Make A Statement // Painted Furniture

Hello friends! 

On Wednesday I shared my Kitchen update. I finally painted my island cabinets! Woo! Have been wanting to do this FOR. EVER. (or at least the last four years since I moved in, lol) and… I’m on the fence about it! Haha, I mean, I think I love it? Or I will learn to love it. I do like it. If you missed it, you can check it out HERE.

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Home Tour Update // Kitchen

Hello hello! Another Wednesday, another blog post! As I recently shared, I’m making some design tweaks to several of the spaces in my home, and I’ll be sharing them here on the blog over the coming weeks. Last week I revealed my Entry update (you can see it HERE). And the week before I shared the updates I made to my Outdoor Spaces (you can check that one out HERE).

Today I’ll be sharing the reveal of my Kitchen update! I’m happy with it… or at least I think it will grow on me more and more. You tell me what you think. I’d love to hear! If you missed the original full Kitchen tour, you can get up to speed HERE.

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Make A Statement // Wall Treatments

Happy Saturday my lovelies!

On Wednesday I revealed my Entry makeover! Did ya see it?? If you missed it, you can catch up HERE.

You can make such a huge statement with a variety of wall treatments, from faux brick (like me) to real brick, to stone (faux or real), wallpaper, molding/trim work, paneling, etc. A lot of these options are going to be fairly permanent statement solutions, but if you’re afraid of commitment, you can definitely do a temporary wallpaper instead and achieve that wow factor just the same!

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House Tour Update // Entry

Happy Wednesday friends! If you’ve been reading the blog recently you’ll know I’m making some small updates to my home that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks. Last week I shared an EPIC post about the updates I made to my outdoor spaces (if you missed it, you can check it out HERE). Apologies if you’re still recovering from that!

Today’s post is a quick one (promise!) with the reveal of my Entry update! You guys, I love it! It’s not perfect (mantra: progress, not perfection), but it really packs a punch IMO! If you missed the original Entry tour, feel free to refresh your memory HERE.

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Before & After // Shed Closet

Happy Saturday friends! It is absolutely glorious outside today. Oh how I wish it had been this nice when I worked on making over my shed closet last week! I was drenched from humidity within 20 minutes, lol… but I digress! Today I am here to share the fruits of my labor! The reveal of my shed closet, hooray!

I have never shared this space on the blog because it’s been so horrific. The most I had done to it prior to last weekend was to paint the outside of the door. It was peeling and looking very sad. I had to get the HOA to approve my taupe paint color, which they did. I scraped and lightly sanded and then painted it. But inside, other than to load and unload my patio furniture each fall and spring, I tried not to go in there. Bugs and darkness and ick, no thank you!

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House Tour Update // Outdoor Spaces

Hello my dears! This post has been A. LONG. TIME. coming. Many months, many backaches and many dollars later (why is landscaping SO expensive??), I’m finally ready to reveal the updates to my outdoor spaces.

Due to the weather destroying a lot of my planting efforts before all of my other updates were complete, this refresh ended up getting done in phases. The photo above is after Phase One, the first round of planting complete but not all of the other edits accomplished quite yet. To see the before (including the before before), check out my original Outdoor Spaces tour HERE.

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What’s In A Design Refresh?

Happy Saturday morning, y’all! I’m here with a quick post today about giving your space(s) a design refresh!

So What IS a Design Refresh?

I’ve been working pretty hard on house projects over the past year since I started the blog (which first of all, can you believe it’s been a year already?? I can’t!), tackling items on my to do list (you can browse my updated list HERE), and I’ve made a pretty big dent, if I do say so myself! But as time passes there are some additions and changes that I’ve made here and there. Some of them are so spur of the moment that they don’t even get added to the list before I’ve completed them! Others are big overhauls that require a lot of planning and money and are more in the realm of a renovation (bathroom, I’m looking at you!). Somewhere in the middle, however, are updates that require some planning and some outside purchases but nothing too crazy or time consuming. These easy updates are design refreshes.

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I Need A Hobby // Sewing

It’s that time again! Time for my monthly hobby update!

Seven months in and I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of this, doing what I intended originally and adding hobbies in month after month. Those that stick seem to work their way into my days, weeks, months and those that were less of a thrill have fallen by the wayside. And I’m okay with that. What would I do if I had 12 hobbies going all at once? lol… I’d have no time to go to work and definitely no time to write this blog. Yet here I am, so I think it’s an overall success!

Shall we check in?

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A 40 x 40 Check In + My Reverse Bucket List

Hello my lovelies! Yesterday was my half birthday (yes, I still commemorate those, to a certain extent lol) so now that we’re six months in, I thought it would be the perfect time to check in on my 40 x 40 list progress that I posted on my birthday (if you missed it, you can read it HERE). And while I’m at it, I thought it might be fun to do a reverse bucket list as well. To acknowledge all of the things I’ve accomplished and experienced over the past 35.5 years.

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