Buckle up for a long post about a 20 foot wall of luan wood! Done on the smallest budget you could imagine! Changing the entire feel of the house! Hopefully this info can help you add period-appropriate wood walls to your mid century house, or send you in the right direction if you are replacing … More DIY Mid Century Luan Wood Walls
One Room Challenge finale post and I’m feeling pretty darn good about it! I have a “new” den I’m in love with and the space is already serving our family better than it ever has. As an ORC first timer, the accountability and defined timeline has been interesting. I love that it kept me on … More Den Reveal – ORC Week 6
I’m one of those nuts who is moved by clay. I love “art” (meaning very debatable, but I’m referring to visual art here) in general, and ceramics in particular. And I’m trying overall in my home to have less but have better; to surround myself with objects and art that I love and inspire me, … More Investing in Art
In honor of our sweet little 60’s ranch and five tumultuous years together, I’m sharing a whole house tour! I’ve never shared the whole place at once, mostly because we’ve been in constant project mode since moving in. But this summer, just shy of 5 years of owning it, our entire home was shot for … More Five Year House Tour
A few months ago I finally got around to hanging grasscloth wallpaper in our master bedroom and THE IMPROVEMENT CANNOT BE OVERSTATED! It just feels incredibly warmer, even though the wall was painted the same shade before. I worked up the courage to drill into the wallpaper to rehang our sconces so, besides future wood flooring installation … More Master Bedroom with Grasscloth!
Do you have a room you just can’t get to work? Mine is my family room. Every time I share I say the same thing. It bugs me that I can’t get my favorite room in our house to submit to my will. And even though I have big fun future plans in here to … More Couch Problems
How do we feel about bookshelves in dining rooms? Kinda weird, right? It’s not my preference, but with our current room/furniture arrangement, having our long and low bookshelf along our dining room wall is what works right now. I loved its previous home in the den, hated its short-lived residency in our family room (I guess … More Dining Room Bookshelves
We’re still living in what I call “phase 1” of our kitchen redo. Phase 1 started, and was mostly completed, soon after we moved in but some recent finishing touches have made it as good as it’s gonna get until we move on to bigger (probably not major…though I’m taking suggestions!) changes in the future.The … More Kitchen!
Guess what? We finished baseboards in our den years after we put the wood floors down because sometimes doing everything yourself takes a long time pat on the back anyways and to commemorate the accomplishment, I figured an updated room tour was in order. I seem to share this space yearly during holidays (last year and year … More Den
Way back in December, even before we tackled our daughter’s floors, we removed the grungy carpet from our son’s bedroom and gave it a dramatic facelift with new hardwood floors. Wood floors make all the difference! You can see this room in all its former carpeted glory and read all about it here. Taking a cue … More My Son’s Room: Wood Floors!
Recently, we made some improvements to really finish up our daughter’s room. To get an idea of the before, see here, here and even here when it was originally our kids’ shared room. The room had a lot going for it already: generous size, lots of windows, best light, not to mention the biggest closet. The pink wasn’t … More Coral Pink Bedroom Upgrades
OH MY GOODNESS THIS BATHROOM IS FINALLY PULLED TOGETHER AND IT’S ALL THAT I DREAMED IT COULD BE. A blue and gold dream! This space didn’t come to us looking like it belonged in the 60’s, but so much original goodness was hiding behind “updates” that all we needed to do was remove, repair, and … More Vintage Blue Bathroom!
I’ve been trying to get our current dining room situation to work for our family for years and it just wasn’t. We finally decided to invest in a new table that was the right size and offered a more durable surface, this Lippa reproduction tulip table. VERDICT: A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER IN EVERY WAY! (Sources at the … More Dining Room Tulip Table
Oh man, I love this tiny little nook in our house so much. Fun abounds at every turn. If you are unfamiliar with residential dressing rooms, I can offer no help. It’s just what the previous owners of our home called this small room between our master bedroom and master bathroom that houses a closet … More Dressing Room Freshness
I probably say this about so many rooms, but this room is actually my favorite. I love everything about it. The size, the furniture, the Halloween colors, the whole vibe. There’s been a few tweaks since last look and I’m here with them all. Changes include a new (to us) highboy dresser, a new ceiling fan, … More Master Bedroom Updates
This little room has seen so much neglect lately. It started as a guest room, was changed into our son’s room when we hastily decided to split up the bedroom my kids used to share, and shortly served as an actual place for sleeping until he defected to a mattress on the floor of his sister’s room. … More Mellow, Yellow Boy Bedroom
Hey everybody! We spent some time in lovely San Diego last week, where I said 1000 times “Ya, I could live here.” It’s going on my Ya I Could Live There List, joining San Luis Obispo (the place where I actually live and fully endorse) and Palm Springs (a questionable addition where 50% of me is … More Dining Room Too
Hi guys! Homeschooling is requiring some initial start-up investments of time but I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I won’t bore you with the details for now, but we are so incredibly glad we gave it a shot. At a minimum, it’s allowed us to travel to our hearts content. We’ve been to Sequoia NP and … More Master Bathroom Stuff
Not a ton has changed in this little workhouse of a room, but I’m excited to share its cuteness after some small updates. Mainly, painted closet doors that took an embarrassingly long time to get around to (they made an appearance here), a semi-permanent home for the crying velvet Elvis of my dreams, and a functional little hook that has made … More Dressing Room Update
I’m framing this as a master bedroom update post, but I’m really just looking for an excuse to show off this freshly painted orange door and to shout from the mountaintops my love for it. Orange is a tricky color to nail but this shade is perfect. Thanks Behr Fireglow, you are the orange that my dreams are made of. … More Master Bedroom’s New Door