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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Update: We have a Hood Fan and Range

It’s been a really long time since I have talked about our kitchen. You probably remember my crazed painting session with a $17 quart of paint to rid us of the swans and fruit baskets about 2 years ago. While Matt and I have plans for our kitchen- we had to recover from building our…

Our Simple Summer Porch

Ever since the snow melted I’ve been spending every morning I can sipping my coffee on our front porch. It gets glorious morning sun, but it needed a good clean and some better seating. I thought I would share the little changes I made to our simple summer porch. It’s a deck, is that still…

I’m Geeking out over Country Living and Our Farmhouse Kitchen

Good morning sweet friends. Oh my goodness ya’ll (that’s the Texan coming out in me) baby elf might have graduated to Santa’s workshop. Ok not really- but it’s pretty much the next best thing. When we see “my farmhouse kitchen” and “Country Living” in the same hemisphere we get excited. If you have read here…

Nearly Spring….

Hey sweet friends. I wanted to pop in to say hi as things have been awfully quiet on the blog! Between Maker House projects, being busy with school, and my computer crashing- I just haven’t been snapping photos, working on projects or writing as much! But I have most certainly missed connecting with you. We…

A New Vintage Mirror in the Bathroom

I recently switched out our bathroom mirror with a “new” vintage mirror. The mirror we’ve had in there for the last few years was re-purposed from our old house, and while it worked well I felt like the bathroom was lacking a bit of character. I wasn’t totally sure how this would turn out, but…

Hints of Pink and Blue in a Cottage Bathroom

hints of pink and blue in our cottage style bathroom Whether it’s just another day for you, or if you celebrated like crazy- I hope you had a great love day yesterday. At the studio I work at we have a special focus on self love in the month of February- helping the kids to…