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4 Easy and Chic Christmas Decorating Ideas

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know my heart is happy…even if my pants are not 😉 I hope this Monday finds you with more time at home or at least an easy day going back to work after the holiday. If you fall into the category of “no getting into the Christmas spirit until after Thanksgiving” then you’ve probably just started to decorate or you’re getting around to it very soon. How exciting!  ...

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Shiplap Split Level Entryway

I did not put in shiplap because it’s what’s popular. I repeat: I did not put in shiplap because it’s what’s popular 😉 With Fixer Upper farmhouse style continually on the rise (anyone check out Joanna Gaines’ new Target line yet?), I can pretty much sum up a Fixer Upper episode into taking down a wall, adding hardwood floors, installing beams, and putting shiplap somewhere. I’m a fan of the rustic style,  ...

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Coffee Cart Reveal

I was really excited to get my coffee cart up and running because my current coffee situation was taking up most of my countertop space and it was looking very messy! It took a while to find the right cart because I had pretty specific dimensions I was working with. I wasn’t able to find the “perfect” one, so I decided on a bamboo cart with the right dimensions that I could customize to fit my own style. Before I could get  ...

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DIY Microwave Cart Update | Microwave Cart to Entertainment Center Storage

Hopefully I’m not the only one, but I’d like to say that everyone has those areas in their house where the junk just seems to accumulate. For most people it’s a junk drawer, for me it was a junk cart! Yikes. I bought this pretty outdated microwave cart at Goodwill when we first got married as a coffee cart for our tiny, yet cozy apartment. It did its job and I carried it over to our house as a sort of entertainment storage  ...

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Home Update: New Floors

The time has finally come! We knew that our plywood floors were just a fix until we were going to spend big money on actual floors. It’s not regretted, because it truly was a better option than the carpet that was there previously. Here’s just a glimpse of what the carpet looked like throughout the top floor: The carpet got torn out immediately (can you blame me?), then we lived with the stained plywood for almost two years: It  ...

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DIY Wood Sign Kitchen | Split Home

In my last post you might recall me talking about the big whole in the wall above the kitchen sink I wanted to cover. I envisioned some sort of wood sign with a french theme. I found a surprisingly easy way to do that without spending any money and having it turn out semi-decent! I’m not good at hand lettering so I knew whatever I did would have to have some sort of stencil. This tutorial I found online is what inspired me to try it on  ...

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DIY Black and White Striped Kitchen Window Awning from Drop Cloth | French Style

As we started to tear down our kitchen wall and make it more open, I knew I had to make the kitchen flow with the rest of the neutral house. Even though my kitchen looked very much red and yellow, it was an easy fix. The biggest things that didn’t flow were the yellow wall and the red touches. Paint wall? Check! Red touches? In progress! The first thing I started with was replacing this red buffalo check country style kitchen into more  ...

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DIY Split Level Wall Renovation

I know I said the stairs were the most complex project yet, but now it is for sure this wall! In our split level home, we have a wall between our kitchen and living room. It wasn’t the most annoying thing, as it provided a nice coffee nook in the kitchen and a nice entryway point in the living room, but it was small enough that it seemed to just get in the way, and we started to entertain the idea on taking out the wall and opening it  ...

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Living Room Update | Split Level Home

I tend to go through phases a lot… and when spring hits, the urge to do house projects hits as well! We’ve lived in our house for about 1 year 1/2 and it’s very encouraging when other people tell me you’ll always be doing house projects. I know this sounds like something that would be very depressing, but to me it’s encouraging, because it reminds me I don’t have to race against time to get things the way  ...

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Fireplace Wood Box Makeover

I’m not really sure what this is so I wasn’t sure what to name this post. I *think* it’s a box for wood for the fireplace. We’re not using it for this now, but some extra seating in the corner of the room. It was a pretty dark corner and I used some leftover paint to brighten it up a bit! I started off by painting it just white and then tried to add some brown glaze to match the fireplace mantle. I got a little crazy  ...