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 we’re giving 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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1940s Vintage Sewing Cabinet + Thrifting Advice

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You know how it’s said that the best things in life come to those who wait? Well, that’s how I feel about junking. Any one of my friends can tell you that I like a good deal. But the thing is… that often requires a great deal of patience (and a pinch of luck!).

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You can’t always just go out and find what you’re looking for right away, unless you’re okay with a higher price tag. Most of the time, it takes me several weeks or even months to find that perfect piece, especially when it comes to furniture. And even more so when looking for antiques!

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Fireplace Room Remodel: Vintage Farmhouse Inspiration {Part 1}

Last week, I shared the “before” tour of our 1963 split-level fixer upper, in all its original glory. When you live in an older house, it can sometimes feel like your project to-do list is a hundred feet long and like there’s no end in sight! But it’s so reassuring to look back on our “before” photos from time to time and remind myself just how much progress we’ve actually made since we first moved in. It really is starting to look like a different house!

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