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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Encouragement, Inspiration

I Want More

It was decades ago, but I vividly recall the first time I dove deep into a pile of food and didn’t come up for air until I wanted to vomit. I was in middle school at the time and lived with my family in an old Victorian home on the edge of town–directly across the street from a gas station…

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Encouragement, Family Life, Inspiration

Where is Your Hope?

I was just about to leave the school restroom when a poster on the wall caught my attention. I stood and stared…my heart sank. I couldn’t wrap my head around the devastation of a child so filled with life, so full of potential, CHOOSING to end it all. And yet I know, this hopelessness–this believing that nothing will ever get…

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Home Renovation, Inspiration

The Connector House

We purchased the Connector house in the fall of 2017 and sold it in the fall of 2018.  It was our sixth home remodel. All of the textured ceilings in the house were sanded down, re-mudded and sanded again.  Then, of course multiple coats of fresh paint. All of the stained woodwork in the house was removed and replaced with…

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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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