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entry way changes
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entry way changes

Our entry was the first “room” we completed and it is the easiest room to make changes to! I often swap benches out, rearrange the console table and I recently just painted inside of the doors Sherwin Williams Goldfinch! I LOVE the pop of cheer the yellow brings in and how it compliments, not only...

Locke’s New Bedroom!
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Locke’s New Bedroom!

For my son, Locke’s, 9th birthday we finally gave in to his years of requests to have his own room.  Truth be told, it was mostly our own laziness with bed time routines to keep the two boys together, who have a 2 1/2 year age difference.  Locke’s pleas of bedtimes stories have been slowly...

how to build a dog shower!
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how to build a dog shower!

In the quest to have a never-ending renovation life, I thought it would be a terrific idea to remove the custom bench we made and install a dog/plant/boot/feet shower in our mudroom.  I took a IG poll, and it was met with a fair amount of mixed feelings… 34% thought it was a bit nutty...

here comes the sun!
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here comes the sun!

Adding Velux Skylights to our Mid Century Ranch When we were house hunting, 5 years back, a ranch wasn’t necessarily on our must have list… although if we stay here for the rest of our lives, I’m sure our old knees will thank us. Our kids are STILL quite disappointed that we don’t have a...

dreamy patio lights
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dreamy patio lights

You want that cozy patio with string lights but you don’t have a structure to attach them to? Well, you’re in the right spot! As you’ll see in the first photos, our home has a large patio and there was no way to triangulate string lights across them.

Sunroom Bar
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Sunroom Bar

Let me just start this post by saying this room is completely unnecessary and an extravagance.  If we were building, this space would be unnecessary UNLESS we had an amazing pool… but we don’t.

we broke a mcm elitist rule…
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we broke a mcm elitist rule…

We painted our fireplace.  Our mid mod elitist card was immediately revoked and we have been hanging out heads in shame ever since.  I kid.  I don’t give a shit… it’s my fireplace.  Now having said that, karma bit us in the ass and I am not 100% pleased with the final result.  Drama unfolds...

entry way completed
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entry way completed

Our entryway might be one of my favorite rooms in the house! Is it a room? Do we call the entryway a room? It is definitely more than a hallway. One of the favorite features is that wood paneling wall which is original to the home, as is the flooring and doors.  Basically everything is...

boys room
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boys room

While we do have four bedrooms, we have always wanted the boys to share a bedroom.  This is something we may revisit when they are a bit older but as it stands now, they are sharing a room.  Now having said that, it is rare that they both stay in their own beds through the...

buffet makeover
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buffet makeover

Why hello there ole blog that I’ve done nothing with for 3 years!  To say that renovating a 4,000 sqft house which we are mostly DIY renovating, oh, while also having busy careers and two, even busier, little boys has been overwhelming is quite the understatement. So here we are, with a handful of projects...