Teaching Old Houses New Tricks

Renovations & Real Estate

I can’t believe our guest room doesn’t have a permanent place here on the blog yet! It’s time to change that, and what better time to share pictures of a moody green bedroom than on St Patrick’s Day?

Our House, Renovations, Uncategorized

March 17, 2021

Moody Green Bedroom Makeover

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already met Bonnie. She’s an adorable 1940 brick cottage with a sassy little roof swoop over an arched front porch entry. We closed on her on January 8th, and are SO excited to get started renovating and bringing her back to life. I believe that every house has a sort of soul, and if you can get to know a house, it’ll tell you what it wants to be and look like. Maybe this is why I love old homes–they have stories to tell. And just like people, the more time you take to get to know their stories, the better you’ll know them and what they want to be. Bonnie is no exception.

Renovations, The Bonnie Project

March 4, 2021

Introducing Bonnie, Our 1930s Cottage Renovation Project

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All the befores for what will be a gorgeous modern Victorian renovation.

Renovations, Ruby, Uncategorized

January 15, 2021

We’re Renovating a Victorian House! Meet Ruby.

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It’s the final tour of the Green Hills House project–secondary bedrooms edition!

Green Hills House, Renovations, Uncategorized

September 10, 2020

Modern Nashville Cottage Renovation – Secondary Bedrooms Tour

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Our Green Hills House project sold earlier this summer, and over the next couple weeks I’m going to be sharing the final lovely details and tours with you. Today we’ll start with some wallpaper and butcherblock in the dining room and kitchen.

Green Hills House, Renovations, Uncategorized

September 3, 2020

Modern Nashville Cottage Renovation Dining Room & Kitchen Tour

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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 […]

Green Hills House, Renovations, Uncategorized

July 29, 2020

Modern Nashville Cottage Renovation Owners’ Suite Tour

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Take a tour of the modern cottage living room in this Green Hills home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Green Hills House, Renovations, Uncategorized

July 10, 2020

Modern Nashville Cottage Renovation Living Room Tour

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The Green Hills House is finished and I’m so excited to share it with you!

Green Hills House, Renovations, Uncategorized

July 2, 2020

A Modern Nashville Cottage Renovation – Exterior Tour

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It’s done! Our Spring One Room Challenge is complete, and I can’t wat to share our big southern front porch with you.

Front Porch Makeover Spring 2020, One Room Challenge, Our House, Renovations, Uncategorized

June 24, 2020

Reveal Day! – Southern Front Porch Makeover – Spring 2020 One Room Challenge – Week 8

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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.

Front Porch Makeover Spring 2020, One Room Challenge, Our House, Renovations, Uncategorized

June 17, 2020

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

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