Library Nook in the Family Room

The library nook in the family room is finished and we are enjoying it everyday.

library nook straight on

library nook pillows

library nook mac reading

library nook all

library nook upper shelves and seatMs M loves to sit on the bench and find her favorite books.

library nook mac reading entire shot

Library Nook Construction

library drawers painted

When the TV moved above the fireplace I was left with an odd area in the family room to decorate.  Storage space is always at a premium so adding more storage could never be a bad idea.   As a former teacher I have a large collection of Children’s Books so bookshelves were an obvious…

Fireplace Upgrade

family fireplace

Remember when the fireplace looked like this. We removed the stone, built a new upper section and mantel and now the fireplace looks a little different. We are enjoying the TV over the fireplace and the white paint really lightened up the room.

After the After Post – Family Room Projects Finished

family picture wall angle

The Family Room has come a long way.  This post is the after the after post.  It started like this. Knocking out some walls and built in shelving, painting, installing new floors, board and batten and a toy closet it ended up like this for the past 2 years.  The first Family Room After post can be found here. More changes…

Wall of Jewelry

Jewlry Wall Earings

It’s not fancy but it’s functional.  Behind the master bedroom door I added a few hooks, dowels and frames to organize some of my fun jewelry.  I sorted and gave away most of the casual jewelry I had.  If it wasn’t cute enough to hang up in the open then it probably isn’t something I…

Pillow Round Pillow

master round webbing pillow

Yep.  There is a round pillow with Jute Webbing on my bed.  I made it two or three years ago and just recently turned it in to a pattern for Kenzie Mac & Co.  I plan on adding more pillows to the bed but don’t have an exact look that I’m going for yet. If…

Headboard and Nightstand Projects

Master all bed

The headboard and nightstand projects that I completed awhile ago make more of an impact in the new master bedroom. To see more of the headboard go here.  To see more of the nightstand go here. I’ll be back next week with more information on the master bedroom details and finishing touches.  

Master Bedroom Reveal

master side

What did you think of the tv wall in the master bedroom? Just a reminder…the master looked like this the day I got the keys (blurry photo is all I have). After all kinds of remodeling projects it now looks like this.    If you want more information and photos on the remodeling in the…

Master Bedroom TV Wall

Master tv wall

Nearly 3 years ago we added a closet in the master bedroom.  This January I ripped up the carpet, took out a large concrete step, relocated the door and installed new wood floors and baseboard in the master bedroom.   The wall next to the closet now looks like this.   See you tomorrow for…

Building a Wall Closet

Building Closet dry wall

Need a little extra space for storage?  We added a 6′ wall closet in the master bedroom.  It went something like this.  Sorry for the blurry photo, it’s the only one I have from the day the house closed.  Start with the measurements of the space and let the framing begin. Next is drywall,  mud,…