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End of the Hallway Styling

Many people don’t know what to do to decorate at the end of the hallway. It’s too small to put a table or a plant, but it also looks too bare to have nothing. I know I struggled with this. Man, the dilemmas of life. Though probably not original, I found the perfect solution for us. Shelves of family pictures! Here’s a way before, right when we bought the house: I’m so glad that I’m chronicling this progress.  ...

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French Country Dining Room Makeover

I just love it when you finish a project and you’re in love with the result. This dining room makeover was something I was really looking forward to because: A.) We’ve never had a dining room before, so how cool is that? B.) I dreamed endlessly of a farmhouse table, a chandelier, and flowers in the middle. C.) It was my view every time I would sit on my couch and it got a bit tiresome. Thanks to Pinterest, I had a clear vision of  ...

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Dining Room Chair Makeover

It’s amazing what you can do with unconventional materials and some spray paint. I’ve talked about the table, chairs, and matching hutch we bought from the seller of the house and how I was slowly making it all over. Hutch: done Table: in transition Chairs: now done! This project level is easy and anyone could do it. First, here’s the “lovely” chair that is getting a makeover: Before I spray painted all the  ...

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French Script Corner Hutch Makeover-Update

An awesome clearance find at TJ Maxx means I have to do an update of one of my favorite projects. Darn 😉 Do you see it? Do you see the difference? Hint: look at the handles It’s a very small difference but I think it makes a big impact. Makes it a little more…luxurious. For 75 cents a door handle you really can’t go wrong!   Oh, and did you catch my new friend near the bottom? That gorgeous gold teapot? When I showed  ...

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French Script Corner Hutch Makeover

This was such a fun, easy, and cheap project I almost can’t believe it. I love doing house projects that make so-so things turn into pretty things. Tearing out carpet and pulling out staples is not exactly fun or transforming. When we bought the house the seller offered to sell us this corner hutch and matching chairs and table for a price you couldn’t pass up. I knew it was an outdated set, but I loved how the corner hutch  ...

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DIY Bathroom Makeover

I’m so happy to blog this project because I can reflect on totally made over bathroom that I love. I’ve seen it go from ugly to worse to beautiful. It just shows you how much you can do to totally change a space without breaking the bank. This was definitely not the worst room in the house but it encourages me enough to know that we can tackle the next big thing. After a nice long break of course 🙂 Isn’t it grand?? Would  ...

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I Painted my Bathtub | DIY Painted Bathtub

The more I research house stuff and renovating on a budget the more I realize that you can paint just about anything. They make special paints for appliances, couches, and even bathtubs now. And I’m so thankful they do because I was able to turn this puke colored bathtub into something that…wasn’t puke colored 😉 A can of Rustoleum Tub&Tile paint is $25 while a new bathtub is $200+. Yeah, I’m sticking with the  ...

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DIY Concrete Countertop

This concrete countertop in the guest bathroom is probably one of my favorite house projects so far because it’s been one of the hardest things with an amazing outcome, and it reminds me that at least one room is completely done!! Such a good feeling after you buy a fixer upper and realize that everything needs to be fixed up. I saw ideas online about a concrete top that you didn’t have to form a mold, the kind you just layered  ...

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Cheap DIY Pipe Curtain Rods

Curtain rods can be very expensive and I’m not even sure why. It especially adds up when you have to get new curtains and curtain rods for every window. Luckily, there is a budget friendly and very cool curtain rod option- pipes! Sounds weird, hu? Looks cool though! DIY Pipe Curtain Rods: *Metal pipes at any home improvement store *Spray painted color of your choosing *Hang up and done! For a small window, this would be around $7. Even  ...

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Weekend with my Nieces

I’ve never had the chance to take my two nieces away for a weekend trip until this weekend and it was so much fun!! On Black Friday we picked them up and had a fun night time car trip to Dubuque. This involved lots of story telling, loud singing, and playing “I Spy” in the dark. It was getting late when we finally made it home to Dubuque, but I promised the girls s’mores so we had a couple with sleepytime tea after  ...