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DIY Wood Beam Doorway

Today I want to share the process of how we created a wood beam doorway using readily available rustic boards. We opened up the wall between our kitchen and what used to be the small back entry on our original farmhouse. In case you are new here, we added an addition onto our home, and…

Holiday Favorites: Christmas Decorating

Good Morning lovelies! The snow is falling, and I must confess the Christmas music has already made an appearance. This morning I am sharing some of my favorite Christmas Decorating images and ideas from my blog. It is the kick off to a series I will be doing over the coming month to share some…

He’s Here

Good Morning Sweet Friends… well I guess it’s really afternoon! I am sitting under the sweetest, freshest little newborn babe. I just wanted to pop in to let you know that Theodore Matthew joined our family in the early morning of November 7. He is pure perfection and we are so in love with this…

Holiday Favorites: Winter Hoop Wreath Tutorial

My favorite way to decorate for the holidays is to incorporate fresh greenery. This Winter Hoop Wreath was so fun and simple to create, so I thought I would share all the details with you today. This week I’m teaming up with some other crafty bloggers as part of the Creative Christmas Week hosted by…

Our Upholstered Bed Frame

I had been dreaming of buying an upholstered bed frame for quite some time. I’m sure you have caught a few pictures of it here and there, but I have never actually shared any info about our bed! I really love it. It has simple lines, and is a great neutral linen color. We purchased…

A DIY Baby Nest

Are you familiar with dockatots and baby nests? I had never heard of them until the last few years, but decided to make my own DIY baby nest for this new little bebe. I love the way it came out, and I think it will be a great little portable, cozy spot to set down…

The Kooman Family (Photoshoot at 40 weeks Prego)

Prepare for some family photos!  I had been hoping we would get a chance to take a few maternity and family photos at some point, but had resigned that it just wasn’t going to happen. I am after all about to have a baby any day. However, this morning we just decided to have a…

Small Dresser Makeover

I have been on the hunt for small dressers to use as bedside tables for a long time. I found this set, and thought they were perfect candidates for a dresser makeover. New nightstands can be pretty pricey, so finding these for $25 each felt like a bargain. I made sure they were solid wood,…

Wild Kratts Costume Tutorial

Alrighty, this is a departure from my usual tutorials, but as a mama of boys that love the Kratt Bros- I had to share this quick tutorial for a Wild Kratts Costume, in the form of a creature power vest. I thought you might appreciate this if you are a mama of littles, or a…

How to Install a Barn Door

Good Morning dear friends! I wanted to pop in today with a super simple video tutorial for how to install a Barn Door and Track. I love me a pretty barn door… they make a design statement on their own! We hung this barn door in our new studio space- Maker House. The door is…

Finishing our Cottage Fireplace

Can you relate to getting 95% finished on a project and then not quite finishing it off? I will admit that seems to happen to us a lot because we have so many projects going on- not to mention we are self employed! So- while I wish we could just dedicate time to our house…

Simply White Trim and a Painted Ceiling

The trim and ceiling paint are done! Everything is painted out in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, and I love how bright and clean it feels now. All that is really left in here is to run the hardwood through the hallway- which we hope to get to soon, but I’m not sure when it will…

Giving Thanks

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ…

Drywall and Trim in the Mud Room Entry!

We have finished the drywall and have all of the trim installed in the mudroom! I have to tell you that my nesting, pregnant self is very pleased. Of course, this is an area we have wanted to finish for a while… but there is nothing like a baby deadline to get us motivated. Not…

All About Our Custom Wood Range Hood

Hey sweet friends, I am popping in this morning to let you know that the full tutorial for our new wood range hood is now available over at Remodelaholic. I am a guest contributor there, so you can catch the cut list, measurements and insert details if you are interested! I looked at a bunch…

Weekend Links

Good Morning Sweet Friends, I am popping in to share a few weekend links for you to explore. We are heading into the weekend with eager hearts. My kiddos had a busy week as they started up some of their lessons, and I started back with a few classes too. It’s such a gift to…

Fall Living Room Tour

Good Morning dear friends! Earlier this week I shared a look at our fireplace mantel, so today it seemed fitting to share a fall living room tour. I am currently in project mode- call it nesting- but I am working hard to tie up some of the loose ends leftover from all of our reno and…

BMH Episode 6: Furnishing the loft

I feel like a bit of a celebratory dance is in order- because I have a fresh Building Maker House episode for you guys. In this episode you get to see quite a bit of progress in the loft, which is the creative workshop space. We install window trim, bring in furniture, install the  …

Green + Grey Fall Mantel Inspiration

It seems I am most consistent with sharing living room updates in the fall and at Christmas, which is quite alright with me. I love decorating our fall mantel, and this year I went with subtle neutrals mixed with grey and greens. I have had these beige crocs sitting on the mantel most of the…

Chippy Barn Light for The Hallway

Years ago Matt spotted this chippy barn light at our local restore. It was $25, and while we didn’t have a spot for it at the time- we knew we would some day! Upon doing a little research we found that they are often used in animal barns, are explosion proof- and that vintage ones…

Fall Farmhouse Hutch with Plums and Shades of Green

I decided to dress our farmhouse hutch in plums and shades of green. Last year I used white and green, and the year before I went really neutral. I don’t often use many berry colors or reds around the house, however I loved the berry branches off our ornamental crab tree snipped from the front…

IKEA MALA Paper Roll and Minty Goodness

I recently purchased this sweet paper roll holder from IKEA recently. It is called the “MALA paper roll.” I thought it would be handy to have around for craft paper, wrapping paper… you name it! But I wanted to personalized it a bit, so I pulled out one of my favorite minty shades of paint- and…