Rustic & Industrial Dormer Bedroom Reveal

Welcome back. I’m happy to say Taylor’s small dormer bedroom is finally done! Jason and I began this room several months back as our 1st DIY project together. It’s also the first completed room in our 100-year-old bungalow. It just needed some final touches and today I get to show you the finished (love that word) bedroom! Let’s rewind to see how the room looked the day I viewed the house… The reason I wanted to

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Design Plans for the Small Dormer Bedroom

Let me start by telling you why this small dormer bedroom re-design is so special to me. This room represents to me the beginning of a love story. At first, it was my love affair with my new house but then things changed drastically for the better.  And this is how the story goes… Girl gets brave enough to date again. In walks in this 6’3″, bearded man that totally got her when she spoke of

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Knocking Down a Wall and Opening Up the Kitchen

Out of all the DIY projects we’ve done to make our small 1980’s ranch feel more open and updated, the one that has made the most dramatic difference is opening up the kitchen to the living room. Before, the living room felt dark and cramped and the kitchen felt closed off from where our family spent the majority of our time. By removing a seven foot wide section of the wall, we were able to visually enlarge

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My Craft Closet: Organization Tips and Ideas Part 2 (small home/ BIG IDEAS)

I’m so excited to reveal the rest of my craft closet with you today! If you read part one of my craft closet reveal , then you got a glimpse of how terribly cluttered it had gotten. If you’re like me, frustration leads to motivation. Needless to say, I was beyond frustrated with the state of my craft closet. I can totally blame my lack of organization over the past year on being creative. See…there’s even this

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Organizing My Craft Closet: Part One (small home/ BIG IDEAS series)

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Home Depot & Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #AllAccessOrganizers http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. In my last post, I shared some of my favorite craft closet organization ideas. Those ideas were just the thing I needed to motivate me to reorganize my own craft closet this past week. It feels like a huge accomplishment! Trust me, my closet had

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8 Great Craft Closets: Organization Ideas

Remember at the beginning of the year when I was determined to get all of my hall closets in order? I managed to get two out of the four complete (see here and here), but my craft closet has been the most disorganized out of all of them so I’ve avoided it for the past six months. Ah! I can finally say I’ve started tackling the monstrosity that hid behind that closet door. The full

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Vintage Inspired Guest Bathroom Reveal

Remember when I hinted at the end of my hallway reveal that my next room makeover would be our guest bathroom? Well, today’s the day I get to share it with you! Some of the changes like the new wall color and vanity makeover were made recently. Other (more time-consuming and expensive) changes, such as the granite countertop, new tile floor and wainscoting were made long before I started blogging. I’ll follow up with tutorials,

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Linen Closet Organization: small home/ BIG IDEAS

There was a fleeting moment that I felt like straightening up our linen closet while I was taking the before pictures. It’s kind of like when you clean the house before the cleaning lady gets there. I thought, “I can’t possibly show everyone how guilty I am of closet-neglect for the past three years”. But after reading some of the sweet comments from my last hall closet organization post, I’ve realized that a lot of

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Hall Closet Organization: small home / BIG IDEAS

One of my resolutions for 2013 is to have my hallway project complete. I’ll give more details later, but I will give you a hint and tell you that I will be busy putting up wainscoting. I can hardly wait to see the end result! Part of my plans to makeover the hallway will be tackling the disorganized mess that lurks behind the hallway closet doors. We have four closets in our hallway, but the

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