Author Archives: Kristin

Powder Room Remodel: Demo

The house has a half bathroom downstairs that for the past 20 years has been decorated with a lovely ivy motif. Time for an update. On the demo list: 1. Remove wallpaper border. 2. Remove everything else. Update coming soon!

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Sign Made from Pallet Wood

My dad brought home some old pallets to cut up for fire wood… … but I took a few pieces and decided to make a sign. I followed these awesome instructions¬†which involve printing out the lettering, scribbling on the back … Continue reading

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My Own Upholstered Headboard

I decided to make my own upholstered headboard. I used some scrap plywood found in the garage (free), a queen-sized foam mattress topper ($25 at Target), quilt batting ($13 at Joann’s), and a black & white cotton tablecloth ($10 clearance … Continue reading

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Upholstered Headboard Inspiration

I’ve been seeing a lot of cool upholstered headboards lately: source source source ¬† source source source I think I’m gonna go make my own now.

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Bathroom Renovation: New Floors

The bathroom has new floors! The cabinets also have new hardware (the same hardware used on the kitchen cabinets) There are still a few changes to come in the bathroom: framing out the mirror, replacing countertops, and installing new faucets. … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation: Painting Cabinets

The upstairs bathroom cabinets were pretty sad looking. After years of being in a high moisture environment the wood grain wasn’t in the best shape. To update the space without replacing the cabinets I decided to paint them just like … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation: Painting Walls

A few weeks ago the bathroom walls finally got painted. Since some of the drywall was new it needed a couple coats of primer rolled on before it could be painted. ¬† The color I chose is the same as … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation Progress

Some progress has been made in the upstairs bathroom in the past few weeks. We now have a brand new tub with new, non-leaking plumbing! When our house was built, the tub/shower units were put in place before the walls … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar

My sister was looking on pinterest for some Christmas decorating ideas a few weeks ago and ran across this awesome Christmas advent calendar: Source She decided to make her own version and bought a set of Christmas themed scrapbooking paper … Continue reading

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Baklava is kind of a big deal in my family. For as long as I can remember my Greek grandma has made baklava every year around Christmas time, and sometimes just randomly throughout the year. In case you are one … Continue reading

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