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Call me Joanna Gaines. DIY projects & home decor.

Project Dream Home - Intro

This house was meant to be. But that doesn't mean it didn't come without its problems, charms, and everything in between. 


It all started when I got a new job and then out of sheer luck my husband got a job with me. While I was hesitant to house hunt since we owned my childhood home I knew it was time to move on(and closer). Our market was limited on options in our price range and it felt like I had looked at every single one of them. Nothing was perfect but we found one we liked and we're very close to being tied in. Then it happened. My dream home that I'd been staring at since I started this job...with a for sale sign in the yard. We didn't take that route home often. My heart jumped when I saw it because I had been telling Blain I wished it was for sale every time we passed it. I told him to look it up because there was no way we could afford it, wouldn't you know it was the same exact price as the house we had an offer on. And it all worked out from there. Since then we've updated something in basically every room. It all started with a fresh coat of paint and new floors and has spiraled from there. 


Kitchen - paint, refinished cabinets, updated hardware, new granite, relocating the stovetop, shiplap backsplash, and vent hood. 

Living Room - paint, refinished cabinets and mantle, decor

Powder Room - rip down wallpaper, shiplap, wood accent wall, new vanity, lantern lights, re-purpose kitchen cabinet

Office - paint, new light fixture, gallery wall, curtains

Studio - paint, striped wall, curtains, workspace, swings

Master Bedroom - Paint, light fixture, furniture

Master Bath - completely redo the shower, paint, floor, refinish cabinets, hardware, faucets, vessel sinks, lights, new granite

Stay tuned for updates on these projects, then it's on to the basement!