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The Knockdown Part Two

Knocking down walls, part two. It’s become apparent that Brett and I love taking down walls. Maybe it’s because itΒ gives you almost instant gratification. Or maybe it’s because it doesn’t…

Friday Inspiration: Patio Edition

It’s that time of the week again and this Friday’s inspiration features some amazing patio decorations. Here in Minnesota, we’re actually heading back into winter. So, why not think warm…

Troubleshooting: Peeling and Crackling Paint

Peeling and Crackling Paint It has taken me more than a decade, but I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoy painting. For me, it’s very therapeutic and calming. I…

mudroom inspiration

Top Seven Mudrooms for Inspiration

Happy April Fools Day! I was thinking about throwing out some lame joke, but I’ll spare you all the headache πŸ™‚ Here at North Country Nest we’re in full-on home…

We’ve Added a Fence

We’ve Added aΒ Fence Having a dog without a fence is not the most enjoyable situation. Especially when you live on a lake and said dog loves swimming. Or when said…

The Thirty-Five Day Check-In

Our First Home Renovation: Thirty-Five Day Check-In It’s been thirty-five days since we closed on the house. Thirty-five days. That doesn’t sound like much. And it’s not really. We’ve got…

Removing the Ramps

Removing the Outside Ramps Staying on trend with this house’s ridiculous need to have multiples of everything (four water heaters, three outside electrical meters, two furnaces, etc.) it would only…

DIY Chicken Wire Picture Frame

I am loving all things chicken wire. I love the farmhouse style and love how chicken wire seems to show up in such unexpected places. So, when Brett and I…

When Waiting Isn’t so Bad

“Just wait.” [Long pause and silence] “Kelly, you can wait until your dad gets home. Have him look at it and see what’s wrong…” and Brett continues to talk, but…

2016: Planning Ahead

It’s March 2016. Which means there are 10 months left in the year. Prior to moving in, Brett and I spit-balled ideas on what we wanted to do to the…

Day Two is For Knocking Down a Wall

After scraping the ceilings of the entire first floor of the new house (which took an excruciatingly-long amount of time) we moved on to knocking down a wall. Side note,…

Popcorn Belongs in a Bowl, Not on a Ceiling

Removing popcorn ceilings can be compared to… well, nothing. Is it pleasant? Absolutely not. However, if you’re like us, you pretty much despise popcorn ceilings and will do just about…