Category Archives: Makeovers

Home makeovers that I have done in the course of living in our home.

NO SCREENS, THE BOYS ROOM, AND AN ETSY SHOP YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT

Well now isn’t that just a bit random for a title :)  But I have lots to share. First of all I wanted to share with you all how I am doing ONE WHOLE DAY IN WITH NO SCREENS!  You may be thinking to yourself.  Wait!  I’m reading a screen right now that you are typing from.  Well, this is true.  Since I view my blog as more my job, I am allowing myself to continue blogging.  What I am NOT allowing myself … Continue Reading »

THE OFFICE THAT JUST KEEPS EVOLVING….

You guys, my office.  I can’t figure it out.  It’s called an office.  It housed our desktop computer that is 8 years old and we never use because it’s slower than slow.  But since it had a computer we could officially have a desk and call it an office. What we really should have called it though was useless space. The desk collected junk, the keyboard was covered and the power button was never turned on.  Piles of crafting and whimsy stuff would … Continue Reading »

BUFFET — BEFORE & AFTER

I’ve been working on a mini makeover on our dining room these last couple months, and I’m hoping to do the full before and after reveal soon, but one of the pieces that I wanted to add to the dining room was a buffet.  I originally had my big hutch in here… but have since sold it at a Whimsy sale.  Although I liked it, it was a bit more country than I wanted to go.  It had served our house well, and … Continue Reading »

MAN CAVE PROGRESS

We’ve been at it again. Renovating. And although I wish it was on the house, it’s not.  It’s been a little cute out building that Ry had his eye on to be his “man cave” since we moved here.  It actually used to be an old grainery and when we were doing demo we found old newspapers in the walls from over 100 years ago.  So much history.  And although I loved the character and chippy paint and old windows of this little … Continue Reading »

IKEA HACK–BECKETT’S DRESSER

I know you all have seen Beckett’s tiny corner in our bedroom a few times now, but I thought I’d share his $35 dresser makeover I did. It’s called the RAST dresser from Ikea and I loved it because it came unfinished and more importantly, because it was only $35.  I knew I needed something super small scale since I didn’t have much room to work with, and I also wanted it to fit well with the stump table I finished by the … Continue Reading »

A LAUNDRY CLOSET MAKEOVER FOR UNDER $100

If you remember, a few months ago I was working on my “laundry closet.”  I wanted to get it done before Beckett came, knowing I was going to have to use it to store some of his clothes as well since he doesn’t have a closet.  Well, I didn’t get too far.  If you read this post you saw I got the washer and dryer stand looking a bit better……. and thats how it stayed for about another 4 months  until one day … Continue Reading »

MY LATEST PROJECT—AND THE BEST BEFORE AND AFTER PICS

I have been working with a friend over the last 2 years…I know, that sounds crazy when I type it, but yes…2 years, on a total cabin reno project.  The reasons it has taken so long have been many.  1.)  We had Jules within that time.  2.)  It was a COMPLETE gut/remodel job. 3.)  We did a lot of the work ourselves, and 4.)  It is their cabin, and they are busy as well, so it was easy to not always make first … Continue Reading »

BEFORE & AFTER…THE MASTER BEDROOM

Alright, I gave you a sneak peek earlier but I have given our bedroom a face lift and haven’t shown it in awhile.  I also haven’t done it as a complete before and after to show you how far it has really come. I have fallen into the navy craze along with a lot of the blog world, and thought the bedroom would be a great place to pull it in.  It’s brought a little bit more of a masculine feel to our … Continue Reading »

A ROCKER FOR BABY

My sister-in-law had an old upholstered rocker that she was getting rid of and asked if I would be interested.  At first glance the rocker seemed like she needed lots of love, the pattern was out of date and the the fabric was starting to rip.  But, with a  little love I knew that the shape was great, the structure was solid, and it was very comfy.  Plus, it was on rockers which would be perfect for a babe, and the real selling … Continue Reading »

PLANK WALL REVEAL

I finished the plank wall awhile ago, and if you had been checking on the new before and afters you probably saw it, but if not, I’ll show you some pics. So here’s a picture of the before… during… and now after.. And I know I haven’t shown the back entry too much, mostly because there is still work to do, but this is where most of our toys hide…and our homeschool stuff.  So it’s probably the most unorganized area of the house.. … Continue Reading »

A BATHROOM UPDATE

Well, I teased you about it some time ago, so I’ll finally show you what I’ve SLOWLY been working on in our upstairs bath.  I love wall treatments, and would love to snap my fingers and have them magically appear, but unfortunately that costs lost of money:)  So, to the saw I go.  I bought I think about 4 or 5 sheets of 1/4″ plywood to do this project, and at about $12 a sheet that comes to about $60 worth of wood, … Continue Reading »

GETTING ANTSY–LAUNDRY ROOM MAKEOVER

This week, I about had it with the cold, but I’m sure that’s no new news for anyone.  But….it made me antsy to do a project.  I tried to get the hubs on board to no avail.  He told me the man cave is next, to which I simply replied, but that can’t happen til the weather warms up, let tackle something inside!:) Nope.  Didn’t budge. So, I pulled out the air nailer, compressor and hose and decided to work on a project … Continue Reading »

FINALLY….A PROJECT COMPLETE!!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a house project on the blog, and this project has actually been done for awhile now.  But I’m going to let you in on a little secret for all of the people that think my house is spotless all the time.  Boy do I have you fooled.  I haven’t posted this blog for the last month cause that means that I would have to have every room upstairs cleaned AT THE SAME TIME!  No, I do not … Continue Reading »

OFFICE MAKEOVER

Well I promised you after the new year that I would show you my latest makeover at the farmhouse.  And this room has always been my nemesis.  It is the room that seems to always “collect” all the junk and leftovers that I can’t find a spot for.  During whimsy months it becomes an overflow of Whimsy and also holds all of my crafting messiness that needs a spot somewhere and inevitablly ends up there.  When we renovated we decided to do an … Continue Reading »

A FUN MAKEOVER

The last couple of months I have been helping a friend of mine with a renovation they did.  The project actually started this summer when she told me they were transforming their screened in porch into a four seasons porch.  (They have an amazing spot on the lake by the way:) She asked if I would help her with some ideas and decorating, and since I like decorating (a little) and liked her (a lot) I said sure:) I’m just going to tell you … Continue Reading »

CHARGING STATION/COMMAND CENTER

When Ry announces that he is going to go on a hunting trip for the weekend, my mind immediately starts racing.  I start thinking about what project I want to get done.  Quite honestly, its usually easiest to work on these projects when he is away.  1.) We can have cereal for every meal  2.) I don’t have to clean up the house 3.) I don’t have someone watching over my shoulder.  Ideal time:)  So the last trip he took I took full … Continue Reading »

OUR GETAWAY AND A SNEAK PEEK

A few weeks ago we got away as a family to celebrate Jules’ birthday.  We decided to head North to Duluth, an adorable little town that’s set right on Lake Superior.  It’s quite idyllic actually. It was a bit chilly that weekend but it was still fun to watch the boats come in.. Tate was a little frustrated at this point.  He just wanted to chase seagulls:) grumpy. It didn’t last long…. It was a great family time. It got even better when … Continue Reading »

HOW TO WHITEWASH FURNITURE AND DINING ROOM REVEAL

In the last post I left you hanging with the whole room reveal.  I feel like this dining room has been a bit of a menace ever since we moved in.  I have struggled with it for so long.  Part of the reason being that this whole room is just so long and narrow, and in the dining room I have 3 solid walls with nothing to break them up!  Usually there are windows, or a door, or something so you don’t have … 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 »

Planked Fireplace

Remember way back when we first put the fireplace in and I had this inspiration picture from Better Homes and Gardens….   Sorry for the bad picture…it’s all I had:)  But..I loved everything about this fireplace.  The mantle, the planking, the big white trim.  I mean LOVE.  It would be in my category for dream fireplace.  At the time mine looked like this… I love looking back at old pictures, it reminds you so much of how things evolve!  So, here was my … Continue Reading »