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the laundry room

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wall color: sherwin williams ‘upward’

trim color: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

cabinet color: varathane ‘espresso’

Industrial Style Laundry Room Renovation [Almost] Final Reveal

Industrial Style Laundry Room Renovation [Almost] Final Reveal

I feel like a broken record saying this but it bears repeating; we did NOT expect the laundry room to take this long. [this post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission if a purchase is made, at no additional cost to you. see the full...

Laundry Room Renovation | New Cabinets and Light Fixtures

Laundry Room Renovation | New Cabinets and Light Fixtures

Sharing the latest updates on our laundry room renovation, including new cabinets and new light fixtures. Thank you to Wayfair for providing us with the beautiful light fixtures. All thoughts and opinions are our own.  It's been awhile since we've posted about the...

Laundry Room Renovation: Lessons From a Can of Paint

Laundry Room Renovation: Lessons From a Can of Paint

I met Trina freshman year of college. The Roommate Gods put us together and we have been inseparable (generally speaking - she lives about four hours away in Fargo, ND) ever since. I know that when we are together, not only is a smile going to be plastered on my face...

The Laundry Room Renovation: The Plans

The Laundry Room Renovation: The Plans

With the guest bathroom nearly complete, it only makes sense to start the next project, right? Friends, meet the laundry room. What's Already Been Done This is a newly-created room that wasn't in the original house. Prior to us gutting the place, the laundry was...

One Year Anniversary Home Tour

One Year Anniversary Home Tour

One year, to the day. That's how long we've been in this house. It feels like we just moved in... and yet at the same time, like we've been here forever. To celebrate this big milestone, we wanted to take a look at the last year. Not only to catch up the newcomers,...

2016: Looking Back at the First Year of North Country Nest

Tomorrow is the LAST day of 2016. Can you freaking believe it? I don’t know about you, but this year has flown by! It seems like just yesterday that our weekends were filled with house showings and mortgage meetings and packing up the townhouse. Since I dropped the...

the entryway

trim color: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

built-in color: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

An Unexpected Renovation: The Entryway Reveal

An Unexpected Renovation: The Entryway Reveal

We started the year with an impromptu renovation project and are sharing the reveal of our modern rustic entryway! [affiliate links are used for your convenience, at no additional cost to you] It was the... first week in January (?) and Brett was working on the...

Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop | The Entryway

Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop | The Entryway

If you're here from Petite Haus, welcome new friends! With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it is full speed ahead to all things Christmas. And this season, we're fully embracing the rustic. Maybe it's the fabric that I picked up at JoAnns for 50% off or the...

The Entryway Summer Home Tour & Blog Hop

The Entryway Summer Home Tour & Blog Hop

Today we're sharing an entryway summer home tour as part of a blog hop with lots of other talented ladies! It's official. Summer is HERE. We're t-minus two months out from the wedding, are knee deep in laundry room renovations, just finished up our guest bathroom and...

Spring Entryway Home Tour

Spring Entryway Home Tour

Last year about this time, we were just starting to get settled in the house. We'd moved in about a month earlier and were still fairly bright-eyed and bushy tailed, riding high on the joys of owning our first home. Fast forward to this spring and while we may have...

One Year Anniversary Home Tour

One Year Anniversary Home Tour

One year, to the day. That's how long we've been in this house. It feels like we just moved in... and yet at the same time, like we've been here forever. To celebrate this big milestone, we wanted to take a look at the last year. Not only to catch up the newcomers,...

How to Lay Interior Brick Pavers

How to Lay Interior Brick Pavers

About halfway through the One Room Challenge last October Brett and I knew we wanted to lay down brick pavers for the entryway. We also knew it wasn’t going to happen in time for the challenge, but that it was going to be the next project to tackle. If you’ve been...

home exterior

side of the house with foundation poured for garageoutdoor deck with outdoor furniture

front porch paint: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

front porch stain: cabot australian timber oil ‘honey teak’

deck stain: cabot australian timber oil ‘amberwood’

Colorful Summer Porch Decor

Colorful Summer Porch Decor

We're sharing our cozy and colorful summer porch decor with the challenge of shopping the house and not buying anything new!  Time for a little honesty. I have been in a serious decor funk. All our energy has been put towards the garage and the only other...

An Update on the Garage + Insulation and Drywall

An Update on the Garage + Insulation and Drywall

This post is three weeks in the making. On the one hand, YAY, we have so much to share in regards to the garage. On the other, I have been struggling with finding time to share all the updates and my type-A personality that hates missing deadlines is not happy......

Another Garage Update + a Lesson in Celebrating the Small Wins

Another Garage Update + a Lesson in Celebrating the Small Wins

When I first started brainstorming ideas for this post, the first thought that popped into my mind was, "Well, we haven't come too far since the last update and our to-do list is still a million miles long." And then I walked outside and started photographing the...

The Garage Update: Putting Up the Walls

The Garage Update: Putting Up the Walls

You guys. We have a GARAGE. Not just a slab... but actual walls and a covered ceiling and a doorway and window space and garage door space and oh my goodness, WE HAVE A GARAGE! Day one. The festivities began at about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Brett was setting up...

Outdoor Deck Reveal + Decorating for Summer

Outdoor Deck Reveal + Decorating for Summer

Sharing details on the brand new outdoor deck + how we're decorating for summer. [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north country nest!] Friends, we are so...

The Re-Sealed & Re-Painted Front Porch

The Re-Sealed & Re-Painted Front Porch

See how we refinished our front porch with new sealer, new paint and a little bit of work. [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north country nest!] The...

guest bedroom

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wall color: behr ‘burnished clay’

trim color: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

One Room Challenge Week Six: The Craft Closet Organization

One Room Challenge Week Six: The Craft Closet Organization

Today we're talking about one of my most favorite topics: organization. More specifically, craft closet organization. I am of the strange breed that likes to make a complete mess of things (closets, bedroom shelves, etc.) and then put them back together...for fun. In...

One Room Challenge Week Five: Wood Bench Makeover

One Room Challenge Week Five: Wood Bench Makeover

Hello! It's week FIVE, friends. Where in the heck has all the time gone? I feel like it was just yesterday that we were talking about the bedroom plans and showing off what we wanted to do with the space. And now it's week five and we're so close to that finish line!...

One Room Challenge Week Four: DIY Guest Bedroom Shelving

One Room Challenge Week Four: DIY Guest Bedroom Shelving

Welcome back, friends! If you're just joining us, we're FOUR weeks into the One Room Challenge - this awesome event where amazingly talented home bloggers have to make over an entire room in six weeks. We're tackling one of our guest bedrooms and since it's been...

One Room Challenge Week Three: The Bed, Bedding & Nightstands

One Room Challenge Week Three: The Bed, Bedding & Nightstands

We're at the halfway point, friends, and shockingly enough, I'm feeling rather organized in terms of the to-dos that are left for completing everything. Dare I say we may actually get this whole baby done on time?!? This week's update is all about the rustic farmhouse...

One Room Challenge Week Two: How to Install Plywood Flooring

One Room Challenge Week Two: How to Install Plywood Flooring

In week two of the One Room Challenge, we're showing you how to install plywood flooring. Hello, friends and welcome to week two of the One Room Challenge! We are so excited to share with you today all the fun details of how to install plywood flooring. As I mentioned...

guest bath

original bathroom

wall color: sherwin williams ‘useful gray’

trim color: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

vanity color: sherwin williams ‘acacia haze’

door color: varathane ‘espresso’

A Bathroom Update: How to Paint Your Bathroom Tile Floor

A Bathroom Update: How to Paint Your Bathroom Tile Floor

Stay within your budget with this easy tutorial from North Country Nest on how to paint your bathroom tile floor with chalk paint! [post contains affiliate links, which means we may make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks...

A Bathroom Update: The Wonders of Paint

A Bathroom Update: The Wonders of Paint

I am extra appreciative of the bathroom makeover... specifically, the mindless activity of painting a room. Not only does paint do wonders for a space, but after the spending a majority of our June and July hauling sheetrock for the garage and 60lb block for the...

A Bathroom Remodel – The Before + Design Plans

A Bathroom Remodel – The Before + Design Plans

We're sharing the 'before' pictures of our master bathroom, along with all the details on this budget refresh! [post contains affiliate links, which means we may make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north...

Guest Bathroom Final Reveal

Guest Bathroom Final Reveal

I am writing this post as the last coat of paint is drying on our guest bathroom. The bathroom that seemed to drag on forever. The bathroom that we told ourselves would probably only take a month to finish. The bathroom that has kicked our ass and made us both a...

Guest Bathroom Renovation Updates Round Three

Guest Bathroom Renovation Updates Round Three

We're closing in on month four of the guest bathroom renovation. While the length of this project is a little longer than expected, it hasn't been all bad. As with any undertaking, we've learned a few things along the way and who are we to not share this newly...

Guest Bathroom Renovation Update

Guest Bathroom Renovation Update

Remember back in February when we first shared our guest bathroom renovation plans? I remember the excitement that Brett and I felt about this renovation and our plans to start and finish it all within the month. And then... life happened. Brett headed south to...