Adding Floating Shelves

Posted by John on December 11th, 2012

Finishing a new home seems to be a continuous series of baby steps.  There have been major “ah-ha” moments, like when we finished the shed or the dining room wainscoting, but for the most part, our DIY projects have been minor in scope and fairly frequent.  Our to-do list never seems to end.  One of […]

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Our First Poll and Mums!

Posted by John on November 4th, 2011

So, yesterday on Twitter I promised our readers our first poll.  We’d like to add more interactivity and it’s a great way to get feedback on some of our projects and ideas.  Specifically, I said we’d be voting on a new catchphrase, with our current one being “building our home one project at a time.”  […]

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Which Paint to Choose?

Posted by Lisa on November 2nd, 2011

Thanks to Mother Nature bestowing snow and rain on us this weekend, our garage painting had to be postponed! But don’t worry – we (mostly John) fought the urge to stay in and watch Halloween movies and instead went over to the paint store (plus he fixed our doorbell.) Before we headed out, we looked […]

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More Fall Decor

Posted by Lisa on October 5th, 2011

You know the Fall decorating doesn’t stop at just our house! I helped my mom decorate my parents’ house – and it turned out great if I say so myself. Not too long ago I helped them with a plate wall above their server in the kitchen. Here’s the before. Cute Scottie picture, right? And […]

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DIY Pumpkin Banner

Posted by Lisa on September 29th, 2011

The Fall love continues! I bought these pumpkin cut outs at the dollar store way back in August when the Fall decor was just being rolled out. I didn’t have any clue what I was going to do with them, but I figured I would think of something. I was going through my Fall decor […]

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Time for Fall!

Posted by Lisa on September 6th, 2011

Today I began decorating the house for Fall/Halloween.  I was going to wait a few more days, but I woke up and went downstairs to find this: The pupster’s unstuffed pumpkin head from last year. Yes, even the dog knows Fall is just around the corner. I took this as a hint and started pulling […]

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So Long, Old Glory

Posted by Lisa on September 2nd, 2011

September 1st is a big deal in our house.  Although the official start of Fall is still weeks away, September is the (un) official month when all things fall make their appearance in my house! So, in honor of Labor Day and the end of Summer I will share my “summer”-themed decorating items. Here is […]

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Our Morning Room

Posted by Lisa on September 1st, 2011

As I made my daily cup of Tassimo latte this morning (well, not really daily anymore, more like a once a week treat now; super splurge, I know!), I looked over to our morning room just off the kitchen and I noticed the sun was extraordinarily bright and the light was coming through all the […]

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Plate Wall (part deux)

Posted by Lisa on August 2nd, 2011

At my weekly trip to Home Goods this week, I found another one of the plates I love! I think I like these plates so much because they look French – even though they aren’t! Not even sure who makes these plates, but they are awesome. I found this large dinner plate and thought it […]

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New Countertop Height Benches

Posted by Lisa on July 18th, 2011

The other day I picked up two awesome countertop height benches at Christmas Tree Shops.  Did you know they are owned by Bed Bath and Beyond? Once I figured this out I did a google search looking for CTS coupons.  Now whenever I know I am going to be shopping there I always search for […]

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