Welcome to our house!

This is our second home and I’ve been updating and making it our own one thing at a time — though I’m sure it will always be a work in progress! We have three small kids, so my projects have to be squeezed in at night or during naps. Here’s what I’ve done so far:

Living room

Ikea living room with gallery wall behind tv

Living room with gallery wall before and after

To see how I gave my living room an inexpensive makeover, go here.



Gray and white kitchen with Ikea Duktig child's play kitchen

painting kitchen cabinets before and after

To see how I transformed my kitchen entirely with paint, go here.

dining room

Dining room with white walls oversized drum pendant and Eames chairs with rug as art

Before and after - making the dining room white and modern

It ended up being a two-year process, but my dining room is now white and bright with a large table and kid-friendly chairs. Get the details here.

I found that the most affordable option for art on this large wall was a rug. See how I hung it here.



Mixing finishes in entry way

There isn’t a real entryway at our house, so I wanted to create the feeling of an entry. See how here.


home office

Gray and white Ikea home office for two

home office play room before and after

To see how I put our home office/play room together from Ikea, go here.
To see the space with bird art, go here.


Master bedroom


White furniture and walls in master bedroom

White modern couch with black and white photos

I chose all white for our master bedroom to combat the toys and primary colors that bombard the rest of our house. See the full tour here.


Master bathroom

DIY glamorous bathroom makeover before and after

For more about how I glammed up our master bathroom, go here.
To see how I made a plant wall with faux and real plants, go here.


Kids hallway

Hallway wallpapered with frames of old family photos

I’ve practically wallpapered our hallway with family photos, both young and very old. I even went up over the door frames and into the corners. Pre-made moulding frames and a simple chair rail provide a boundary and ending point.

To see more details on the gallery walls, go here. For instructions on how to put pre-made moulding panels, go here.


Clara's room

Pink and white girls nursery with pom pom canopy and stenciled wall

Pink stenciled girls room with pom pom canopy

Here’s a tour of her updated nursery with a stenciled wall and white pom pom canopy. And for lots of DIY nursery projects on the cheap (like making a confetti wall with $1 and scrap fabric), go here.


Luca and Adriano's room

Shared boys bedroom with twin beds

Shared white boys bedroom

The boys share a room and it keeps evolving. See some fun projects and printables here.


kids bathroom

White and blue kids bathroom

Kids bathroom before and after with stenciling, cabinet painting and valance

To see how I stenciled the walls and updated the kids’ bathroom, go here.

To see the free program I used to plan this room and how I put it together on the super cheap, go here.