Category Archives: DIY and Projects

DIY Box Mantel with Craft Paint Stain

First, we are not professional carpenters or DIYers… we are just like any of you, picking up tools and learning as we go- if we can do it, you can too! When it comes to DIY projects such as building a box mantel, attention to detail is key. Take your time. Measure everything, and then...

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    Organization Products & A Checklist

    Organization has been a hot topic so far in 2020, right?! From all of the organization emails from our favorite brands, and bloggers sharing their tips for a tidy and organized home… it has truly been inspiring to see so many organized pantries, closets, fridges… but also has a little like “holy crap we need...

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      Holiday Front Porch + Simple Tips How To Paint Your Front Door

      Today, we are revealing our 2-day Front Porch Entry transformation… let’s just say, never underestimate the power of PAINT! Here’s BEFORE, where we started… and the AFTER! If you haven’t seen our back entry, we had the exterior door painted Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black earlier this year, and after watching the painter, we knew we could...

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        Neutral Boy Room Reveal

        So excited to be sharing Kenden’s (our oldest boy) room with you today! If you missed this post, be sure to head there to see the before photos of this room and the design plan. In the before photos you will see that the room had 1 white accent wall, so the first thing we...

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        • Lisa

          This is so so nice!  Very well done!  I love neutral rooms with black!   Love it!ReplyCancel

        Simple Kitchen Updates & an Informal Update on our New Build

        If you saw our Instagram Stories last week, you know we are talking about updating this wall in our Kitchen. It is actually one of the largest walls in our home (without any windows) and it has always bothered us that there is no millwork or design feature on this wall. Ok, so before we...

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          Quick Interior Painting Tips

          If you missed our post on Monday, we are currently working on our oldest son’s bedroom and today we finished painting! We shared the progress in our stories over on Instagram, but while painting we thought it would be helpful to compile a quick blog post of our painting tips! Tip 01 : Grab a...

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            New Project Design Plan for a Neutral Boy Room

            Today we are revealing a new project we are going to be tackling! It is the only “room” in our home that we have never shared- our seven year old son’s room! We have neglected this space since we moved in over six years ago… he was just two when we moved in and was...

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            DIY Corner Bench In Our Sunroom

            For those of you who don’t know, our Sunroom use to be our screened in porch, and we converted it a little over one year ago. Our dryer vent came out the back of the house onto our porch and exited out the side- (contractor mistake during the build/remodel) but when it came time to...

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              No Sew DIY Door Shade

              We had just enough fabric left over from our bench cushions to make a shade for the glass in our back door. This project only took about two hours and we love how it finishes the door adding a little bit of character and how it ties in the bench. Materials Fabric Permanent Hemming Tape...

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                Bathroom Vanity Shelves

                Our Bathroom Vanity Shelf is still possibly one of our favorite DIY projects to date. If you want to see how we made and hung ours, you can read about it here. Not only did it add character and warmth to our bathroom, it has provided storage and functionality to the space- which you can’t...

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