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In two weeks, our two guest bedrooms are going to be ours again! My brother has been living with us while saving for a home of his own so he is living in one room and all of our ‘stuff’ combined has been occupying room number two. It will be quiet and lonely when he moves out but I am itching with plans for both rooms so here is what I want to do with the first room…

This is one of the pictures I found for my St. Patrick’s Day inspired rooms. I love, love, love it! We already have the green paint and I am currently obsessed with white in rooms – this is perfect for us.

I love reading what Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick is up to and trying out in her house. She is obsessed with molding, as am I. The guest bedroom doesn’t have any so that will be project number one! Sarah started her molding projects with a $14 miter box and a hammer and nails. My mom and I are up for the challenge of installing our own molding and luckily can use her compressed nail gun instead of just a hammer and nails!

What room isn’t complete without bedding? We have a double bed already for the room but have no bedding. My absolute favorite is the pintucked bedding from Anthropologie. The price however is ridiculous! I hate how expensive pretty bedding is so thanks to kojodesigns, we will be making this for $30 instead of $248. $30!!! I mean, get out of town!

Stick around, I’ll show you the steps to getting this dream guest bedroom and should have some fantastic stories of our attempts at these projects!

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So I am dying to do this to the sideboard I have in our entryway! I originally purchased the piece I have (not the one in the photo) from the Goodwill in Tulsa right before I moved into our first home in 2006. It was a dark wood with very ugly hardware. I painted it black, distressed it and got some great new knobs – I was pumped!

Well…now I’m a little over the standard black furniture for every room in the house and I’m itching to do something fun. I saw this picture and I’m in love!! Since we’re getting a dining room set, the sideboard was perfect as an entryway table and I think this is just the ‘pop’ I need in that area! Once we finish the living room and kitchen, I’ll get started on the transformation and be sure to show you the before and after pictures. I’m still kicking myself for not taking a picture of the original look! Conner’s parents thought I was CRAZY for buying it but for $100 – it was a freaking steal and of course turned out awesome. They have since learned to just go with me when I say, this is what I want to do and I know it will be great! 🙂

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No, this is not my kitchen but oh how I wish it was!! This is my favorite picture to show Conner what I want in a kitchen – dark wood floors, white cabinets, light counters and light walls. L. O. V. E. it!!! Today our ‘head-knocker’ cabinets (the ones from the 80’s that extend over the long counter and block your view to the breakfast nook and hang so low you hit your head on them) are coming out and I am PUMPED! It will be like Christmas to come home and see those babies out of my life for good!

We are currently living in a semi-state of construction and I am so ready for it to be over. I don’t know how people do this for longer or for more rooms! So far, we’ve had a door installed from the master bath to master bed (no, there wasn’t one before and we have no clue why), our mantel ripped out of the fireplace, a new mantel installed, cable and power ran down the back of our fireplace and our TV mounted above the fireplace into the brick. This week the kitchen cabinets are coming out, a new single cabinet will be built against the wall in place of the old row of cabinets, the fluorescent lighting in the kitchen is coming out, new sheet rock going up and canned lighting installed instead. Whew! It is intense but I know the end result will be so worth it!

Once the guys are finished with those kitchen projects, we will paint the dark wood cabinets a bright white, paint a light color (exact color TBD) over the country red on the walls and install new hardware. Oh baby, the painting never ends!! Conner and I are becoming quite the professionals. I would say you could hire us, but I don’t know if we will want to pick up a brush again once this is over. Hah!

We have the awesome 1982 texture on our walls and it has been quite fun (*sarcasm*) to paint into all of the little holes and crevices the texture provides. I think our paint is getting eaten by it all – we have gone through so many gallons because of it! We’re doing good on progress though but now we’re to the point where we just want the house in order and to live like normal people. We’ll see how quickly we get there. 🙂

You can find the picture of the kitchen here: Kitchen Inspiration

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