Louis Blue Entryway Table

Louis Blue Entryway Table

It's been quite some time since I've done a furniture project for myself, but last week the opportunity struck, and I took advantage of it. We were up at the lake over a cold, rainy weekend which meant we were restricted to indoor activities. Kyle was suddenly motivated again to start a new home renovation project, so there was no way I was going to interfere with that! You know what they say, "Let a sleeping dog lie." So, that left me with finding my own rainy day project. That's when I decided to turn my attention to our entryway table.

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Great Room Renovation Reveal

Great Room Renovation Reveal

Ok, so who's ready for a room makeover reveal? Like, a biiiig room makeover reveal! Because that's what you're in for today. I've been working up to this post for a looong time, and although there are other changes that will probably be made to this room, I think it's finally to a point where I can put my perfectionist tendencies aside and share the end product. Given this is the main room of the house, and it actually doubles as two rooms, I guess I can understand why it's taken me so long to write this, and why this post is going to be so long. If you're still here by the end of this post, God bless you!

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Guest Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Guest Bedroom Makeover Reveal

I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to show off this bedroom makeover. It was one of the first rooms we completed at the lake house, and I've shared bits and pieces of it over the past couple years, but have never showed it off in its entirety. I think it's because I like the room, but I don't LOOOVE the room. I have been waiting for some 'ah-ha' moment to really complete the room. Well that didn't happen, but instead I had a 'I have a whole new look for the room' revelation. I'm telling you, you never know when these thoughts are going to happen, but you have to cease the moment when they strike. For me, I was in the middle of a spin class and it was like a wave of inspiration came over me and I was suddenly enlightened with how this room should look. Spoiler alert, it involves wallpaper and a lot of blue and white. Big surprise there, huh?! So, before I go and tear up this whole room, I figured I better document how it looks in its current state.

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Living Room Update - Custom Made Ottoman

Living Room Update - Custom Made Ottoman

Well, my upholstery guy strikes again! And in typical fashion, he did not disappoint! A couple months ago I shared my $10 Craigslist chair makeover. The upholstery guy at my studio worked his magic and completely transformed the chair. I was so blown away with the finished product and wasn't about to call it quits. All I could think about was what else could I have him make?! My mind was going full speed as I paced room to room, creating a list in my head of all the new upholstered furniture we now suddenly needed. Before this, I never would have thought we needed an upholstered headboard for the dog bed, but now...we absolutely do! (Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but you get the picture.)

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Master Bathroom Renovation Reveal

Master Bathroom Renovation Reveal

It is almost bittersweet that I write this post today, as it wraps up the final bathroom renovation reveal for our lakehouse. However, considering we have now been in this home for over three years, I guess I should just get on with it already! In case you missed the other bathroom renovations, make sure you catch up on the downstairs bathroompowder room and guest bathroom.

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Mud Room Renovation Reveal

Mud Room Renovation Reveal

"Okay, it's time." "You can do this." "It's just for a day, then things can go back to normal." These were the encouraging words I kept telling myself when preparing for this room renovation reveal. Why? Because it's the Mud Room. The room we enter through after being outside and dirty all day. The room we lock the dogs in when we're too lazy to clean them. The room we use as overflow storage. The room that has a never ending pile of laundry next to the washer. So, as you can imagine, the thought of getting this room photo-worthy was daunting to say the least. It meant I had to clean up our 'real-life' clutter and present it as a tidy and organized space. Trust me, I tried to photograph it 'as-is' and those pictures were less than appealing. I learned long ago I'm no June Clever when it comes to being a domesticated house wife.

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White Hutch Makeover

White Hutch Makeover

Oh hey, guys! Remember me?! Yeah...it's been awhile, I know. When it comes to blogging, I've been Summer breakin' it with the best of them. However, I haven't totally slid into Summer break mode. It's been heating up in the studio, literally and figuratively. Yes, 90º and no A/C makes for long, hot days. Things are heating up in other ways as well, but more to come on that later!

Today, I want to share with you a project I just finished for myself, a dining hutch. It had been sitting in my inventory for quite some time, not really knowing what I wanted to do with it. And then it hit me, this piece would be perfect in our home! We are currently working on decorating the front room of the lake house. When we opted against building built-in shelving along one wall, I knew this hutch would be a pretty and cost effective alternative.

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Nautical Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Nautical Bedroom Makeover Reveal

I have to admit, the home renovation reveals are always my favorite to write. Maybe I write them more for myself than anything else. Even though I lived through this whole crazy process, it never fails, every time I write about one of our room makeovers, I am completely amazed at the transformation this house has made over the past 2 1/2 years. (You can check out other room reveals here...KitchenDownstairs BathroomGuest BathroomPowder RoomMaster Bedroom.) I promise you, when it comes to dramatic changes, this room is no exception. Seeing these old photos also makes me question my sanity just a bit. What we were thinking when we decided to take on such a huge project is beyond me. Saying that we were a bit naive at the beginning of this whole ordeal is probably a bit of an understatement. 

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Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Ok guys, this is a big one. In the words of Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman (which is, by the way, a Top 10 classic in my books), if you don't read this post, "Big mistake. Big. Huge." I can't really say why I haven't shared this bathroom makeover yet, seeing as it was one of the first rooms in our lake house renovation we completed. I think the main reason was because it is such a dramatic change, and I wanted to get it just right, so I kept procrastinating. Well seeing as some of the rooms are already on round two (or three) of renovations and makeovers, I guess I better get on this!  

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Bedroom Makeover

Bedroom Makeover

I have a friend who believes in only using white duvets and pillows when decorating bedrooms. I'm warning you all right now, if you fall under this category, you may need to pour yourself a glass of wine before continuing to read this, because the amount of color and cheerfulness bursting out of this room is probably going to cause you a bit of anxiety! Tranquil. Serene. Calm. All words that do NOT describe the style of this bedroom. However, if you turn the dial up some...ALL the way up until it reaches the Fun/Cheerful/Happy level, that's a more fitting description of this bedroom's feel. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you've probably seen sneak peaks of this makeover and know what's coming. For the rest of you, brace yourself.

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Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Kitchen Makeover Reveal

I thought it was about time for a lake house renovation update. And guess what, it's not another bathroom renovation (However if you want to check them out, you can see them here and here.) But for now, it's time for the kitchen reveal. Get excited, I promise, you're going to want to see this one!

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