Barn Door Hardware Transforms an UGLY Hallway

#sponsored OUTDATED Doesn’t Begin to Describe It Yes. I admit it. My hallway was boring, ugly, dark, uninviting – you get the picture. Before we bought the house, the one wall across from the closet had a type of salt wash that made it very rough. I sanded it down and painted before we moved in, but never liked the … Read more

Hoarding - a flipped house {Love My DIY Home}

Less is More – When Frugality Hurts

Are you a collector? …a thrifter, garage saler, picker, or might you be a hoarder? How do you know if you have a problem? How do you know if you are out of control? Balance is key. Sometimes good can turn bad quickly when we lose our balance.   If a person overindulgess using frugality as their excuse, then "frugality" … Read more

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Keeping Up With the Joneses – Living Room Reveal

The day is finally here. The Joneses living room reveal has been a long time in coming.     If you remember, they bought a foreclosure and rehabilitated the poor thing. It was a mess and they brought it from an unlivable beast to a beautiful charming home for a family of 5 – oh wait. Home for a family … Read more

No Christmas Home Tour Here

  This Christmas season is different for our family this year. We are a family in crisis. There will be no chestnuts roasting on our open fire this year. Normally I would be writing a post about our Christmas Home Tour complete with staged pictures of my home in the middle of Christmas celebration. (Last year's Christmas Home Tour) It’s … Read more

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Keeping Up With the Joneses – Kitchen Demolition

To start, the Joneses, and other family members including moi, started ripping down and tearing up. Oh, how I enjoy kitchen demolition! Even the kids got their share of demo, which BTW, shows you and I that if a 6 and 8 year old can do it… You can do it too. I'm gonna preach it till the cows come … Read more

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Keeping Up With the Joneses – The Kitchen Before

Welcome to a new series: Keeping Up With the Joneses Join us as we follow the first time homebuyers Jones family as they take a foreclosed house and turn it into a warm and inviting home in just 30 days! Their goal is to have it not only livable for their family of five in just 30 days, but have … Read more

Parade of Homes 2014 | Love My DIY Home

Parade of Homes 2014 – Part 2

When you see homes that are newly built, staged and on display, do you get the   gimme gots?   I do. Yep. I admit it.   I made a decision a long time ago to enjoy seeing what others have but not to let it make me want something out of my reach. It's all about perspective. But the … Read more

Parade of Homes 2014 | Love My DIY Home

Parade of Homes 2014 – Part 1

Umm, I'll take one of each… We did our yearly jaunt with friends this year to the Wausau area Parade of Homes for our much needed yearly inspiration and laughs. Inspiration came from each home we visited. Laughs came from the wives watching the DH's navigate the Parade of Homes map.   Oh my. Some of them were beautiful! I'll … Read more

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Christmas Home Tour 2013 – Welcome to my home!

    Hi. Welcome. Merry Christmas! I'm glad you came for a visit. I'd like to share my home with you for Christmas. Tell me about your day; grab a cup of coffee and sit with me a while. I don't know about you, but I'd like to put my feet up and just enjoy the holiday. Have you been … Read more

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Fall Splendor – Canvasing the Neighborhood

There are times when you find the unexpected all around you and are forced to pause for a moment and take it all in. I know I drove my husband crazy today, but I just couldn’t help it. He’s the quiet unassuming humble, let’s think about it a while and don’t be too hasty kinda guy. We’re a good fit, … Read more