Welcome to our home in beautiful Downeast Maine! I hope you’ll enjoy this view of the rooms that we’ve updated in our average, builder-grade, cape-style home! If you have questions about projects or sources, feel free to email me, or look at the Home Improvement page to find links to the posts for projects we’ve taken on.
Our cabinets were the definition of hideous, builder-grade orange oak. My first major home improvement project was to paint them white. It took a long time, but it made such a huge difference (along with adding a backsplash). You can view the project overview here.
First floor bathroom
The only room that was painted when we moved in was our first floor bathroom and, naturally, I hated the yellow color. It took a couple of years, but eventually I gave the bathroom a budget overhaul, meaning I stayed under $200 and kept items we weren’t crazy about (linoleum, vanity, mirror, light fixture, faucet) knowing this room will probably get a big makeover someday. Hopefully my pretty additions detract from those items well enough. You can see the final reveal here.
This is easily my favorite home project so far. We designed this room for our baby boy Ike and did some serious DIY projects to keep things on budget. You can read the final reveal here, which includes links to all of our DIY project posts (like the window treatments, book slings, crib skirt, dresser re-finish, etc.)
When we first moved in, this was our plain-Jane master bedroom that was only primed. When we moved our master bedroom upstairs, I whipped this room into shape for our guests to enjoy. Here’s hoping they enjoy stripes as an accent wall!
We took our boring hallway and made it a bit more exciting with some faux paneling and carefully styled floating shelves. You can read all about the fun I had doing this here on the project reveal.
I took a rarely-used closet in our guest room and turned it into my own craft storage and work station! Complete with desk for sewing, there is great fabric, thread, bobbin, scissor and ribbon storage. Oh, and even a fun way to store seasonal wreaths! Be sure to check out the reveal.