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A picture showing the kitchen and apron wall.

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Trimming Out Our Kitchen End Panel

See how we easily installed custom trim work to our kitchen cabinet end panel. With our kitchen remodel almost coming to an end (and the full reveal coming soon!!), I wanted to share about a few more details that have really enhanced our kitchen. To add another custom touch, we wanted to trim out our […]

See how we easily installed custom trim work to our kitchen cabinet end panel. With our kitchen remodel almost coming to an end (and the full reveal coming soon!!), I wanted to share about a few more details that have really enhanced our kitchen. To add another custom touch, we wanted to trim out our […]

A picture of our master bedroom headboard and our nightstand.

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Building Our Master Bedroom Headboard

Building our master bedroom headboard couldn’t have been easier and it’s made such a huge difference for our bedroom. I’m sharing my easy tutorial below. We’ve been slowly making progress in our master bedroom. I shared the budget design plan several months ago, and then the last update I shared was our night stand makeover […]

Building our master bedroom headboard couldn’t have been easier and it’s made such a huge difference for our bedroom. I’m sharing my easy tutorial below. We’ve been slowly making progress in our master bedroom. I shared the budget design plan several months ago, and then the last update I shared was our night stand makeover […]

A picture of the finished abstract art.

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Creating Free Artwork For Our Downstairs Bathroom

Creating free artwork for our downstairs bathroom was at the top of my list in projects I wanted to do for our budget friendly bathroom remodel. See how I made my own abstract art, completely free, and how you can too! I’ve been adding several final touches to our downstairs bathroom, prepping it for the […]

Creating free artwork for our downstairs bathroom was at the top of my list in projects I wanted to do for our budget friendly bathroom remodel. See how I made my own abstract art, completely free, and how you can too! I’ve been adding several final touches to our downstairs bathroom, prepping it for the […]

A picture of the vertical paneling and open shelves installed in the kitchen.

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Vertical Planking & Open Shelves In The Kitchen

See how we installed vertical planking & open shelves in the kitchen to make it feel bigger and brighter! Our kitchen has come a long, long way. After we had our backsplash installed, it was time to add vertical planking and open shelves in the kitchen. From the very beginning when we were designing the […]

See how we installed vertical planking & open shelves in the kitchen to make it feel bigger and brighter! Our kitchen has come a long, long way. After we had our backsplash installed, it was time to add vertical planking and open shelves in the kitchen. From the very beginning when we were designing the […]

A picture of the finished garden boxes.

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Easy DIY Raised Garden Beds

Looking to create your own garden? These easy DIY raised garden beds are the perfect solution and can be customized to fit your space! One of our big goals this summer, is to get our backyard in shape. It’s a scary mess of dirt and weeds and we’re both so over it, we could cry. […]

Looking to create your own garden? These easy DIY raised garden beds are the perfect solution and can be customized to fit your space! One of our big goals this summer, is to get our backyard in shape. It’s a scary mess of dirt and weeds and we’re both so over it, we could cry. […]

A picture of the finished wall moulding in the nursery.

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Wall Moulding In The Nursery

Today I’m sharing how we installed wall moulding in the nursery. It’s added the perfect amount of character to the bare walls, really bringing this room to the next level.  We’ve been hard at work getting ready for baby girl! It’s been a real team effort, but her room is looking so good and things […]

Today I’m sharing how we installed wall moulding in the nursery. It’s added the perfect amount of character to the bare walls, really bringing this room to the next level.  We’ve been hard at work getting ready for baby girl! It’s been a real team effort, but her room is looking so good and things […]

A picture of the finished dining room cabinet.

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Customizing Our Ikea Pax Dining Room Cabinet

Today I’m sharing how we customized our Ikea Pax dining room cabinet. It’s the perfect way to add character to Ikea cabinets while staying on budget.  Our kitchen is small. We don’t have a ton of storage, and that’s something our entire house lacks as well. Getting creative and adding places to store our items […]

Today I’m sharing how we customized our Ikea Pax dining room cabinet. It’s the perfect way to add character to Ikea cabinets while staying on budget.  Our kitchen is small. We don’t have a ton of storage, and that’s something our entire house lacks as well. Getting creative and adding places to store our items […]

A picture of the finished towel hook rack.

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DIY Towel Hook Rack

This DIY Towel Hook Rack is the perfect addition to our master bathroom and a great way to store towels! We’ve been busy working in our master bathroom and I was hoping to be able to share the full reveal with you at the end of the month, but since I haven’t had the easiest […]

This DIY Towel Hook Rack is the perfect addition to our master bathroom and a great way to store towels! We’ve been busy working in our master bathroom and I was hoping to be able to share the full reveal with you at the end of the month, but since I haven’t had the easiest […]

A picture of the finished stairs.

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DIY Staircase Makeover

Are you ready for a big transformation? Our DIY staircase makeover has made a huge difference for our home! If there’s been one project that’s been glaringly obvious that we need to finish, it’s our stairs. When we were knee deep in demo’ing the house, we went through and removed all the old, super gross […]

Are you ready for a big transformation? Our DIY staircase makeover has made a huge difference for our home! If there’s been one project that’s been glaringly obvious that we need to finish, it’s our stairs. When we were knee deep in demo’ing the house, we went through and removed all the old, super gross […]

A picture of our bathroom with the wall moulding finished.

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How To Install Wall Moulding

We’ve been doing some work in our master bathroom and it’s coming along beautifully. When coming up with the design plan for this bathroom, I really wanted to add some extra character, especially with the bathroom being such a small space. Wall moulding was an essential part of my plan, and we just recently installed […]

We’ve been doing some work in our master bathroom and it’s coming along beautifully. When coming up with the design plan for this bathroom, I really wanted to add some extra character, especially with the bathroom being such a small space. Wall moulding was an essential part of my plan, and we just recently installed […]

Adding A Front Window Box by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Adding A Front Window Box

See how we added character to our home by adding a front window box! My love for this house update ranks high up on the list. Adding a front window box to our big living room window completely transformed the house. I couldn’t stop dreaming about adding a window box… I say that with all […]

See how we added character to our home by adding a front window box! My love for this house update ranks high up on the list. Adding a front window box to our big living room window completely transformed the house. I couldn’t stop dreaming about adding a window box… I say that with all […]

How We Installed Our Floating Vanity by The Wood Grain Cottage

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How We Installed Our Floating Vanity

When we were looking at vanity options for the hall bathroom, I kept going back to the idea of having a floating vanity. I liked the subtle, modern vibe it would add to the bathroom with some of the more traditional items we’d be incorporating as well. I also wanted a vanity that had a […]

When we were looking at vanity options for the hall bathroom, I kept going back to the idea of having a floating vanity. I liked the subtle, modern vibe it would add to the bathroom with some of the more traditional items we’d be incorporating as well. I also wanted a vanity that had a […]

Painting Our Exterior by The Wood Grain Cottage

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How We Painted Our Exterior

Admittedly, I’m late in sharing all the details on how we painted our exterior. When we bought the house almost a year ago, there were several areas with peeling paint, and for the purpose of our loan, we had to repaint those areas in order to close on the house. We both thought it would […]

Admittedly, I’m late in sharing all the details on how we painted our exterior. When we bought the house almost a year ago, there were several areas with peeling paint, and for the purpose of our loan, we had to repaint those areas in order to close on the house. We both thought it would […]

How We Quickly Painted The Interior of Our Home by The Wood Grain Cottage

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How We Quickly Painted The Interior of Our Home

Last week I shared all about our process of choosing the right paint color to paint throughout our home. We really wanted to pick a main color that would look great in the natural light, but also enhance all the custom touches we’ll be adding over time. After a week or so of looking at […]

Last week I shared all about our process of choosing the right paint color to paint throughout our home. We really wanted to pick a main color that would look great in the natural light, but also enhance all the custom touches we’ll be adding over time. After a week or so of looking at […]

Painted Guest Bedroom Wall by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Painted Guest Bedroom Wall

Well, I finally painted the guest bedroom wall. I knew it would probably be a little bit tricky since I was going from a white plank wall to a dark black/green wall… and I was right. This was one of the more time consuming walls I’ve painted lately, but it was worth the extra time! […]

Well, I finally painted the guest bedroom wall. I knew it would probably be a little bit tricky since I was going from a white plank wall to a dark black/green wall… and I was right. This was one of the more time consuming walls I’ve painted lately, but it was worth the extra time! […]

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