So I decided on Grey or Gray, depending on which continent you live. Winter's Day by Olympic Icon to be more specific. Although it was meant to be my neutral, you can see after all the pink and blue things were added to the room it changed colors right before my eyes. Both of the "new"… Continue reading Little Girl’s Room Makeover, Sugar and Spice for Two
I have been cleaning, decluttering, painting and all around beautifying. And then...IT happened. First came the news that our Annabelle (bovine) is pregnant. One of the bull calves we put on her to nurse, grew up and took over the role of paramour. She is almost 7 months along which means we will need to stop milking her… Continue reading A Cow, A Goat, 4 Chickens and Chest Pains
"Neutral" Children's Room I did my best to stay neutral, but in the end, it's a girl's room. I truly despise categorizing genders. Unfortunately I am in the minority and I have to think like the majority in this process. I decided on an owl theme based on researched trends because I had a set of… Continue reading Neutral? Children’s Room Done
The Laundry Room So no this room doesn't need much. Well, honestly this is the after picture from my Laundry Room Makeover, but it still looks the same. Just add a mountain of clothes to the table and stuff the laundry sorter to bulging. But here's the thing, in my research on home staging I've learned… Continue reading Room Number 3, The Laundry Room
Clean and Presentable There was a lot I could have done to this room to change it up. But clean and presentable with a little bit of pretty is all I was going for. Plus, this room is wired for surround sound, which means "speakers must be placed at strategic points for optimum sound". I had a 13… Continue reading Family Room is Done
The Family Room Up until today this room was filled to the brim with toys. They have since been relocated, most of which went to the local thrift, surprisingly enough, with the help of both kiddos. I assumed I was going to have to do this on the sly, but I opted for the lesson in… Continue reading Room Number Two, The Family Room
One down, eleven more to go. I must admit after stepping back and realizing what a little determination and elbow grease looks like, I felt a little foolish. Why didn't I do this when we first moved in? It is missing the blinds, although not necessary, the same blinds in every room offers a continuity of… Continue reading Bathroom Staged, Room One is Done!
The first project will be the downstairs bathroom. Other than throwing the litter box in there, we've not done much to this room since moving in. I'm just a little bit embarrassed to admit to that. But, this is not a roses and diamonds blog. So here it is in all it's "blah" glory. … Continue reading Room Number One!
We are moving across country this Summer! Nope, no job yet, no house to move to and our present home isn't even listed. But... we know where we want to live and where we want to work! So with our intentions clear, it's go time. My husband had a profitable interview with a company in Baltimore last week… Continue reading If The World Gives You Lemons, Donate, Keep or Throw Them Away.
I am so thrilled with my new kitchen makeover! I'm overwhelmed with how light and bright my kitchen is now. What a difference a little alot of white paint makes! I used paintable wallpaper to get the wainscoting look. It was super easy after I figured out one thing. Perfection is not necessary. Once painted… Continue reading Kitchen Makeover Reveal