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A picture of the finished kitchen vent hood.

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How We Built Our Custom Kitchen Vent Hood

I’m sharing a step by step tutorial on how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. Even though we sold our Willow House, I wanted to share how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. I’ve had so many requests to share this tutorial that I didn’t want to leave you hanging!  When it comes to […]

I’m sharing a step by step tutorial on how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. Even though we sold our Willow House, I wanted to share how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. I’ve had so many requests to share this tutorial that I didn’t want to leave you hanging!  When it comes to […]

A picture of our finished master bathroom.

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The Willow House Before & After

I’m sharing a full, side by side tour of The Willow House before and after our remodel. It’s such a great makeover and it’s hard to believe where we first started! Even though we sold our Willow House and it’s in the hands of a new owner, I wanted to share all of the before […]

I’m sharing a full, side by side tour of The Willow House before and after our remodel. It’s such a great makeover and it’s hard to believe where we first started! Even though we sold our Willow House and it’s in the hands of a new owner, I wanted to share all of the before […]

A picture showing our finished kitchen remodel.

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Our Kitchen Remodel Is Finished

I’m so incredibly excited to share that our kitchen remodel is finished! It’s been a long few years in the making, but it was worth every second! See all of the details below! Perhaps one of the most rewarding projects in this entire house remodel, is our kitchen. To say that it was bad when […]

I’m so incredibly excited to share that our kitchen remodel is finished! It’s been a long few years in the making, but it was worth every second! See all of the details below! Perhaps one of the most rewarding projects in this entire house remodel, is our kitchen. To say that it was bad when […]

A picture of our finished downstairs living room.

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Our Brick Fireplace Makeover

I’m sharing our brick fireplace makeover. What was once a really dated fireplace, is now updated and fresh thanks to paint and new trim work. Even though you’ve seen several finished pictures of our brick fireplace makeover, I wanted to share the process of how we got here. If I’m honest, of all the rooms […]

I’m sharing our brick fireplace makeover. What was once a really dated fireplace, is now updated and fresh thanks to paint and new trim work. Even though you’ve seen several finished pictures of our brick fireplace makeover, I wanted to share the process of how we got here. If I’m honest, of all the rooms […]

A picture of the finished bathroom.

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Our Downstairs Bathroom Reveal

See our downstairs bathroom reveal and how we transformed this space into a functioning bathroom! I’ve included all of the room sources as well. I’m so excited to be sharing the reveal of our downstairs bathroom with you today. This space has dramatically changed from when we first bought the house a few years ago. […]

See our downstairs bathroom reveal and how we transformed this space into a functioning bathroom! I’ve included all of the room sources as well. I’m so excited to be sharing the reveal of our downstairs bathroom with you today. This space has dramatically changed from when we first bought the house a few years ago. […]

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 finished master bathroom.

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Our Master Bathroom Is Finished

Our master bathroom is finished! Take the tour to see all the finishes we selected, as well as the terrible before photos. This is one great before and after! I’ve been so excited to share the big, exciting news! Our master bathroom is finished! And I’m sharing the big reveal below. When we bought our […]

Our master bathroom is finished! Take the tour to see all the finishes we selected, as well as the terrible before photos. This is one great before and after! I’ve been so excited to share the big, exciting news! Our master bathroom is finished! And I’m sharing the big reveal below. When we bought our […]

A sneak peek picture of the downstairs bathroom.

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An Update On Our Downstairs Bathroom Remodel

Below I’m sharing an update on our downstairs bathroom remodel and how far we’ve come with making this bathroom complete.  At the beginning of the year, I shared the plans for our downstairs bathroom remodel. What was once a tiny powder bathroom and a small walk in closet with its own window is quickly turning […]

Below I’m sharing an update on our downstairs bathroom remodel and how far we’ve come with making this bathroom complete.  At the beginning of the year, I shared the plans for our downstairs bathroom remodel. What was once a tiny powder bathroom and a small walk in closet with its own window is quickly turning […]

A picture of our new stair handrail.

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Our New Stair Handrail

 See how our new stair handrail has completely updated our home. Visible from nearly every space in the house, it’s amazing how this update changed the overall look of our home.  We’ve finally done it! Out with the old and in with the new! Our new stair handrail is installed and I can’t believe what […]

 See how our new stair handrail has completely updated our home. Visible from nearly every space in the house, it’s amazing how this update changed the overall look of our home.  We’ve finally done it! Out with the old and in with the new! Our new stair handrail is installed and I can’t believe what […]

A picture of our unfinished kitchen.

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2021 Project Goals

Below I’m sharing our 2021 project goals and the plans we have to keep our home transformation going. Every year, at the start of the year, I like to sit down and really think about what our house project goals are for the year. Since Todd and I do all of these projects on a […]

Below I’m sharing our 2021 project goals and the plans we have to keep our home transformation going. Every year, at the start of the year, I like to sit down and really think about what our house project goals are for the year. Since Todd and I do all of these projects on a […]

A picture of the kitchen open shelves and backsplash.

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2020 Project Overview

How did we do on our project goals for 2020? Find out below as I share our 2020 project overview. Now that we’re fresh into a new year, I wanted to look back and share our 2020 project overview and see how we came out on all of our project goals we set at the […]

How did we do on our project goals for 2020? Find out below as I share our 2020 project overview. Now that we’re fresh into a new year, I wanted to look back and share our 2020 project overview and see how we came out on all of our project goals we set at 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 new laminate countertops and backsplash.

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Laminate Countertops & Backsplash

See how we used Formica laminate countertops & backsplash in our kitchen to make it look like real marble! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared anything about our kitchen, but so much has changed lately! It’s time I shared an update on one of the biggest additions yet, our laminate countertops and backsplash! […]

See how we used Formica laminate countertops & backsplash in our kitchen to make it look like real marble! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared anything about our kitchen, but so much has changed lately! It’s time I shared an update on one of the biggest additions yet, our laminate countertops and backsplash! […]

A picture showing our new back patio.

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Our New Back Patio

Late last summer we had our back concrete patio replaced. It was such an exciting and house transforming project! We did all the demo ourselves and even though it was hard work, it was so fun to see that beat up, cracked and crumbling patio removed and replaced with a much better and larger concrete […]

Late last summer we had our back concrete patio replaced. It was such an exciting and house transforming project! We did all the demo ourselves and even though it was hard work, it was so fun to see that beat up, cracked and crumbling patio removed and replaced with a much better and larger concrete […]

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 […]

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