Grandma's House DIY

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My name is Tarah and there is nothing I love more then making something new and usable again that someone else would have thrown out or torn down. I'm devoted to self reliance, do it yourself, refinishing old furniture, re-purposing old pieces or building it from scratch instead of buying new and saving money every step of the way!

Find out more about me, how I renovated my Grandparents’ 100 year old farm house and how I am a total DIY fanatic by checking out The story behind my Storyhardt Farm. Or, you might also like my weekly DIY newsletter to keep up to date on all my recent projects and tutorials.

Weekly DIY Newsletter

What's been happening this week

Feb 18 2020

Creating The Perfect Bathroom

With a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtub

The perfect bathroom for me would be summed up in one word: COMFORT. Most bathrooms I’ve found are not terribly comfortable, they’re strictly for doing business and than leaving the room. My bathroom on the other hand I tried to turn into a space that I want to hang out and chill in. It has seating, books, casual furniture that you would normally find in a living room and not a bathroom. It even has a regular table lamp that provides the most lovely light for soaking in the tub and reading. Read More »

Feb 16 2020

Blanket Storage Shelves out of my Grandpa’s Old Wooden Ladder

Turning one of my Grandpa's old ladders in a ladder blanket rack and shelf for storage in my newly painted and refreshed living room

This is not my first rodeo when it comes to turning ladders into blanket racks. My first attempt was my Grandpa’s HUGE old ladder that hung off the side of the old garage for decades. I’m using that one in my master closet holding all my high heals, throws and scarves. I have just a silly amount of blankets in my living room and I won’t give up a single one of them so just a hanging rack wasn’t going to do, in fact, I needed storage shelves! Read More »

Feb 13 2020

Giving Your Home A Sleek Aesthetic

Before and after of my multi functional entry and dining room that is also now doubling as my office and mudroom too! See how I transformed this space

Between clutter and poor furniture layout a room can literally go from feeling cramped and uncomfortable to feeling bright and airy. Its amazing what a little space planning and adjusting can to do to help a home feel good! Aesthetically even a small home can definitely feel open and very comfortable. I’ve been amazed at how much just some changes of furniture placement has helped my spaces so much! Read More »

Feb 12 2020

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #178)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever) Wednesday Link Party #178

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go link party #178. Lodi and I took this last weekend to go on a mini “vacation” for both of our birthday parties. The view was still of the frozen tundra that is Minnesota right now but the hot tub and the wine certainly helped us both feel like it was a vacation! We had a lovely time and both regretted having to leave our little getaway. But the break certainly helped get my own butt back in gear and back to work. Winter still going on by this time of the year can be such a downer! Now, on to the Party! Read More »

Feb 09 2020

Projects – How I get them DONE – My Top Tips!

How I get the small and even the giant sized home projects completed from beginning to end. One of my most asked question how I motivate myself get moving.

How I get the small and even the giant sized home projects completed from beginning to end. One of my most asked questions here at Grandma’s House DIY is not how I know how to do the things I do (google is my very good friend) but how I motivate myself and get moving. House projects can be paralyzing and intimidating and leave all of us totally stuck. In the end you either get on it or it won’t get done. Its that simple and that really helps me. But that’s not the key to my motivation. Read More »

Feb 07 2020

5 Different Types of Metal Gates to Suit Your Style and Needs

Being a landlord isn’t about collecting rent; it involves committing time and money to not only your own property, here are some helpful tools and resources

Metal gates are just so pretty in my opinion though very pricey and have been beyond my budget for a while now. However, I don’t think that’s going to be the case forever and I’ve been eyeing a double swing metal gate to replace the one I built for the East staircase of my deck (pictured below). The wooden gates I built are just fine but, like with wood in any outdoor application, eventually they start to warp and rot. Metal, of course, will never do that so I really look forward to having them someday! Read More »

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Feb 16 2020

Blanket Storage Shelves out of my Grandpa’s Old Wooden Ladder

Turning one of my Grandpa's old ladders in a ladder blanket rack and shelf for storage in my newly painted and refreshed living room

This is not my first rodeo when it comes to turning ladders into blanket racks. My first attempt was my Grandpa’s HUGE old ladder that hung off the side of the old garage for decades. I’m using that one in my master closet holding all my high heals, throws and scarves. I have just a silly amount of blankets in my living room and I won’t give up a single one of them so just a hanging rack wasn’t going to do, in fact, I needed storage shelves! Read More »

Feb 09 2020

Projects – How I get them DONE – My Top Tips!

How I get the small and even the giant sized home projects completed from beginning to end. One of my most asked question how I motivate myself get moving.

How I get the small and even the giant sized home projects completed from beginning to end. One of my most asked questions here at Grandma’s House DIY is not how I know how to do the things I do (google is my very good friend) but how I motivate myself and get moving. House projects can be paralyzing and intimidating and leave all of us totally stuck. In the end you either get on it or it won’t get done. Its that simple and that really helps me. But that’s not the key to my motivation. Read More »

Feb 02 2020

Adding a Skirt to my Sofa Table Charging Station

Adding a little skirt around my sofa table usb and outlet charging station for the my newly remodeled living room with new paint and a whole new design.

Teaming up with Chas in our DIY blog hop this month with projects for our living rooms! (Make sure and check out all of the living room projects following this post and feel free to join in!) The sofa table/charging station I built years ago remains one of my most used pieces of furniture. Seriously, I charge my laptop, my blue tooth ear bud and my phone here practically daily. It is the handiest, easiest, most life changing build I’ve ever made! However, with my new sofa the way I built my little table was no longer going to work exactly. It would no longer be sandwiched so now it had to not only stand on its own but also not look quite so dang ugly because EVERYONE is going to see it! Read More »

Jan 19 2020

Chimney Makeover – Painting Faux Stone, My Living Room & Stairwell

Painting out a faux stone chimney in white so I hate it a lot less now. Beginning the big remodel of my living room with a brand new sofa and paint!

Making fake stone look better with paint! So begins my entire living room redesign! There are about a million things I hate about this fake rock that my ex slapped on my chimney in my living room. (Not the least of which is the fact that my ex slapped it on my chimney in my living room.) I had planned to either cover my block chimney with sheet rock or just paint it but he had this stone so I let him have this one. Read More »

Jan 05 2020

Open Shelves Decorating, Organizing and Rethinking in my Kitchen

Putting the open shelves above my kitchen sink to practical use without sacrificing the pretty, adding mugs cups and glasses

This week I’m teaming up with my link party partner Chas from Chas’ Crazy Creations with a kitchen project! (Don’t miss her Under the Sink Organization!) When I completed my kitchen renovation a few months ago I decorated my new open shelves above my kitchen sink but I’ve been thinking about changing things up a little bit. Read More »

Dec 15 2019

A Gift of Body Butter for the Ladies! Easy Luxurious Recipe!

A Gift of Body Butter for the Ladies! Green Hypoallergenic Recipe that's easily made with a hand held blender of a stand up mixer. Whips up in just minutes!

One of my all time favorite recipes (and one I use daily) is my homemade body butter. It whips up with only TWO ingredients in just a couple of minutes! What is technically happening here is an emulsion so it needs a fat and a liquid just like a salad dressing. This does work using water and coconut oil but I always choose to use almond or castor oil instead of water for an even more luxurious butter. Read More »

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Oct 06 2019

Lace Doily Upcycling on my Radio Stand Kitchen Island

Lace Doily Upcycling on my Radio Stand Red Kitchen Island Replacing the fabric on an old radio stand with a lace doily and staples Antique Upcycle

Lace doily upcycling across the front of my kitchen island that I made out of my great grandpa’s radio stand. This piece remains one of my ALL TIME favorite transformations that I’ve created. Some projects just work! It was like this old radio stand had been waiting 100 years to be made into a kitchen island. It looks great from the front and the shelves in the back house all my recipe books too. During my recent kitchen remodel I did some surgery on it to work even better for me. Read More »

Aug 11 2019

DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal! A Bigger Closet and a Bigger Kitchen!

DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal, somehow I took space AWAY from my kitchen and yet I ended up with MORE storage and a bigger feeling space! In this kitchen I will always think of my amazing Grandma Charlotte who lived in this home for over fifty years before me. I was thrilled that this old farmhouse could become mine and ecstatic at the notion of creating my very own farmhouse kitchen. This space was a VERY long time coming for me. I had no idea it would take me from early spring of 2014 until right now, to finally create and finish the kitchen of my dreams. But, ya know what? It was worth it! Read More »

Apr 28 2019

A Farmhouse Entryway, Office and Dining Room Reveal

Before and after of my multi functional entry and dining room that is also now doubling as my office and mudroom too! See how I transformed this space

I should have posted a reveal of my entry way back when I first “completed” it in 2016. But, honestly, it never felt truly “done” until now. The wood stove happened and the entire room needed to be repainted because of smoke damage and then, because I had it cleared out I went ahead and gave my floors some TLC too. Finally though I was able to take my time and put it all back together again! Read More »

Apr 07 2019

Thrift Store Lamp gets a Country Makeover with the Farmhouse Hens

Thrift Store Lamp gets a Country Makeover with Twine and Paint! Working on the new design of my living room and creating cohesion between two lamps.

So, a few months ago, I went to my local thrift store to get myself a sweater to make mug koozies for my Christmas in a Jar post. I left the thrift store with two sweaters, some shop rags, a mirror tray and a lamp! To be fair I still only spent $8 and no one really believed I was just gonna be able to get one sweater right? Read More »

Mar 24 2019

My Laundry Room Reveal – How one gorgeous table cloth started it all!

Finally we have come to my reveal of my new laundry room! Yep, I am not longer calling it a closet - I believe this space deserves to be labeled a room.

Finally we have come to the reveal of my new laundry room! Yep, I am no longer calling it a closet – I believe this space deserves to be labeled a real room now. First I tackled the heavy lifting, recycling my old kitchen pantry here in several places, building custom shelves, trimming it all out and painting the whole room. From there I added some color and then, finally, I was able to put it all together with some serious organization. Read More »

Feb 17 2019

My New Workshop Reveal – Fancy, Fun and Organized!

Come see how I converted my extra bedroom into my brand new workshop space with black ceilings, teal walls and pine hardwood floors! Workshop Reveal

Well I finally made it – here is my finished brand new workshop reveal! This was a LONG time coming: My first post about moving my workshop out of my basement came out in MAY OF LAST YEAR. I lived in a constant state of digging through boxes, looking for one tool or another, and going absolutely bat shit crazy lol. Read More »

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Feb 07 2020

5 Different Types of Metal Gates to Suit Your Style and Needs

Being a landlord isn’t about collecting rent; it involves committing time and money to not only your own property, here are some helpful tools and resources

Metal gates are just so pretty in my opinion though very pricey and have been beyond my budget for a while now. However, I don’t think that’s going to be the case forever and I’ve been eyeing a double swing metal gate to replace the one I built for the East staircase of my deck (pictured below). The wooden gates I built are just fine but, like with wood in any outdoor application, eventually they start to warp and rot. Metal, of course, will never do that so I really look forward to having them someday! Read More »

Jan 26 2020

2019 Recap – The Year that Broke My Barn and I Found My Heart

2019 Recap, a winter that broke my barn and a fall where I found my heart, After my divorce I am in a place of happiness now where I never thought possible

2019 Recap, starting with a record-breakingly-awful winter that went way beyond driving us all out of our minds. When I wrote my first blog post in January of 2019 I was feeling pretty good actually! My pellet stove was keeping up, I had a warm and wonderful home, and, at least compared to the winter before it, things were going just fine in my life. I bought myself some ridiculously awesome jammie pants and, for the first time EVER, stayed in them and did nothing. I know, it sounds silly, but I’m usually dressed and in my shoes within 15 minutes of getting out of bed. A conversation at a family gathering enlightened me that its genetic. Read More »

Jan 12 2020

Dreaming of Gardening! A few of my Favorite Xmas Gifts!

A few of my favorite gifts I recieved this xmas holiday christmas, gardening tools, colander, tall socks, fleece sheets and new towels!

A few of my Favorite gifts I received this Christmas! It probably won’t surprise anyone to hear that my Amazon wishlist is pretty much full of VERY practical items. My cousin was like, “You’re no fun, add something fun!” BUT I LOVE PRACTICAL AND USEFUL. Still though the majority of it might be practical but its many things that I won’t buy for myself because they still feel like something I don’t ABSOLUTELY NEED. (Miss frugal here, its a sickness…) Which means, every Xmas, I feel utterly and totally spoiled! Here are a few of my favorite gifts from this years holiday! Read More »

Dec 29 2019

Happy Thankful Holidays and the 2019 Winter Photo Gallery

Happy Bird Day, Xmas and New Years from my little spot here in Grandma's House! Weather report is short and brutal. Winter started and no one is happy about

Happy Bird Day, Xmas and New Year from my little spot here in Grandma’s House! Weather report is short and brutal. We saw record breaking lows at the end of October/early November and, honestly, though it did “warm” up to average temps – it just kind of set the tone. Winter started then on the weekend after Thanksgiving and dumped our entire state with everyone seeing AT LEAST 8 inches of snow and nobody was happy about it. Speaking of Bird Day I just realized I didn’t wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving last month! I hope you had a wonderful day and, of course, had something to be thankful for. Read More »

Dec 22 2019

Winter To Do List 2019-2020 : Let’s try this again!

2019-2020 Winter to do list at grandma's house diy, house projects, living room renovation, adding a book shelf above my master bedroom headboard, love book

I didn’t “quite” complete everything on last years winter to do list but, to be fair, I didn’t really think I was going to LOL – it was A LOT. I did get ALL but one thing done on that list though! I completed My Workshop, My Laundry Room, My Entryway/Dining Room AND My Kitchen! Moving on now to the rest of my home this winter! Read More »

Nov 24 2019

November: Chilling on my Couch in the Kitchen and a Pumpkin Party!

A snowy and cold November starting out winter off in the expected way in northern Minnesota. Getting to know my house again and getting cozy.

November hit us hard with serious near record breaking cold temperatures. It was a touch disheartening… I’m still enjoying the fact that its NOT summer though as with finally completing my summer to do list this chick was wore out! So I’m still enjoying my house and my whole world narrowing down to walls again as I spent every possible second this summer outside working. Give me a month and I know my tune will be totally different and I will be quite DONE with winter! Read More »

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Aug 11 2019

DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal! A Bigger Closet and a Bigger Kitchen!

DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal, somehow I took space AWAY from my kitchen and yet I ended up with MORE storage and a bigger feeling space! In this kitchen I will always think of my amazing Grandma Charlotte who lived in this home for over fifty years before me. I was thrilled that this old farmhouse could become mine and ecstatic at the notion of creating my very own farmhouse kitchen. This space was a VERY long time coming for me. I had no idea it would take me from early spring of 2014 until right now, to finally create and finish the kitchen of my dreams. But, ya know what? It was worth it! Read More »

Apr 28 2019

A Farmhouse Entryway, Office and Dining Room Reveal

Before and after of my multi functional entry and dining room that is also now doubling as my office and mudroom too! See how I transformed this space

I should have posted a reveal of my entry way back when I first “completed” it in 2016. But, honestly, it never felt truly “done” until now. The wood stove happened and the entire room needed to be repainted because of smoke damage and then, because I had it cleared out I went ahead and gave my floors some TLC too. Finally though I was able to take my time and put it all back together again! Read More »

Mar 24 2019

My Laundry Room Reveal – How one gorgeous table cloth started it all!

Finally we have come to my reveal of my new laundry room! Yep, I am not longer calling it a closet - I believe this space deserves to be labeled a room.

Finally we have come to the reveal of my new laundry room! Yep, I am no longer calling it a closet – I believe this space deserves to be labeled a real room now. First I tackled the heavy lifting, recycling my old kitchen pantry here in several places, building custom shelves, trimming it all out and painting the whole room. From there I added some color and then, finally, I was able to put it all together with some serious organization. Read More »

Feb 17 2019

My New Workshop Reveal – Fancy, Fun and Organized!

Come see how I converted my extra bedroom into my brand new workshop space with black ceilings, teal walls and pine hardwood floors! Workshop Reveal

Well I finally made it – here is my finished brand new workshop reveal! This was a LONG time coming: My first post about moving my workshop out of my basement came out in MAY OF LAST YEAR. I lived in a constant state of digging through boxes, looking for one tool or another, and going absolutely bat shit crazy lol. Read More »

Aug 20 2018

Master Bathroom Refresh – Bohemiam meets Farmhouse

With a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtub

Master bathroom refresh for a newly single gal, how I’m making myself my own luxury retreat on the second floor of my home. If you’ve ever checked out any of my Inspiration Boards then you know I am in love with the natural look and textures of bohemian interior design. With both my master bedroom, and now my bathroom, my challenge was: how could I give myself the bohemian look while still staying true to my 100 year old farmhouse? Read More »

Mar 26 2018

Master Bedroom Reveal – Boho Hollywood Meets Farmhouse!

Two thrift store lamps from two different eras and places get new shades and a paint job that bring them together and create cohesion between them for my master bedroom in chrome spray paint and shiny rustoleum black gloss paint. How to, diy, do it yourself lamp makeover, how to

Master bedroom reveal, bohemium meets farmhouse! I drooled over this rug for MONTHS before I finally decided to spoil myself by buying it! I lived with it without a rug pad for several weeks, putting off the purchase. But then Rug Pad USA contacted me and asked if I would like to do a review of one of their rug pads and it was perfect timing! With a new rug, two “new” lamps and a new comforter it was WAY beyond time to share with you my newest refresh of my master bedroom! Read More »

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Feb 12 2020

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #178)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever) Wednesday Link Party #178

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go link party #178. Lodi and I took this last weekend to go on a mini “vacation” for both of our birthday parties. The view was still of the frozen tundra that is Minnesota right now but the hot tub and the wine certainly helped us both feel like it was a vacation! We had a lovely time and both regretted having to leave our little getaway. But the break certainly helped get my own butt back in gear and back to work. Winter still going on by this time of the year can be such a downer! Now, on to the Party! Read More »

Feb 05 2020

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #177)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever) Wednesday Link Party #177

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go link party #177. Well it sure feels good to put January behind us finally. I swear every year January stretches out even longer somehow. We had a bit of a heat wave here that felt absolutely amazing and even took out some of the insane amount of snow that we have already this winter. Crossing all of our fingers that maybe, just maybe, the worst of the cold snaps are behind us and spring is on its way! Now, on to the Party! Read More »

Jan 29 2020

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #176)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever) Wednesday Link Party #176

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go link party #176. We’ve had ourselves a lovely “heat wave” throughout north country these past few days and into our forecast. 30s feel like HEAVEN this time of the year and it really has been such a relief. Crossing our fingers maybe we’ll see a mild winter from here on out after seeing negatives temps in November! Hope you all are having a great winter! Now, on to the Party! Read More »

Jan 22 2020

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #175)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever) Wednesday Link Party #175

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go link party #175. WOW did winter just hammer us! OMG I am SO SO SO ready for spring – Remember to check out our first Sunday of every month DIY blog hop (more info below) Chas and I are really excited about it! For those of you who experienced this last winter horror storm I hope you found a warm spot to be safe and sound until it passed. Next up I’ll be hiring a guy very soon to get all that snow off my roof – current totals here are over 3 feet now. On to the Party! Read More »

Jan 15 2020

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #174)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever) Wednesday Link Party #174

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go link party #174! CALLING ALL BLOGGERS!! Chas and I are teaming up the first Sunday of every month with a themed project and we would love to have you join us! Each month’s posts is a different theme – currently we are doing it by room to really let us be versatile and creative. We have opened it up to all other bloggers using Inlinkz to make it easy for us to all share together. To get the party codes, the dates and the themes click here! Read More »

Jan 08 2020

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #173)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever) Wednesday Link Party #173

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go link party. PHEW! I don’t know about you guys but I am SO ready to see a normal week again lol Can we start a petition that all holidays have to be moved to either Mondays or Fridays or even Thursday?! I have officially spent half of a month with absolutely no idea what day it is, certain that I’m forgetting something and feeling like I’m getting behind somehow. Happy New Year! Cheers to getting back to normal! Now, on to the Party! Read More »

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Sep 10 2018

OMG Pumpkins everywhere! Hometalk Fall Decor Inspiration board

OMG Pumpkins everywhere! Hometalk Fall Inspiration board, wreaths, decorating and autumn inspiration for your orange and yellow with flowers and pine cones

Hometalk Fall Decor Inspiration board! Summer is absolutely my favorite time of the year – you will NEVER hear me complaining about the heat lol But I honestly think that’s a fact simply because fall and spring are such short seasons here in northern MN. Fall for us could truly last all of three weeks like our spring did this year! And that’s just depressing lol because that means we’re settling into at least four months of some serious cold and snow. Read More »

May 28 2018

Hometalk’s Outdoor Projects I Can’t Wait to Build! Do it Yourself!

Inspiration Board of Hometalk's best do it yourself wood working build projects for outside, outdoor, backyards and lawns. Arbor, pallet couch, pallet love seat, planter boxes, easy to do bench, potting table do it yourself, home improvement

Inspiration Board of the Outdoor projects on Hometalk that I’ve been drooling over! I received a comment on my outdoor bench saying, “You’re SO crafty, that’s amazing!” And I admittedly got a bit offended, eventually I just laughed about it but I’m not sure how I can build a wrap around bench for my deck and still be called “crafty”. I could’t help but think that if I was a guy she certainly wouldn’t have looked at that bench and called him crafty! I am a builder at heart and I spend most of my time building things in my head or drooling over outdoor projects like these: Read More »

Apr 20 2018

Let’s build some swings! Pinterest Do It Yourself Inspiration Board!

Let's build some swings! Pinterest Do It Yourself Inspiration Board! Wood Working, DIY, Tips and Tutorials, Wood Working, How to, Build your own swings, some out of pallet wood, some from scratch for a fun way to enjoy a spring or summer day in your backyard or on your deck! Swing Away!

Well now that spring has FINALLY arrived, my dreaming has turned to swings! Let’s build some! These are some of my favorites I’ve found on Pinterest and stashed away for a later time because, seriously, who doesn’t want to swing away a beautiful summer day? Contrary to popular belief, I do NOT feel that swings are for kids in any way. Many of these are very grown up swings for us “adults” lol Read More »

Dec 15 2017

Nooks and Getaway Places: Pinterest Inspiration Board

Nooks, crannies, special getaway places, some of my favorite escapes via Pinterest Inspiration board, come sneak away with me!

Nooks, crannies, special getaway places, some of my favorite escapes via Pinterest Inspiration board. It has been a very difficult few weeks here at Grandma’s House, tailing the end of a very, very hard year. I will tell you guys why and what’s been going on when I’m able to get my feet back under me again. To say the least though I have found myself on Pinterest, looking longingly at getaway places and nooks that promise quiet and PEACE. Read More »

Oct 27 2017

Inspiration Board: Six more Summer Projects I can’t wait to build!

Need more summer projects for next summer? Table, buffet, porch, screened in porches, bench, swing, all for your outside patio or deck or fire pit!

Six more summer projects I can’t wait to build for us outside and out on our deck! Some DIYs and things just have to wait for some nice weather not only for us to enjoy them but for us to build them as well. Currently I’m sitting here in late October and we have a winter storm warning 🙁 So, hears to dreaming about next summer and all the things to look forward to building. I posted earlier this year a few summer projects I just can’t wait to build but I’ve seen so many build projects on Pinterest I had to share a few more that I can’t wait to build next summer! Read More »

Sep 22 2017

Inspiration Board: Gorgeous Bedrooms to swoon over!

Master bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floors

I spend a certain amount of time on Pinterest gazing with my mouth open at some of the gorgeous bedrooms people have. As far as Inspiration Boards go I’ve published quite a few over the years but I think this one might take the cake. I am absolutely in awe of a few of these. Considering how much time we spend in our bedrooms (albeit it is with our eyes closed) I am a firm believer that they are a VERY important part of our homes. So, without further adieu here’s some gorgeous bedrooms via Pinterest!! Read More »

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Feb 18 2020

Creating The Perfect Bathroom

With a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtub

The perfect bathroom for me would be summed up in one word: COMFORT. Most bathrooms I’ve found are not terribly comfortable, they’re strictly for doing business and than leaving the room. My bathroom on the other hand I tried to turn into a space that I want to hang out and chill in. It has seating, books, casual furniture that you would normally find in a living room and not a bathroom. It even has a regular table lamp that provides the most lovely light for soaking in the tub and reading. Read More »

Feb 13 2020

Giving Your Home A Sleek Aesthetic

Before and after of my multi functional entry and dining room that is also now doubling as my office and mudroom too! See how I transformed this space

Between clutter and poor furniture layout a room can literally go from feeling cramped and uncomfortable to feeling bright and airy. Its amazing what a little space planning and adjusting can to do to help a home feel good! Aesthetically even a small home can definitely feel open and very comfortable. I’ve been amazed at how much just some changes of furniture placement has helped my spaces so much! Read More »

Feb 04 2020

Researching Your Renovation

How to hang and make no-sew easy curtains for my guest bedroom and library. Covering up my big stained glass window between the guest room and my living room so guests get some serious privacy but my living room still gets some light!

In my opinion there shouldn’t be anything that could surprise us during a renovation. Research is the ONLY thing that can prepare us not only for the surprises but also on the timeline and what to expect from the very beginning. Of course nothing beats experience but going into your first renovation with open eyes will require research, time and patience. You should be starting out with the utmost confidence that we at least know everything we possibly can without any real world experience. Read More »

Jan 30 2020

Tips On Keeping Your Home Clean During A Renovation Project

When To Go DIY & When To Go Pro when to do it yourself on your home and when you should hire a professional a complet list to help

Keeping a clean home during a renovation feels like an endlessly losing battle. Ideally we wouldn’t have to live in a construction site but, often, that’s just not the case. Protecting the rest of our houses while creating a mess in another room is a job into itself and requires quite a bit of prep and leg work before we can even begin our renovations. However, it is ALWAYS worth the effort and can make clean up a breeze! Read More »

Jan 27 2020

What You Need to Know About Buying a Property with a Well

Things You Should Know Before Buying a Water Filter - is a filtering system right for you and your household whether you live in town or have well water

There are just some things about living in the country that I never consider to not be standard for everyone. I have never lived in a home that DIDN’T have a well lol To be fair I am way out in the sticks when it comes to distance from any town. I had a new pump installed here before I moved in and learned my well was nearly 100 feet deep! I took a shower in town a couple of years ago at my friends place and just stood there and enjoyed the ridiculous amount of water pressure she had. I told her to appreciate it because it was so totally amazing! Some day I might decide to spurge and straight up spoil myself and have a larger pressure tank installed but, for now, I’m content and have never had any problems with my well here. Read More »

Jan 23 2020

How Can You Save For A House?

Putting the open shelves above my kitchen sink to practical use without sacrificing the pretty, adding mugs cups and glasses

Buying a home is a huge decision, it will be the single largest purchase for most people in their entire lives. Figuring out how to save for one is the first real step to getting there! Starting small with a starter home that can also easily include a roommate to help with the bills is an idea many people I know have used.  I had help in the form of my Mom co-signing on my construction loan until I purchased the property out right by myself via a mortgage. My goal now is simple: get my home paid off ASAP. Read More »

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