This post is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement You know those projects that sort of linger in the background until someone is coming over? Like for instance, we knew we were going to eventually clean our outdoor patio furniture and prep the backyard for pool season. But it wasn’t until we had a date on the […]

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. *Whew* What a makeover! What a room! What wonderful people! What a great team! But, I’m getting ahead of myself :) In January, we put the call out: Win a bedroom makeover with CLJ and The Makerista! I have been a fan of Gwen’s for years, and […]

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s Our week-long phase 1 kitchen refresh is all but done now. The most dramatic change besides rearranging the cabinets (did you even know you could do that?) was painting the cabinets this past weekend. Everyone knows how transformative paint can be, but one of my favorite aspects is one […]

This project is sponsored by @Love_The_Room and Lowe’s.  Yesterday, Chris and I tackled another quick, easy and inexpensive before and after project at our friends’ home!  The fireplace in their living room, the focal point!, needed some oomph.  Here’s the thing about this before, it’s fine. And I think a lot of times, we live […]

This project and post is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. A couple months ago, we filmed a series of simple bathroom how-to videos for Lowe’s Home Improvement (how to tile a floor, how to install a tub insert and surround, how to swap out a vanity, and how to hang a mirror and lighting) and […]


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