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As we get ready to start a new year, I thought it would be fun to plan my top home projects for 2018. While I didn’t get everything accomplished this year that I had originally planned, I am proud of what I was able to get done: I finished my dining room, which included building […]

DIY Dining Room Custom Shelves

One of the next rooms I’m going to tackle is the smallest room in the house: the downstairs half bath. It is tucked away right off the entry and underneath the staircase, is around 3ft by 7ft, and a lot of that space is to allow room for the door to open. About six years […]

I’m so excited to have my dining room finished up! My goal was to take the space from bland and sparse to cozy and classic on a budget. I think that was accomplished. Here’s what the room looked like before: Although I did not end up finishing in the six-week time frame due to a […]

My dining table is now finished! This project took a little longer than I had originally anticipated, but I’m glad to wrap it up in time for the home stretch of the One Room Challenge. I was tempted to call this post I’m still not sure about the stain color, but it’s time to move […]

I upgraded my dining room sliding door and curtains and am amazed at the impact of such minor updates. It makes me wonder why I didn’t work on this before now! My curtain and sliding door situation was looking a little blah when I started working on the dining room: But I’m excited to share […]

Building shelves for my dining area is something I’ve been wanting to accomplish for a while, so I’m very happy to check it off the list! I used Shanty 2 Chic tutorial, they have some amazing plans posted on their site. As soon as I saw these shelves, I knew I wanted to build them.

DIY Custom Shelving Dining Room Update

The One Room Challenge is a six-week event that happens twice a year in the DIY blogging world, and I’ve been following along for the past couple of years. This year I’m excited to be a guest participant in the event! The One Room Challenge is just what it sounds like: you redo one room […]

Oh the sideboard, what a journey it has been. I started working on it last November, thinking I would have it done in about a month or so. I was just a tad off on my timeline, but this is the biggest project I’ve taken on yet. I’m happy to say it is now finished! […]

diy rustic sideboard

Several years ago after purchasing my home I would browse the internet for ideas, and adding wainscoting was one of the first DIY projects I really wanted to do. Fast forward a few short years later and I was finally ready to make things happen. (I’ve been completing home projects at a snail’s pace from […]

Well, I’m a little behind schedule on the entryway projects, but I’m happy to say I have a project ready to share: my new bench! Isn’t she lovely? I used another Shanty 2 Chic tutorial for this project, just like I did with my sister’s bookshelf. I was going for a very Restoration Hardware look […]

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