Happy Friday, y'all! I have to show you an update of our latest project! Awhile back, I found a few pictures of these old wooden wire spools ... I thought, 'oh baby, that has my name written all over it.' I found one online and came so close to buying it, but then life got busy … Continue reading Refurbished: Wooden Spool
We moved into this new house last June and promptly started renovating everything in July. We have been here now for 9 months, completed a ton of projects, and are still plugging along. Overall the experience has been largely positive. I understand that DIY is not for everyone, but Andrew and I are having a great time working … Continue reading Before & After: A Full Home Progress Update
When we were looking for houses, a bonus room was on our must-have list. I instantly loved the layout of the bonus room in our new house because it is right off the den... Close enough to know what's going on, but I don't have to actually be in the room to supervise kiddos. When we moved it was one of … Continue reading Before & After: Bonus Room Makeover!
In spite of having a newborn, we have been able to complete a few small projects around the house. Natalie is a very easy newborn (as far as newborns go), and my husband gets antsy without a to-do list! Last fall I found the top of a hutch at the thrift store for $10. I … Continue reading Repurposed: The Thrifted Hutch
We made the switch from Mac's crib to a twin trundle awhile back. Overall, I would say it has gone really well! Mac is excited to be in his new room, and I think he likes the idea of having a "big boy bed like Daddy's". He keeps telling me that his old crib is for sharing with Baby Natalie, which … Continue reading Big Boy Bedroom
One thing that gave me pause about buying this house is that there is no official mudroom space. We had ZERO storage space at our house in Chattanooga, and everything just seemed to pile up on the end of the kitchen table. While there is a separate laundry room in our new house, it's not close enough to the … Continue reading How To: Fake a Mudroom
Happy 2017, y'all! We are in fully baby-prep mode around the Cotten house these days. Our "big" projects are finished... I am putting the final touches on decorating what we have in place... AND the nursery is done! No one tell my children that the first child's nursery was fully completed three months before he … Continue reading The Bunny Garden: A Nursery for Natalie