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Building a live edge wood desk with epoxy

Today, I'm excited to share a tutorial on how to construct a live edge desk using epoxy. If you're not familiar with live edge furniture, it's a style that incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design. It gives the piece a unique, organic look that really...

Painting a Brick Fireplace

I had been wanting to tackle a fixer-upper to flip and when my partner found one, I said, "Buy it!" sight unseen. From the photos, the house looked like it had all kinds of potential. It was a bit of a fixer-upper, and when I say that, I really mean a TOTAL gut-job...

Teen Boys Room Inspiration

I'm starting to think about renovating my youngest son's room because he is over his locker/sports themed room. He's 17 and it feels a bit weird renovating with him being so close to moving away for college, but I want his last year in his room to feel like HIS room...

What I’m Using in my Vegetable Garden this Year

I have loved gardening since I was a kid. When I was about 12, I babysat two boys before and after school and made $1 an hour (one dollar!!!). I'd show up at 6am every morning (sometimes on Saturdays by accident, oops!), go to school, then race back to get the boys to...

Setting up a Bird Feed Station

I've been loving and using the potting bench that I made a couple weeks ago. I've planted a few types of tomatoes, basil, peppers, and kale and some of them have even sprouted over the last couple days. Exciting times for a girl who loves to garden! In keeping with...

DIY Potting Bench and Sources for Pre-made Benches

With Spring right around the corner, I've been dreaming up plans for what my vegetable garden will look like this season. I've plotted where the raised garden beds will go and have been gathering cardboard egg containers and toilet paper tubes to serve as degradable...

Friday Round Up: Hallway Makeover, Coat Closet, and PLANS! for our Bedroom

I visited a friend today who had just moved into his house a couple months ago and he was embarrassed that he had unpacked boxes laying around. Really?! I STILL have boxes to unpack and areas to organize and we've been here almost 8 months! It's definitely a process...

DIY Aged Vessel

If you've been a longtime reader of this little blog, then you know that one point, my house was blue, blue, blue. Teal, to be exact! And I still have some of those now dated decor items just hanging out in the basement. Because I've been cleaning out my basement...

Mini Project: Pantry Makeover

I always feel like January is the best time to get organized. We're all stuck at home because it's too cold to go out and it just starts to feel claustrophobic, especially if your house is unorganized. So, I've been slowly attacking areas that need organizational help...

Painting an Accent Wall in the Great Room

After taking down all the holiday decorations a couple weeks ago, I realized that our great room was looking STARK! Because we get a lot of light in that room and the walls are practically white with neutral decor, there was not a lot of color. So, I painted an accent...
Building a live edge wood desk with epoxy

Building a live edge wood desk with epoxy

Today, I'm excited to share a tutorial on how to construct a live edge desk using epoxy. If you're not familiar with live edge furniture, it's a style that incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design. It gives the piece a unique, organic look that really...

read more
Painting a Brick Fireplace

Painting a Brick Fireplace

I had been wanting to tackle a fixer-upper to flip and when my partner found one, I said, "Buy it!" sight unseen. From the photos, the house looked like it had all kinds of potential. It was a bit of a fixer-upper, and when I say that, I really mean a TOTAL gut-job...

read more
Teen Boys Room Inspiration

Teen Boys Room Inspiration

I'm starting to think about renovating my youngest son's room because he is over his locker/sports themed room. He's 17 and it feels a bit weird renovating with him being so close to moving away for college, but I want his last year in his room to feel like HIS room...

read more
What I’m Using in my Vegetable Garden this Year

What I’m Using in my Vegetable Garden this Year

I have loved gardening since I was a kid. When I was about 12, I babysat two boys before and after school and made $1 an hour (one dollar!!!). I'd show up at 6am every morning (sometimes on Saturdays by accident, oops!), go to school, then race back to get the boys to...

read more
Setting up a Bird Feed Station

Setting up a Bird Feed Station

I've been loving and using the potting bench that I made a couple weeks ago. I've planted a few types of tomatoes, basil, peppers, and kale and some of them have even sprouted over the last couple days. Exciting times for a girl who loves to garden! In keeping with...

read more

I’m Sandra and I’ve renovated 7 houses over the last 20 years.  I’m an attorney by trade but home renovation is my real passion. Thanks for following along as I renovate yet another space.  I hope you get some ideas and inspiration!