• It’s Kismet – A Door Story.

    It’s Kismet – A Door Story.

    Hi Friends, The best DIY’s come with a killer backstory, and this one is my favorite story to date. A couple years ago when we first started house hunting, we came across this house that wasn’t actually for sale. It was a rental listing, but times were crazy so we asked if maybe they would […]

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  • The Laundry Room/Mud Room of My Actual Dreams.

    The Laundry Room/Mud Room of My Actual Dreams.

    Hi Friends, Today is an exciting day and a day ten months in the making! I finally get to show you all our completed back entry space! Let me remind you where we started: Let’s take a moment to take this all in. At the end of this hallway is the door that leads into […]

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  • DIY Honed Marble.

    DIY Honed Marble.

    Hi Friends, A few months ago we were out shopping at this discount home improvement store, just browsing for nothing in particular, when we found some marble tiles. Fifteen square feet of polished black marble with dramatic white veining for only $30. Did I know what I wanted it for yet? No. Did I let […]

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  • Project Check-in.

    Project Check-in.

    Hi Friends, So much has happened in our remodel over the last couple months so I thought I would take a minute to catch you all up! When you only work on your house on the weekends and most of the work is DIY, progress can feel like it’s crawling sometimes. But looking back at […]

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  • New Life for an Old Coffee Table.

    New Life for an Old Coffee Table.

    Hi Friends,  A couple weeks ago I started working on getting some stored “project” furniture out of our garage. Maybe there’s also a console and six dining chairs in there too but I’m not a hoarder- okay? I just happen to find some good furniture on fb marketplace sometimes and then I don’t have time […]

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  • Phase 1  Kitchen Refresh.

    Phase 1 Kitchen Refresh.

    Hi Friends, Let me introduce you to our new kitchen. There are things I appreciate about it, including the storage space. Our last kitchen didn’t have nearly this many cabinets and I always struggled to make room for pots and pans and serving ware, etc. There are also so many things about this space that […]

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  • Our Phase 1 Master Bathroom Renovation.

    Our Phase 1 Master Bathroom Renovation.

    Hi Friends, Today is exciting because I finally finished up the very first project in our new house and it’s a good one. I knew a full on bathroom remodel in our master bath was not going to be a priority for a few years at least but because it’s our day in and day […]

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  • Farewell, House.

    Farewell, House.

    Hi Friends, This blog post is dedicated to the original Sunderland house. Our first home buy, the place where I learned to do all the projects, and learned so many skills that will come in handy at our new place. This home was the longest I’ve ever lived in one spot – a little over […]

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  • Utility Room Storage Project.

    Utility Room Storage Project.

    Hi Friends, You can probably file this post under “blogs that literally no one asked for but I’m writing it anyways”. Lately I’ve been on an organizing kick so all my projects are related to purging things, then buying every container known to man for what I’m not purging, and then labeling until my label […]

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  • Bedroom Dresser – An IKEA hack.

    Bedroom Dresser – An IKEA hack.

    Almost two years ago, I decided I needed a dresser. I was storing half my clothes in fabric bins which I found out Marie Kondo frowns upon so I bit the bullet and bought one. I wasn’t interested in spending a fortune so like many others searching for inexpensive furniture solutions, I headed to IKEA. […]

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