Sources I loved the framed trees on the mantle in the living room, but for the sake of simplifying in preparation to sell, I thought one large canvas would be better to really show off the scale of the fireplace. Large art can be expensive so I decided to tackle this one myself. I’d thought […]

We still have a few finishing touches to put on the girls’ office (see all the plans here!), but over the last week we tackled a really fun DIY that transformed the dark cherry stained wood countertop that was there into a white oak looking one that matches our floor a little better. And today, we wanted to […]


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