New Floor to Ceiling Wood Fireplace Wall

Guess what?! The boys moved the TV off of our fireplace hearth! Yay! Now I can show you what I did to the fireplace wall bump out in our family room. Let’s look back at what it looked like before. It was fine…meahh! (major TV blockage) I wanted to bring the same treatment from our…

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Upgrade that Builder Kitchen Island

You know when you are building a house and you have that thing called “a budget”? No matter how big or small it is, it never seems to cover everything you want. What I did before every appointment with our builder was think about the skills I do have and skills I don’t have. I went with…

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Custom Sized Foyer Table

Hello Friends! Guess what? I made something! Yup! It’s been a long time since I have taken on a project but here is why. I am in love with my nail gun and air compressor for this stuff. We have been reunited after their stay in storage and I couldn’t be happier! I tried making…

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Master Bedroom at the New House 2018

I have been super excited to get our bedroom put together. We bought a new bed when we moved in and I tell you – I sleep amazing here. The frame is so sturdy and comfortable. I love the fabric tufted headboard. At first I thought I wanted grey but I love this canvas color.…

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Tool Box Table Runner

This is a super quick project I did last week to bring some color into the dining room. We had a couple of 1×4 wood common boards in the garage. This long, narrow box is simply screwed together and painted in Vine Green by Ben Moore. I filled it with greenery. It took nine small…

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The Family Room with a Question for You

Today I got my camera out to take a few pictures of Mazi. She got a fresh new hair cut yesterday and she looks like she lost 50% of her weight. Too bad that didn’t work for me on my last hair cut. While I had the camera out I tried my new tripod for…

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Black and White Dining

Happy Monday! I hope you are all enjoying summer. Here in Virginia we are having the best weather. We deserve it after such high humidity for three weeks. We needed a relief. Over the weekend I painted our dining room. Here is what it looked like BEFORE: It was so light and bright that my…

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Foyer Gallery Wall

The entire time while building this house I was imagining this wall with a console table along it with  a simple mirror or horse picture above it. BEFORE: (sorry it’s blurry) The hall widens up nice here but there’s a cold air return, electrical outlet, light switch and temp control on this wall. Ugh! I…

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We Own It & the Office Comes First

WELCOME to our new home! Since I checked in with you all last we closed on the house. Yup! This is a picture of my sweetie signing his life away. Isn’t it great that the title company comes to us now? The move has been a whirlwind! It’s coming together though and it’s already feeling…

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A House in Progress

Hello friends! No, the house is not complete….Darn it! But soon.I was excited when the gutters went up. I chose a bronze color. Also, the trim around the roof line is painted Urbane Bronze by SW. I love it! Maybe you can’t tell but here is what it looked like before. So the lighting is…

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How the Paint Really Looks

Are you ready for an update on the house? Over the last couple of months the house has come pretty far along. My mind was in a different place for most of that time but it’s exciting to see it coming all together now. See the window box on the garage? I am so glad…

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Let Your House Shine & a Glimpse at the 2nd Floor

As I drove through the neighborhood tonight I noticed some exterior lights that seem to come on automatically at dusk. Some people turned on their porch lights which I think makes a home look like friendly place. The house above has five hanging pendants on the porch. Wow! They must be extra friendly. I loved…

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