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THE LAKE HOUSE: LOWER LEVEL EAST BEDROOM

Well hello there. Long time, no blog posts. Marco and I took a break from our computers after the One Room Challenge and we are now rested and back to share more of our DIY adventures! We’ve been up to, well, a lot. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we are: finishing our porch turned sunroom remodeling our kitchen sprucing up our landscaping and planting our first edible garden calculating new…

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE™ WEEK 6: MUDROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM THE REVEAL

  Shriek! We made it! And we’re still alive…and (happily) married!!! What a whirlwind adventure this One Room Challenge™ has been. We are so so so pleased that we signed up for this crazy cool experience. Many thanks to Linda at Calling It Home and House Beautiful for this amazing ride! We know you’ve put in insane hours to make this challenge a reality and we are so very appreciative and…

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE™ WEEK 5: MUDROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM BACKSPLASH, UNDERCABINET LIGHTING, ENGINEER PRINTS

Hey guys! Somehow the One Room Challenge™ goes faster with every passing week. It’s like aging. Only instead of wrinkles and cellulite, we gain a prettier and more functional room.     Here’s where we’re at in the second to last week: Remove upper and lower cabinets opposite W/D wall, countertops, sink, faucet and dog wash basin Lay new flooring Prime/paint walls Frame out new coat and shoe…

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE™ WEEK 4: MUDROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM LIGHTING, SERVICE DOOR, HOOKS, MIRROR

Here we go again! Week four of the One Room Challenge with Calling It Home and House Beautiful. I’ll save you my typical long-winded intro and we’ll get right to the meat of the post (or tofu for my vegetarian friends). This week’s theme is pretty things. From the lighting to our bold green service door, this space is getting easier on the eyes all the time. Let…

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE™ WEEK 3: MUDROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM CABINET MAKEOVER, COUNTER, SINK, FAUCET

We are near the halfway point in the One Room Challenge™ with Calling It Home and House Beautiful. It’s the ultimate hump day-the Wednesday of the entire challenge. The day where we begin to see a glimmer of the deliciously relaxing weekend that is before us, with enjoying our newly remodeled space as the only agenda. And cookie dough. Cuz that’s always on the agenda. For some reason, there is still…

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE™ WEEK 2: MUDROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM DEMO, FLOOR, PAINT, CLOSET, MESSAGE HUB

How can it be week two of the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge™ already?! I feel like we put our heads down, got to work, ate all the Doritos, looked up and a whole week has gone by! This is the very reason we love this challenge: it lights a fire under us to take the room by the horns and get. it. done. As much as we love home improvement, we are but human…

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE™ WEEK 1: MUDROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM BEFORE & PLANS

*Tests megaphone* It. Is. Time. People! Time for the One Room Challenge™! If you’re new to the One Room Challenge™ (ORC), it is an online event in which hundreds of design-minded people transform one room and post progress in real time! We will be posting every Thursday on our blog as well as linking up to the ORC™ page along with the other ORC™ participants. The ORC™ link-up page can be found…

THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE™

Guys, I haven’t been this mix of excited/nervous since Nancy and Tonya met face to face after the clubbing. I mean, on the one hand I just really wanted them to hug, work it out and get back to what they were good at-French braids. On the other hand, I was positive another knee was gonna get it. Oh the struggle! But I digress. The reason for my elation/panic is that…

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TORE UP FROM THE FLOOR UP: PART II

Earlier this week, we talked about ripping up our wall to wall carpeting in favor of hardwoods. We’re back today to delve further into DIYing our hardwood flooring installation. Installing hardwoods is not aerospace engineering okay? We went with a nail-down installation for our tongue and groove planks. We own a floor nailer but if you don’t, this is the one we would recommend. A couple points about a nailer: it is…

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TORE UP FROM THE FLOOR UP: PART I

There were many, many things that we knew we wanted to change about our home from the moment we first laid eyes on it. That is part of what drew us to this property in the first place-we love putting our stamp on a space and making it our own. One element of our new abode that we immediately agreed was top priority: ripping up all of the wall-to-wall carpeting and replacing…