Tag: 1880 home

In 2016 moved to this 1880 home in Stillwater, MN and have slowly been bringing back its old charm and quirks. With only 1600 square feet, a 1990 decor, and a postcard of a yard, it has been a challenge to find practical updates that fit the small space as well as bring back that 1880 charm.


Dining Room Schoolhouse Chalkboard Wall

A chalkboard wall in the dining room isn't for everyone. Especially a schoolhouse GREEN chalkboard wall. However, take a bit of inspiration from this project and create an accent wall for yourself. Perhaps you'll even try a chalkboard wall, yourself? I've got the easy tutorial, tips & tricks, and thoughts on creating this chalkboard accent wall.

A gorgeous updated entry with DIY cubbies, stenciled wall, and many more beautiful details.

Entry Reveal

Put a fork in it, our mudroom/entry remodel is done. Thank goodness! We turned this long, awkward space that was always disorganized and messy into a beautiful and useable entryway perfect for storage, organization, and dropping backpacks. To remind you of the starting point when we bought

Finally, the kitchen reveal!

I finally have a beautiful kitchen to show you! Check out the changes we made. And YES...we DIY'ed this whole gorgeous kitchen ourselves. That green...I just can't even take how gorgeous it is!

my Do It Yourself Kitchen Island with concrete countertops

[hfcm id="2"] Can you just give me a hug, right about now? Because I am sooooo excited to have the kitchen island built and organized this New Year. This Do It Yourself Kitchen Island is a beast of a girl and took a lot of hard work,

you need to know this easy hack for creating beautiful gallery walls without adding tons of unnecessary nails!

fool-proof Gallery Wall/Plate Wall hack

Many of us want a beautiful home just like what we see on Pinterest and in magazines. We know it's terribly unrealistic and most likely those homes either have a live-in maid, no real people that live there, or are immediately messy after the photo shoots. But

living room makeover - tiny home

Living Room Makeover: Tiny Home

Full Disclosure: I received product from Sherwin-Williams and Lamps Plus for this project. Thanks guys!! Guys, both of these brands are fantastic and should be top picks for your own homes! Find our full disclosure here. I've been making some really exciting changes and updates to my living

DIY coffee table - finished

DIY Coffee Table

Creating this DIY coffee table was WAY easier than I thought it would be! Here's how you can make one, too...

SunRoom Makeover - proof that paint is magic!

I'm going to keep this simple and skip the chit chat. We moved about a month ago to an 1880 home. This sunroom was the first room I've finished. This is the listing picture and the way it looked when we moved in... “We are a participant

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