Window treatments are my favorite way to put a finishing touch on a room.  I think of them as the jewelry in a space—the perfect accessory to top things off and make a room feel complete. Custom roman shades can get expensive, so I’ve devised Read More

Faux Roman Shade with Frigidaire Professional

Jul 21, 2016

Dec 14, 2015

Long before we started construction on the #staggreno, a company called Arizona Faux Beams reached out to me about a collaboration for faux wood beams.  Because we were getting ready to move, it wasn’t really a good time.  I mentioned that we were getting Read More

DIY Faux Wood Beams

I hope you had a lovely fall weekend!  We had planned to go out of town but instead opted to stay home, hit up some local Halloween festivities, and relax.  It was perfect. We are slowly (so, so slowly) getting all of our window treatments up.  I Read More

How to Install a Roller Shade (video)

Oct 19, 2015

Aug 23, 2015

We’re over living in a fish bowl and have window treatments on the top of our list.  The windows in our great room are beautiful– my favorite in the house.  I wanted to add some warmth and texture to the room and had envisioned bamboo shades.  I Read More

How to Shorten a Bamboo Shade (video)

The first big projects we tackled right after I had Anna were two sets of built-in bookshelves– one in the playroom, and one in the front room.  When I say right after, I mean right after, as in a few days after I got home from the hospital and we shot Read More

DIY Corner Bookcase (video)

Jul 9, 2015

Jun 5, 2015

If you’ve ever contemplated how to install a door, it may seem easier to solve world peace.  It sounds intimidating for sure.  But it’s actually pretty simple, if you follow a few tips. That’s what today’s video is all about– showing you how to Read More

How to Install a Door (video)

It wasn’t even negotiable.  I knew the windows in the #staggreno had to be black. Pretty much the entire design for the house stemmed from that decision.  In a previous post, I shared the drama rama with getting black windows and gave you the different Read More

How to Paint Windows Black (video)

May 20, 2015

May 18, 2015

Originally, the #staggreno was almost entirely brick, with just a couple spots of really terrible painted wood siding. We always planned to keep the brick, and add some new siding materials with hardy board and board and batten.  I’ve already Read More

How to Paint Brick

The #staggreno had a lot of wallpaper… That’s from the old entryway and it sported some kind of pillared structure slash floral motif.  Definitely had to go.  Luckily, we ripped that entire area out during demo.  We also tore down all of the walls Read More

How to Remove Wallpaper

May 6, 2015

Mar 27, 2015

As you may remember, the kitchen dining area of the house was really small.  Closed off, not functional, and we had big plans to transform this space.  Before we could do anything else, we had to take down a wall between the kitchen and a bedroom that Read More

How to Take Down a Wall (video)

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