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DIY Spray Painted Bathroom Sink

DIY Spray Painted Bathroom Sink

I posted about our hall bathroom makeover a few weeks ago and promised to share how we spray painted our vanity! The vanity was a cream color with gold/brown glitter. Though it was all the rage when the house was built in the 70’s, I was not a fan. I’d seen a lot of pins on Pinterest of people spray painting their vanities and countertops, so I decided to try it to save some money. Here was my experience. I…

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Hall Bathroom Reno – After

Hall Bathroom Reno – After

Our hall bathroom makeover is finally complete! First, let’s take a trip down memory lane…. Weird post from the 70’s, blue wallpaper with sea turtle border, and glittery shell sink = not cute. You can see more before pics in my before post. We tore into our hall bathroom in February after Brad got back from India. There were a few stages to this makeover. We began by removing the post, taking out the toilet, then taking down the wallpaper….

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Hall Bathroom Reno: Before + Plans

Hall Bathroom Reno: Before + Plans

Hello folks! We are a month into 2016, so it’s time we get started on our list of home reno projects for this year. I mentioned in my Christmas Card blog post that we slated the hall bathroom for early spring this year. I am SO ready to tackle this room because it is the bathroom that all of our guests use when we have people over. It’s not as terrible as some of the other rooms, but it is…

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Christmas Home Tour 2015

Christmas Home Tour 2015

I don’t know if you can call this post a “tour” because it’s only a few snapshots, but my house is clean, so I thought I’d take a few pictures! I had a lot of fun decorating our house for Christmas this year! I love the Christmas tree we bought last year from Hobby Lobby, and we have the perfect spot for it in our living room. Look how pretty it is at night! I have just a few things…

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Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

Christmas fever hit me this weekend. Brad and I have decided to put up our Christmas stuff the weekend before Thanksgiving, but it took everything in me not to put everything up today and yesterday! I get excited for Christmas every year, but I’m especially ready for the holiday season this year. Here are a few reasons this year is special: We have a house to decorate this year! I had already picked out the spot for our Christmas tree…

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Lately 09.19.15

Lately 09.19.15

Howdy. I haven’t blogged much lately, mostly because my old Macbook has been on the fritz for a while – AKA I haven’t even opened it up since we moved into our new house. I got it in 2007, so it’s time for a new one. So in celebration of my new job, I decided to splurge and buy myself a new computer! I’m typing this on my new Macbook Air! It’s beautiful. And fast. And new. And shiny. That’s…

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Kitchen Reno 

Kitchen Reno 

If you’ve been following along on social media, you know that we tackled our kitchen first in our new house.  Here’s the before….        Old, yucky cabinets and striped wallpaper. Yikes.  The first day we got into the house we started working on the cabinets. We took down the wallpaper and sanded the cabinets on the first day. HUGE shout out to our friends the Kingstons for helping with the whole process! Seriously would not have been able to…

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Bartletts Buy a House

Bartletts Buy a House

We’re officially home owners! We started the home buying process in April and are finally moving in tomorrow!  Our new-to-us home was built in the 70’s… and it looks like it. As in, wallpaper everywhere. It needs a major facelift, but it’s nothing paint and some updating can’t fix!  It’s a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, raised ranch with a covered porch and fenced backyard. We love the location and we’re excited to make many memories in this home!  I’ll be…

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DIY Pallet Coffee Cup Holder

DIY Pallet Coffee Cup Holder

I’m so excited to share one of my favorite projects to date! We picked up a pallet off the side of the road when we were living in Springfield and I had been mulling over what to do with it for a while. I finally decided to use it to make a holder for all of our coffee cups! (Or at least some of them.) This was actually a pretty easy project! We did it in two days, but we…

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New Corner Shelves

New Corner Shelves

Instead of being depressed about being unemployed and living at my parents house, I’ve decided to take advantage of crashing at their place with lots of free time! They have a great backyard perfect for reading, tanning, and spray painting! Today, I did all three of those things! I’m currently reading Nehemiah with #SheReadsTruth, listening to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows while getting tan, and giving new life to some of our furniture! I bought this corner shelf at…

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