Whitewashing a Brick Fireplace: So Easy a 5 Year Old Could Do It (And Did!)

I am so very excited to share this little project with you guys because I am so seriously proud of my little girl. Talk about a born to DIY chick! She saw me prepping the fireplace for this project and she immediately wanted in, so here we go! It's not that absolutely hated the fireplace...it's that I complete loathed it! Red brick and a fairly modern looking mantle just aren't my thing. I know once my hardwood floors go in, this is going to [...]

Removing Popcorn Ceilings

One of the first things I knew I wanted to tackle on this house was the popcorn texture on the ceilings throughout the house. Seriously folks, what the heck were they thinking? Who thought popcorn ceilings were cool? Oh ya....the 80's did. This stuff is bad news for home owners. Popcorn ceilings darken rooms, add shadows, collect cobwebs and dust like you wouldn't believe, and are pretty much all around anything but pleasant to have around. And hey, you have the added joy of [...]

Renovation Success: Wallpaper Removal

How many times can you walk into a home improvement job and get that smooth sailing, easy going project from start to finish? Hardly ever, am I right? Well, it happened here. We removed wallpaper from the dining room successfully and I am happy to report it was a job so easy, even my 5 year old could do it. In fact, she did do it! This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here. So, first, let me just say, [...]