My blog friend, Stacy, who calls herself Not Just a Housewife, is a mom of 4 adorable boys, so you know her household is busy. She’s a stay at home mom, blogger, and wife and she manages to pull together a beautiful house on a budget. She and her hubby live in an quaint and cute 1938 brick cottage home in Utah and she’s made over most every room, by using her impressive DIY power tool skills and a lot of imagination.
Can’t wait to share Stacy’s beautiful home with you! How she manages to get so much done with these 4 is amazing to me. Moms know how to get it done!
Stacy’s brick 1938 cottage has such curb appeal.
Stacy took the opportunity to rev up the entry ceiling by painting a harlequin pattern up there. Love it!
Her living area just got a sweet makeover.
And her dining room is cozy and cute as well. Notice the mirror on the right wall mounted on reclaimed wood.
A rustic corner shelf houses lots of pretty things.
This girl knows how to paint and paint she does. Check out the ceilling! She added lots of interest to this cottage kitchen with the checkered ceiling detail. That is something I don’t think I’d have the patience or endurance for. Painting ceilings and me don’t get along.
She recently added a kitchen command center by her fridge to keep her family organized.
With 4 boys, you know she has made over boy’s rooms a few times and this one is so cute in primary colors.
Inspired by a trip to Disney, this bunkbed is so cute and whimsical. She shows how she made it too. I love the pencil posts with erasers!
Stacy’s master bedroom got a feature in Better Homes and Gardens last page of the magazine, I Did It! With this stenciled damask ceiling, that was a labor of love and well deserved feature.
She made over her bathroom with beadboard, a cute cut out mirror frame and those vintage knobs. Love this idea!
Her office is organized, colorful and just plain fun.
She built these rustic shelves too. Talented she is!
Trying out her green thumb with these Mason jar planters on a wall near the kitchen. They add color and life to a small area.
She made this corbel from scratch by cutting out the shapes and nailing/gluing them together. I love this piece!
Need a privacy screen. Mismatched doors to the rescue. These are so cute and I love all the colors and styles hinged together.
But, Stacy’s outdoor Secret Garden project totally blew me away! It’s probably my most fave thing that she has done, since I’ve got some grand plans for my own home’s landscaping. She does have a fenced in backyard that used to look like this.
And now it looks like this! Stacy took 4 months and completed this project all by herself and it is amazing.
Taking a peek through her garden gate, you get a sense of mystery and beauty all at the same time.
I just love all the plants, mulch, stepping stones, and whimsical features she added to her Secret Garden.
Like this mirror that reflects back even more beauty and the step ladder used as a planter.
Stacy said her garden is still doing well and this is the view she sees from her office window. What a job well done on the outside. Doing projects on the inside is so much fun and rewarding, but to take an ugly outside space and make it beautiful is doubly rewarding, I think!
I can’t wait to tackle the outside of mine and get back to digging in the dirt and if I get an area that looks half as good as Stacy’s, I’ll be thrilled. Amazing what plants can do, right?
I hope you’ll stop over and stay hello to Stacy, I know she’d love to meet you all!