Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Shiplap Tutorial + Updated Living Room

Thought I'd get you up to speed on what has been a lot of updates to lots of little spaces, but most notably, the addition of some much drooled-after shiplap!

*Disclaimer - I am fully aware that shiplap / planking is the 2015+ version of the 1980s paneling. Fashion and home decor seem to ebb and flow, and really just make old things new with little twists here and there. In a decade or so, shiplap will be ripped from the walls with disgust much like said paneling - or so I assume. Shiplap will see its demise, I'm sure. But for now, I am embracing it a little - and adding it only in areas - not whole houses as some do. I usually don't embrace trends that wholeheartedly. :)

Monday, July 25, 2016

And Then There Were Six... Hazel Grace's Birth Story

It's only taken 6 weeks, but I finally have a little update on the newest member of our family! Everyone who hasn't, please meet Hazel Grace - the final member of our crazy Baker circus family - unless God has a wicked sense of humor! :)

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Nursery-ified Sunroom

If you follow me at all on Instagram, you know I've been overgramming lately on the sunroom makeover / revamping into a nursery for baby #6. :) I think it's about all set and ready for baby! 

I don't know if I can say that enough... I'm soon to have SIX kids. To me, that sounds astronomical. To others, maybe not so much... but to me, yes! 

Now in case you don't know... I've run out of bedrooms for all our minions. The boys already share a room, the twins share a room, and the eldest has a teeny tiny room that wouldn't be fair to make her share... especially not with a newborn. The plan is to pop a dormer in the attic and make a bedroom for the eldest up there... but that means some $$$ and lots of time and attention from the hubs. Both of which are a little in short supply lately. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Laundry Room - A Work in Progress

Disclaimer: So as I'd mentioned on FB the other day, I thought I'd show some progress pics of the laundry room. I started working on it several weeks ago, and it's a work in progress. I had plans to do this last week sometime, took pictures, edited them, saved them to a USB drive and was just starting to work on the post when... I LOST ALL OF MY IMAGES ON THIS BLASTED USB DRIVE!!! I can't even tell you how frustrated and angry I was! I had just saved a bunch of images on it, and it was working properly. I plugged it back in and suddenly it's asking me to format the drive and it couldn't find anything on it...

I was so bummed cuz not only did it have these images on it, but it has family images from 2013-2014, all of my house progress images on it, and many many others. All. gone. All the images I've ever posted on my blog about different rooms and their makeovers and such... all. gone.

So this post is coming a little later than planned - which I'm sure shocked a lot of people. ;) Gah. Any who, moving on... 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Upstairs Bathroom - The Reveal

And now hopefully for the pretty part! In case you missed it, here are the deets on the makeover this little bathroom got. You can see the super dated and ugly mauve it originally came from... and then you sadly don't see the first part of the ugly green and brightly colored phase I went through. ;)

And now to the after!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Upstairs Bathroom Makeover - The Old & The Before

So I know I showed snippits several weeks ago on this little makeover... and never followed up. My bad! :) I get distracted easily and move on - sometimes before officially finishing anything. Whoops!

But in my defense, this little makeover needed a few little things done by the hubs - things above and beyond my elementary carpentry skills - and whenever that happens, it can take days weeks years for him to complete.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Boys' Room Reveal!

Last week I'd shown you a little peek into the room and the new bed situation. Now I guess we can move on to the majority of the room reveal. I do have just a little bit left, but it's not super noteworthy. :) I just need to finish adding the base cap and quarter round trim.
If you want a small trip down memory lane, see what the room used to look like here - back before I had to cram two boys into one small space after the birth of the twins. :) I actually really liked this bedroom at that point... and then the cramming happened and it sat ugly for a long time... about a year almost.

Trundle Bed Update - Boys' Room Makeover

I had my wonderful mother-in-law over yesterday morning - as in she volunteered to come out - and watch all the minions so I could get a few things finished up in the boys' room. This means that the room is 95% completed - enough to where I'll probably just suck it up, eliminate all the suspense that's pending, and just reveal it! :)
But first, I'll show you a sneak peek at the bed change up that I did since it's one of the major parts of this whole room makeover!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Kitchen Island

So I tend to get working on things, and get severely distracted on many other things, and forget about showing you any completed things... :) Sometimes the fully completed is never really fully completed, but I digress.

Anywho, several weeks ago I'd shared a few sneaks at a kitchen project I was working on - a new island! I'm super excited to say it's about 90% finished, and the 10% that isn't you can't tell anyway! ;) ;)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Twins - 1 Year Later...

How did it happen? The passing of a whole year since the birth of these little ladies? Does any parent truly grasp the passing of time when it comes to one's own children?
It's such a frustrating conundrum - you want them to "grow up" (aka really just learn how to sleep like a 16 year old that doesn't want to go to school), but you also so badly want them to stay little.
Having twins is no different - only doubled. ;)