A Simple Light Hack and Progress at White Mountain Cottage

I have a thing with lights, and by that I mean I have a tough time matching my design ideas with my wallet. I ran into this problem in our kitchen renovation and we ended up building our own light for the island. When it came time to shop for a dining room chandelier for White Mountain Cottage I ran into the same problem.  So today I plan to share with you how I overcame my dilemma and updated a basic[Read more]

Reveal Day: The Powder Room

Next week will mark one year since we started working on this house. We knew we were getting into a lot when bought our first real fixer upper (with two kids two and under) but I don’t think you can ever really be prepared for what it actually takes – physically and mentally. We’ve put in countless hours and accomplished a good bit but our list is still long and some days it wears on us. Every room seems like[Read more]

Fixer Upper Inspired Wood Light

I don’t know about you but it seems that when I’m working on putting a room together most of the time I can’t find exactly what I want or need to finish the space. Take our light above the new kitchen island for example. We really wanted to make the existing electrical work and avoid spending money on an electrician. So we had to find a light that had a plate across the top like the old light. I looked in stores,[Read more]

Chalk Painted Bookshelf Makeover

My husband and I have been shopping at the Nashville Flea Market since we moved into our first [tiny] apartment 8 years ago. We try to go every month unless it’s unbearably hot or uncomfortably cold. Over the years we’ve furnished two apartments and two houses with mainly pieces we’ve found there. I’ve found you never find what you went there looking for but you ALWAYS leave with a treasure. A few months back we found the sweetest pair of[Read more]

Farmhouse Style Pantry Makeover

I mentioned in my last post that we’ve been working on finishing some of the smaller projects and details of our kitchen renovation. This week it was PROJECT PANTRY. It’s been functional for a while but there were a few final details to be wrapped up. I still need a few things like labels for the dry goods and some hooks to hang a dust pan on but I just couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you. This[Read more]

Simple Countertop Coffee Station

Welcome back! I know its been a while since I’ve updated y’all on the progress around the house. We spent most of the spring renovating the kitchen and friends let me just tell you that a kitchen renovation is NO JOKE! Especially when you do most of the work yourselves with two littles running around. So while I haven’t been on here much lately rest assured that I’ve been busy at work and am excited to start sharing some of[Read more]

$60 Farmhouse Inspired King Headboard

I’m back with more progress on our master suite renovation and I’m excited to share with you how we made our king sized headboard for only $60. We started out shopping around some local stores trying to find something that fit our style and budget. I’m not sure why we really ever try because most of the time we end up DIYing it anyways. We’d save a lot of time if we just got smart and skipped that step. This time[Read more]

Porch Progress and Inspiration

If you follow me on Instagram you may remember seeing this photo… One of the first things we did after closing on the house was to start working on the screened  porch. The previous owner had closed in the porch and added a dropped ceiling. We were excited to find out that beneath all that wallpaper was intact framing and we couldn’t wait to get started. So we dove right in… We tore down the walls and ceiling and opened it all up.[Read more]