Hope this helps you to find your way around!
First is the project that kicked off this blog! I made a garden bench out of some old dining chairs:
We made the blue planters for the driveway and the gray planters for our deck.
Speaking of the deck, here is the before:
And here is the after with "Phase 1" of the overhaul finished!
I also created a potting bench, will eventually go underneath the upper deck.
This is what we started with in the front yard:
And this is where we are after removing some plants, removing the large tree, and adding a retaining wall:
Now, moving to the inside of the house:
This is the best "before" picture I have of our entryway:
And here is the "after":
Most recently, we replaced the carpet on the stairs:
When we moved in, our living room looked like this:
And here it is today:
We obviously added a bit of furniture, including a coffee table we made, painted the walls (twice so far), added floating shelves, and painted the railing.
The dining room used to look like this (see the paint all ready to go?):
Here's the after:
I painted the walls in Benjamin Moore's Woodlawn Blue, and made some picture frames out of trim. I also replaced the light fixture by making my own pendant light with a kit and a drum shade. I painted a hutch that sits between the kitchen and dining room, shown here:
We also upgraded the light switches in the whole house from the non-matching yellow ones.
We have made some progress on the guest bedroom by turning a sewing table into a nightstand and making a rustic headboard with reading lights.
Here's a photo of our office when we first moved in:
And here it is now (see this post and this post):