Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves

Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves

I'm so excited to reveal our finished floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in our living room! It bears repeating, but home takes time. Sometimes, a lot of time! This room has gone through some really insane changes over the past two years, but none more than getting these custom bookshelves! Last fall, Ian and I got four IKEA [...]

Gender Neutral Nursery

Gender Neutral Nursery

In our new house, which we have lovingly dubbed Squirrel Estate, we are fortunate enough to have 4 nice-sized bedrooms. One is our primary suite, one is our office, one is our guest room, and one room served as a multi-purpose room for the (almost) 2 years that we've been here. We've always known that [...]

Moody Board & Batten

Moody Board & Batten

Happy New Year! I took a 2 week break for the holidays to recharge and it was very much needed. But after those few weeks away from my tools, I miss them so much and I'm so excited to be back at it again! For the month of January, I have a few projects that [...]

Painting our Semihandmade Fronts & IKEA Cabinets

Painting our Semihandmade Fronts & IKEA Cabinets

I have to admit, I can be the worst blogger sometimes.  This post has been sitting in my drafts for 5 months.  I suppose it's time to let this (in Moira Rose voice) bébé out of the nest.  Over two hot weeks in July, I painted our kitchen cabinets, bringing us one step closer to [...]

His & Her Closets, Pt. 2

His & Her Closets, Pt. 2

Last week, I shared my closet transformation, so this week, it's high time that I share Ian's portion of the closet. Since Ian has more clothes, he opted for the walk-in closet. A few months ago, I wrote about how I converted the doorway into an archway. His closet looks super custom and looks like [...]

His & Her Closets, Pt. 1

His & Her Closets, Pt. 1

After a year of renovations, I'm happy to be able to say that the closets in the main bedroom are done done. We worked with what we got for a little bit, and then started renovating it bit by bit. Since it's a purely cosmetic renovation, a lot of other renovations took precedent, like laying [...]

Easy DIY Floating Shelves

Easy DIY Floating Shelves

Up until 2 weeks ago, our hall bathroom was in the 90% finished club. I had painstakingly painted the floors, the walls, the vanity. I swapped out the mirror, the lighting, and hardware. I also did a super cool recessed modern medicine cabinet. (Future post of bathroom before & after's and cost breakdown coming soon!) [...]

Our Bedroom Update – Bye Bye Popcorn Ceiling, Painting The Ceiling Fan, Board and Batten, and more!

Our Bedroom Update – Bye Bye Popcorn Ceiling, Painting The Ceiling Fan, Board and Batten, and more!

Because of quarantine, I've lost track of all time.  So it's hard to believe that we're going on 11 months of being the proud owners of Squirrel Estate.  When we got the keys, I immediately painted the walls and trims.  Then in January, I chose an accent wall color and painted that.  In April, I [...]

Oops!… I Sharpied The Wall

Oops!… I Sharpied The Wall

One room in our house that really stumped me is the powder bathroom.  It's right off the entry, so I knew that I wanted it to look presentable since it's the first thing people will see when they come into our house.  Last November, we had the flooring replaced, swapped out the toilet and vanity, [...]

Fireplace Before & After

Fireplace Before & After

I love a good before and after, and boy, do I have a good before and after for you. Our suburb house (Squirrel Estate) has so many things that scream 90s to me - golden brass hardware, dark granite, cherry and oak cabinets.  Since that's absolutely not my style, I've been working hard these past [...]