DIY, Home Renovation, Inspiration

How to Add Character to an Old Door

I have provided affiliate links all throughout this post so items pictured can easily be shopped at no additional cost to you. Just click on the highlighted words or images in order to be directed to the link.  We purchased our eighth home remodel, the Mount Vernon Avenue House, at auction in May 2019. The home was solid and well…

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DIY, Home Renovation, Inspiration

DIY Feather Finish Concrete Countertops

Years ago I found a tutorial on Pinterest for DIY feather finish concrete countertops, using an existing countertop as a base. This post from Lauren at Bless’er House is the post I pinned, and also what I used as inspiration for our bathroom countertops. Before we get started with the steps we took to achieve our concrete countertops, let’s go…

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Art, DIY, Home Decor, Inspiration

How to Make a Hardware Sign

We purchased our eighth flip house at absolute auction, and it came “as is” with tons of stuff inside. Literally tons–the garbage dump weighed it for us when we dropped it off. Among the piles, I found this tablet of paper and knew it held special meaning. The couple that had previously owned the house had also owned our town’s…

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Art, DIY, Inspiration

Repurposed Puzzle Art

When we purchased our eighth flip at absolute auction, it came with a lot of extra stuff inside the house, including this framed puzzle. I liked the frame and circular mat, and knew it could be repurposed. I’d like to walk you through the steps of repurposing this piece. If this post inspires you, and you’d like to redo a…

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DIY, Home Decor, Home Renovation, Inspiration

Crestview II

Crestview II was our seventh home remodel. It is located right next door to our fourth remodel, the Crestview House. Crestview II is a 1200 square foot, three bedroom, one bathroom brick ranch. I have provided affiliate links all throughout this post so items pictured can easily be shopped at no additional cost to you. Just click on the highlighted…

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Art, DIY, Furniture Makeover, Home Decor, Inspiration

Revamped Dresser and USA Map Art

Opening up walls in old houses and studying the detail and craftsmanship that went into building homes a century ago is truly fascinating.  After tearing out several plaster walls in the Mulberry House, I had boxes and boxes of lath I wanted to repurpose into art.  In my opinion, the wood was far too beautiful to be thrown in the…

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DIY, Furniture Makeover, Home Decor, Inspiration

Red Desk to Green Side Table

Last fall, I acquired this “hand-me-down” desk from my sweet sister-in-law.  I honestly didn’t care for the style of the desk too much–all I could see when I looked at it were the legs.  Because it was free, I took no issue with tearing the desk apart, stealing the legs, and using them to make something I now love.  It’s…

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Art, DIY, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

How to Make Art Out of an Old Door

I’m not sure if you would prefer I be honest with you about this project or lie directly to your face. If we’re being perfectly honest, like the flavor of BFF honest that informs you the color of your kitchen is reminiscent of baby crap smeared on your walls or that your deviled eggs could use some improvement; that kind…

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