Category Archives: decorating: before and afters

Cord Cover

Another small change that made a big impact in our dining room (along with the door, church pew, and farmhouse table) was moving our dining room chandelier.  It was originally in the middle of our dining room, which would have … Continue reading

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Dining Room Table and Chairs

In my previous post, I shared how we painted a church pew and used it in our dining room. It works out perfectly with our “new” dining room table. This table was a dream of mine… …it’s an old, rustic … Continue reading

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Dining Room Pew

Over here at Walnut Grove, we’re knocking out one project after another. I have no idea why projects that have lingered on for months years are finally getting done, but it feels awesome! Here’s a project that we finished last … Continue reading

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When Doors Open

The door to our basement was nasty the day we moved in. It had an old yellowed cat door containing leftover cat fur from the previous feline occupants. Definitely not the most appetite-enhancing sight to have in our dining room! So the … Continue reading

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A Deck with a View

Our house came with a large deck that is perfect for dining alfresco or hanging out on when the summer heat kicks in. Mom and Dad, we play Quiddler on it at night.  🙂 Because it’s behind the house, it … Continue reading

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Bedroom #3: the “After”

Our guest bedroom makeover is almost done! Instead of waiting for the final (yet boring) details to be finished, I’m just going to show you the after, seeing that it’s 99% ready for my nieces and nephews. Before: After: The … Continue reading

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An Old School Desk Turned Nightstand

When my mom-in-law asked me whether or not I wanted some old school desks that she had, I didn’t think twice.  Yes please! I’m a teacher and I love antiques, so it was a no-brainer, even if I wasn’t quite … Continue reading

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