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.

Let there be light!... And our new dining table.

We've been keeping up with doing a lot of projects on my list but it's taken me awhile to get around to some "after" pictures. Today just some pictures of the results from having an electrician come, and some new fixtures.

 Right before- I put a tack in the ceiling to mark where we wanted it.
 After. The fixture is dead center (over our furniture arrangement) it looks a little off because of the angle I took the picture from. It's a CB2 drum light. It was really cheap and simple which is what I wanted because of the new dining fixture in the room. Also, I chose ceiling mount because our ceiling are only 8ft.

 Dining area before. Isn't that gold light horrible? The tack is where we had fixture moved to since it wasn't center. The electrician also beefed up the box to hold our new heavy fixture.

 After. Light is from Ballard Designs.  The table top was custom ordered from Advantage Lumber online. It's white oak and we did the sand/stain/poly ourselves. I used a Minwax stain called weathered oak. Side note: I think I will change out my kids pictures on the wall for some art soon. I love seeing their pictures but all the black in this area now is too much.

Legs were welded out of metal by a friend. Then we painted and sealed them. I was going after a Restoration Hardware look table. We considered buying one but I dislike their table tops right now, they are all reclaimed lumber and unfinished. It wouldn't have been practical at all.

The lumber company pressed and glued wood planks together at varying widths so they won't ever warp, then they planed it all. We love it because it's all one flat sheet, instead of planks that get food stuck in the cracks. More updates coming up soon!

Painted Closet Doors and New Door Trim

Project list and some progress (or lack of) pictures