Grandma's House DIY
*

The Latest...

Stairwell plans: a new outlet, lights and new handrail

With the sheetrock and patches complete in the stairwell I can finally move on to taping, mudding, trim and painting. However summer is also upon us so much of my time will be outside tackling our outdoor projects. Getting this stairwell completed is going to take me some time as I’m, “Working on it a little here and there, mostly on rainy days, for now!” So, in the interim, I thought I’d share my stairwell plans with you guys. Read More »

Stunning Flowers for Graduation: DIY Decoration Ideas to Brighten Up Your Celebration

Graduation is a big event that should be celebrated in style. With the right arrangements, the scene can be set, and everyone will remember the event. Flowers add style and color to any event, which is why they are great for a graduation party. Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #405)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #405

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #405. Well we’re continuing our streak of plenty of rain and some truly fabulous mild summer weather. I’m very excited with how our lawn is growing in and looking so much better than last year’s sand pit. I’m missing my gardening something fierce but am placating myself with dreams of the new garden we’ll be building this year. Can’t wait to plant some veggies next year! Now, on to the party! Read More »

The Benefits Of Investing In Your Front Garden

This August 2023 it became clear to me that Lodi is desperately trying to make me feel better about the missing barn in our yard.

Our front garden now consists of my Grandma’s perennial flower bed by our garage and her peonies I transplanted to our Western fence line. I look forward to the blooms all year and love that I get nearly a month of them usually as the number of different species of flowers take turns blooming! Read More »

Skid Steer, Moving our little Shed and Some Major Yard Work

May 2024, the yard work that's been going on around here is just nuts. We had expected the guys to come tackle our lawn sometime

The yard work that’s been going on around here is just nuts. We had expected the guys to come tackle our lawn sometime in early to mid June. We got a call on Thursday May 9th that they were coming the following Monday *facepalm* Its not that I’m unhappy to get everything done ASAP its just that we really thought we were going to have some more time to prepare! But we managed to rent a skid steer that weekend and Lodi worked at it with all that he had. Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #404)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #404

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #404. Lodi and I just got back from camping in Itasca state park for our anniversary! Yes, the first night we woke up with frost on our noses lol. We actually ran back to the farm for ALOT more clothing and blankets after that first night. There is no describing the beauty of being out there though – it is my place of peace. With that said, I am both glad and sad that our three nights have already come and gone! Now, on to the party! Read More »

My name is Tarah and its great to meet you!

It's been a hell of a ride since I started this blog and renovated and moved into this old farm house back in 2015. I got married, divorced, lost my doggo soul mate, spent two years as a single gal, remodeled everything, threw my back out countless times and learned that a house is never done lol! And thank goodness, honestly, I love working on this old place.

Around here I am pretty fearless when it comes to bettering my home. I love to refinish old furniture, re-purpose old pieces, build it from scratch and totally renovate anything that needs it! If I can do it - so can you. I still have lots of plans for this old farm and I can not wait to tell you guys all about it!

This is gonna be so much fun!

Recently from Do It Yourself

Stairwell plans: a new outlet, lights and new handrail

With the sheetrock and patches complete in the stairwell I can finally move on to taping, mudding, trim and painting. However summer is also upon us so much of my time will be outside tackling our outdoor projects. Getting this stairwell completed is going to take me some time as I’m, “Working on it a little here and there, mostly on rainy days, for now!” So, in the interim, I thought I’d share my stairwell plans with you guys. Read More »

Skid Steer, Moving our little Shed and Some Major Yard Work

May 2024, the yard work that's been going on around here is just nuts. We had expected the guys to come tackle our lawn sometime

The yard work that’s been going on around here is just nuts. We had expected the guys to come tackle our lawn sometime in early to mid June. We got a call on Thursday May 9th that they were coming the following Monday *facepalm* Its not that I’m unhappy to get everything done ASAP its just that we really thought we were going to have some more time to prepare! But we managed to rent a skid steer that weekend and Lodi worked at it with all that he had. Read More »

Sheetrocking our Stairwell, calling in some Help

In all that time you guys know I've been slowly finishing this place and I've amazingly come down to the last spot. wall of this stairwell

Its hard for me to believe but Grandma’s house has been mine for ten years now – I started the renovation in April of 2014 and moved in in August of 2015. In all that time you guys know I’ve been slowly finishing this place and I’ve amazingly (finally) come down to the last spot. This wall of this stairwell has never been finished since I moved in. I don’t know why they finished the other wall and not this one… One of the hundreds of times I wish I could ask my grandparents a question. Read More »

Organizing one very ugly corner

Well, after all this work I've been doing in our former workshop I was still left frowning at my corner of ugly. I just haven't figured out

Have we all got at least one disorganized spot that drives us nuts? Well, after all this work I’ve been doing in our former workshop I was still left frowning at my special corner of ugly in the closet. It was time for me to figure out a decent way to organize pipe clamps, paint roll extenders (mostly broom handles because they screw right into paint rollers…) pretty much tall round rods of every capacity… there’s even a flag poll in there somewhere and yep that’s a big roll of brown paper. Read More »

How to: Build your own inexpensive closet doors!

How to build your own inexpensive, easy and beautiful closet doors. Tips and tutorials, DIY, wood working, build projects, how tos How to build your own inexpensive, easy and beautiful closet doors. Tips and tutorials, DIY, wood working, build projects, how tos

Our next throwback comes from November of 2015. I was pretty proud of these closet doors when I first built them and they’re still serving us in the house. Its time to replace the fabric though as, after almost ten years, the once “white” curtains have become considerably grimy. I’m still very weird and picky when it comes to closet doors and, though these have worked for us, I’m still constantly wondering if I can’t come up with something better. Read More »

Bookshelf build for our new Office space

I want a shallow bookshelf here to put the TV on and give me some storage and décor options. Building a bookshelf for our game room!

Building a bookshelf. I wrote a whole post about our furniture choices in here because I wasn’t planning on doing anything else for awhile but, once I got to this point (new light fixture, closet curtains, new sofa etc.) I mentioned to Lodi my future plans for a TV on the wall across from the sofa. I told him I was certainly not buying an unneeded TV for this space now though and Lodi said, “Hon, why don’t you just use Grandma’s TV?” I had completely forgot we already had an extra TV just hanging out in storage. Read More »

Recently from Before and Afters

My entertainment center! Eleonora’s beautiful buffet refinished

Inspiration board of buffet and sideboard makeovers, before and afters, painted furniture, refinished furniture, antique furniture, diy, paint, stain

With these Thursday throw back posts every month I am confronted (every. single. time.) with how I never took enough pictures back then. Its such a shame! I guess my brain just hadn’t fully switched over to digital yet and I was still trying to “save film” every time I took a picture?! Who only takes ONE picture?! I so wish I had more before I started work on this piece because it was quite a bit of work and the result was pretty dramatic. I love those claw feet! SO, I may not have taken enough “before” picture but I at least have some pictures now that do this beautiful piece justice! Read More »

An old cabinet gets new life as an entertainment center!

Old cabinet made by my grandparents back in 1994 for me, trying to find a use for it my mom and I realized it would make her a great entertainment center!

Oh now this is a fun throwback! I had darned near forgot about this cabinet I painted years ago! I posted this back in November of 2015 and it served my mom as an entertainment center for years. It has just awesome storage and its not too stupid big or heavy that it can’t be used just about everywhere. It is no longer her entertainment center but it traveled with Mom all the way to her new house and is now her entry storage table! Read More »

An old washstand gets new life and purpose!

Giving an a coat of black paint to an old washstand to match my entire bedroom set! Hollywood glam, black paint and glass knobs. Furniture refinish.

Aw this lovely little washstand I remember from my Grandparents’ entryway for literally my entire life. I painted it out with our two dressers for the bedroom to act as my bedside table way back but ended up changing the entire bedroom around several times since then. It worked fine as an end table but it was a bit big and I managed to find matching bedside tables since then that I even added power strips and USB plugins to for our master. I had no idea this little stand would actually end up working perfectly for me in my closet and now I use ever day! Read More »

Before and After: Refinished dresser goes Hollywood glam with black paint!

Refinished dresser painted black with a mirror and add glass knobs for an old Hollywood look and feel in our master bedroom!

This dresser (and its matching companion) are my two favorites of the pieces I’ve inherited over the years. This dresser is totally lovely but the way it looks is not actually why I like it so much. I love it because its LIGHT. Its not solid wood which means that from a purely usability aspect the drawers work perfectly and that I cannot say is true for our other HEAVY, old, solid wood pieces. I also didn’t feel at all bad for painting it out because it isn’t solid wood and I just love this piece in black! (See it here in our updated master too!) Read More »

My Grandma’s white cabinets get a face lift in my kitchen!

Using one of my grandma's old white cabinets and a set of her old cabinet doors in our brand new kitchen with new paint and new hardware! Country kitchen!

Moving on in our Throwback series from October 2015! I always loved these cabinets in my Grandparents’ entryway so you guys know immediately that I had to save them. Unfortunately the only thing I could salvage off of the top cabinet was the doors as the cabinet itself had been built in place. The lower cabinet though was a stand alone piece and I’ve always wondered where it came from!
Read More »

Doggie door flap, a Prettier Replacement using a Stencil

Replacing an ugly doggie door with a new flap and a pretty little stencil. A couple of years ago Replacing an ugly doggie door with a

Replacing an ugly doggie door with a new flap and a pretty little stencil. A couple of years ago we moved our back door into the workshop so we could enclose a big closet and hallway to give us a third room on the main floor. This worked well for us as it gave Lodi a room for his hobbies and moving the back door into the workshop has been really convenient. If I have big projects, pieces of wood or tools etc. now I can just bring them to the back of the house and right on in to the workshop. Also, the back door is primarily used by our dogs with their doggie door in it, so any dirt they drag in primarily stays in the workshop which is our “dirtiest” room of the house anyway. Read More »

Recently from The Blog

May 2024 – Another Empty Spot in our Yard

May 2024 I mean, seriously, what is going on with losing stuff around here? Its almost to the point of being funny... We have THOUSANDS of trees on this property.

May 2024 I mean, seriously, what is going on with losing stuff around here? Its almost to the point of being funny… We have THOUSANDS of trees on this property. Do you know which one died on us a couple of years ago? The one tree I would LEAST want to lose! So, here we go again, with yet another empty spot in our yard. This massive old oak lasted over a hundred years and then just decided he was done. He stood perfectly in front of our master bedroom windows, shielding us from the sun in the summers and the road all year around. Read More »

Tackling Home Improvement Projects Before Moving Abroad

Whether you’re moving abroad, down the street, or just planning to renovate the home you’re currently living in, this is a great list that can really help! As someone who has gone through plenty of renovations over the years I can attest it can be incredibly stressful – not to mention frustrating! Read More »

April 2024 – Our Unrecognizable Yard and Things

April 2024 - with the loss of my old horse last month I knew eventually I would have to go down and clear out his shed. You guys know I'm

April 2024 – with the loss of our horse last month I knew eventually we would have to go down and clear out his shed. You guys know I’m not into wasting anything so we’d already found someone who was really happy to take the leftover hay and grain. (Also sold the red panels and t-posts as well.) Spending time down there, where he used to be, felt both good and terrible. It was really sad but there was also a certain amount of relief in it. Read More »

March 2024 – I’m sorry to say I have some really sad news

In late February into March 2024 Lodi and I went on a cruise with his daughter and her boyfriend. It was lovely and very much fun but

Hey guys, I wrote this post pretty early in March 2024 to tell you all about our vacation and summer plans. I will keep that here after this but sadly I must first share some bad news. On March 20th Lodi came home and went down to feed our old horse like he always does. At first he thought Gar was just laying down but then he saw that he wasn’t moving. Read More »

February 2024 – So I guess we’re not doing winter this year

I'm starting this blog post in early February 2024 and me (and all of my coworkers) are staring in shock as it just started RAINING outside.

I’m starting this blog post in early February 2024 and me (and all of my coworkers) are staring in shock as it just started RAINING outside. It rained in January this year too… In fact, we basically have no snow right now and this will certainly get rid of the last of it. We’ve consistently broken record highs since the start of 2024 and its just awesome but, I will admit, its also a bit creepy. I saw a picture of a bank sign in late January on the day we hit 50 degrees in 2024 and the same sign on the same day in 2023 when the temperature was negative 38. Read More »

January 2024 – The hits just never quit last year

Every January 2024 I devote our first blog post to a full recap of all the year before it and I'm sitting here trying to figure out

Every January I devote our first blog post to a full recap of all the year before it and I’m trying to figure out how to NOT write something that is downright depressing. Guys, frankly, I won’t blame you for skipping this one. 2023 started out in the worst way I can imagine for my family. On January 9th I received the call that my nephew had passed away that morning. He was only two years old. And it was my dad’s birthday. Those weeks of January 2023 are a bit of blur as we supported my brother and his family as best we could. It just sucked. Read More »

Recently from Home Tour

Completed new Game Room and Office!

Well, I call it my office anyway, but Lodi started calling it the game room and that's definitely going to stick though my office is in here.

So, after lots of work and more money than I wanted to spend (because I never like spending money) I have officially turned our workshop into JUST my office! Well, I call it my office anyway, but Lodi started calling it the game room and that’s definitely going to stick though it is my office 100%. This really does feel like a den for chillaxing, reading, playing etc. I do quite a bit of work here but even I have to admit that I still probably use my desktop more for gaming than anything else. There’s even enough floor space to set up a card table. Read More »

Office Workshop Reveal

The final reveal of our office workshop! I'm sure its old news at this point but I'm just so happy with my new office here. How long

The final reveal of our office workshop! I’m sure its old news at this point but I’m just so happy with my new office here. How long has it been since I moved it from the entryway? Over 6 months for sure! But every time I come in here I am still just smitten and so glad to have it. Finally some space to work and play. I think just about everyone can identify trying to work from home without actually having a real office. Whether we’re trying to work on the couch with a laptop or at the dining room table… We can make it work but frankly there is nothing like having a REAL desk… not to mention an actual dedicated office space. Read More »

New Entryway Design… and some thoughts on rugs

A new design for our entryway... and some thoughts on rugs. So I did a rug count in the house a while back and ended up feeling quite

A new design for our entryway. So I did a rug count in the house a while back and ended up feeling quite annoyed with myself actually. How many rugs does a 1,500 square foot main floor actually need? Apparently it was 19?! Now that was just seem borderline silly lol. To be fair most of them were the rag rugs that I love and a few came from my Grandma so I loved those even more. However, the majority of them had also seen better days. I started removing rugs or replacing them with more toned down and better alternatives. The entryway redesign here was my first opportunity to do just that! Read More »

New Living Room Layout, Redesign and Rearrange

So, it is interesting that we love this new redesign so much because it is LITERALLY my old layout plan for the living room that we tried and hated a few years back. There’s only one difference and I refuse to believe it’s actually why we hated this before. When we tried it back then the sofa encroached into the “hallway” by several more inches, making walking behind it feel kind of tight… Could that be it? A few inches on that side of the room? I talked about why we hated it before and it was because the room felt closed off… but somehow now, it feels bright, intimate and open all at the same time. Read More »

Master Bathroom and Master Closet Tour

Master Bathroom and Master Closet Tour it dawned on me this is the first time I’ve done a full reveal of these two rooms together. WAY back in 2015 was the last time you guys saw the closet and, even then, it wasn’t much of a reveal. You know I’ve been working on our master suite second floor for nearly a year now. I refused to stop until every. last. thing. I could think of was completed and / or fixed. I’m very happy with how it all turned out! Read More »

Elegear LED Lights! – Adding warmth to our main floor for Xmas

But, first, what Lodi did with these incredible Elegear LED lights that were gifted to us! Adding warmth for the holidays to our main floor

There’s been some changes here at Grandma’s house that you will definitely notice in the pictures! I’ve moved my office into our workshop thus freeing up our entryway entirely. There’s lots more to do and posts coming out all about my new office workshop and our new open plan entryway. But, first, what Lodi did with these incredible Elegear LED lights that were gifted to us! Check them out here on Amazon and make sure and use the 10% off discount code: DHSCZOTA Read More »

Recently from Link Party

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #405)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #405

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #405. Well we’re continuing our streak of plenty of rain and some truly fabulous mild summer weather. I’m very excited with how our lawn is growing in and looking so much better than last year’s sand pit. I’m missing my gardening something fierce but am placating myself with dreams of the new garden we’ll be building this year. Can’t wait to plant some veggies next year! Now, on to the party! Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #404)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #404

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #404. Lodi and I just got back from camping in Itasca state park for our anniversary! Yes, the first night we woke up with frost on our noses lol. We actually ran back to the farm for ALOT more clothing and blankets after that first night. There is no describing the beauty of being out there though – it is my place of peace. With that said, I am both glad and sad that our three nights have already come and gone! Now, on to the party! Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #403)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #403

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #403. Our weather has been just stunning as of late and I just hope it sticks around for a long long time! We’ve been getting plenty of rain which was so badly needed since the drought of last year. This coming weekend Lodi and I will be spending our anniversary camping and its looking like the good weather will follow us the whole way! Now, on to the party! Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #402)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #401

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #402. Well, after all that work that was done adding black dirt, seeding and smoothing out our yard. We actually got lucky! It rained. Which is kind of a big deal because it doesn’t rain here. We’ve already had countless red flag warnings in our area since March. But it did. It rained completely and perfectly over the last couple of weeks. And though I absolutely despise a “lawn” or the reasons it exists (losing my horse, barn and septic) at least I didn’t have to spend two hours after work every day moving sprinklers around! Now, on to the party! Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #401)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #401

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #401. Well my gosh did we need it and are SO happy to finally get some rain! We just so happened to have gotten our yard seeded last week too so all this rain is saving us hours watering the yard. I swear you can practically see the trees and everything rejoicing! Now, on to the party! Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #400)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #400

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #400. Holy crap you guys this is our 400th week of doing this party! Our first party came out back in 2018! Well spring has sprung for us in northern MN which usually seems to just suddenly happen over night lol we worked in the yard this last weekend and I am feeling it. I’m loving everything coming back to us and blooming though. I had two hummingbird’s scold me for not having our feeders out yet so I rectified that problem immediately. Now, on to the party! Read More »

Recently from Inspiration Board

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. From gorgeous colour palettes to hardwood bedroom furniture options, there’s always amazing bedrooms to look at when you are scrolling through Pinterest. In fact, the inspiration doesn’t stop coming the moment you type in beautiful bedrooms into Google! So, without further adieu here’s some gorgeous bedrooms via Pinterest!! Read More »

Recently from Contributed

Stunning Flowers for Graduation: DIY Decoration Ideas to Brighten Up Your Celebration

Graduation is a big event that should be celebrated in style. With the right arrangements, the scene can be set, and everyone will remember the event. Flowers add style and color to any event, which is why they are great for a graduation party. Read More »

The Benefits Of Investing In Your Front Garden

This August 2023 it became clear to me that Lodi is desperately trying to make me feel better about the missing barn in our yard.

Our front garden now consists of my Grandma’s perennial flower bed by our garage and her peonies I transplanted to our Western fence line. I look forward to the blooms all year and love that I get nearly a month of them usually as the number of different species of flowers take turns blooming! Read More »

The Psychology Behind Selling Unwanted Items

July 2023 - Our June blog post came out nearly a week BEFORE the end of June and a lot sure happened in those few days lol.

Lodi and I were just talking to a friend of ours that downsized after a divorce and he was just stunned (like all of us I think) at the amount of crap they had accumulated over the years lol. I really think it is just a straight up human condition – if you give us the space, we will fill it up! Lodi and I have been selling a lot of stuff lately to help pay for our recent yard work that we had done. But, also, stuff is clutter for the mind and it feels so good to let things go! Read More »

Expert Tips for Choosing a Plumber in League City, TX

Renovating a property, particularly a period property, can be an exciting venture and it is easy in the first instance to get carried away with your plans.

Finding a good plumber anywhere is pretty much totally necessary if you’re going to own your own home. Even us, who ran ALL of our plumbing, have run into a few situations where we had to call in the professionals! Read More »

How To Install A Plaid Wallpaper To Give Your Home A Cute Cozy Feel

Plaid is wonderful for bringing a northern cozy feel to just about any room. On the walls a plaid wallpaper would be so fun!

Oh I’ve always loved plaid in just about any way. Probably because its such a common site around here in northern Minnesota. Just about everyone I know has a plaid shirt that they love! Plaid is wonderful for bringing a northern cozy feel to just about any room. On the walls a plaid wallpaper would be super comfortable feeling. Read More »

Spa-Like Comfort: Creating a Relaxing Atmosphere with Towel Radiators

The bathroom vanity in our master bathroom is actually a buffet my mom purchased when she first moved out when she was 19.

Creating a luxurious bathroom isn’t as difficult or expensive as it used to be! I’ve been planning on getting a little towel warmer too, just for the fun of it. Small additions can bring some much needed comfort and atmosphere. Our master is one of our favorite rooms in the house because of its overall spa like feeling from the tub to even the choice we made to have a little lamp in there to provide warm low light. Read More »

*