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Butter Yellow Vintage Nightstand Makeover

Hi sweet friends!

I have another furniture makeover to share with you this week. But before I get into all that… anyone else ready for the long holiday weekend? You know I’ve totally been counting down the days over here. Between work, home projects, blogging, daily workouts and a few other kinda stressful things we’ve been dealing with lately, I could really use an extra day to just do whatever! You feel me?

On a side note, I’m pretty sure I talked a little bit about this in my front entryway makeover blog post earlier this month, but I actually started a regular exercise regime about six weeks ago now. I’ve been following the 12-week LiveFit Trainer program from Jamie Eason, and I absolutely love it. Started out with four days for the first two weeks, and then went up to five days for the third and fourth weeks. Now I’m doing early morning weight training six days a week, and then cardio (typically running or bike rides) four times a week after work. So basically two a days, although it evens out to about an hour of working out each day. And guess what, friends? I can honestly say that I have not missed a single workout so far. It has been a heck of a struggle not giving up some days and just sleeping in, but I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it.

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Fireplace Room Remodel: Drywall, Painting + New Doors {Part 4}

All right, friends… so I’m FINALLY getting around to blogging this next phase in our fireplace room remodel, which was a major project we were busy working on for most of last year. It’s by far my favorite room in the house now, so I’m excited to share just how this space came to be what it is now. It certainly didn’t happen overnight!

In case you’re new here… first, welcome to this little blog of mine! And, second, I’ve been sharing a blog series on here that I hope will help walk you through each and every phase of our fireplace room remodel. Maybe you’re working on your own home renovation… or maybe you just love seeing the before and after process, like I do! Actually, I guess I fit into both of those categories!

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Front Entryway Makeover: Updated Closet Doors

In case you missed it, I shared the “before” tour of our front entryway earlier this week and chatted about all the updates we will be doing over the coming year, little by little. First on the list was giving the closet a makeover by adding new doors and trim!

I had mentioned in my neutral farmhouse-style gallery wall post a few weeks ago that the set of bi-fold closet doors we had picked out for our front entryway (to replace the original hollow-core sliding doors that were pretty worn) were just a few inches too wide for the closet opening. A few inches. Yup.

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Front Entryway Makeover: Before Tour + Design Plans

Life has been just a little bit crazy lately, but I thought I’d take a minute to pop on here quick and tell you all about our latest reno project that we’ve got going on. I chatted about it a bit on my Instagram stories a few weeks back, but haven’t really had a chance to blog about it on here yet… until now, of course. Sorry to leave you hanging!

I so need to get better at this whole blogging thing, but I’m still kind of struggling to find that healthy balance between working full time, home renovations (did I mention the recent water-damage-in-the-half-bath-after-the-toilet-overflowed fiasco? More on that later!), DIY projects, homemaking, blogging and just life in general. Lately, I even tossed 6 a.m. workouts into the mix! Have I mentioned that I’m a little nuts? … But I will get there, I pinky promise! Just bear with me… it might take me a few months to find my groove. 😉

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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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