Fireplace Refresh

One of the reasons we fell in love with our new house when we were first looking was the beautiful wood work it had in the family room.  The crown molding and the fireplace mantel were two big things that stuck out in our head – in a good way!  However, the whole house was oak everything.   It was not bad, it just wasn’t our style but we knew it would be an easy fix.   So, here’s what our family room looked like when we bought our house… Continue reading

Powder Room Update


Because we are updating basically everything in our new house, our budget is not huge for anything – especially for our tiny powder room.  We really had to work with what we had for this room, and I must say I am SO happy with the outcome!  It’s amazing what a little paint and some accessories can do for a space!    Let’s take a look at the “before” picture… Continue reading

Our New Pendant Light Fixture

Pendant Lighting

We are starting to get settled in our new house.  Boxes are almost all unpacked and we’re starting to tackle more cosmetic projects now (yay!).  Our light fixture in the dining room wasn’t terrible, it just wasn’t my style.  The lights burned out SO fast and we didn’t want to replace them since we knew we were swapping it out, so I was able to talk my husband into changing out the fixture sooner than I had expected!  Woo hoo! So, let’s get to the “before” picture… Continue reading

Living Room Makeover

Living Room Makeover

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We are officially LIVING in our new house and we could not be happier!  The projects have only just begun, and I’m so excited to be sharing my first one in our new house.  It’s no secret I’ve always been a fan of wainscoting, so I knew I wanted to do something to the walls in our new house.  We went with the traditional wainscoting in our old house, but I wanted to do something a little different for this house.  I decided to go with board and batten since I wanted it to feel younger and a little less formal.  So without further ado, I give you the “before” picture… Continue reading