Welcome back to our One Room Challenge Week Four! I’ll give you a quick update on the furnishings and then show you the progress Mike has made on the wood wall during the last week. I was adjusting to my first week at a new job so I didn’t get as much done as I might normally, but I’m getting in a groove and trying to catch up. If you haven’t seen our vision boards, check them out here! [Read more…]
One Room Challenge Week Three is here! Last week I showed you my vision boards and since then I’ve been shopping for all of the farmhouse style family room decor. I’ve been to most of my favorite bargain shopping places, but I also have found things around the house that I can re-purpose for this room. This will help me stay in budget for the project.
Although husband was going to start the wood wall last week, I took too long to make up my mind about the style(this is not a new occurrence). So we’ve moved that project to this weekend. The wall treatment I finally chose is pretty unique and I’m really excited to show it to you! I think it will complete our farmhouse style family room perfectly.
Friends are often asking Mike which tools they need for projects. Sometimes they ask me too, but I just give them a blank confused stare, refer them back to the husband, and continue looking at pretty things. I do know that the right tools are important, I mean they must be since there are sooo many in my garage. I asked Mike to write a shopping list to help you be the best Fixer Upper you can be. He also made you an easy printable list of power and hand tools to bring with you to the store. There are many more power tools, but Mike says these are the best five to start with and relatively easy to operate. Here is his list of Five Beginner Power Tools for Every Fixer Upper.
When we bought this house almost three years ago, every inch of the trim was brown wood. That was the style when it was built in 1986, but it made the house incredibly dated and dark.
I needed a piece of furniture for our entryway and I really wanted to get something with that chippy paint finish I love. Every piece I saw was out of my budget so I decided to find something old and paint it myself. I really wanted to try milk paint after seeing some cute pieces on Pinterest.
There’s this crazy thing that happens with your kids. You work really hard to raise them well. You feed them, love them, drive them to activities and, in our case, watch all their sporting events through high school and college. Thousands of sporting events in the snow, rain sleet and hot sun. Then when it is all done, they thank you for your love and dedication by leaving. They even take all their stuff and leave their room empty! Its so unfair. 😉
Of course I’m (sort of) kidding. It’s amazing to see your kids thriving and living on their own. Since one of ours didn’t come back after college, his room has been sitting empty for a few months.
This blog is a new, and exciting, one for us. We were contacted by a fantastic local publication, called 585 Magazine, and asked if Mike could build something for their March/April publication. Since we planned to do a guest room makeover in the spring, we moved our timeline up. Mike offered to build something for the room and we chose this queen size farmhouse style headboard because it would go with my overall vision for the room.
Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away and I’m so excited to share these adorable, easy decorations with you! I had a little help decorating 😉
I adore Valentine’s Day and everything girly and pink about it. Being the only girl in the house I get a lot of eye rolls when I decorate for the mushiest holiday of the year. Never fear, I shall not be stopped in my quest to pinkify my house. My decorating has begun and I will post pics soon! ♥♥♥ I’ve also joined with some of the most creative ladies in the blogosphere to bring you a list of 24 DIY Valentine’s Day Projects. There are crafts you can make with your kids, adorable gifts for friends or teachers, and so much decor to make for your home!