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Decor, One Room Challenege, The Entryway, The house

One Room Challenge Week Two: The Entryway Table

So, we’ve hit the ground running on this whole One Room Challenge thing. To say that we are ahead of schedule is a bit of an understatement. We’ve never been in this situation before – in all other things, we’ve had set backs and holdups, so this is a strange, yet exciting, feeling for us! It’s so fun to see a space in our house that is actually transforming and looking like a real room. We have a plan for what we want and it’s not something that we just keep talking about  ...

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Decor, The Bedroom, The house

The Quick & Easy Guide to Furniture Distressing

There is just something so wonderful about painting and distressing furniture. I love the way the old wood shows through the paint. I love that no two pieces ever turn out the same. I love that a newly painted piece can still have that rustic look with just some sand paper. Distressing furniture is my absolute favorite. Not only because I love the look, but on a scale of one to amateur, it scores pretty well in the, “anyone can do this and not mess it up” category. If you’re loving the  ...

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Decor, DIY Project, The Garage, The house, The Mudroom, The Yard

July 2016 Recap

So here we are again, another month almost gone, in what seems like the blink of an eye. What we’re excited about: >> I finished the painting the hutch and to hang it on the wall, Brett came up wit the brilliant plan to have the top sit on two pieces of scrap wood for extra support. That baby isn’t going anywhere. >> We had a few extra cement blocks laying around so we decided to put them to good use and made a bar for the patio. It took about twenty minutes to throw  ...

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Decor, DIY Project, The Dining Room

The Hutch Makeover Part Two

Happy Friday! And by happy I mean so excited it’s July and Friday and the weekend of the Fourth and my birthday month and the first day of my four-day weekend and the day that I get to show off part two of the hutch makeover. I am so excited to share this with you! We hung it up on Sunday evening and I have been slowly adding plates and mason jars and other knick-knacks to make it just right. As I mentioned in part one, we got this hutch off craigslist, it’s solid wood and was in great  ...

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