. So exciting! I left you guys yesterday on pins and needles with the room looking like this: I'm sure the suspense was just killing you. "What carpet did they choose?" "What color?" "Is it long or short nap?" Don't fret, I am back today with the carpet details so you can breath a sigh of relief. The carpet installers came in and ripped up all the old carpet and the pad. They swept the floor but it wasn't up to my satisfaction (I'm a … [Read more...]

Ripping out the wet bar in the basement & prepping for carpet

We are mostly moved in now and finally have tackled our first DIY project in the new house! The basement desperately needed new carpet, but before we can have carpet installed I wanted to remove the wet bar in the basement. Here are some "before" photos: The wet bar wasn't completely offensive or anything, I just didn't like the placement of it. As you can see in the pictures, the basement main living area is long and narrow, yet the bar had been installed along the long wall making the room even more narrow and broken up into smaller less usable spaces. I knew right away the … [Read more...]