God reveals His best through a coffee station

At my house, we have an overflow of mugs. The kitchen is pretty small, and one cabinet is filled with mugs. That’s a lot of space designated to mugs. My roommates started talking to me about building a mug wall. It took a couple months before I started seriously thinking about this plan. At first I had all these great ideas for a shelving unit, but then I remembered my plaster walls and how difficult it is to hang anything on them.. so we came up with a few ideas that seemed okay and I asked my friend, Brad, if…

Finished Renovations

Today, I am finally posting the “after” pictures from my home renovation! I know it’s been forever, but I was waiting until I had a wide enough lens to show the rooms. It just so happened that the day I took all the pictures, we had a cloudy day which created some awesome natural light, which in turn made me look like I know what I’m doing with pictures. Don’t be fooled. I borrowed my sister’s GoPro. I couldn’t figure out how to charge it (Thank God that my roommate is a videographer – shout out to Maddie Short). I then…

Kitchen Reveal!

As I prepare to move in (this Sunday!!!), I have been incredibly busy finishing up some last minute projects. I’ve purposefully waited to post pictures of the kitchen, because it has been the biggest transformation. I realize now that I don’t have very many good pictures of the kitchen. We are putting on the pulls today, and have a few other miscellaneous things, but for the most part, it’s done! This post is mainly just going to be pictures. These are before pictures of my kitchen. The cabinets were different styles. The one over the microwave was a different wood…

Fire Check

Guys, so much transformation has been taking place at my little home! I’m so so excited! I was talking with my mom today. I think the biggest reason I’m excited to move in is just because I’m so excited about my house. My house. That’s just still so crazy. It’s been my empty canvas to design, and I’m just anxious with anticipation to see it finally come together. Today was a BIG BIG day because the countertops were installed! I don’t want to post anything yet until the whole kitchen is complete, but stay tuned! The difference is immense and…

Refinishing Floors

We’ve started work refinishing the hardwood floors. In my house, every floor is hardwood except the tile, the back door hallway, and the bathroom. When we decided to refinish them, my mom did what she does best and researched how best to refinish floors. We got a quote from a professional and thought about using them, but then in Lehman fashion, we decided to “do it ourselves.” My parents are the best at fixing things, researching things, and just simply working hard. They inspire me! The floors started out looking like this. (They are skinny oak slats on the main floor and…

House Update

So, I’ve done a terrible job at keeping up, but here’s an update! Three weekends in a row, my awesome grandparents came down to help out with the house! In those three weeks, we accomplished much! The first set of pictures are the upstairs. We refinished the ceiling with ship lap. We made the ship lap out of 3/4″ plywood that we cut into 6″ wide pieces and painted. My dad and grandpa proceeded to hang them on the ceiling with Kayla and my mom as special guest helpers as well. Another project has been the stairs. There is hard…

Why a fixer upper?

To start, I wanted to shed light on my skillset and explain what inspired me to choose a fixer upper. There are two reasons that I chose a house that needed some work.  First, with a fixer upper, the owner has the creative freedoms to make the house their own. They are the designer. Second, money. Let’s be real. I’m twenty-three years old and I’m not swimming in cash. I needed an affordable home, but the type of house I wanted I could only afford if it was a fixer upper. I’m planning to move in by the end of July, and…