Category Archives: Makeovers

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

MAN CAVE UPDATE

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 »

ADDITION UPDATE–THE FRAMING IS DONE!

Oh my goodness what a week we had!  Summer Whimsy sale was this past Thursday and Saturday, and my brother-in-law and his boys have been here the last two weeks working on framing our house!  This process has been amazing because it goes so fast!  I wish every step of the process was this dramatic and went this fast:)  So I thought I’d give you an update and show you what we’ve got so far… As of two weeks ago we had a … Continue Reading »

A NEW TABLE AND RUG

I was going back through my blog and looking at the before and after pics, and realized a lot has changed since I did the inital “after” photo.  I guess it proves Ryans point that nothing stays the same around here for long;)  I hate that when he’s right!:)  So, I thought I’d slowly update the blog pages and show you what we’ve “changed” around here! Here is the photo I had on my before and after section on the blog.. That seems … Continue Reading »

MY KITCHEN ISLAND–REVAMPED

I have realized that every time I post a picture of my kitchen island, people want to know where I purchased it from.  And although I did purchase it from a big box store, I always have a hard time wanting to tag it because I did so many changes to it that you wouldn’t even recognize it.  And I did write one blog post on what I did to it, but again I realized I wasn’t all that thourough in explaining it … Continue Reading »

THE BEGINNING OF CHRISTMAS ALONG WITH SOME UPDATES

Whimsy is done for the year, and as much as I love it, I’m always so glad to be able to take a deep breath, snuggle in, and enjoy a few months off.  Usually that first month or so also is spent doing a few projects around the house that I’ve been eyeing up for awhile.  I’m happy to report that most of those projects have been wrapped up already, and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on:) My … Continue Reading »

PLANKING, PLANKING, AND MORE PLANKING

If you follow me on instagram you saw this photo the other day…. a torn apart living room with walls getting planked.  I picked up these boards the other day at Menards when it was 11% off.  They are called Luann there, and are that reddish color on both sides.  I think they run about $10-$11 for a 4×8 foot sheet.  Ryan helped me cut it down to 6″ planks the other day, so I was ready to start hanging.  I’ve had a … Continue Reading »

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 »