ORC Week 3: DRYWALL, and Tips for Hiring Trades

Whether you’re new around here or a long-time reader, welcome! My husband Josh and I have been renovating our 1952 home for the past 4 years, almost entirely on our own. We’re tackling the entire basement for this spring’s One Room Challenge (ORC), and it’s the final project we need to complete to call our home

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ORC Week 2: Living Room Design Plans

Whether you’re new around here or a long-time reader, welcome! My husband Josh and I have been renovating our 1952 home for the past 4 years, almost entirely on our own. We’re tackling the entire basement for this spring’s One Room Challenge (ORC), and it’s the final project we need to complete to call our home

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Spring 2020 ORC Week ONE: Basement Renovation Design Plans

Disclaimer: This post contains sponsored materials from Build.com, The Tile Shop, and Sherwin Williams. All thoughts, designs, and opinions are my own. It’s WEEK ONE of the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge! I am so excited to be sharing our basement renovation with you all. We’ve actually been working on the basement for over a year, but with drywall officially on the

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May 2020 Basement Update & Exciting Announcement

Our basement renovation is rapidly progressing, and it just so happens that the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge (ORC) starts on May 7, with a 7 week run time. We were already planning on a late June finish date for the basement, so we’ve decided to make it official and register as participants in the

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Basement Bathroom Design Plan

This post is written in partnership with The Tile Shop and Sherwin Williams. All views and statements are my own. Because it’s been over a year since we started the basement renovation, the bathroom design plan has changed quite a few times. As of this week, however, it’s officially finalized, and the majority of items

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Modern Foursquare Living Room Reveal

#SSModernFoursquare living room is complete! This living room was given a fresh new look with new furniture, accessories, paint, window treatments, and artwork. I fell in love with the original woodwork from the first time I saw this room, and we allowed it to take center stage by brightening up the rest of the room’s

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Modern Organic Living Room Refresh on a Budget

This post is written in partnership with AllModern. This time of winter always makes me a little stir-crazy. I find myself craving change, and am always thinking of little ways to change up our decor or furniture. If you’ve been thinking about doing a living room refresh, now is the time! I’ve partnered up with AllModern to share some

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3 Subtle Ways to Decorate for Fall

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler and to be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about it just yet! But the reality is that fall is coming up quickly, whether we’re ready or not. Decorating for fall doesn’t have to mean Halloween decor, 7 million pumpkins, and cheesy “Welcome

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