Our Home

LAST UPDATED: Feb 12, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jul 19, 2011 | By:
For the last 3 years, we have worked diligently to add charm to our Prairie Village home.  Painting, creating custom decor, fresh landscaping, lots of upgrades and more.  Follow the links below for additional photographs and DIY instructions.
The before:
We created Custom Cedar Shutters to add cottage charm {$150}.  You may also notice that we removed landscaping, adding new {$150}, reset the rock walls {$0}, replaced the light fixture {$25}  and painted the numbers and mailbox to match {$5}.  We also of course painted the exterior {$300 and waaaay too many man-hours}.
We Restored our 1950’s Wood Door by removing over 10 layers of paint, sanding and sealing it.  It provides a rustic look and adds curb appeal.


Well positioned furniture maximizes space and allows for entertaining.  The rug was removed when we placed the home on the market.
Functional decor is a necessity at our house.  This DIY coat and key hook was hung in the entryway. {Click Photography}
This terrarium, found on clearance for $7 is filled with little moss pots I created. {RPM Photography}
Beautiful built-ins allow personal items to shine.  Currently in ours are handmade paper flowers, a 1904 World’s Fair cookbook passed down from my grandmother, a photograph of my mother and uncle as children and a napkin ring from our wedding day.
Ornate accents and heavy moldings give the home a luxe feel.  Above, a decorative piece from Hobby Lobby was painted and hung by a nail embellishing the mantle for just $10!



You can never have too many chandeliers!  We hung this basic chandelier from an antique scale found at my Grandmother’s!


Creating your own art out of book linen is an easy way to update your home with each season. {Click Photography}


Updated kitchen with stainless appliances complete with a pendant fixture and chalkboard wall.


Naturally lit “sunroom” is the perfect nook to read a book and peaceful enough to work in.  I found this 1930’s doctor’s desk at a little store in Mexico, Missouri.  I painted the sides with a black rub, leaving the original wood desktop natural.
Updated your lighting throughout your home provides maximum impact for a little investment. {RPM Photography}




I wanted to keep our daughter’s bedroom soft and calming, in hopes of her being a good sleeper.  It worked!  This photograph was taken when our home was staged to sell…I definitely liked it better with the cream rug!
The letters below were created in just a few minutes.  They surround a few bird accents.
A white waffle weave shower curtain, flour sack towel and white framed painting create a spa like atmosphere in an otherwise small bath. {Click Photography}

Charming Exterior Fixtures


 {LMA Photography}

I’ll miss these tree lined streets…

For adventures in our new home, click here.