Spring 2022 One Room Challenge: Finale

We did it! Another One Room Challenge down. To say I’m blown away by the room transformations I’ve seen in the maker community is an understatement. Go check it out for yourself at the One Room Challenge Blog. You all know that I’ve been working on my dining room. Let’s take it back to theContinue reading “Spring 2022 One Room Challenge: Finale”

Spring 2022 One Room Challenge Week 6

Week 6 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Apartment Therapy, and it finally hit me how much work I still have left to do. This week was a bit of panic mode when I realized my carefully measured shelves didn’t fit exactly how I planned, I had a ton of finishing work to do,Continue reading “Spring 2022 One Room Challenge Week 6”

Spring 2022 One Room Challenge: Week 5

Well friends, we’re in week 5 of the One Room Challenge by Apartment Therapy. I’ve seen some amazing transformations taking place from wallpaper & accent walls, to brand new tile, hand built tables, you name it. Check out the One Room Challenge Blog to see all of this amazing work by other participants. Week 5Continue reading “Spring 2022 One Room Challenge: Week 5”

Spring One Room Challenge: Week 3

The past two weeks of the One Room Challenge sponsored by Apartment Therapy have been major construction mode. This week it was time to put everything back together. This was a week full of tedious details and hard physical labor, but it paid off 100 times over. First up, I had to mud and tapeContinue reading “Spring One Room Challenge: Week 3”

Spring 2022 One Room Challenge: Week 2

It’s been a crazy start to the One Room Challenge already. I laughed because after doing a major renovation last spring, I told myself to pick an “easier” room this spring. And then I decided to rip down the ceiling. Many rooms in our home have these acoustic tile ceilings. I have always hated them.Continue reading “Spring 2022 One Room Challenge: Week 2”

Spring 2022 One Room Challenge: Week 1

This week the spring One Room Challenge kicks off! This will be my second time participating. What I loved about the One Room Challenge last time was that the DIY community really came together to support one another in their progress. At each step of the way, DIYers were inspired to try new things andContinue reading “Spring 2022 One Room Challenge: Week 1”

All the Little Things

So what’s the deal with the little things? Trim pieces, light switches, caulking, hanging those pictures that have been in your spare room for months. They’re the least glamorous parts of a project. The stuff that nobody wants to do, but we all need to do. They make a home look polished and finished, andContinue reading “All the Little Things”

DIY Sectional Part 3

After lots of planning, this couch finally came together. To be honest, when it was just a frame, I wasn’t completely confident it would turn out, but as soon as I assembled it, those fears disappeared. As I mentioned in previous posts, I designed this sectional in four pieces so it can go together easily,Continue reading “DIY Sectional Part 3”

DIY Sectional Part 2

After building the wood couch frame, this project immediately took a turn into the “stuff I’ve never done before” category. That was exciting and scary all at once to me. On the one hand, I was diving head first into the world of upholstery with a huge project. On the other hand, I spent aContinue reading “DIY Sectional Part 2”

DIY Sectional Part 1

First post of 2022. This year has kicked off to a wild start. I’ve still been busy building, and actually I think this might be my biggest project ever…I’m building a custom sectional. We had talked about getting a sectional well over a year ago but with supply chain delays and low inventory, we mightContinue reading “DIY Sectional Part 1”