Halloween Home Tour

I must admit I love Halloween, and considering Halloween is tomorrow (and that I am a perpetual procrastinator) I figured I would finally share some of the little ways I added Halloween decor to our home.The front porch was all ready for Fall with my pumpkin obsession going strong and my mums finally blooming orange, so I just added a few little fun details! Like these

Room Makeover – Playful Guest Bedroom/ Kid’s Room

Hi everyone! It has been a little while since my last post and in the meantime my blog has had a little work done 😉 and I am very excited about its new look! And speaking of new looks I recently gave a little makeover to an unused room in my parent’s house!  My mother decided that she needed another usable guest room in their home, one

Before & After – Painted Kitchen Cabinets

I recently painted the kitchen cabinets for my sister Holly and her husband Craig, and I can’t wait to show you how they came out! Since I have previously given a tutorial on how I paint cabinets (and I used the same method), I can just go ahead and show you the before and after pictures! First let me start off by saying that I

A Closet Makeover!

I used to run into the same issue every time I would get ready to go anywhere: the dreaded “I have no clothes!” feeling followed by the whiny proclamation.  Of course this statement would be made while staring at tons of clothes in my closet.  However the real problem was…I just couldn’t easily find my clothes!  If I couldn’t see them plain as day in front of my face it

A Family Room Makeover – With a DIY Coffee Table & Gallery Wall

As promised in last week’s post on the Fireplace Update, I am now revealing the full family room makeover complete with a DIY coffee table and a gallery wall!  I worked on updating the family room in my parent’s home last year, and am finally sharing it with you now that it is officially Spring!  Caught in the midst of planning a wedding last year I never

A Fireplace Update – Whitewashing the Brick, Painting the Brass & Creating a Faux Mantel

Today I will show you how we updated an extremely outdated fireplace by whitewashing the brick, painting the brass and making a faux mantel!  This is actually a small part of an entire room makeover I did last year and had yet to share (I’m a blogging slacker I know)!  To start, the den/family room of my parent’s house had been suffering for some time from

Kitchen Improvement – Removing Cabinet Doors

As a renter, our kitchen is one of the most frustrating areas.  The kitchen in our current apartment is long and narrow with standard wooden cabinet doors, not exactly the light and airy space with open shelving that I dream of!  Unfortunately for renters there isn’t many options for making over a boring kitchen space.  It is not like I can paint the kitchen cabinets…therefore I

Creating a Coffee Station

Coffee.  I love it.  I need it.  So why shouldn’t it have it’s very own special station?  Why shouldn’t this tiny part of my home feel like it could be part of a quaint bed & breakfast or a cute little coffee shop? There is no reason it shouldn’t!  I covet the full walled, elaborately amazing coffee stations that I have seen on Pinterest, but I

A Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

I am so excited to show you what painting your kitchen cabinets can do for your home, as well as explain how to do just that, as briefly as possible!  Because believe me, painting the cabinets and boxes of your kitchen is not a quick process, but it is definitely a worth while one.  I recently painted kitchen cabinets for a friend, and am in

Office Space – Converting Your Closet into an Office

While the thought of giving up closet space may be unthinkable to some people, for many, finding proper office space is more important.  If you already have designated areas for your clothes, but your computer hangs out on your coffee or kitchen table, and your printer and office supplies are stranded in various other rooms in your house…converting a closet into an office may be