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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…

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…

Whites, Wood and Day Dreaming

Even though I am slowing down as I get further along in my pregnancy (just rounding out at 32 weeks!) I am enjoying being back in project mode in the house. Call it nesting, or call it normal life around here- but I am working on my list of to do projects! I still have…

Creating a Laundry “Room” Closet

Our laundry area has had me stumped for a while. I finally committed to creating a Laundry “Room” Closet. I was trying to incorporate barn doors but decided on double closet doors, because honestly it is a very tight space! It has certain access requirements because our electrical panel, crawl space access and washer and…

A Maker House Studio Update

Things moved along beautifully with our Maker House Studio Renovation… but our web series? Well- would you believe that we have the footage, and several episodes edited and ready for me to review, but unfortunately since I got pregnant and life got kind of crazy we have just been horrible about getting them uploaded to…

We Tore Out Some Walls!

Working on our house has been a long process, and while we made ourselves promises about finishing all the little things before we moved into our addition- it didn’t happen. I am trying to finish off some of those projects to get some items officially off the list! One of those items is the connecting…

Kitchen Inspiration: Wood Hood Fan Cover

I have kitchen dreams on the brain lately… and even though a few things will have to fall into alignment before we are ready to order all of our cabinetry, we are slowly picking away at things as we are able. I couldn’t help but share some of these pretty wood hood fan covers with…