Holidays In The Kid’s Workspace: Adding Schoolhouse Style for Christmas
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Holidays In The Kid’s Workspace: Adding Schoolhouse Style for Christmas

Our daughter is headed back into a virtual learning environment and we’re a little bummed. We know she’s going to miss all the fun holiday activities she would otherwise have participated in during Kindergarten. So we’re giving her a fun, new workspace where she can learn and feel inspired. Come see how we’ve added some holiday cheer to help boost her enthusiasm about learning from home…

Ikea Hemnes Dresser Makeover: Removing Dark Wood Stain
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Ikea Hemnes Dresser Makeover: Removing Dark Wood Stain

Do you have a sturdy piece of furniture that’s showing its age? I know the feeling. Our daughter’s dresser is over ten years old and while it’s still holding up strong, the wear and tear of four moves + life with a toddler and two cats was making it look like a piece of junk. So today, I’m showing you how to remove factory stain finishes from wood furniture to breathe new life into your old stuff. Here’s how I turned a 10 year-old Ikea Hemnes dresser into a cute statement piece for a kid’s bedroom …

Classic Black and White Bathroom: Restoring Vintage Charm in This Historic Home for the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge
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Classic Black and White Bathroom: Restoring Vintage Charm in This Historic Home for the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge

Week Six of the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge: We’ve completed the remodel of the guest bathroom in our Historic 1920s Bungalow home. Here’s the final reveal with before and after photos to show how we added modern amenities while restoring vintage charm …

Finding Vintage Accents for a Historic Bathroom Renovation: ORC Week Five
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Finding Vintage Accents for a Historic Bathroom Renovation: ORC Week Five

Every bathrooms a certain number of items that are required for function. In historic homes, it’s important to keep these items looking authentic whilst also feeling fresh in the space. Here’s how I mixed old and new bathroom accessories to create a modern homage to my retro bathroom …

Historic Bathroom Moulding + Trim: ORC Week Three
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Historic Bathroom Moulding + Trim: ORC Week Three

Um, Miss. Your bathroom is done. Yep. I hear that a lot these days. Technically, my bathroom is functioning and therefore, it could be done. But I’m extra and I wholeheartedly believe your home isn’t done until you’re done with it. And I’m not done with this bathroom. So let me show you how I spent $75 on MDF and lumber to elevate the entire look of the space in a few short days …

Principal Bathroom Refresh: High Impact Changes On A Low Budget
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Principal Bathroom Refresh: High Impact Changes On A Low Budget

Today, I’m showing you how we completed a renovation of our suburban home’s principal suite without spending a ton of money. By making calculated design updates and keeping the overall plan simple, we brought this 25-year-old house into the 21st Century. Here’s how we did it and what we spent –

Painting Hardwood Floors (even if they’ve been painted before)
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Painting Hardwood Floors (even if they’ve been painted before)

It’s Week Three of the 555 Room Challenge and I’m back with the easiest flooring update you’ll ever see! Today I’m showing you how we rejuvenated the hardwoods in our daughter’s room in just two days and for free, using leftover project paint we found in our basement! It was a quick DIY project that’s made a huge impact in her bedroom. Let’s take a look …

How To Replace An Outdated Can Ceiling Light Without Rewiring
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How To Replace An Outdated Can Ceiling Light Without Rewiring

Hello friends! I’m back! Now that February is here, I’m refreshed and ready to show you more easy DIY home projects that will increase your home’s function, style, and value!

To begin this new year of home projects, I’m starting with the first room I should be focused on: Our daughter’s bedroom. Today, I’m showing you how to upgrade your 1980s can lighting to energy efficient recessed LEDs lights without having to rewire anything! No need to call an electrician for this simple project …