One Year Housiversary - Porches and Exterior

Monday, October 19, 2020

 Happy Monday!  I'm back with more of our one year housiversary updates.  Geesh! We have really accomplished a lot in one year.  Maybe that means that next year we will just sit back, relax and enjoy our house. Yeah right! Who am I kidding?  Let's get back to the updates. Come on in!



We intended to paint the house navy or dark gray after we bought it, but that plan has been put on hold.  We decided some smaller updates could make a big enough difference that we would be happy with the curb appeal. We had our awesome contractor Erik add molding over the garage door to help fill the gap between the windows, painted the front door SW Naval, added our furniture, and hanging ferns.

One Year Housiversary - Living Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Room

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Good morning friends!  Happy Sunday! Today marks one year that we have been in our Woodland Grove house. I thought it would be fun to share all of the updates that we have made.  Plus this blog is also like a scrapbook of our lives and it's an easy spot to reference when we are trying to remember what color a room is painted, etc.

Grasscloth wallpaper | Striped Curtains (ours are DIY) | Striped Curtains from Ballard Designs | Lamps | Chandelier | The Frame by Samsung (art over the TV) | Rug | Similar Fireplace Screen | Cabinet Pulls 


Click Here to see more details about our curtains. 


Our living room is one of the most dramatic transformations.  Here is the before.

We swapped the ceiling fan for a crystal chandelier that I have lovingly nicknamed "The Spaceship,"  added faux grasscloth wallpaper to the builtins, swapped out the cabinet hardware, mounted The Frame TV by Samsung, installed remote control shades and our DIY Ballard Curtains.

Grasscloth wallpaper | Striped Curtains (ours are DIY) | Striped Curtains from Ballard Designs | Lamps | Chandelier | The Frame by Samsung (art over the TV) | Rug | Similar Fireplace Screen | Cabinet Pulls 


Click Here to see more details about our curtains. 

We haven't changed a whole lot in the kitchen except for the cabinet hardware, bar stools and accessories. Here's the photo from the house listing. 


Here's the coffee and bar area of the kitchen now. I love this picture because you can see a close up of the satin gold hardware. 

Drawer Pull | Cabinet Door Handle | Gold Keurig | Coffee Time/Wine O'Clock Sign 



Some day we are going to convert this into a beautiful hood. 

Charcuterie Board Small | Charcuterie Board Large 

Breakfast room before:


We added the Ballard Designs Mila Chandelier, motorized shades from Select Blinds, and more DIY Ballard Curtains.

Flower Pot | Similar Pot | Plant Stand | Mila Chandelier | Oval X Back Dining Chair | Oval X Back Arm Chair | Curtains

Click Here to see more details about our curtains. 


I almost forgot one of my favorite spots. We found this blue console table at HomeGoods.


Come back tomorrow to see more of our updates. 

Coastal Master Bedroom - Week 5 Update

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

This is going to be a really brief post. I am behind on my updates because Lucas turned 10 last week! We celebrated his birthday with his neighborhood buddies having a sleepover (it actually became a sleep under) then on Tuesday with a soccer game followed by lobster pasta and Nothing Bundt Cakes with Grandma. Wednesday morning at 6am Lucas had 9 teeth pulled!  He was such a champ! Then Nana and Papa came to celebrate with the birthday boy Thursday evening.  He said it was the best birthday ever, even with getting teeth pulled. He's the sweetest kid.

I spent most of the weekend sewing these custom pillows. I think it took me 4 hours to make this bolster pillow. 

Coastal Master Bedroom - Week Four Update

Sunday, October 4, 2020

We are on Week Four now of the Coastal Master Bedroom update. We are so close to being done that I can already see it.


Week Two we installed and painted the board and batten.  We used Young House Love's method if you want to follow their steps.