When we moved into our home in 2016, we almost immediately updated paint colors and then moved on to renovating our kitchen. We’ve slowly updated the areas we spend the most time in, except our bedroom. We still have the furniture we used in college! Luckily everything held up great and we haven’t had to […]
diy and design
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
Our closet was a huge upgrade from our previous home. I remember walking into it and being so excited. All that space served us well over the years, but it is time to refresh and upgrade the storage. Our plan is to use the Ikea Pax system to organize it. Before I share the mood
So this porch was a hidden little gem when we purchased our home almost 4 years ago now. By hidden I mean when we had our showing for this house (and fell in love with it of course) the porch was FULL of outdoor furniture and other storage items. To be fair, it was March in Minnesota and where else do you put your outdoor furniture when snow is literally covering everything?
Let me just start with this: Oak is beautiful. I feel like it has gotten a bad name lately. I don’t think that it’s the wood itself, its just been over used, especially with the golden yellow-orange stain color of the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Learn how I filled in the oak grain to get a smooth paint finish.
We’ve all had them, those cheap particle board bookshelves that look nice but if you even think about lifting it with any number of books on it, it will crumble.
I had two left over from my college years that I didn’t manage to telepathically destroy. Read more to learn how I updated them into something that didn’t look at home in a dorm room.