Heart ❤️ Attack!! This is by far one of my most favorite custom pieces. I wanted the hearts to move so I put springs on them! So fun!! Also, I had never worked with fake flowers🌹, but I’m looking forward creating many more pieces with fake flowers, because they look real, feel real & this was so much fun creating! Swipe over to see the detail ~>
I’m in love with how our living room renovation turned out. Being able to restore the original hardwood floors not only saved us thousands, but it helped bring back the original character and charm that was hiding under all that gross carpet! We painted. custom built all the window, door and floor trim, and added a beautiful barn door to the reading/craft/guest room. SWIPE to see the before and after pictures ——>
this is when the house really accelerated. our appliances arrived oct 4, and stairs arrived on oct 5. within 24 hours, our main floor was on a whole new level of functionality. water! no more ladder! ikea boxes we’re gone! we basically felt like we were done the reno - but still had another crazy month of finicky final touches ahead. this beauty staircase was one of the most epic days of our reno - check the stories to see the hilarious install. praise be to jim for the flawless poplar and red oak build, and stew for lifting all 500lbs to connect them to the second floor.
and then next thing we knew, after storing our appliances for a year after purchasing on Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2018, our appliances arrived for install. kitchenaid for the win. this is the most adult thing I’ve ever talked about, next up we’ll be posting about vacuums. absolutely not, that was a joke.
we gotta start double posting these updates to get to the current sitch!
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Love this reclaimed wood tv console... allmodern.com all the way ✨
our front door switch up. the fade to black (windows and doors) was real once this puppy was installed last fall. really happy with the craftsman choice, and the clean top window. lots of debate over the style but I prevailed and look how happy everyone was with my choice.
You guys. I am so fired up angry right now. I don’t know why I let internet trolls get to me (and this isn’t even about me) but ugh I just feel the need to defend good, well-meaning, hardworking, kind and honest people doing good things in the world and with passion and purpose. Even though I know people who poo all over someone doing well are insecure or jealous or who knows what, I can’t stop myself. I just ranted on a troll on a Facebook post 🤦🏻♀️ hammering on about how sucky my friend’s flip was or it’s “horrible” location or how it’s not worth the price (it’s pending, FWIW) and how the person didn’t deserve to make “that much money” in six months and people, I went off. None of the above is remotely true. And it has nothing to do with me. But I guess I know what if’s like to have random strangers tell you that your house/flip/design/PAINTEDBRICK sucks. And what it’s like to have people trash all over something great like positive press coverage for something your risked everything for and are proud of. This stuff is hard. Its risky. It’s sooo stressful. It takes guts and determination and wisdom and creativity. I’m not even sure what the point of this post is anymore but felt the need to vent. Who even read this far after seeing that pretty bedroom? OK GOODNIGHT. 🤪 #norwoodcharmer
Another closing in the books! 🏚😍 .
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I need more houses that look like this 🕵️♀️ Looking to buy homes below 120k and we buy pretty much anywhere except for downtown/south side. .
🎵it’s the most wonderful time of the year...🎵for fireplace makeovers!
Tonight’s Makeover Monday is brought to you by our super talented friend Missy and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. She mixed up the colors Original and Old Ochre to get the perfect shade she was looking for to paint her mantle and the shiplap they added above. She also used Chalk Paint® to wash the brick. Incredible! 😍
She reported the she “couldn’t believe how easy it was to accomplish.” We are so happy when we hear stories like these - and we love seeing your projects. Keep sending them our way! And raise your hand if you love this paint! 🙋🏻♀️
The reno on our guest suite is going well. Not sure if you can call it a reno or if it’s a rebuild at this point. We started demo months ago with the plan to move one wall a few feet and re-do the colors and finishes throughout. Then we uncovered 40 years of gulf coast life inside the walls. Rot, water damage, pool chemicals, bugs and hurricane Katrina all left their mark. So we decided lumber is cheap and we might as well make it right. Plumbing and electric are next. #renovation#reno#remodel#homeimprovement#diy#homeownership#carpentry#framing#fixerupper#oldhouse
We’ve been blessed with warmer temperatures over the past several weeks, so I don’t mind the 30 to low 26 degree temperatures plus I get to enjoy my most favorite part of the winter...🔥🔥🔥Also enjoying a warm cup of coconut 🥥 almond vanilla cream decaf coffee. ☕️ Super delicious! 😋
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Well folks that was one for the books! We spent the day is beautiful Key West, Florida. We got to walk around the beautiful tropic city and then we headed out to the coral reef to snorkel. If you ever have a chance to go to the Florida reef DO IT!! It was absolutely amazing to watch all the fish 🐠 swim under us and see all the coral and beautiful formations. #keywest#florida#floridakeys#travel#familyvacation
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