Outdoor Living space makeover reveal

Today is the day! I am so excited to share our made over outdoor space with you all. I have been teasing about it for some time now with the painted rug and the outdoor table and now it is all complete! Let me show you what it looked like before in the pictures below. The deck and benches are cedar so they have held up well physically to the elements. It had been years since the space had been stained… Read more »

How to easily update a walk-in pantry

Walk-in pantries are a wonderful thing. They are so spacious. There is so much potential for organization! Every item deserves a “home” and I have always dreamed of a walk-in pantry in my house if I were so lucky to have one. And as luck would have it when walking through our soon to be new farmhouse I saw it! It was outdated but oh so glorious! I took a picture immediately and sent it to my sister saying “Look… Read more »

Hello 1970s wood paneling! How we removed the paneling and hung drywall to transform this bedroom

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!     Wood Paneling Removal   If… Read more »

How to remove wallpaper

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 »