Four moves in five years. That is our reality. Four moves in five years means you’re a pro at packing, you’re probably nuts, and that you’ve mastered repurposing your home décor. I don’t like the heavy lifting, but once all the big stuff is in place, my wheels start turning about what goes where when it comes to our décor, and how I can repurpose, reuse, and make items we’ve had for years seem new and fresh. I love the creativity of this process, and I love the challenge. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite repurposed décor items that I used in my office at our new house.VIEW POST
Hi my Peeps! If we’re friends on Instagram and Facebook you’ve already seen some sneaks of our laundry room makeover. (And if we’re not friends on Instagram and Facebook, why not?! Let’s fix that shall we?! I’ll wait.) K welcome back! When we first looked at this house, this space was dark and dysfunctional. It had a utility sink hiding behind a door, cabinets with plastic handles, and those swirly blue-ish lightbulbs that I just can’t cope with. We made a few changes and it feels like a brand new space. Bonus that these changes also make the want-to-claw-my-eyeballs-out task of laundry a bit more bearable. Here’s the “after” of our Farmhouse Laundry Room makeover. (And spoiler alert! I love the end result… but I still don’t love laundry.)
Hi peeps, happy Friday! If you’re new here, we’re serial-movers, updating the house that we just purchased at the beginning of the year. One of the biggest projects on the radar for this house was staining the existing orange-ish hardwood floors. The wood is installed in all of the main living areas, the kitchen, and the hallway. It was a major undertaking, and we knew the color that we chose would set the tone of the whole house. We asked your opinion in “The Perfect Grey Wood Stain” post from a few months ago, and did an annoying amount of research. Here are the results of our choice of grey wood floor stain, why we chose what we chose, as well as a bit about the
painful process, and some before and afters!
Hi friends! So glad it’s Friday. After a marathon prove-my-point cabinet painting week (tutorial coming soon!), I’m ready for some much needed chill time with the fam this weekend. Today I’m sharing a super fun project that I just worked on for a builder here in Jacksonville. Not only was this project so fun, but it also was a great reminder that being able to see your plans come to life in 3D before you even break ground or start your project is invaluable! Creating floor plans in 3D helps you get the feel of the flow of a space, and provides a checklist for choosing finishes like wall color, flooring, cabinetry, and countertops. Plus it’s just cool and basically a necessity for us visual people!
Look, I’m not above admitting when I’ve made a design mistake. But this week was a doozie. Since we first looked at our new house I knew I wanted to make some changes in the laundry room to make it more functional. It was too dark, the doors open in weird ways, there’s nowhere to put your laundry baskets… it needs help. The first step (lighting!), started out to be a big design fail, but ended up to be a major win. Today I’m sharing that fun little project, along with the rest of my plans for our Farmhouse laundry room makeover.
It occurred to me today that if we don’t get a move on this JSH Home Tour, we’ll never get through the rest of the Suburbialand house before we’re on to the Coastal Crafstman in less than a month! So today, to celebrate FriYAY, we’re going through the deets of our DIY Bathroom Renovation. I do not call this the “Master Bath” out of habit now, as one of our builders banned us from using the word “master” to describe bathrooms or bedrooms. If you think of the connotations, I get it. Just a little PC tip for you. So anywho, here’s the journey of our DIY bathroom renovation, from cabinet refacing, to countertops, to new tile, to trim work, to a new tub… and allllll the way to the beautiful finished product! Without further ado, our DIY bathroom renovation!VIEW POST
Hey guys! I’ve been M.I.A. lately, have you missed me? For some reason last week, what with the election and the subsequent meltdown of half of our country, it just didn’t seem like a good time to be all “OMG y’all! Crisis with the paint colorsssss!” So I took a lil break from blogging. Also, there has been some major drama with the contract and the buyers for our house, wherein our deal was as fragile as a millenial’s tender heart and very close to falling through. Thankfully I think it’s all resolved now, so I’m proceeding on in a state of blissfully ignorant optimism and making plans for the rest of our renovation of the new house. Which, of course, leads me to the next blatant vote solicitation on the best paint colors for a toddler girl’s room.
We are t-minus thirty days until the move and are working away on the list of to-dos for the new house – now affectionately named the “Coastal Craftsman.” As we work on this list I’m realizing that the alternate title for this post should be “And This is How Things Snowball.” Right now we are walking the line between sticking to our budget and “aw forget it, let’s just get it done before we move in.” So here is our list of priorities, as well as our list of would-really-like-to-haves, AND our desperate plea for a vote in our search for the perfect grey wood floor stain. Let’s get this reno party started people!
I started to say that I got really lazy when it came to our Halloween Décor this year, but what with the Cruise, Hurricane, my baby’s pneumonia, and selling our house and moving in the next month, I don’t think it’s so much laziness, as complete lack of time. Either way, I did manage to quite literally toss a few things out for Halloween. Since we’re saving every penny for the big move, I tried to stick to a frugal budget. I kinda love the stuff that I put out though. It’s not over the top, but it’s just enough to make it feel Halloweeny around here. It is possible to do cheap, easy Halloween décor… here’s the proof!VIEW POST
TODAY IS THE DAY! I’m so excited to finally reveal all of the fun fall home tour projects that I’ve been working on for the last few weeks! It’s been a while since I’ve really gotten into decorating for a season, and I’d forgotten how much I love it. It really is like therapy for me. 98.9% of the time my brain is in overdrive… Mommy thoughts, work stuff, bills, blah blah blah. When I got into decorating for this fall home tour I completely zoned out. Finding the perfect combination of textures, color, and scale, and then arranging all of it is like my ultimate anti-anxiety prescription. In fact, when I finished all of this stuff, I think I was buzzed. So without further ado… Welcome to our Jones Sweet Homes Fall Home Tour!