How to Create an Antiqued Finish on a Salvaged Door

Hi sweet friends!

Did you miss me? I’ve been feeling under the weather quite a bit lately, and it’s really knocked me on my butt. I have barely had the energy to get through work every day, let alone keep up with housework, projects around our home, blogging and just having a life in general. And I really miss it!

I have days where I start to feel better, and I’ll try to push myself to get a few projects on my to-do list done. But then I’ll just go right back to being sick again. Honestly, it’s been pretty frustrating because I’m naturally a person who is always busy doing something. And I hate the feeling of being unproductive.

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Fireplace Room Remodel: Installing a French Door + Windows {Part 3}

I’m really excited to be sharing this phase of our fireplace room remodel with you all today. It’s the point where we (and by we, I mean everyone else!) could finally start to see the potential in this space. A pair of French doors and windows can do that to a person!

Last week, I shared the demo phase of our fireplace room remodel where we ripped everything down to the studs, and now I’m going to be chatting all about the new French door and side-by-side windows we installed in here! They really made all the difference. I’m not kidding. I think this might have been my favorite part, watching how the room just instantly transformed before our eyes when the door and windows went in… although I tend to say that about almost all of the phases of this remodel. Honestly, it’s all been fun and exciting… just in different ways!

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DIY Farm Table + Bench for $150 {Tutorial}

Hi sweet friends!

Earlier this week, I blogged about the simple + neutral farmhouse-style gallery wall that I created as part of our dining room makeover using antique-looking pieces that I had collected over time. I really do love how it turned out! It’s kind of funny… when you’re renovating an older house, it can sometimes feel like you’re not making much progress. And then I’ll be sitting in our dining room and think back to how it looked when we first moved into our home two years ago, and realize just how far we’ve come!

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Neutral Farmhouse-Style Gallery Wall

Hi sweet friends!

Well, this past weekend was a bit of a bust. We had been planning to pick up new bi-fold doors for the closet in our front entryway, which desperately needs a little makeover. The original hollow-core sliding doors are pretty beat up and literally falling off of the track. We had already been planning to replace them at some point, but I’m thinking our front entryway needs it sooner rather than later.

I was really hoping to get the bi-fold doors painted this past weekend so they’d be all ready for installing this upcoming weekend, but no such luck! I want to stick with the same style closet doors as we installed in our fireplace room for consistency, but the smallest that each door runs is 24 x 80. Unfortunately, the closet opening in our front entryway is about 45 x 80 in width, so it’s a few inches too narrow for two 24 x 80 bi-fold doors. Bummer.

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Fireplace Room Remodel: Demo Time! {Part 2}

Earlier this week, I shared the vintage farmhouse inspiration behind our fireplace room remodel. We actually started renovating this space early last year, working away on it every single weekend and night after work for nearly four or five months straight. It was just a little crazy, as you can imagine. But I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Our fireplace room is my favorite spot in the house now, and I spend almost all of my time in there! (You can see the “before” tour of our split-level fixer upper here.)

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