Dining Room Makeover – Commence!

I have been sharing a LOT {I mean a LOT LOT LOT} of photos on Instagram and Twitter of my dining room makeover.  So, if you follow me, I hope it was okay ... It is so exciting to makeover parts of my home and to be able to share warms my heart.  If it inspires someone to make the jump or the leap to make a change that they've been putting off because of the time it takes, or whatever the reason might be.  I know my work is done ... and I'm off to the next project to complete and possibly strike a nerve with another person out there. So, I've looked for other photos of the dining room from before, I cannot seem to locate a very good one at the moment, but the walls were all white.  This is … [Read more...]

Baseboard Update #6 – The Living Room

... Remember Them? So, yes, I've been slacking horribly in this department of my life. The Baseboards. It's pretty easy to do.  Not sure why I haven't just done it.  Oh yeah, life got in the way. The Golden Globe Gift Bag project, my mom coming to visit, Christmas, New Years, yadda yadda yadda ... Well, I'm here to announce that I have finished the Living Room {they have been done since BEFORE Christmas}!  I just got around to taking photos of them today ... the crazy huge tree was in the way! Do you know good it feels to cross this room off the list?  VERY GOOD! Now it's on to the Dining Room ... of which, I think I might just end up painting the whole room while I'm at it like … [Read more...]

Baseboards Update #1

Entry way COMPLETE!!!! 6 days ahead of schedule! Nice and white ... for now! On to the Kitchen... A before pic in our pantry Just to give you an idea of how BAD these puppies are!! They're soooooo beat up and gross that I cannot take it anymore.  We've lived her for 2 years and now is the time to take charge of the the BASEBOARDS!!! Watch out, House, here I come!!! See my Baseboard Painting Schedule here.  I'm ahead of schedule already!!!! xo Tara … [Read more...]

Painting Baseboards … A BIG job!

I don't know what I've done! Well, I do, but I've bit off a huge chunk.  A BIG JOB!!! So, I've decided to write it all out.  Give myself REALISTIC time goals to meet for each segment and we'll see how it goes. If all goes to plan, our home's baseboards should be complete by the BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY! 5 MONTHS!!!!  WHAT! Well, I did say realistic ... don't want to set myself up for failure, right! One of the challenges is trying to fit this job in to the day.  Fitting ONE more thing in to our day seems so daunting, but, it has to be done.  So, this is why I wrote out the schedule and why I'm sharing it with you! Accountability works wonderfully!!! Here's the schedule: MAIN … [Read more...]