Friday, November 17, 2017

The Credenza that Almost Ruined my Marriage

You might look at that title and think: Oh, she's joking.

I'm not. Not even a little. 

Ok...well...maybe I'm being a little over-dramatic, BUT the credenza fiasco was a big deal, and became the proverbial thorn in Vern's bony little side for well over a year.  

Let me explain...

When we received the keys for the 503 House we did an initial walk-through to figure out where to start.  This mostly consisted of me pointing at things and saying "That needs to go" or pointing at walls and asking Vern if they could be removed.  We almost never used the front door at 503, instead we always chose to enter through the side/kitchen door.  When we walked in that first night, I ran my hand along a cabinet base that was to my immediate left and said, "Don't throw this away. I want it.  It would make a great credenza."

This is the best "before" picture I could find. Sorry folks!

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Big Office Reveal


We've been living with a fully functional office for quite some time now and it is absolutely amazing. One room down and 12 more to go!

There's nothing that makes me happier than a functional space, well, other than kittens, wine and my beautiful man-friend, but functional space is a top contender.

I was actually able to dig up a picture of what this room looked like when we first purchased this house.

Friday, July 21, 2017

IKEA Desk Hack, Office Makeover - Part 2

What a tease I am.  Two posts in one week and then silence for four.

At least it hasn't been over two years like last time!

I know you all were waiting on pins and needles for the next phase of the office makeover, so let's get on with it.

When we left off, I had painted three of the four walls with BM's White Dove, and then one of the walls with BM's Hale Navy.  Then I DIYed a stenciled accent wall leaving the room like this:

Friday, June 16, 2017

Office Makeover - Part One - DIY Stenciled Wall



Once upon a time, Vern bought a house on his lunch break. 

And that's how we wound up with the Mason house (our current house.) 

Before the real estate market became what it is today, we were still able to find salvageable homes at a really great price.  In 2015, he came across this little gem on Auction.com: