Blue House | Decor | House Tour | Life | Renovation

Blue House Tour: Kitchen 2017

The kitchen in our blue house has come a long way! As a reminder, here’s what it originally looked like. The pictures on top are from the day we moved in, and the three photos on the bottom are from the MLS listing. Obviously, this room already had quite a bit going for it: Corian countertops […]

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Blue House | Life | Renovation

The Saga of Painting Our Kitchen Cabinets White

I started painting the cabinets in our kitchen back in 2013. It was a job that would, unfortunately, span over the course of several years. The process was long and frustrating, and it’s taken me a couple of years to feel like I could blog about it without sounding totally defeated. In 2013, I was able to […]

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Blue House | Family | First House | Life | Moving | Renovation

Why We Decided Not to Move

Last week I shared a post where I briefly mentioned that we had considered moving. The decision to stay in our blue house was not an easy one, and it was definitely a decision where we considered multiple factors. Arriving at the decision to take on adding two expensive outdoor features (pool and detached garage) […]

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Blue House | Curb Appeal | Renovation

Backyard Inspiration: Pool & Outdoor Kitchen

We’re considering tackling a LARGE outdoor renovation later this year that would entail adding a pool and a large detached garage to our yard. We have just under two acres in our subdivision, so we should have enough room to add these projects. Arriving at the decision to take on adding two expensive features was […]

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Blue House | Organization | Renovation

Updating a GIANT To-Do List

Back in 2013, I shared a GIANT to-do list for our blue house. I thought it might be fun to see just how much we’ve accomplished since then by crossing off the items we’ve completed. Exterior Our exterior needs a lot of work. And, like the interior of our home, there are many “it’s nice to dream” […]

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Blue House | Decor | Renovation

Updating the Fireplace with Tile

When we first moved into our Blue House, the fireplace looked like this: Super pretty right? That’s the photo we took right after we took possession of the house back in December 2012. Not too long after moving in, we beefed up the trim and the mantle supports and painted it all black. We also removed […]

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Blue House | Renovation

A Musical Upgrade in the Bathroom

We are almost finished with our major bathroom renovation. Our bathroom is completely functional at this point, but we still have a few finishing touches left. Plus, the glass is still about a couple of weeks out. (I just ordered it today.) So, I thought it would be fun to share a little upgrade we installed! […]

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Blue House | Renovation

Tile is Done

The tile work in our master bathroom is finally complete! It’s actually been finished for a week now, but I’ve been traveling. Want to see it? Since this photo was taken, we’ve installed the shower heads and hung up a curtain in order to begin using the shower. This shower is awesome! What’s left to […]

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Blue House | Renovation

Working with a Contractor: Asking for What You Want

My husband and I very much believe in doing work ourselves, so working with contractors on our master bathroom is a first for both of us. (Spoiler: I like it!) However, since we’re both slightly introverted, learning to communicate with the contractor and his team has been a challenge for us. When we first met […]

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Blue House | Renovation

Master Bathroom is Prepped for Tile

Our master bathroom is prepped for tile! After many delays from our contractor (who is really great, by the way), he and his crew spent the majority of the day prepping for tile to begin going in tomorrow. Here’s what the bathroom looks like at this very moment: Yay! It may not look like much […]

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