Before & After


Master Bedroom Progress in 2016 5

I’ve mentioned in several posts that I’m working to re-do our master bedroom.  Re-do isn’t really the right word…rather, I’m fixing all of the mistakes I made when we first moved in and thought I was a designer and could make bold choice.  *purple accent walls* cough *yellow gold curtains* cough cough I cringed every time I walked into our master bedroom and knew it was one of the first rooms I really needed to put some work into and make it over in a way that I really loved.  I pinned SO MANY pictures on my Master Bedroom Pinterest board (and still pinning to this day!).  It’s one of my favorite time-killing hobbies.  But, a designer I am NOT, so it takes a ton of visual inspiration […]

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That Time I Painted My Curtains Black 2

So remember that time I had gold curtains in my bedroom?  Well, I decided I hated them after a short time.  I tried dyeing and bleaching them to no avail.  Finally, I decided to just paint our old curtains black! I had a can of black oops paint that I bought at Lowe’s a couple months ago.  I briefly considered painting our French doors black (which may still happen eventually), but decided the office needed a set of curtains more than a set of black French doors.  So, the painting began… I gotta be honest, I was a little nervous during the process.  The curtain soaked up a TON of paint.  Each panel took one quart of paint!  That was the only downside of this […]


Thrift Store Table Makeover 6

That title is deceiving.  The word “makeover” is used loosely since I really just bought a can of spray paint and went to town on a grungy old thrift store table, as seen below in its sad little before picture.  It doesn’t look half bad since you can’t see all the smudges and dirt and grime.  But, trust me, it was pretty…grody (yes, I just used that word…bringin’ it back). And after 3 thin coats of Rustoleom’s Glossy Black, she was lookin’ pretty flossy.  Check it out for yourself: This table was $14.99 at Salvation Army.  Which, in my humble opinion, is kind of highway robbery at a thrift store.  Shoulda been more like 6 bucks.  But, ah well, I saw it and knew it’d […]

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Mudroom Shoe Storage & Bench Makeover 2

Hey, hey!  Happy March to ya!  Today I’ve got a makeover story.  A mudroom shoe storage and bench makeover, to be exact! One thing I was pretty excited about when we moved into our house was the mudroom shoe storage and bench area.  It’s so nice to drop your bags and kick off your shoes as soon as you walk in.  And since our mudroom area was right off the garage, it made it super convenient. But there was one thing that bothered me about the mudroom shoe storage area.  It was…rather difficult to get to.  Check out this before picture (take special note of the extreme messiness…and the rogue Victoria’s Secret box): Yeah…there’s a nice bench there but it’s closed off in front.  If […]


Living Room Updates! 24

I’ve been working on a lot of little living room updates lately!  If you remember my to-do list post from a couple of weeks ago (part 1 of 3, anyway), I mentioned that there were still several things I had planned for the living room. Just to refresh your memory, here’s a before pic of the living room: And here it is now!  (From a different angle…) So, what’s changed?  Such a riveting question, I know.  Let’s go ahead and break it down: curtains.  Beautiful, beautiful curtains.  Just check out that shiny and sleek granite-colored curtain rod and long white curtains just reaching the floor.  The quatrefoil mirror above the fireplace has taken second place as the item I’m most obsessed with in the living […]

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