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WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION PROGRESS REPORT

Time for a progress report of our whole house renovation that started the beginning of September… (that’s 4 1/2 months ago, for those of you that are …

Houses

REPURPOSING CABINETS

The basement apartment is done, Yay! (because we’re living in it while the main house is being renovated) There weren’t enough cabinets in the …

Renovations

WE HAD TO CUT DOWN 13 TREES

and maybe you do too?? I’m just saying…<p>We had really good reasons why we had to cut down 13 trees!<p>We bought our house in September, 2017<p>and started …

Landscaping

DIY FROSTED GLASS PRIVACY WINDOW

Creating total privacy yet not block natural light in a window with a compromising placement sounds nearly impossible, right? Well here’s a way to …

Home Improvement

SURFACE MOUNTED SUSPENDED CEILING

We have been living in the basement apartment of our Mid-Century-to-Colonial-Revival-House for a few weeks now. We bought this house in September and …

Deer Themed Christmas Decorating

On Christmases past… (and houses past for that matter) I’ve decorated with deer. I love adding deer themed embellishments to the Christmas …

Basement Apartment Bathroom

Yay! The basement apartment bathroom is totally done being renovated!<p>If you’ve been following along, you can probably just skip this paragraph. But …

Adding a Front Porch

Our newly purchased Mid-Century house is a very loooong ranch style from the front. It had asymmetrical window and door placements that we’ve been …

Outdoor Nativity

Since I’ve been writing a DIY and decorating blog, we’ve lived in 3 different houses! The current house we just moved into in September and are in …

Let it Snow

I could have named this post, “How to Create Let it Snow Artwork on a Shoestring Budget” because it basically cost me nothing to make. I found the …

Door & Window Decisions

Yay!! I’m ecstatic over our new door! It’s the most beautiful front door we’ve ever had.<p>This post is about the door & window decisions we’ve had to …

Simple Fall Centerpiece

Here we are at the week of Thanksgiving…<p>We’ve decided to host a small gathering for Thanksgiving in our temporary home, the apartment in the basement …

Renovating a Whole House is a LOT!

Last night I was overwhelmed with the thought that our house renovation is never going to get done.<p>I think that feeling is stronger on this project …

How I Made Custom Curtains Without a Sewing Machine

Where there’s a will, there really is usually a way… and there certainly is a way to do this… so if you don’t have a sewing machine, or just hate to …

From a Tub to a Shower

Here’s an update on our renovation project before I get into the details of changing the tub to a shower,<p>We have moved into the basement apartment as …

Basement Apartment Progress

Yes, the basement apartment progress is coming along nicely. I wish it were done so that we could move into it and have a kitchen again, but in a few …

How to Change a Door Lock

Here’s why and how to change a door lock…<p>Why, you may ask would I bother to change the lock on our new house door when the door is this ugly one? …

RENOVATING THE BASEMENT APARTMENT

You’ve seen our new house and project, (if you missed that, check it out here: Our New House! Mid-Century to Colonial Revival). The basement …

Home Improvement

Here are a Few Important Tips I’ve Learned on Packing and Moving…

Here are a Few Important Tips I’ve Learned on Packing and Moving… This post should be called 'Simple UN-Decorating Tips'... because that's what …

Bear with me…

Yay! It looks like we sold our house… by ourselves! So bear with with me, my posts have been few and far between, but in the summer most everyone is …

Inspiration

Garages and Sheds

Whether you’re thinking of building, remodeling or just love the look of garages and sheds, I hope today’s post will offer you some inspiration and …

Our 100 Year Old House Kitchen Renovation

As I’ve been writing posts lately on the renovation projects we did to our 100 year old house a couple years ago, I’m reminded how much work it was… …

Renovations

Our 100 Year Old House Attic Renovation

We started the renovation on our 100 year old house 3 years ago, and the attic renovation was an amazing transformation! It was transformed from a …

Our 100 Year Old House Master Bathroom Renovation

Our 100 year old house master bathroom renovation was a major project that we had completed before we could actually move in the house.<p>The plumbing …

Our 100 Year Old House

I thought it would be fun to share with you our house “pre-listing listing”! We are on to another project! Yay! I’m excited, my husband… well… he’s a …

Water Walls and Cloches

Ansty to get gardening? Well here are 2 very clever inventions to extend your growing time by allowing you to safely start earlier, even before the …

DIY Peat Pot Easter Baskets

This DIY peat pot Easter baskets project is one of my favorite crafts I’ve ever done. I love the way they turned out, and there was something just so …

Kid’s Easter Table

Kid’s Easter Table Where everything is aimed at tickling the eyes of our young grandchildren, by focusing on fun colorful styles for our 'grandkids …

Tips to Refresh Basement Steps

With a few products in hand, and a couple of days with low traffic, here are the tips to refresh basement steps…<p>I’ve been meaning to do this for a …

Home Improvement

DIY Simple Curtain Panel

Even if you’re a beginner, sewing this DIY simple curtain panel should be right up your alley! Here are the very simple steps to creating your own …

Sewing