Home Decor, Home Renovation, Inspiration

Colonial on the Creek

Just days after completing the last of what seemed like hundreds of projects on our second home remodel (which took us years to complete because we worked on it on weekends, after work, and in between taking care of little ones), and breathing a giant sigh of relief, my husband and I purchased our third home to remodel: The colonial on…

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DIY, Home Renovation

How to Build a Faux Brick Wall

Hands down, the most talked about element in the Mulberry House is the faux brick wall.  Not one person stepping into the dining room for the first time thought that it wasn’t real exposed brick.  In fact, after we informed people that we built the feature wall out of 4X8 hardboard wall panels, most of them moved closer to feel it because…

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Home Renovation

The Crestview Project

The Crestview project was technically the first home renovation my husband and I tackled without actually living in the home upon completion.  We purchased it strictly to transform the home for someone else to enjoy.  If you take into account the homes we have renovated and lived in, then the Crestview house would be our fourth remodel project. It has been…

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DIY, Home Renovation

Gel Stain

I am a storyteller.  I love to make people laugh.  I am very animated.  For these reasons, some might label me as “dramatic” in the theatrical sense of the word.  However, in my opinion I am not a dramatic person in daily life.  It is difficult to excite me.  I am generally very calm and level.  Unless I discover something…

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Home Renovation, Inspiration

The Mulberry House

In June of 2016, my husband and I accomplished a goal we’d dreamed about for many years.  We had gutted, renovated, and sold a house that had sat empty for 8.5 years.  The sense of achievement I felt after completing that project is indescribable.  As soon as we handed over the keys to our friends, I felt anxious to begin…

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