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Affordable (and Pretty!) Bathroom Faucets

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Affordable and Pretty Bathroom Faucets via Life on Shady Lane blog

You know how sometimes you go into a store with something specific in mind and realize there’s only one option that is somewhat similar to what you pictured in your head? That’s been my experience when looking for bathroom faucets so far, although I have a few different ideas of what I like. I just know I want something different. And the stores I’ve been in either had nothing different, or there was like one faucet that I kind of, sort of…

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Our Upstairs Bathroom: Before

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Our Upstairs Bathroom: Before via Life on Shady Lane blog

Ok guys, are you ready to see the scariest thing I’ve ever shown on my blog? Brace yourselves. Introducing: our upstairs bathroom. I showed you our two upstairs bedrooms [here] and [here], but before then I had never shown ANY of the upstairs of our home. The entire year and a half we’ve lived here, we have lived solely on the main floor. We still have some work to do on the main floor, but we have decided to finally…

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Basement Remodel: An Update

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A vintage sports themed basement renovation

Merry Christmas, everyone!! I took a break from blogging to relax and spend time with family and friends, but I’m baaaack! Did you miss me? ;) Several people asked over Christmas whether we had any home projects going on at the moment. We told them that our main focus lately has been our basement renovation…although really we’ve just been working on decorating the space some more. Everything in the room is complete with the exception of the pallet ceiling and…

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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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Kitchen Pantry Reveal

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Last week I shared our kitchen cabinet makeover…and I mentioned that we still had not painted our pantry because we weren’t sure which color to paint it. I asked for advice, and by far and away, the biggest suggestion was to paint the pantry WHITE. So… We painted it green.  I couldn’t help it. The green was just calling my name and I decided to go with my gut and make the riskier choice. I never said I was a…

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Epoxied Basement Floors

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Remember those 2016 home goals I posted about a few weeks ago? We can officially cross one off of our list! Our basement floor is now epoxied – woohoo! I know, I know…it doesn’t sound that exciting, right? Well, trust me…the basement’s “before” was pretty awful, so it feels REALLY good to have this project complete. To give you a full idea of what we were working with when we moved in, here are a  couple before shots: Scared yet? A…

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A Kitchen Update

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After painting our kitchen’s upper cabinets, I took about a 2 week break before even attempting to start the lowers. This project hasn’t been my favorite, but only because it was a pain in the you-know-what. The transformation from when we first moved in to now, though, is aaaamazing. Here’s a picture from the day we got the keys to our house: Here are a couple photos from a few days before we started painting: Aaaaand here it is now…

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How to Whitewash a Brick Fireplace

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I have been meaning to get to this post for days weeks. I’m still trying to figure out this whole motherhood thing, and sometimes (quite often), finding the time to write a blog post is a little difficult. However, right now, baby Henry is taking a nap and I have a few minutes to myself. Woohoo! We knew we wanted to makeover our fireplace as part of our home’s “renovation” and after considering all options (tiling over it, painting it, etc.),…

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