Decor & Details · Nursery

Wainscoting: Painting & Finishing (Stage 2)

Now that the wainscoting is installed (See Stage 1 for that part of the project), it’s time to prime and paint.  I made a quick run to Lowe’s and picked up 2 Gallons of Valspar Latex Primer and Sealer ($12.98/gallon).  Since new wood soaks up a ton of paint, primer is essential in prepping it so you don’t… Continue reading Wainscoting: Painting & Finishing (Stage 2)

Rental · Rental Renovations

Rental House: Back Porch Tear Out

This was one of the biggest projects we had planned..the other being the roof.  So naturally, we put it off until the last possible minute.  We have renters moving in on Monday.  Today our crew started the tear out stage… They first removed he siding and then started tearing away the rotted wood and removing… Continue reading Rental House: Back Porch Tear Out

Laundry · Rental · Rental Renovations

Rental Rehab: Part 4..Laundry Room

This is the laundry room in the rental house as it looks now.  I love this space.  No, seriously…it might not look like much, but it has so much potential.  Here, let me show you what I mean. Here’s a really rough look at the current layout of the laundry room. This is definitely not… Continue reading Rental Rehab: Part 4..Laundry Room

Do-it-yourself · Organization & Cleaning · Uncategorized

Chalkboard Paint Project to Love

Let me start by saying that I’ve been wanting to find a reason to use chalkboard paint for a while now but I was a little intimidated by it.  I mean, it’s black (for one) so it’s bound to make a bold statement…but, its uses are endless. I’ve seen it used in literally every room… Continue reading Chalkboard Paint Project to Love

Garden & Landscaping

Garden Update: I’ve neglected my flowers

There has been so much going on at the rental house lately, I’ve barely had any time to get things done around our house… That includes the garden I spent so much time planning.  Looking at it now, just before fall season, I realize that I have some work ahead of me to fix it… Continue reading Garden Update: I’ve neglected my flowers