a formal introduction

After purchasing our first (fixer) house in May of 2016- Joe and I have devoted any spare time to reviving our 1963 home. This is not our forever home, so with that in mind the updates we are making have to be financially wise – without compromising on design (duh). Oh and we have a cute crazy – crazy cute- baby, Rex, who likes to boss us around with his expertise. Needless to say reviving a house is a lot of work-

first impression – $65 foyer closet door revival

The ugliest thing inside our 4 level split (were) the foyer closet doors, as you can see… 

Weird-ugly-dirty-stupid doors is what I called them. But- they weren’t technically broken so I had to get crafty. I decided to play around with the power saw I got for my birthday this year πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ’πŸ»

We purchased 8′ Cedar Wood planks that thin enough that I could cover them over the existing closet doors to save on $$$. 

Another money savor was going with wood glue (and patience) since S O M E O N E wouldn’t let me buy a brad nailer and air compressor 😢 

Bought a quart of a nice smokey gray paint to add some richness & hardware from the newly open IKEA πŸ™ŒπŸΌ 


After all was said and done- the project was around $65-

  • Paint $10
  • Cedar Paneling $18/ pack (2)
  • Hardware $18 for both pieces

I couldn’t be happier! One project done… a dozen more to go 😬

from the outside in

Curb appeal is where the money is at. It’s most likely a reflection on how someone will perceive the inside of your home as well- that’s why we started from the outside in! BEFORE ➑️ AFTER. It’s amazing what a little paint and landscaping love can do…

Updates Include-

  • exterior lights
  • storm door
  • address number
  • black shutters & front door
  • white garage door
  • landscaping

Lots of work but we had some help πŸ’ͺ🏼