Modern Nashville Cottage Renovation Owners’ Suite Tour

Modern Nashville Cottage Renovation Owners’ Suite Tour

Doesn't it always feel like there's one small area of a project or renovation that takes up the majority of your time and energy? Either because it's difficult, very important to the end goal, or something just keeps getting in the way of completing it? In this case, the primary bedroom and en suite bathroom [...]

How to Build a Daybed Swing – Southern Front Porch Makeover – Spring 2020 One Room Challenge – Week 7

How to Build a Daybed Swing – Southern Front Porch Makeover – Spring 2020 One Room Challenge – Week 7

When we started this whole ORC project, the thing that made us most excited was building a daybed swing. They always look so inviting, and like you could take a nap and listen to the breeze on an early summer afternoon. Not late summer though… at least not in Tennessee. That’s AC on full blast, how-little-clothing-can-I-wear-and-still-look-professional kind of weather.

Haint Blue Porch Ceiling – Southern Front Porch Makeover – Spring 2020 One Room Challenge – Week 4

Haint Blue Porch Ceiling – Southern Front Porch Makeover – Spring 2020 One Room Challenge – Week 4

I decided that I wanted a Haint blue porch ceiling. For those of y'all who aren't from the south, you might not know what Haint blue means. Just like the houses I love so much, blue porch ceilings tell a story. Their history in the south goes back hundreds of years, and is filled with superstition, ghosts, and old wives' tales, just as any good story should be. There are many guesses as to the why behind painting a porch ceiling blue, and I'm sure that the reasons are as regional as the hues.

Southern Front Porch Makeover – Spring 2020 One Room Challenge – Week 3 – Demo Day

Southern Front Porch Makeover – Spring 2020 One Room Challenge – Week 3 – Demo Day

This week's project was removing all the layers of paint from our porch floor and front walkway. "Sounds simple enough," you might say. But you would be sorely mistaken. As it turns out, removing 5-6 layers of paint from a hundred year old concrete slab is not easy.