Entryway Wainscot- 1 Day DIY project!

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This quick little DIY project made such a big impact on our entryway, that I wanted to share a quick how-to post on it!  Our entryway from downstairs is kind of a weird spot in our house, because we switched its location from the interior to the exterior when we built our staircase.  To do that, we blasted through an old closet into what is now the kitchen, but that resulted in a half-plaster, half-“needs to be sheetrocked” wall.  We’re quickly learning that plaster and sheetrock just never seem to meet up properly, and that fact combined with our terrible mudding skills (seriously, how do people learn to be good at it?  Those folks are worth their weight in gold, I swear it!) result in weird-looking walls.   This area was no exception, and it was starting to drive us both a little crazy looking at it.  It also is such a small space, and just needed a little more interest.   Continue reading

One Room Challenge- Office/Lounge Reveal!

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It’s reveal time!  It’s been a whirlwind, and we’re not even totally finished but I’m so incredibly happy to be able share the results of this One Room Challenge Office/ Lounge Makeover with you!  This 6-week challenge turned out to be just that:  it was a serious challenge to get it all done in 6 weeks, but I’m so glad that fire was lit under us, because we now have a new favorite space in our home. Continue reading

ORC- Week 3

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It’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge, and we’re chugging right along over here with our office/lounge makeover!  The one thing that I’m most excited about is the flooring.  Last week, I told you guys we were thinking of going with a DIY wide-plank floor, in a herringbone pattern.  You guys. Omg. I didn’t realize I could be so in love with a bunch of pieces of 1×6, but, I’m obsessed.  I love them. Continue reading

One Room Challenge: Office/Lounge Renovation Week 1

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orcSo, it’s been awhile!  We’ve been hard at work renovating our new house, and I just haven’t made the time to sit down and write about it quite yet- but I’ve got lots on the docket!  However, I’ve decided to take a hiatus from my hiatus (is that a thing?)  to participate in/play along with this fall’s One Room Challenge put on by Calling it Home and HouseBeautiful!

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