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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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Just ONE week until this bathroom is finished! Actually, less than that… but one week until the final reveal! Since we announced our pregnancy last week, I’m sure you can understand that I’m very ready for this bathroom to be done… so we can start on the nursery! But really, I need a break between […]

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

November 15, 2021

Guest Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge Fall 2021 – Week 7 – Plumbing and Vanity

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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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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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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.

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

May 28, 2020

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

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