DIY: Painted Brick Fireplace

When we moved into our brick ranch fixer house a little over a year ago, we originally planned on painting the exterior brick on the house. In the end because of the era and placement of the house, we decided to leave it and add some other elements to break up the monotony of brick. So what does … [Read more...]

DIY: Wood Shelves + Brackets

Two blog posts and it's still January... impressive. One of my goals / hopes for the year is to share and showcase more of our brick ranch fixer upper projects + in-progress and completed client projects... there's always so much to show you! Onto today's DIY... I shared a picture on … [Read more...]

Blue Bohemian Bedroom

Hey there. Goodness, it's been a while (many of my blog posts seem to start with similar wording. I guess time isn't always on my side...) Anyway, I finally snapped some pictures of the master bedroom (there's really nothing 'master' or grand about it though) and I'm excited to give you a … [Read more...]

Vibrant Wallpaper in the Foyer

As the cold days have continued (it's still feels like winter even though it's been officially spring for almost a month), we've slowly been making changes to our new-to-us brick ranch fixer upper. I actually can confidently say that we've been making our envisioned updates faster than I've had time … [Read more...]

Creating a Cohesive Color Palette

Creating a cohesive color palette throughout a room, or even a whole house, can be challenging. Yes, certain colors work well together while others don't, but the most important factor that makes - or breaks - a room / a whole home is balance. With drama, needs calm. With color, needs … [Read more...]

Pajama Lounge REVEAL

Did the title of the post entice you to read more?!? There's a new phrase being tossed around in the design world... Pajama Lounge.  I first heard it on Young House Love Has a Podcast and then Apartment Therapy recently shared an article on What is a Pajama Lounge?  The space that I was referring … [Read more...]

KITCHEN: Cabinet Makeover Reveal

It's been quite the process, but I am so excited to finally share the reveal of the DIY kitchen cabinet makeover.  The steps to transforming the kitchen cabinets started when we first purchased our brick ranch fixer upper in the late Fall. Steps included removing, prepping + sanding the cabinet … [Read more...]

DIY: Rolling Barn Door

I am putting the final touches on the kitchen cabinets, but in the meantime I've been working on a slew of other projects for the brick ranch fixer upper.  It's been a busy couple months with moving, the holidays, and client projects, but thankfully with the recent freezing temps, we've been … [Read more...]

KITCHEN: Prime + Paint

Happy 2018! It's been a few weeks since I shared about the progress of the DIY Kitchen Remodel in the Brick Ranch Fixer Upper.  Last I left off, I finished prepping the existing wood stained cabinets and I shared the design vision for the space.  Now that the cabinets are prepped, it's time to get … [Read more...]

Kitchen: Creative Vision Board

Before posting about the next steps of the DIY kitchen remodel for our brick ranch fixer upper, I want to share the design direction for the space. Much of the kitchen is staying the same (the floors, wall wainscotting and the layout), but with some budget-friendly upgrades like paint, hardware, and … [Read more...]