Monday, September 11, 2017

Wrapping Up Our Living Room Remodel


We have been deep into an unexpected living room remodel for the past month or so. I'm finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel so I wanted to catch y'all up on the changes we are making and also tell you about some of the not so pretty updates we've made since moving in...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Beadboard and Built-ins- Master Bathroom Reveal


I guess it's past time for me to show you our master bathroom renovation at the Kensington house. As you can see, I didn't get too crazy with the decor and personal touches on this project. Other than a few small cosmetic updates, this was the last big project we finished before moving. In fact, this room was completely demo'd when our house went under contract. You can read the details of that here. Needless to say, we scrambled to get this room finished before the appraisal. My mother and father in law spent an entire weekend working with us to help us finish. Those two can work circles around Jamie and me. They are 2 very productive people and I was very happy to have their help.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Why We Decided to Sell Just After Finishing a Three Year Remodel



If you've been following along on Facebook, you know that my husband and I have been remodeling a house for the better part of the past 3 years.

It was our first home in Texas. When we bought the house, we never intended to stay. We did play around with the idea of staying on and off as we lived there. Especially after most of the work was coming to an end. The idea of ''no more projects'' sounded amazing. The idea of enjoying our hard work sounded spectacular. But that was never the real plan. We'd always intended to sell the house after a few years or rent it out and buy something else...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

We Sold, We Bought, We Moved

Holy moly, y'all. This summer has been crazy. Let me see if I can give you the short version....

It's been a dream of mine to have my own antique home. I really love Craftsman homes but basically anything earlier than the 1930's has me swooning. So a little over a year ago, my in-laws moved from 2 minutes away from us to 10 miles South of us- into their own 1915 fixer upper...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cover Your Popcorn with a DIY Coffered Style Ceiling





































If you've been following me on Facebook, you probably already know that my husband and I have been working in our kitchen on and off since we bought our home over two years ago. The day after Christmas, we finally started demoing the old tile! I waited sooo long for that day!! Now that I have pretty new floors, I can finally show you my kitchen/ dining area and I hope you love it as much as I do...

How to Dress up Your Boring Cabinets






































We didn't have the budget for new cabinets when we bought our house but I actually didn't mind them at all. Besides being very dirty and greasy, I really loved the look of the beadboard. Before we ever even moved in, we'd taken off all 32 of the cabinet doors, removed all of the hardware, and started prepping for paint. A few of them even needed to be repaired but that's nothing that is ol gal couldn't handle. I'm a master of wood glue and clamps :) Especially if it saves thousands of dollars...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Magnolia Market and my 29th Birthday

















Last Wednesday, I came home from my 2 week trip to Alabama just in time to celebrate my 29th birthday. At 9:30 the night before I left for Alabama, I finished grouting the very last tile in our kitchen. I left home with a dining room table in our living room and a layer of concrete dust on everything we own from the floor demo...