Category Archives: landscaping


Well the man cave is almost complete.   We tried to get as much of it done as we could before we started the addition.  And there was quite a bit we had done before that I never updated you on.  So I thought I’d share with you where it’s at today. We added this bar table behind the sectional that we made out of 2×4’s and some pipe legs Ryan got from work. It works great for extra seating and also for … Continue Reading »


So my last blog post I mentioned how I added New Panes in my front door and picture window.  I just loved the character that it added!  And since I felt like I had a whole new door, I wanted to give the outside a bit of a face lift too!  The last time I did anything with the front entry was when I painted my stairs.   And although the painted steps helped to spruce it up a bit, there were still issues. … Continue Reading »

How To: Paint Your Concrete Steps

Well, I’ve been on a bit of an outside kick lately, since we have to soak every minute of it up before the brutal cold comes again here in Minnesota. So I have one more project that I’m going to share with you. It was a while back when I was reading the Thistlewood Farm blog and found this post.  She painted her steps!  And not only that, she painted them to look like there was a carpet runner on them. I.was.smitten. and … Continue Reading »

Guest House Door Makeover

This actually is not a new makeover, but I realized I hadn’t shown it to my blog readers yet.  If you remember, we turned our little garage behind our house into a small little guest house for the in-laws and any friends that show up:)  And now looking at the pics I realized I changed a few things inside as well…I’ll have to update that too:) But when we started the garage had an itty bitty door to enter… with the cute classic … Continue Reading »

The door that leads to no where…

We have a door that leads to no where.  Doesn’t everyone??  :)  That’s what you gotta love about an old farmhouse with so many additions. I’m pretty sure that at one point this use to be the original front door… This was the only pic I could find from before we bought it.  It was from the day we bought it at auction.  If you can see though, the steps go right into the landscape rock. We also want to replace this door, … Continue Reading »