Our Dark + Moody Library Reveal

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  I am so excited to share this newly finished space with you all. I meant to have this post up much earlier but today got away from me, so I wanted to at least post some finished pictures of our newly finished front "library" room. This room would be the formal living room in our home, … [Read more...]

Entryway Update: Built In Bookshelves

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This is the next installment of the progress I've made in our garage entryway.  Phew--it's getting there, but all the things slow me down.  At least I'll beat my Christmas goal that I set in a moment of pessimism.  Oh, and am I the only one whose entire house goes to pot while working on a project? … [Read more...]

Open Shelving in Our New Kitchen

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As you guys know, things have been moving slower than I would like in our new home because of all the time it's taking to deal with the claim from our move damage.  The good news is that our dining room table has been repaired, and they are hopefully picking up the piano to take it in for repairs in … [Read more...]

Built-in Bookshelves from IKEA Billy Bookcases–How to do it

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I showed off these fabulous IKEA bookshelves my Dad recently built for us in this post HERE...If you missed it, this was just a blank wall in our living room. This post has the step by step tutorial of how to build these bookshelves using IKEA Billy Bookcases (or similar inexpensive bookcases). They … [Read more...]

DIY Built-In Wall Shelves Using Billy Bookcases {Ikea Hack}

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    Today I am sharing a project that I am SO excited about, it's by far my favorite DIY project to date. These bookshelves! I know we aren't the first to take IKEA bookcases and build them into custom-esque bookcases but I look at these and can't believe they are in my … [Read more...]

Our New Home: Tutorial on Our DIY Living Room Built-In Shelves + Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  Phew!  They're finally done--although to be honest, writing this post took longer than actually finishing the bookcases.  Be sure to read through to the end, because we're giving away an awesome HomeRight FinishMax Pro paint sprayer, which was one of my … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Makeover

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  I didn't start with an ugly laundry room by any means, but when you spend SO much time in a space, I figured there wasn't any reason not to make it more enjoyable! Here is the laundry room as it was when we moved in. We were lucky to have a tile floor, cabinets and even a chandelier but … [Read more...]

BIG BIG News {!}, Plus My Pantry Redo Reveal

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***The BIG, BIG news first, because I can't stand not to tell you right away--my kitchen redo is going to be featured in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine!  Their Real-Life Kitchens & Baths magazine comes out seasonally, and one of their editors contacted me about including my kitchen in an … [Read more...]

Spring Kitchen {with pops of yellow}

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Its cold, gray and rainy here today.  I am SO ready for spring. I couldn't resist picking up several bunches of bright yellow daffodils at Trader Joe's this morning, and once I added them in my kitchen, I noticed all the pops of yellow that have been creeping in my decor. I even noticed my new … [Read more...]

Kitchen Progress {Open Shelving}

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I am pleased to report that I have made progress with my kitchen per my "home goals" this year (Read about all of our ambitions HERE). Over the last week, I managed to paint and install the open shelving in my kitchen. Pin It Here is a "before" of the wall space: These were very easy to make. … [Read more...]

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