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
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
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
When we started renovating in July, we knew we wanted to start with the master bedroom. There was/is SO much to be done in the house that waking up in a fresh space was important to us (as opposed to opening your eyes and just seeing "more work.") Here is a reminder of what our bedroom … Continue reading Master Bedroom
Oh-my-lanta... It has been a busy two weeks. Andrew has been busy on call with a bunch of screaming, laboring women. I bit off a big chunk of writing work and literally have been burning the sunrise and midnight oil trying to get caught up. My mom's 60th birthday is on Labor Day this year, and my parents are flying … Continue reading Painting Hallways & Reaping Contentment.