Our House:: Freshly Painted & Naked

black chairs//chandelier (I added the crystals) After we fake-planked the ceiling & redid the trim and had the downstairs painted (Clark & Kensington:: Designer White)–it is finished-ish. I thought it would be fun to share what our house looks like just with furniture, a few lamps and three pair of drapes. It’s still wonky–we’ve still […]

Popcorn Ceilings & How We Fake Planked Them

light fixture found here and I promise I have a great lightbulb in it now! We started on a three-part project three weeks ago, for different reasons we couldn’t have it worked on every day, we took a little break before we started the master bedroom ceilings, just to catch our breath and have normal […]

Mirror Shopping & Marriages

We’ve been working on the boy’s bathroom (most recent update here). The one thing I get asked about the most is the mirror. Here’s the mirror I found… I hung it in the family room until it was time to take it upstairs. It’s a second-hand find I got for $100 at an antique place. […]

When it’s Time to Put on Your Thundershirt :: The Ministry of One Sane Space

For the past few weeks I’ve had a weird nagging feeling. I’ve been unsettled–at home. I kind of feel like someone is watching me and I don’t know where to sit and I can’t find where I put my cup of iced coffee. No place in the house feels comfy or cozy or inviting. Ugh, […]

The Life Changing Magic of Knowing What You Need So You Can Tidy Up

Raise your hand if you are reading or have read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up? My hand is raised. Whenever I read a book like that, I know I need to be in the right frame of mind first. For example, this is not a book to read while you are on vacation […]

Planning A Bathroom:: How to turn those Pinterest photos into a space you’ll love

Today’s the day, the old pink tub, along with everything else in the bathroom gets torn out! I wanted to share my non-certified method of making decisions for a room. I did the same thing with my kitchen when we redid it a few years ago. Bathrooms and kitchens can be intimidating but if we […]

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