Staining the Deck Stairs

Another project is crossed off the list just in time for Winter and I got the new stairs stained in the last couple of weeks. I worked on it a section at a time and it went pretty fast, using a roller and brush.  I had to get the ladder out to get to the bottom of the high part of the stairs, but luckily I was able to reach it on our 8' ladder.Here's a look at the stairs again, right after … [Read more...]

Small Laundry Room Ideas

If you've been with me for a long time, you know I like to fix up my laundry room spaces.  Laundry spaces are necessary in our homes and there's no reason they shouldn't be pretty too. We all have to do laundry, but why not have an enjoyable space while we're at it?Our current laundry room is just a small box of a room, with only space enough for the washer and dryer and not much else, so I'm … [Read more...]

Airstone Faux Stones on Concrete Wall Install

This project is sponsored by Airstone.  All opinions are our own.Hey there!  I'm so excited to share a fun project with you all that Mark and I just completed.  It took a little while to get this done and we worked on it hours here and there at a time, so I'd say we spent at least 8 hours total getting this wall complete, but it was SO worth the effort. It took almost a month to get it all … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom and Sitting Room Progress

Hey, there and happy Monday to you all!  I've been working on the master bedroom and sitting room for the last few weeks and finally had time to take pics to share with all of you.  It's sort of scary putting rooms out there for everyone to see, because everyone is opinionated on what they like and so I share this with that thought in mind.  The room feels really good to us. I decorated it for … [Read more...]

How to Make a No Sew Bolster Pillow

Hey there and Happy Labor Day!  We are having a low key weekend, no traveling for us this time, but we are enjoying being at home on this last weekend of the summer.  Mark and I have 2 trips coming up in the next 2 months, so being at home on a holiday weekend isn't a bad thing when lots of other people are traveling.I'm going to share how I made a no sew bolster pillow in this post … [Read more...]

Adding Patio String Lights to the Deck!

Happy Monday!  Hope y'all had a good weekend and are enjoying these last days of summer. It sure flew by this year, but I have to admit I'm ready for cooler weather.  Speaking of cooler weather, we got some really fun string lights up on the patio and deck and those are going to be so nice for the Fall season in our backyard.I haven't updated you all since I finished staining the deck and it … [Read more...]

Painting Interior Doors & Changing Hardware

Over my years of home improvement projects, one of the best ways to update a house I've found, is to paint the interior doors a color other than white.  I've long been a fan of this practice and it continues into our new house. I've shared part of our painted doors downstairs, as well as changing out the hardware to new and improved, but I've continued upstairs and have finished all of those as … [Read more...]