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Built-in Shelves DIY – How We Built Them

Built-in Shelves DIY – How We Built Them

A white, flat wall is what loomed behind the desk in our home office. Boring to look at, a stark zoom background…it needed a change. Since this is a room we use daily, we decided to make this one of our next DIY projects.  Built-in 

3 Tips to Get the Custom Cabinetry Look For Less

3 Tips to Get the Custom Cabinetry Look For Less

Let’s face it, adding any cabinetry can be really expensive let alone custom cabinetry. Whether they are for your kitchen, pantry, home bar, office or family room built-ins, the cost can add up! We have found that when it comes to designing and building cabinets 

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

When we decided to build mudroom lockers, we knew we wanted them to pop against our white walls and Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is the perfect color to do that!  We loved the contrast that this dark blue has next to the bright walls. 

Best Brass Door Knobs

Best Brass Door Knobs

We love small projects that make a big difference in a home. Replacing interior door handles and doorknobs easily falls into this category!  When we moved into The Arched Manor, the interior doors had the typical polished brass levers that were popular when it was 

Guest Bedroom and Bathroom Reveal!

Guest Bedroom and Bathroom Reveal!

I am so excited to finally share the reveal of our guest bedroom with you! What a labor of love and also a labor of learning. This project was full of firsts for me from staining a vanity and painting grout, all the way to 

Refresh Your Bathroom Tile with Grout Paint

Refresh Your Bathroom Tile with Grout Paint

A month ago when I decided on updating our guest bedroom I knew the first place I would need to start is the bathroom. I wanted to see what upgrades I could make with spending as little money as possible. My plan to save included 

Classic Planter Idea for an Easy White Planter

Classic Planter Idea for an Easy White Planter

Two beautiful and large stone planters were handed down to us a couple of years ago – score! Last year, we dropped the ball and never came up with a good planter idea, so they sat empty and alone. At the risk of making the 

Easy to Install Custom Baseboard Trim

Easy to Install Custom Baseboard Trim

With every room we remodel in The Arched Manor, it usually involves either adding crown molding or installing new baseboards.  We prefer the baseboard work – it doesn’t require ladders and holding large spans of molding up to install (like crown molding).  We also like 

Home Office Renovation Reveal

Home Office Renovation Reveal

We announced in a blog post back in early March that our next project would be our home office (currently occupied by John, but we will see for how long – ha!).  We are so excited to announce that it is complete! We are both 

5 Home Bar Ideas to Include in Your Design

5 Home Bar Ideas to Include in Your Design

It has officially been a year since we completed our dry bar renovation! As a short recap, we took a small, awkward area in between our kitchen and dining room and installed custom cabinetry to create a home bar area.  There are so many things that