You remember my purple front door, right? Here it is, before and after I painted my black front door. I was a conformist and did what most people on Pinterest are doing and went with a black front door. Now that we sold this house, it seems to hold true that black doors truly do add value to ... Read More about Black Front Door Paint: My Lessons Learned
We hired contractors to do the job and I'm Pinning myself some nifty projects to tackle once it's finished! Some more pictures for you...this will be a HUGE space, and my kids have gotten very used to roller skating or playing dodgeball down here. Wish us luck! ... Read More about Full Basement Remodel Is Underway!
A few more tweaks left to do, but wanted to give you a quick update on the island. We will put the finishing touches on it over the next few days: I love how it opened up the kitchen! ... Read More about Butcher block progress update
Total project cost = $470 (This includes two 96'' x 25'' Ikea butcher block countertops, Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations paint kit, cardboard from JoAnn Fabrics for template, electrical supplies from Lowe's for rewiring) Island (before): Here it is, the junk collector island (before ... Read More about Ikea Butcher Block Island
I had a beautiful, unused stencil with a script version of the French sonnet, "Springtime in Paris" (it was originally intended for my sunroom curtains, little did I know I would soon DIY my first stenciled backsplash). I changed my mind on the curtains and I decided I didn't want visitors to be ... Read More about Stenciled Kitchen Backsplash
Here is a glimpse of the beginnings of our bathroom remodel, before pictures can be so embarrassing. So in the name of the blog, I will lose all of my dignity today and share pictures of a room that stays behind lock-and-key when company comes over. (Update! see all the updated "after" ... Read More about An embarrassing “before”….
Floor Plan Click here for the 3D floor plan I created...or you can view the versions below. It all began in 2004 with a marketing brochure from a home I toured. I fell in love with the open floorplan, the schools, and the neighborhood. So, the contract was signed for a ... Read More about The Esquire: Floor Plan
If you're new here, welcome! This post was written in 2012, and represents the beginning of my blog and a new chapter in my life. I hope to inspire you and give you lots of new decorating ideas. Here are some pictures from 2005 of my home construction, the floor plan was called The Esquire. This was ... Read More about Building The Esquire House, 2005