Lake House-Living Room Transformation Diary-Part 1

As I begin typing this blog post and looking back through all of my picture files on my computer and cell phone, I can hardly believe what all we have done in the short amount of time we have lived in this Dirty Diamond.  At times, it feels like we have been here F.O.R.E.V.E.R!  But … Continue reading Lake House-Living Room Transformation Diary-Part 1

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Ugly Bathroom Transformation

In order to feel like we could move into this Dirty Diamond, Fixer Upper one of the MUSTS was to have a working bathroom.  And not just any working bathroom would do.  I didn't want to feel like we had just stepped into a bathroom that resembled a run down, yucky, foul smelling gas station … Continue reading Ugly Bathroom Transformation

Small Improvements

Here we are... already nearing the HOLIDAYS! And honestly, I'm not ready!  With every golden leaf that I see spiraling to the ground I take a deep sigh..seriously. Why do I do this when this is my favorite time of year? Well I think it's because I feel like time is getting away from me. … Continue reading Small Improvements

We’ve Got Spirit! How ‘Bout YOU?!?!

Recently one of my husband's co-workers ran across my blog and saw that I like to draw and "stuff" ;>).  She brought a new type of request to test my artistic ability and see if it could stretch in the direction of school spirit.   I have a hard time saying, "No" and enjoy challenges. … Continue reading We’ve Got Spirit! How ‘Bout YOU?!?!

Beam Me UP Scotty!

Things are coming together little by little on this Dirty Diamond Lake House. I find myself getting GIDDY with all the visible victories. A couple of months ago we brought in river rock, mulch and plants for the flower beds which totally transformed the house. I still look at this past project with joy and … Continue reading Beam Me UP Scotty!

Almost Famous

The last couple of weeks have required our family to take a step back from home improvement responsibilities and focus on LIFE.  With a weekly Gospel meeting at our church, school getting ready to start back up, work, last minute summer outings, etc. We just couldn't invest much time with the hammer, paint, and floors. … Continue reading Almost Famous

Landscaping your Dirty Diamond with River Rock

Our projects in this dirty diamond are all over the place!  I've had some ask me why we don't just stay focused on one area before working on another?  Well, I have a few answers for that.   First of all this house needed to be GUTTED!! So all the rooms were attacked at once, … Continue reading Landscaping your Dirty Diamond with River Rock

I Love What Chrome Can Do!!

Every time I go into Hobby Lobby, At Home or various other department home stores I longingly eye the pretty lamps.  I  love a house full of light!  Natural light is the best!  But, seeing a warm glow from a lamp whether it be day or night, needed or not needed....I LOVE how light adds … Continue reading I Love What Chrome Can Do!!

Brick Mortar Wash, Before & After & Maybe a Tutorial

I LOVE Brick! Especially inside of a home.  Our first home was a simple ranch style home, no bells and whistles.  But, it had a brick kitchen.  That pretty much did it for me. It was not a cookie cutter kitchen and had the character and charm I desired.  It seemed to add warmth to … Continue reading Brick Mortar Wash, Before & After & Maybe a Tutorial