DIY Backsplash

Our Virginia house didn’t have backsplash and I’ve been trying to commit to a backsplash a year! I’ve had a major phobia since it permanent. Backsplash is typically installed once in a lifetime and I’ve struggled to commit. I kept bringing home samples and returning them for months. My first kitchen transformation was to I […]

Painting tips for the potty

It occurred to me as I prepped to paint my LEAST favorite area of the home that I may have a few tips to share. Sanity savers if you will- because I’ve been here done that too many times! It’s a small area that’s simply awkward and takes way longer than you would expect. I […]

BIY Painted Banisters {aka handrails}

In our Virginia home you are immediately greeted by stairs when you open our front door.  It’s the first thing you see.  The first impression and for me the oak feels outdated. Don’t get me wrong, I like oak for flooring and even kept it on our mantle but a black hand rail black is […]

DINING ROOM turned OFFICE MAKEOVER

Today I’ll walk you through the metamorphosis of the dining room which recently became the office. Above it is shown with the original wallpaper and with the original light fixture.  We set this up as a traditional dining space… which was actually never used.  Wait- I did set up dessert at Christmas on the table. […]

GREAT ROOM MAKEOVER

Welcome to the main living area of our home where all the action is. It has 2 sets of French doors flanking the fireplace which is over 22″ high. I know this because my ladder is 22″ and I could barely reach the top! There are also 2 beautiful arched windows above the French doors […]