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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  ...

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DIY Cake Stand for the Kitchen Sink

I’ve had my eye on a pretty stand to put right next to the kitchen sink for a little while now. TJMaxx truly has the best stuff and I was thinking about getting one from there, but decided to make a DIY project out of it instead. because a.) I love DIY projects and b.) it’s really just a plate with a stand. So after a trip to Dollar Tree I spent only $2 on mine instead of $20. I got a white plate and a candle stick. All you have  ...

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Home Decor Wall Piece Upcycle

What is upcycling? Upcycling is taking something old and turning into something new or useful. Upcycling is also something that I love! My sister had these two matching home decor wall pieces that she got from Gordmans. They were dinged up and didn’t match her home decor so she put it in her goodwill pile. No way Jose! I snatched them up right away because I saw potential. They sat in my closet for almost a year (woops) before I did  ...

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DIY Shoebox Canvas

Who knew that you could make a canvas out of a shoebox? I knew all those shoes I haven’t even worn yet would come in handy! Now you have a reason to go buy new shoes…right? Here’s how you can make a canvas out of shoebox lids for free or next to nothing. Get a pile of shoebox lids you want to use and spray paint them the color of your choice. There are many options you have after this. You could get creative and use  ...