Hi, I’m Becky

For the last 5 years we have lived in our fixer upper home. We’ve done little projects here and there but now we are getting to the good stuff. I’ve always loved interior decorating and had a vision of the potential our house had lying in store.

I hope you follow along with our everyday life and feel inspired to create a space you love no matter where you are.

Baseboards and New Shelves- Living Room

Here are some before and afters with baseboards finally installed. I decided I can do one room at a time, so first up- the living room.

 A way before shot. I took this during our home inspection- This is a fun reminder of how far it's come!

 After painting walls

After putting up pictures

 New baseboards installed! Yay. Cameron sprayed them before installing which was a huge time saver. Also, I primed and painted the window casing and window seat. All the trim is BM Advance in white dove.

Some of the other changes I've done in the living room are a new family picture (thanks to my Dad for taking it!) up there in the frame, plant, and yellow throw. The yellow throw makes me smile every time I see it. It's so cheerful! I think I need more yellow things. I picked that up from home goods. The plant is a fiddle leaf from Home Depot. I've been wanting one forever but never saw them at Lowes where I normally go. I toyed with buying a fake one for practicality (I hear they are hard to grow) but the faux ones that look real are $250. I was walking through plants at the Home Depot one day and saw the real deal for $16 on sale!! Score! I figure I (or the kids) could kill a lot of them before it would add up to the fake for $250.

 Here is a good floor picture. This is most accurate to what they look like in real life. You can get a peak at my new shelves in the mirror.

 Here is the before for the shelves. Sorry I forgot to get a true before! Cameron started with middle shelf brackets. The unfinished board isn't attached, we just put it up there to make sure everything was level.

After. The shelves are 2x10x10's cut in half. Cameron sanded them and I stained and polyed them. I already had some Minwax dark walnut which matched the floors. Brackets went up first, then shelves. Brackets are from home depot. Oh and I had to move my imac upstairs since Cruz now has spelling homework on the computer. Crazy!

I'm also excited I finally get to do more seasonal decorating because I have shelves. Summer's not over but I was too excited and decorated for fall with a pumpkin, acorn, and pine cones.

Also Cam did a good job with baseboards here. See that intake vent? He carved the baseboard around it. I think it turned out awesome.

Next week dining room pictures... should give you a better view of baseboards since there isn't any furniture in there!!

Dining Room- baseboards and pictures

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