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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…

Refinishing a Table Top with MMS Hemp Oil

A while back I took a $5 garage sale find and refinished the top using Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil. This was my first time using hemp oil, and so I thought I would share a bit of the process with you. I painted the base out in a semi-gloss black, and I love the…

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 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…

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…

DIY Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table Tutorial on Remodelaholic

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table Happy Saturday morning sweeties! Im sipping on some hot french vanilla coffee, with just about the exact same view as you see above. I thought I would pop in to let you know that there is a full tutorial available for my newest project in the living room- our reclaimed wood…

6 Tips For How to Stain a Deck

6 Tips for How to Stain a Deck If you are like me, you usually do a little google search prior to embarking on a project. If you are like me, it’s quite possible you learned that lesson after a few flubs… To be honest though, ye old google can yield quite a bit of…

How to Apply Antiquing Wax to Age Painted Pieces

Last week I shared some of my favorite tips for adding personality to your home, and number three was all about thrifting and refinishing furniture. Today I wanted to share how to apply antiquing wax to age a piece of furniture, or an accessory piece like the old boxes in the tutorial. If you have…

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…

Living Floral Wreath

Some much needed shrub trimming brought about the urge to try my hand at making a living floral wreath out of some of my fresh blooms from the garden. I have never done anything like this before, but it felt so wonderful to snip flowers from the garden and spend the afternoon creating. Since getting…

Friday Inspiration: Botanicals, Beds and Building

I thought I would pop in this morning to share a few posts I have enjoyed this week, for a little inspiration on a Friday morning. Since my computer crashed I have been working on transitioning everything over to a new system (why does apple alway change their chargers and input ports!) so I am…

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…

Rest, Inspiration and an Announcement….

Over the last few months I have been absolutely binge watching Laura from Garden Answer on Youtube. I just love the variety of her videos, from planting arrangements, to perennial care and general gardening tips and tricks. I especially love her garden tours and love the beautiful property that she calls home! It has held…

Building Maker House: Episode 5

Oh my, I have not been a very good mini-series promoter or blogger the last few months… please accept an official apology on my part! However, I am excited to be picking up this series again and sharing some of the progress of our studio. While we are more or less completed the space- we…

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…

How to Install MDF Shiplap

I have seen imitation “shiplap” popping up on pinterest for a while now. I have been curious to try installing MDF Shiplap, and decided to give it a go as a feature wall. We actually have shiplap in the original farmhouse side of the house, and uncovered it during our addition build. We then repurposed…

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…

DIY Chevron Wood Wall and Episode 4

Matt and I were visting one of our favorite places- Canmore- when we went into one of our favorite shops and saw a beautiful dark, wood, feature wall. I tucked that pretty piece of inspiration away- and pulled it out for this DIY Chevron Wood Wall. I I shared all about our progress and this…