Our good friends, Sarah and Joe have a cape, but very different than ours. They have the traditional stairs by the front door leading to the second floor, like we do, but off to the right they have a really large living room. It is a great space, that I have secretly had the itch to fix it up for her for awhile! Now, I bet you are thinking that you are never going to invite me over. Or the opposite, you want me to come in hopes that I rearrange your furniture in my head, then eventually follow through and do it in real life. I don't judge ANYONE for their home. But I can't help myself ... Read More
Living Room Makeover- Choosing the RIGHT Furniture
I have a really great living room makeover to share with you today! I loved how this idea came to me to do this and I will share how these projects come about. But first I want to point out that the inspiration for this living room makeover is to share the importance of choosing the right furniture for your home. Not just bringing pieces you like from an old home or even purchasing new items without a plan. It is so important to consider the flow of your home. The layout. The function. How you will use the room. In this case, a living room that is really the center of the home. It is also ... Read More
Fireplace Reveal- Our Electric Brick Fireplace
Last Monday I shared that we were going to add an electric fireplace to our small front room. I kept saying "I hope it works out"! And folks, it totally worked out! I had big dreams of having a fireplace. A painted white brick fireplace to be exact. And seeing as our home was built in the 1950's it just felt like a fireplace was supposed to be in this 1100 square foot home of ours. Are you ready to see how it looks? Today I will share the full reveal, how much the total price was for us to add this electric fireplace, how long it took and the why behind the choices we made. Painted Brick ... Read More
Fireplace Makeover- and Styled with Decor from Target!
This Fireplace Makeover is so good. Very excited to share it! My good friends who live around the corner from us wanted me to pop over and give their Fireplace Mantel a refresh for Christmas. I was happy too- but they probably weren't expecting what it would lead to! I went to Target and just gave it a facelift, using Target finds and things they already had. After I was done I gave them a few extra tips- I always like to do that. Leave people with a little more to think about! I suggested they remove their wood blinds (they weren't really adding to the room, just taking away the view and the ... Read More