Changes in the Living Room

I’ve played with a few ideas in the living room while trying to get it “right”.  It was a place to store everything when I first moved in and was working on a house full of DIY projects.  I knew I wanted a wall of built in bookshelves on either side of the window and that set the tone for the entire room.

living room primed duringFinally painted, the bookshelf project can begin.

living room duringI decorated the shelves before adding the molding across the top.

living room shelves decorated duringUsing what I had at the time, the coffee table and sofa table are gone now but the overall look is the same.

living room couch wallSometimes Miss Baylie enjoys a nap on the living room couch.


Living Room Couch BaylieI’ll be back tomorrow with the “for now” living room reveal.


Kitchen & Dining Room

dining in to kitchen

The kitchen and dining room are open to each other and although they are separate spaces they are most often used as one.   At one end of the dining room is the kitchen and the bar is in the farthest corner from the kitchen. The living room is on the other side of the dining…

Updates in the Bar

bar 2014

With the dining room 99% complete I made a few minor adjustments in the bar.  Can you spot the change?   This is the bar last year.   This is how it looks today. Did you see the subtle difference.  It really is small.  Ok, here it is…I swapped the original frame for a black…

Dining Room Reveal

dining w hutch

The dining room has had its share of small and large DIY projects since I moved in and it’s finally complete.  To see some of the projects check out yesterdays post. The dining room is just off the kitchen and is truly the center of our home.  We gather for meals and craft projects, games…

DIY in the Dining Room

The dining room is the center of the TLA house.  It’s just off the kitchen, family room and living room.  We eat every meal at the table…or the breakfast bar.  The room is finally complete.  I think.  The reveal will be sometime this week but for now I want to revisit the smaller DIY projects…

Finishes in the New Kitchen

kitchen micro cab angle view

Missed the Kitchen Reveal???  See the new kitchen here. Hopefully this will answer some of your questions about the finishes we used for the kitchen remodel.   When I purchased the home all but 2 rooms had these tile floors. I took them out of kitchen and almost all the other rooms and replaced them with…

New Kitchen – Functioning in Everyday Life


Incase you missed it the kitchen reveal was yesterday.  The kitchen is functioning much better than it did before the remodel.  The best part is the new opening between the office and the kitchen.  It makes a huge difference!  Besides the overall look my second favorite part are the new quartz counters.   They are…

Reveal – Kitchen Remodel


Today is the day.  It’s time for me to share the kitchen with you.  For a quick recap on the remodeling process check out my post from yesterday.  Details can be found on the links in that post. Welcome to my kitchen.    I hope you enjoyed the photo tour.  We are enjoying the new…

Kitchen Construction


I know it has been too long since I gave you an update on the kitchen remodeling project.  The kitchen is final complete and I’ll be sharing the final reveal with you tomorrow.  Until then it’s time for an update. Nearly 3 years ago the offer was put on the house and the kitchen looked…

Office Reveal

Office cutting table and wall

I finished remodeling the office this spring and have enjoyed working in it and designing my new for Kenzie Mac & Co.  When I saw that Karen from My Desert Cottage was hosting another Where Bloggers Create party this year I knew it was time to write this post and participate. It started like this…