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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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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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, Encouragement, Family Life, Inspiration, Printables

Wherever You Are, Be ALL There

Have you seen them?  They’re absolutely everywhere.  You know, the ones who can’t stop staring. I see them in restaurants while dining with my family.  They’re preparing to eat with their families too, except–they’re not really there. I imagine them as human versions of moths and mosquitoes, hunched over their metaphorical “bug zappers”, uncontrollably drawn in by the glow of…

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Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration, Printables

Home

You can be in countless places in my home state and randomly and without notice shout out “O-H!” at the top of your lungs and people will not look at you strangely or think you’ve gone insane. In fact, they will more-often-than-not respond to you with a smile, and then proceed to excitedly and voluntarily throw their arms up over…

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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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DIY, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

How to Make a Storage Crate From a Pallet

My husband gets me.  Through and through.  He knows what I love.  He likes what I do.  Rhyme intended. After all these many married years, he is fully aware that my DIY projects are never ceasing, and I’m pretty sure he’s cool with it.  I know this because he is amazing enough to bring pallets home for me from work,…

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DIY, Home Decor, Inspiration

Antique Containers and What to do with Them

As I mentioned in my previous post, antiquing is my favorite way to find unique items to decorate my home.  While shopping with my sister-in-law one Saturday, we ran across these cuties in a store in her area: This post contains affiliate links. We kept spotting antique containers filled with succulents like these all over the store, but we were…

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Art, DIY, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiration

The Making of a Family (Sign)

Some time ago our church was working through purging some “goodies” that had accumulated in storage.  The staff asked if members might have any interest in these items, and if so, to please take them home. Because I am so fond of free junk, I grabbed a handful of treasures and packed our already full-of-children vehicle with lots of crap…

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