Bedroom Shine-Ups

Hello, Everyone! Welcome back!

We’re excited to show you guys what has been going on at our house.

We were fortunate enough to have been able to hire workers to work on our old bedrooms.  Here are the before photos:


It’s hard to tell from photos, but sheet-rock was cracked and had a very dated texturing.  We had previously stained and sealed the floors which (a) didn’t hold up and (b) didn’t match the natural color of the living room.  Also, the lighting was crappy and there was a lack of usable plugs (none on the exterior wall and one was halfway up a different wall).

Plus, zero character. Most important.



Front Bedroom:

Same idea, different room!




The crew removed the sheetrock, added trim and awesome LED can lights.  They added/moved plugs and replaced the window trim.  Aaron and I refinished the floors.  Also, we moved our “cool” fan to the front bedroom.  This room is small and really has no need for a full-sized ceiling fan.

I have some ideas for a more “permanent” desk space for the office, but that will be a project for later.

We’ve left the walls natural (unsealed) for now until I’m 100% sure that I’m not going to paint or whitewash them, but so far I’m loving the natural wood tones.


Front Bedroom

Same stuff, different room!



I’m keeping my eyes open for some really funky, cool art for above this bed!


This really turned out how we had envisioned.  We’re loving the consistency with the rest of the house and the great lighting particularly.  We’ve eliminated a lot of furniture so every room feels bigger.

Thanks for hanging out with us as we mark things off of our big ol’ “to-do” list!  Loving having you along for the transformation!



Bye, BB

You remember our last post when I told you that we were trying to be less productive in 2017?  Yeah? Well…

I lied.

Not on purpose.  That’s just the way things are going so far, but we’re hoping to chill out a bit after the end of this school year.

In January, I decided we had too much stuff and began eliminating unused or little used belongings that were taking up valuable space.  I had a lot more stuff than I realized and I have not missed one single item that I discarded.  In fact, I’ve found that tidying the house has been so much easier with everything having a place and not competing with excess junk.

One of the things that I became really convicted about was Big Bertha.  She was looking/functioning so much better, but we still didn’t have the time or the vehicle we’d hoped to have to use her.

So, we sold her.


Let’s take a little journey in time from when we bought her until current day:











The new owner bought Bertha as a surprise for her parents so they could travel together.  So sweet and So rewarding.  I hope they make some great memories.

In typical Bertha fashion, this is all we saw as they drove into the sunset…


Lookin’ fine, Bertha.  See you on the flip side.