Renovate

In the fall of 2017 my husband moved this city girl into the country – and into a barn shaped home no less! We are working one room at a time to make our new fixer upper, which we affectionately call Green Acres, into a modern home we love. Read all about the personal story behind this home and take a BEFORE tour!

We hope that sharing our renovations and home improvement projects will inspire you to do your own! If you’re looking for some inspiration to help you get started, you can look through the project gallery below!

If you’re looking for tips on decorating, renovating or finding your work-life balance, check out the other great project galleries:

Some of these beginner tutorials may help too:

RENOVATE PROJECT GALLERY

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Ideas for choosing a modern faucet, tub filler, and shower head for your bathroom! Love the champagne bronze finish for this contemporary space! #bathroom #modernbathroom #homedesign #flaylay

One Room Challenge {Week 2} – Choosing a Modern Faucet

Welcome to week 2 of the 6 week One Room...
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Beautiful Modern Bathroom Design plans! Love the black and white, and mixed metallics in this modern bathroom design. The glass shower and black freestanding tub against the gold faucets will look beautiful! #bathroom #bathroomdesign #moodboard #gold #vintage

One Room Challenge {Week One} – Modern Bathroom Design

If you're looking at this bathroom design and wondering if...
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Beautiful ideas for a small nursery! This tiny baby room is off to the side of the master bedroom. Love the simple decor, from the navy wall to the brown crib and the beautiful gallery wall!

A Small Modern Nursery: My Colour Journey with Para Paint

When my husband and I decided to move to our...
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Exploring new bathroom layout options for a rectangular outdated bathroom. Things to consider before starting a bathroom remodel!

Our Outdated Bathroom [& Plans for the new Bathroom Layout!]

Bathrooms are important. House sales can depend on them. A...
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Stunning transformation! Transform outdated doors on a budget! Some trim, paint, and new hardware is all it takes to create a new modern interior door design! Love the navy blue colour on these hallway doors.

A Brand New Interior Door Design [to Complete our Modern Hallway!]

Have you ever worked on a space, and worked, and...
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Gorgeous Wood Accent Wall! Make your own stunning feature wall with this simple DIY tutorial! LOVE the final results!

Stunning DIY Wood Accent Wall

If you asked me right now right my favourite part...
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Controlling your home has never been easier! Hive offers smart technology that allows you to control your home from your phone! It works with lights, plugs, window and door sensors and more! The affordable starter pack is all you need to get started with your high tech home!

Controlling Your Home From Your Phone With Hive

Before we moved into our home (the one we affectionately...
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Ever thought about installing heated floors? Here are some great ideas, tips and tricks for installing radiant heated flooring in your home. You won't regret putting heated flooring in your bathroom or entryway!

Tips for Installing Heated Floors [& why we needed them!]

Hey Everyone! Russel here again (aka Mr. Love Create Celebrate)....
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Picking the Perfect Push Mower

You won't believe what's about to happen! You all saw...
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This gorgeous modern entryway reveal is here! What a huge transformation from the outdated space it once was! From the beautiful bench, to the herringbone floors, to the black front door, and the wood accent feature wall. This entry is stunning!

Modern Entryway Reveal

We made it! Are you ready for another beautiful room...
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Thinking about replacing your front door? This is everything you need to know before you walk into The Home Depot and pick out a new design! We share how we got the proper measurements and picked our design elements before going to the store. Love the modern design of this new black front door!

Everything You Need to Know About Replacing the Front Door

It's week 5 of our six-week challenge! We're participating in...
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Every renovation comes with tough design decisions! These are some great tips for helping you make those interior decorating decisions. Be confident that you're doing the right thing be using these interior design tips and tricks.

One Room Challenge {Week Four}: Five Tips to Help Make Interior Decorating Decisions

It's week four of the One Room Challenge! If you...
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Wow! This stunning modern kitchen was transformed in just one weekend! Love the design ideas in this stunning black and white kitchen! The kitchen features white cabinets, black countertops, black hardware, matte black faucet, black sink, and wood accents. The use of countertop paint and peel and stick tile was brilliant!

Our Weekend Renovation: A New Modern Kitchen

It's been about a month since we shared our kitchen...
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Gorgeous Tiled Entry Bench! Love the use of tile on this creative DIY project! The basalt tile looks amazing on this tiled bench seat. Great modern design for a tiled entryway!

One Room Challenge {Week Three}: Our Tiled Entry Bench

It's week three of the One Room Challenge already! If...
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Beautiful hallway decor ideas! Love the eclectic mix of materials and styles in this space. Beautiful light flooring, gorgeous overlapping barn doors, modern artwork, and a vintage hallway runner complete the space. Perfect ideas to fill up a wide hallway!

Beautiful New Hallway Decor

Welcome to our new hallway! I'm so used to sharing...
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We're in the middle of renovating our home and during week two of our entry renovations, we run into the same arguments we always have! Hear how we survive these renovation stresses on while writing a home renovation blog!

One Room Challenge {Week 2}: Our Typical Home Renovation Arguments

Alright, it's week two of our six week renovation challenge:...
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Wow! Beautiful modern entry design plans! Watch these homeowners transform this outdated mudroom into a beautiful, functional, and affordable entry! Love the black, white and wood colour palette and the herringbone floors in the new design!

One Room Challenge {Week One}: Modern Entry Design Plans

It's happening again! If you've been following Love Create Celebrate...
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Beautiful Kitchen Decor Ideas for this Modern Kitchen Weekend Transformation! The design plans for this white and black kitchen remodel include countertop transformation kit, peel and stick tile, and beautiful new hardware and fixtures.

How to Update Your Kitchen in a Weekend [Our Kitchen Decor Ideas!]

We are doing something crazy. Actually crazy. We are planning...
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A stunning dream closet is possible, even when you only have a small space to work with! Love the modern ideas for this his & hers closet. A beautifully organized walk-in closet for a small room!

A Dream Closet For Our New Bedroom

When we moved into Green Acres, we knew that we...
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An easy step-by-step guide to installing vinyl plank flooring! A great video tutorial for learning to install new flooring and transform any bedroom, basement, kitchen, etc. Love this light grey vinyl plank flooring!

Transforming a Space by Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring

We've been living at Green Acres now for four months...
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Great tips for painting a textured wall if you don't want have to scrap all of the texture off! You will love these painting tips!

7 Great Tips for Painting a Textured Wall

Last month I shared our big plans for our master...
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Ever wonder if you should buy a DIY tool from the Dollar Store? Here's the 8 items we would recommend buying at the Dollar Store instead of the hardware store! Plus a few items we would definitely avoid at the dollar store too!

8 Dollar Store DIY Tools Worth Buying (And a few to avoid!)

Do you frequent the dollar store? We love going there!...
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Beautiful modern hallway design plans! Love how the hallway lighting, the long runner, and the barn doors mix together for the perfect modern design.

Updating The Most Neglected Space: Our Hallway Design Plans

We're at it again! We've started another renovation. Just a...
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Beautiful design plans for turning a small closet into a beautiful, functional reach-in dream closet. Love the white wardrobes used for closet storage solution.

New Closet Design Plans (with our favourite White Wardrobe!)

We are almost a month into the new year and...
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The first update of our modern dining room is done, but there are a ton more plans in the works. Love the minimalist nordic vibes in this room. Come let us know what you think!

Our Dining Room: Current Progress and Future Plans

It's been a few months since we moved most of...
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This gorgeous Modern Living Room reveal is finally here! This space came a long way from an outdated, empty space in this beautiful barn home. Love all of the contemporary DIY and decor ideas in this beautiful living space! The tiled fireplace and blue couch are stunning!

Sharing All The Features of Our High Tech Living Room

Remember when we made the big announcement? The one about...
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This gorgeous Modern Living Room reveal is finally here! This space came a long way from an outdated, empty space in this beautiful barn home. Love all of the contemporary DIY and decor ideas in this beautiful living space! The tiled fireplace and blue couch are stunning!

Modern Living Room Reveal

It's a beautiful day for a room reveal, don't ya...
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Sharing the final few steps of our living room renovation, and a few of our last minute DIY projects including a bench, some DIY canvas art, and a side table!

One Room Challenge {Week Six}: Art, Benches, and Side Tables

We are officially entering our last week of the One...
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A review of the ATR Tile Leveling Alignment System. Which tile leveling system should you use for vertical tile placement, like showers, fireplaces, and walls.

One Room Challenge {Week Five}: Fireplace Tile and an ATR Tile Leveling System Review

We are officially on week five of the One Room...
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Finding the perfect couch can be really difficult, especially when you live in a Northern rural area like us! The couch is one of the most important furniture pieces in the home and having a comfortable, stylish couch is extremely important! Find out how I finally found the perfect sofa!

One Room Challenge {Week Four}: Finding the Perfect Couch

*This post was sponsored by Chiks Design Group. For more...
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Follow along as we renovate the first room in our new barn home for the one room challenge. These living room designs, will change this traditional home to modern and new!

One Room Challenge {Week Three}: Fireplaces, Painting, and Repainting

Has it been a week already?! This one room challenge...
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Beautiful living room inspiration. Love the eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary elements. Inspiring ideas for the home and any DIY designer could try!

One Room Challenge {Week Two}: Living Room Design Plans

It's that time of year again! Last week I announced...
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Great renovation plans to bring this home from outdated to modern and contemporary. Love the design plans and the potential in this beautiful barn home.

One Room Challenge {Week One}: Our First Reno in the Barn House

Have you heard the news? We bought a new home!...
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Love this rich and moody home colour palette! So many beautiful inspirational photos to show how to incorporate these paint colours (or colors) into your whole home. A beautiful home colour scheme and great tips for making your own.

Our Home Colour Palette [& How to Choose Your Own]

Let me just start this post by disclosing that I'm...
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A tour of our new fixer upper! Come read about all of our plans to turn this barn house into a modern dream home!

Welcome to Green Acres: Our New Barn House

You know that feeling when you're about to do something...
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Learn how to build your own floating selves between two walls! This DIY takes no time at all and looks amazing! Love the modern feel of these shelving units.

How to Build Your Own Floating Shelves

There are two main type of open shelves that everyone...
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Make your own modern Built-In Shelving with this simple DIY tutorial. Love the natural wood used in this beautiful bathroom renovation! Great tutorial for DIY shelving in the bedroom, living room, or any room!

How to Make Your Own Built-In Shelving

I love these types of projects. DIY Projects that you...
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A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

Brighten Up Your Boring Patio with BEHR Paint

Have you noticed that I never share my patio on...
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Learn to cut glass and build your own modern mirrors with this DIY tutorial! A simple way to re-use those old mirrors and turn them into something sleek and beautiful! Love the natural wood accents!

How to Cut Glass to Make Your Own Modern Mirrors

As promised, I'm finally getting around to sharing some of...
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Modern Master Bedroom Source List

This Master Bedroom retreat was a labor of love! There...
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Master Bedroom Reveal

Come on in! Welcome to my new master bedroom! After...
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Beautiful modern bedroom updates! Creating a beautiful cohesive bedroom for the One Room Challenge!

One Room Challenge {Week 5}: Final Decisions!

Last week you all saved my butt! I solicited some...
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Follow along as we renovate our Master Bedroom. Sharing the design challenges this week that forced us to step back and re-evaluate our plans!

One Room Challenge {Week 4} – Design Challenges

Hey everyone! We are officially past the half-way point in...
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Modern Bathroom Reveal

It's an exciting day over here! We have spent 10...
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Follow along as we transform our master bedroom into a modern retreat in less then 6 weeks!

One Room Challenge {Week 3} – Walls and Fireplaces

It's no joke when she puts the word "challenge" in...
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Beautiful faucets and fixtures in this master bathroom renovation design. Follow along in these last few steps of a beautiful bathroom renovation.

Master Bathroom Renovation Update {Week 9}

I am chomping at the bit! I am SO ready...
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One Room Challenge {Week 2}: Master Bedroom Design Plans

Why are we doing this to ourselves?! Last week I...
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One Room Challenge {Week One}: Master Bedroom Evolution

This picture shows my Master Bedroom at it's most loved...
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What Material Should You Use for a Shower Bench

When we decided to renovate our master bathroom, 99.9% of...
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Master Bathroom Renovation Update {Week 7}

"Renovations are fun! It'll be finished in no time!", said...
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Update on our modern bathroom renovation! LOVE these beautiful shower tiles!

How to Paint Oak Cabinets + a Renovation Update!

Hey everyone! A LOT has changed since you were last...
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5 Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Bathroom Tile [+ Our Tile Choices!]

Choosing tile for a space is simultaneously my favourite and...
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Modern Bathroom Renovation {Week 4}: Renovations Continue

It's Week 4 of our Master Bathroom Renovation. I can't...
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Master Bathroom Renovation {Week 3}: Choosing Faucets and Fixtures

We are officially in week three of our bathroom renovations!...
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Modern Bathroom Renovation {Week 2}

Demo day! WOO HOO! Who doesn't love a good renovation...
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Love this modern bathroom design! Gorgeous faucets, fixtures, and tile choices! Follow along as this outdated bathroom is transformed into a beautiful modern oasis!

Continuing the Renovations: A Modern Bathroom Design Plan

It's a beautiful day to start a renovation, don't you...
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A beautiful dream closet makeover! I LOVE the organization ideas. Such a great use of a small space.

Dream Closet Makeover Reveal

It's a beautiful day for a room reveal, don't you...
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Installing a sliding barn door in your home has never been easier! We'll show you how easy it is in this quick DIY video!

Installing a Sliding Barn Door in the Home

Friends, we are down to the wire on this #OneRoomChallenge...
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Make a statement in no time at all, by adding a beautiful, rustic weathered wood ceiling or feature wall to your home! The video tutorial shows you just how easy it is!

How to Make Your Own Beautiful Weathered Wood Ceiling

I'm an over-the-moon excited to be sharing this post with...
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One Room Challenge {Week Five} – Adding Character to a Small Space

Welcome back! If you're stopping by for the first time,...
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Halfway through the renovation is when you start making the fun decisions, like which tile to choose, which paint colour to choose, and with furniture to put in the space. Love these decision making tips!

One Room Challenge {Week Four} – Making the Fun Decisions

Welcome back! If you're stopping by for the first time,...
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Moving walls and doorways can be intimidating, but here is a list of things to keep in mind before you get started, that will make it a whole lot easier!

One Room Challenge {Week Three} – Moving Walls and Doorways

Welcome back to my closet renovation!  A couple of weeks ago...
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One Room Challenge {Week Two} – Starting a Renovation Project

Welcome back to my closet renovation!  Last week I shared...
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Beautiful inspiration and ideas for a modern industrial dream closet space!

One Room Challenge {Week One} – Dream Closet Makeover

It's a beautiful month to start a renovation, isn't it?...
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Dreaming of Beautiful Modern Industrial Kitchens

I'm day dreaming today. Of modern industrial kitchens. When I...
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How to Make Your Own Wood Mantle

The Easiest and Cheapest Fireplace Makeover

Alright friends... I am going to share the quickest and...
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How to Make Your Own Wood Mantle

How to Make Your Own Wood Mantel

Have you ever looked at something in your home a...
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Neutral Summer Patio Inspiration

Summer Patio Inspiration

*This post was sponsored by Wayfair Canada. All opinions are...
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Love the mix of modern and industrial decor in this bedroom design!

One Room Challenge {Week Six} – Modern Industrial Bedroom

Reveal day is here! Six short weeks ago, I signed...
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Save your money and follow 3 easy steps to install new blinds in your home!!

One Room Challenge {Week Five} – How to Install New Blinds

Welcome to Week 5 of the One Room Challenge! If...
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One Room Challenge {Week Four} – Modern Bedroom Decor

Welcome to week four of the One Room Challenge! If...
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One Room Challenge {Week Three} – How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring

I can't believe it's week three of this amazing whirlwind...
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One Room Challenge {Week Two} – Preparing for a Renovation

I can't believe an entire week has flown by already! Let...
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One Room Challenge {Week One} – Modern Industrial Guest Room

Last fall, I took part in one of the craziest...
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One Room Challenge {Week Six}: The Big Reveal!

Can you believe reveal day is here already?! Welcome to...
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One Room Challenge {Week Five}: DIY Decor

Welcome to week five of the amazing One Room Challenge!...
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One Room Challenge {Week Four}: Finishings and Light Fixtures

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DIY Painted Stencil Wall

*This post was sponsored by Cutting Edge Stencils. As always,...
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One Room Challenge {Week Three}: The Most Productive Week Ever

Welcome to week three of the amazing One Room Challenge!...
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One Room Challenge {Week Two}: Painting and Thrifting

Well, it's week two of the One Room Challenge... better...
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One Room Challenge {Week One}: Eclectic Big Girl Bedroom

I'm SO excited to be sharing that I've been taking...
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Master Bedroom Wallpaper [in less than 3 hours!]

*This post was sponsored by Graham & Brown. As always,...
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Master Bedroom Progress

Remember this inspiration board?! I shared the plans for my...
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Master Bedroom Inspiration Board

The time has finally come! I have been dreaming of...
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Custom Craft Space

I don't know about you... but we don't have an...
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Our Baby Nursery

  We did it! I completed the beautiful nursery for...
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