Check out the kids’ teal and grass green bathroom makeover

Guess what? I am done. D-O-N-E with the kids' gender-neutral bathroom makeover! Well, done enough. I still need some art for a wall or two, but for now, I'm calling it. I stayed pretty true to my original plan, but I did change a few things which I'll get to in a minute. Before-and-Afters are my favorite, so let's just start off there. No point in dragging it out and keeping you in suspense. You are welcome. I am super obnoxious and labeled each before and after photo just in case any of them pop up on pinterest. I am so stoked with how this room … [Read more...]

A dramatic fireplace makeover {white moulding & black mantel}

I just finished a project that didn't take too long and wasn't too difficult, but has a huge impact. The fireplace in our home is in the corner and angled. It seems like the perfect high impact focal point, so to enhance the fireplace and make it really stand out, I added a bunch of moulding and painted the mantel black. Check it out. Here's a refresher of what it looked like when we moved in, and a week ago: {Way Before and Before}    Such a dramatic difference, right?! I couldn't be any more pleased with how it turned out. It definitely has that WOW … [Read more...]

flippin’ sweet (flipping the office and guest room)

The past few days have been cra-aaaaa-zy around here. I'm so sore and tired. My joints are aching. Wanna know why? Well, too bad, I'm telling you anyway. :) Besides deciding to start a rigorous running program (I'm serious, don't laugh!) Ben and I spent the last few days flip-flopping the office and the guest room. For a point of reference, here's our floor plan with each room marked. Before the ol' flip-a-roonie, the office was "bedroom 5" and the guest room was "bedroom 4".    Before we started, our office (bedroom 5) looked like this: Okay, okay, that's … [Read more...]

You turned a headboard into WHAT?! (Project #23 done)

Last week I shared a list of 24 projects with you that I seriously need to finish. Or else. I've put these things off for far too long, and I just need to get.them.done. once and for all. Monday I showed you my finished Project #10 (pictures for piano room), and today I'm happy to report that I've checked another project off the list! Which project did I tackle next? Why, it's Project #23: Finish the King Size Headboard project. I haven't been THIS EXCITED about a project in a very long time. It took me several months, but I'm so thrilled to report that this … [Read more...]

De-poopifying the Game Room.

Exactly one week ago I left you on the edge of your seat with a game room update. We just bought a new couch for the game room, and in a fit of insanity I thought I'd just casually paint the room while I was at it. I've just never been able to embrace those poop colored walls. Not sure what I was thinking with that one. Of course, most of my projects around the house begin with basically zero forethought into time or cost. Oops. Must. Work. On. That. Well, I'm happy to say that after a full WEEK, the room is painted. It was as painful as it sounds. But, my gosh, … [Read more...]

I swear, I just wanted to move the TV!

Have you ever read the book, "If you give a Mouse a Cookie?" THAT is my life. I start one little project, and everything just snowballs into total mayhem. This is our gameroom: We pretty much haven't used this room the entire year we've lived here. Huge room just sitting there untouched and unloved. Why? Well, honestly, I don't know. Hmmm, well, the kids aren't use to playing alone upstairs. They like to be downstairs. The wall color reminds me of poop, so I stay away. We don't have a good TV situation. I hate the couch. So, I'm trying to keep all these … [Read more...]

The family room is painted!

Last week I bit off almost more than I could chew when I decided to paint the family room, kitchen, AND hallway all in one shebang. I decided my primary color would be Bedford Gray by Martha Stewart Living & my accent color would be Slate by Restoration Hardware. I left you on the edges of your seats last Thursday when I showed you the room only half finished. (Reminder image of last week) Well, I'm finally back to show you the remainder of the huge project I foolishly thought I could finish in only two days. I painted into the wee hours of the night to finish this job … [Read more...]