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An Upstairs Update

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Upstairs Update via Life on Shady Lane blog

I realized today that I’ve gone an entire week without updating you on what we’ve been up to lately in regards to the upstairs of our home. We do so much work updating and renovating this house along with the usual homeowner-related stuff like mowing, gardening, etc. that sometimes I forget to share the small, un-exciting projects. So today I don’t have an overly exciting post for you, but I wanted to let you know that we ARE continuing to work…

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The Other Upstairs Bedroom – Before

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The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

Happy Monday, friends! I’m furiously typing this as Henry naps – getting blog posts done with a toddler roaming the house just isn’t quite possible, so I’m hoping to get it finished before he wakes up. ;) The other day I showed some “before” photos of one of our upstairs bedrooms [here]. That one will be our “master” bedroom. Today I’m going to share with you the before photos of what will soon (hopefully) be Henry’s room! This room was…

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Our Upstairs Bedroom: Before

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Hi! I know it’s been a looooong time, but I’m still alive, I promise! I mentioned the other day over on Instagram that we had an exciting announcement to share, and that’s the main reason for my absence on the blog. I still haven’t shared and…I still can’t announce it just yet (sorry!) but we’re getting closer! A little hint: it’s house related! The start to our weekend was a little rough. I woke up with a stomach bug Friday…

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Spring Bookshelf Makeover

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Spring Bookshelf Makeover via Life on Shady Lane blog

After I took down our Christmas decorations, the house was feeling pretty bare. Part of me liked it because it felt…fresh in a way. And that means Spring is on its way, right? But our bookshelves were looking pretty sad and too naked. So they got a little makeover! You can see what our bookshelves looked like at Christmas time [here]. I started to try and just rearrange things…but quickly realized I’d do a better job if I emptied the whole thing…

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Antique Pew and Christmas Pillows

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Antique church pew and christmas pillows via Life on Shady Lane blog

Our home does not have a foyer or designated “entry” – you just walk right into the living room. I really wanted a foyer when we were looking for a house, but loved everything else about the house we chose so decided to go with it. I’ve actually had fun with the challenge of creating a space that feels like an entry: a place to put your keys and shoes when you come in the house. As soon as we shiplapped…

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Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Living Room

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Cozy farmhouse Christmas living room via Life on Shady Lane blog

About a month ago, I mentioned that we were getting ready to do a little makeover on our living room [here]. The room looked hilarious in that post – we had two couches crammed into the small space because we were getting ready to sell our sectional but had already found the new couch. That overlap time didn’t last long but I had to document the ridiculousness of it all. Plus, I wanted to show you guys the “before” so…

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IKEA Ottava Pendant Makeover

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IKEA Ottava Pendant Makeover

You may remember that before we had new hardwoods installed, we took down the 1970’s ceiling fan that was in our kitchen. We knew that we wanted to replace it, but we weren’t sure what exactly we wanted to replace it with. So we took it down, had the ceilings painted and hardwoods installed….and lived without light in half of our room for entirely too long. I wanted to make sure I picked the right lights though, so I wasn’t really…

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Basement Remodel: Painted Drywall and Flooring!

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I mentioned my computer finally bit the dust last week. I’ve had it for seven years (I know, I know…that’s too long.) so it had a pretty good run, I suppose. It had actually been running horribly for about a year. It was painfully slow. I mean pain.ful.ly. you guys. It was terrible. I made a trip to the Apple store last night and two hours later, I emerged…

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Basement Remodel: Before

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Man Cave: Before via Life on Shady Lane Blog

Happy Labor Day, friends! I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend. Even the long weekends never seem long enough, do they? There are a few rooms in our home that I have never taken ANY photos of, which means that I have never posted about them on the blog. When we moved in, we were in a hurry to get our first floor into a livable state before Henry was born and since then, we have been focused on continuing to…

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Porch Plans

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Since our kitchen and dining room are essentially finished, we have decided to plan for new projects. I’ve got about a million and one ideas in my head for this house, so when I say “plan for new projects,” I actually mean that we are getting ready to work on one. One of the things I really loved about our house was how much porch and deck space it had. The front porch wraps around to the side of the house, but…

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A Bathroom Progress Update

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Our main floor bathroom is a work in progress right now. Partially because I can’t decide on the lighting I want, but mostly because we have a 3-month old baby who keeps us pretty busy. Before he was born, we were in a mad dash to get as much as possible done on our fixer-upper…but now that he’s here, renovations have slowed down substantially. Shortly after we moved in, we took down the sliding shower door. Then, we painted the room…

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