Ooh wood paneling….I am not a fan. I know it was all the rage back in the 60s and 70s and as much as I dislike it I understand why it was used. It was an inexpensive and easy way to update a room and for that I give those who used it props. I am all about inexpensive and easy to install. But the times have changed and out it must go!   Removal If you have never removed… Read more »

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   This post is going backwards because I realized I skipped over the dining room when writing my first post (you can find it here ) ! But that’s in the past and here it is now! So at the start of refinishing the living and dining room floors I was also removing the wallpaper from the wall in the dining room. There was also a chair rail that was half way down the wall that… Read more »

SHIPLAP! I knew I wanted shiplap as a decor element in the house somewhere after I binged watched “Fixer Upper.” (I mean who hasn’t!) I immediately fell in love with Joanna Gaines and her decor style.  And at first sight of our stairs I knew I wanted to remove the wood paneling and lighten it up in anyway possible. When we removed the first wood panel we revealed wallpaper underneath and in my mind I figured would be a piece of… Read more »

Confession! I have always wanted to whitewash a fireplace, is that weird?!? I think because it just immediately updates a room and brightens a dark space. The house I grew up in had a brick fireplace and I always wanted to change it, but it is also a scary thing since paint is so permanent on brick! This fireplace is in our living room and we are lucky to have a slider and a very big window that let in… Read more »

  Welcome to our new home! And welcome to my first ever blog post about refinishing our hardwood floors in the living room and dining room! My name is Amy and my husband, Justin and I recently purchased our dream house in the area where we grew up and we are super excited to share with everyone our updates and renovations projects along the way. We bought this house from a wonderful couple from our community, they lived here 58… Read more »