That's right we're expecting a new edition to the family! Baby is due to arrive in early summer. You may recognize the room as our old guest bedroom. The guest bed has since moved into the office to make room for baby. Here's a look at what we've done with the nursery!
I've had quite the DIY blog hiatus- sorry about that! In part it's because the house is in great shape and I haven't been up to many projects lately. Also, it's because I've started another blog and a new career in real estate!
Well, we've reached peak tourist season here in Salem. Known foremost for its witches, Salem has become the go-to place for all things Halloween. While I love this town and this season, I have to point out that Salem is great to visit all year round not just in the month of October!
I recently finished up an end table using sanding and soft wax techniques. After finishing the project I realized that awhile ago I'd painted a similar end table in the same colors using dark wax and without sanding. I thought it'd be fun to do a little side-by-side to show off the different finishes.
Hey, all! Sorry for not posting in two weeks but we've been away on our honeymoon in Ireland! It was such an incredible trip and we can't wait to go back again some day. We drove around the country- making stops in Dublin, Connemara, Galway, and Cork among other places.
I am beyond excited to show off the before and after pictures of our kitchen! Our goal here was to give the kitchen a more stylish, country look. Although much of the kitchen was finished shortly after we moved in the back splash and grout work were just completed last week.
We have another chalk paint transformation on the blog for you today. Recently we installed a television in our office above the fireplace and I wanted to add a coffee table to this new area. I tracked this one down on Craigslist for $20 and decided to chalk paint it.
Hi all! Today I'm so excited to announce that I'm now available to create commissioned pieces for your home! I know so many people who love the look of chalk painted furniture but either don't have the time or the desire to try it themselves. I'm here to help.
Today I want to show you three simple projects we did to completely change the look of our kitchen- and it all cost under $185! Now, if we had the money, sure I'd love to put in granite counters and custom cabinets but that's not really the situation we (or most people) are in.
I'm so excited to show off our guest bedroom makeover today. I've featured a few pictures of this room before when we put in the pine flooring but I haven't shown the completed look. This room was arguably the worst in the house when we bought it. The carpet was covered in gum (we think a young teenager was in this room before) and also smelled and had some staining because of the pig that had also lived here (no joke).
Today I have a simple but effective post for you. As we got ready to renovate our kitchen (full post on that coming soon) I knew something had to be done about our dingy appliances. I've been cleaning the stainless steel sink weekly since moving in and nothing was helping it look like new again.
Ok, so by now you've seen me use Chalk Paint on a lot of wooden furniture- but it really has so much more versatility than that. Here I'm going to show you how I used it on some inexpensive lamps I purchased at the Christmas Tree Shops to give them a whole new look.
Last week I decided to check out the sunken rose garden at Lynch Park in Beverly, MA and it did not disappoint. The park is part of the city recreation department and boasts many different activities from hosting weddings to offering canoe and kayak rentals to outdoor concerts.