As I’ve shared all week, we continue to make a lot of progress on Loblolly Manor. I’m super excited to report all three bedrooms and both bathrooms are finished! We’ve been spending a lot of extra time there over the summer and we’ve gotten so much accomplished. Here are a few of the smaller projects we’ve been working on…
I was out treasure hunting one day last week when I found an awesome rug. It was rolled up and taped up yet even though I could only see the corner of the rug the pattern was perfection. The price was amazing. So, I decided to take the chance and bring it home to clean it. Here are a few tips cleaning a thrifted area rug…
Way back in October of last year, my mom found this buffet she wanted to use as a dresser. Given Loblolly Manor will be used part time and the rooms are small we’ve been looking for pieces that will provide a good amount of storage but won’t take up a lot of space. I painted the body in Old White and stained the top with American Walnut. But once I saw the buffet paired with the maple floors, I knew it would have to be fixed.
One of my favorite projects was a set of Driftwood Inspired Trail Signs I made for the home office. We were looking for a way to incorporate fun memories from our many hikes and they were a perfect fit. With summer winding down I thought I would share with you how easy they are to make in case you want to make some too. They’re a simple way to highlight meaningful moments, favorite travel destinations, or even significant dates in your home.
I’ve been out of town so much lately that I haven’t been able to eat all the strawberries I’ve picked up at the produce stand or enjoy the basil from my garden. I didn’t want these ingredients to go to waste so I decided to make an easy Strawberry Basil Simmer Pot. It’s the sweet smell of summertime.
A few months ago my parents saved the fencing that used to be around my childhood home, Loblolly Manor from the burn pile. The boards were in pretty rough shape but I was able to marry the weathered fencing with an industrial style shelving unit that was previously holding paint cans in the garage. Here’s a look at how all of the details came together.
The same day my mom and I worked to complete the neutral inspired chair transformation for Loblolly Manor, we started working on a set of chairs for one of my sisters. She bought these chairs at a recent yard sale for a whopping $10 and while I was at her house a few weeks ago she asked me to give them a coastal inspired makeover.