Teaching Old Houses New Tricks

Renovations & Real Estate

Y’all. The bathroom is DONE. I’m so happy with how it all turned out, but I might be just as happy that it’s done. I don’t recommend being pregnant, working long hours, renovating two historic houses, AND renovating a bathroom in your own home. That being said… I’m glad we did it. I’m also very […]

Guest Bathroom Makeover Fall 2021, One Room Challenge, Our House

November 19, 2021

Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Fall 2021 – The Big Reveal!

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Hey y’all! We’re in the home stretch now–SO close. Welcome back to another update on our Fall 2021 One Room Challenge! In case you missed the previous weeks’ updates, click below to get caught up. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 This week’s update is…. paint! Here’s where we started at the […]

Guest Bathroom Makeover Fall 2021, One Room Challenge

November 4, 2021

Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Fall 2021 – Week 6 – Painting

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Oh hey there. Welcome back to another update on our Fall 2021 One Room Challenge! In case you missed the previous weeks’ updates, click below to get caught up. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Which brings us to today–fixing the bathroom door. Now, you may be saying to yourself, “a door on […]

Guest Bathroom Makeover Fall 2021, One Room Challenge, Our House

October 28, 2021

Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Fall 2021 – Week 5 – Fixing the Door

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Welcome back, y’all! In case you missed the earlier updates, click below to see them: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 This week’s update is all about some in-between work that’s important, but not very glamorous. We ended last week with a demoed shower, and this week we’re coming back with some serious progress! After […]

Guest Bathroom Makeover Fall 2021, One Room Challenge, Our House

October 21, 2021

Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Fall 2021 – Week 4 – Window Trim, Plumbing Rough-ins, and Tile

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Well, folks, we’re making progress! If you missed the first week of this project, click here. For week two, click here. When planning this bathroom, I wanted a vanity with a vintage feel, and I loved the idea of a console sink. We needed more storage than a console sink would give us, so I […]

Guest Bathroom Makeover Fall 2021, One Room Challenge, Our House

October 14, 2021

Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Fall 2021 – Week 3 – Vanity Prep

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We’re back from our family vacation to New England, and ready to get back into the swing of things with this bathroom! In case you missed it, here’s the first week of the One Room Challenge I posted last week. The next step in this bathroom makeover was demo. Here’s where this becomes an “if […]

Guest Bathroom Makeover Fall 2021, One Room Challenge, Our House

October 10, 2021

Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Fall 2021 – Week 2 – Demo

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We’re back, y’all! Well… technically Jonny and I are roadtripping through New England at the moment… but we’ve been working on a brand new One Room Challenge to show to you! This is our third ORC–click here to see our first, our Laundry Room Makeover, and our second, our Front Porch Makeover. We took this […]

Guest Bathroom Makeover Fall 2021, One Room Challenge

September 30, 2021

Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Fall 2021 – Week 1

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Welcome Back! The blog is all new and I’m so excited to share it with you. You’ll find real estate, renovations, blog posts, lifestyle, historic houses, and more here.

Lifestyle, Work

July 28, 2021

Welcome Back!

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This spring we took on our front porch and front yard as a One Room Challenge, and we LOVE the results. On the last few cool mornings (because it’s still the dead of summer in Nashville right now) I’ve sat on the front porch with Hank, coffee, and emails to start my day. I’m pretty […]

Our House, Uncategorized

August 28, 2020

Stock Tank Pool and Backyard Plans

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It’s time for the Spring One Room Challenge! We’re making over our big southern front porch–come along for the ride every Thursday for the next 8 weeks as we give this front porch a facelift.

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

May 7, 2020

Southern Front Porch Makeover – Spring 2020 One Room Challenge – Week 1

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