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  I have joined the chalk paint movement.  Check out our kitchen before… outdated oak cabinets that really took away from the modern look of our house.  Hank was trying to pose for the picture!     I love white cabinets- they make a kitchen look so fresh and clean!  And I’m on summer break… so […]


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Black, White, and Gold Guest Bedroom

Our guest room project is near completion.  Sometimes I go months without blogging a project because my projects aren’t “perfect” yet or publish worthy.  However, when I look back at where I started we’ve come a long way and you deserve to see the progress! Let’s be honest, some of my projects may never be […]


Piano Project- Progress

If you missed the first piano project post, click here to check out before pictures and inspiration. I found an amazing piano tuner who helped me take out every individual key and clean it out first.  To remove the keys, sadly we had to remove the player piano and it wasn’t salvageable.  I vacuumed up […]

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Piano Project- Inspiration

About a month ago, I got a phone call from my father-in-law that went something like this: “Do you want a free piano?” “Does it work?” “I think so…  It’s really old, but it’s free.” “YES!  Actually I don’t even care if it works.” He had come across an amazing piano for free, and delivered […]

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Back to the blog in 2015

Hey guys.  I’m attempting to come back to the blogging world in 2015.  It’s been five months since I’ve blogged, and I’ve missed you guys in my little corner of the internet!  Thank you for your sweet emails and comments during that time.  It’s really as simple as this: When school started back up, I […]

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DIY Pallet Chairs

Months ago, our friend Drew took us to dinner to show us his proposal plan for his sweet girlfriend.  This guy had a PowerPoint of Pinterest pictures he wanted to use for inspiration for his backyard home movie proposal.  He had the ring, the yard, and the plan but wanted help with the setup.  My hubby, […]


My New Favorite: Paper Works by Jones Design Company

I’d like to introduce you to my new best friend today: Paper Works.  Paper Works is the brain child of Emily Jones from Jones Design Company.  [All Photos are from Jones Design Company.] Paper Works is an autoship paper pack with all of your organizational needs for the month. Yes, I LOVE my Erin Condren […]

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More Reclaim Paint Projects

Have you had a chance to enter the Reclaim Beyond Paint Sealer giveaway?  It will close Tuesday night at midnight and I want YOU to have a chance.  Here’s a few more before/after projects with RECLAIM paint I’ve finished lately. I painted these barstools last week to match our kitchen table redo with just one […]