wall color: sherwin williams ‘upward’

trim color: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

cabinet color: varathane ‘espresso’

the laundry room

industrial style laundry roomindustrial style laundry room renovation reveal

Project Update: Fall & Winter 2016

It’s fall! The leaves are starting to change colors here in Minnesota, the nights are getting cool and the best of all, the mosquitoes are tapering down. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be able to head outside our house without ten pounds of bug spray on! Another...

You Can Never Have Too Much Light: Adding New Windows

Have you ever noticed how a window can transform an entire space? I almost feel bad for the rooms that are completely enclosed – they don’t really stand a chance at ever having the ‘wow’ factor. Because natural light is addicting and attractive and homey and...

Windows and Tile and Mudding – Oh My!

If you haven’t gathered this by now, let me reiterate the fact that I have an incessant need to buy only things from the thrift store or on sale. Before I could even purchase things with my own money, it was ingrained into my brain that I should NEVER buy anything...

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...

Adding Walls & Doors

Good morning! I have some super exciting news to share with you all. Remember a few weeks ago I told you about that time we decided to tear down a few more walls because we just love demo? Or that time I came home to an almost completely gutted guest bathroom and...

Summer Home Improvement Project List

The sun is shining here in Minnesota and the days are getting longer and longer. We’re on the cusp of summer and I don’t know about you, but I feel like I was just ringing in the new year. 2016 seems to be flying by – I can hardly believe we’re only a week and a half...

trim color: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

built-in color: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

the entryway

2016 Christmas Home Tour: The Entryway

Decorating for Christmas is no joke and it's taken me seven trips to Target, five stops at thrift stores, four Dollar Tree runs, two times fighting the crowds at Joann Fabrics, two lunch breaks spent at Hobby Lobby, one Black Friday sale at Walmart, one quick stop at...

One Room Challenge Week Six: The Final Reveal

It was a little more than two months ago when I first uttered the words ‘One Room Challenge’ to Brett. We were sitting down for dinner and I casually mentioned that I wanted to join in on this challenge and told him I thought we could do the entryway. Apparently, the...

One Room Challenge Week Five: The Built-Ins

It’s week five! Yes, five. Already? Yup. And this week… this week I am sharing my favorite project we’ve ever done. “Kell… You’ve already said that, remember? The barn wall from week three was your favorite project.” Well yes, I know I already said that once in this...

One Room Challenge Week Four: The Lights & The Window

This week we’ve got two mini-projects to share for the One Room Challenge. We wanted to tackle these before we left on our respective mini vacations - Brett went pheasant hunting and I went out to Utah. Have you ever noticed that the little things can make a big...

One Room Challenge Week One: The Front Entryway

I am so excited you’re here because we’ve got some fun news to share – we’re joining in on the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home. “That’s great, but what the heck is a One Room Challenge?” We’re so glad you asked! Here’s straight from the website: The One...

Project Update: Fall & Winter 2016

It’s fall! The leaves are starting to change colors here in Minnesota, the nights are getting cool and the best of all, the mosquitoes are tapering down. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be able to head outside our house without ten pounds of bug spray on! Another...

front porch paint: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

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

deck stain: cabot australian timber oil ‘amberwood’

the home exterior

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

Project Update: Fall & Winter 2016

It’s fall! The leaves are starting to change colors here in Minnesota, the nights are getting cool and the best of all, the mosquitoes are tapering down. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be able to head outside our house without ten pounds of bug spray on! Another...

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...

Summer Home Improvement Project List

The sun is shining here in Minnesota and the days are getting longer and longer. We’re on the cusp of summer and I don’t know about you, but I feel like I was just ringing in the new year. 2016 seems to be flying by – I can hardly believe we’re only a week and a half...

wall color: behr ‘burnished clay’

trim color: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

the guest bedroom

rustic industrial guest bedroom decorrustic industrial guest bedroom

One Room Challenge Week One: Rustic Farmhouse Bedroom Plans

Well hello there, One Room Challenge... we meet again. This my friends, is our second time joining in on the fun and we are so. freaking. excited. Well, I can't speak for Brett and since he's currently playing mountain man in Wyoming but I'll just imagine that he's...

wall color: sherwin williams ‘useful gray’

trim color: sherwin williams ‘alabaster’

vanity color: sherwin williams ‘acacia haze’

door color: varathane ‘espresso’

the guest bathroom

original bathroom

Project Update: Fall & Winter 2016

It’s fall! The leaves are starting to change colors here in Minnesota, the nights are getting cool and the best of all, the mosquitoes are tapering down. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be able to head outside our house without ten pounds of bug spray on! Another...

Windows and Tile and Mudding – Oh My!

If you haven’t gathered this by now, let me reiterate the fact that I have an incessant need to buy only things from the thrift store or on sale. Before I could even purchase things with my own money, it was ingrained into my brain that I should NEVER buy anything...

The Pocket Doors Must Go

Remember that one time I told you that when we start one project, five more pop up? Well, that rule is still very much alive. As you can see from the picture above, we tore down yet a few more walls. It had to be done, we promise. We just didn’t expect it to be...

Thrift Store Makeover: Metal Basket

Making Over a Thrift Store Metal Basket I love thrift stores. I love browsing the aisles, looking for that one treasure that needs a new home. Brett always asks me, “What do we need that for?” or “Where are you going to put that?” Both very logical questions. However,...

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