2015 Favorites

JR Welcome to my 2015 Favorites – – Blog Posts Recap!  Normally a recap post would happen shortly after New Year’s.  But really, why can’t it happen 6 weeks after that?!  My 2015 Favorites have been chosen in response to Jennifer Rizzo’s Blog Contributor Call Out.  How fun is that?!

me and gig (759x542)

If you’re new here, thanks for stopping by!  A quick intro…I’m Teresa, the voice behind the blog.  I live in a small 1960’s colonial with my husband Anthony, and our 4 year old Boxer.  We have been renovating the 1980’s décor (the last time the house was updated) all the while trying to live a simple life.  I love decorating, building, crafting and baking.  And this remodel of ours has plenty of options to do all four!  I’m so happy you’re here and hope you’ll visit again.

Simple Remodels

Now onto the Call-Out!  I’m going to start with what is probably my favorite room in the house…my (unborn) baby’s Rustic Nursery.   BTW, 5 (never ending) weeks left.

rustic faux deer head nursery

pipe shelves, white shelves orb pipe

rustic, industrial nurseryrustic, industrial neutral nurseryThe nursery started out with a neutral, light and feminine theme.  When the planked wall went up, it was obvious that the plan had changed.  It’s now a rustic, yet feminine, nursery, and I love it!  You can check out the full post here.

My second favorite post is a result of a super simple weekend update to my Small Foyer.  Is there anything better than totally making over an area of your home in just a weekend?  And for super cheap?

simple updates for a small entryway foyer

updating a small entryway foyer

updating a small entryway foyer

My tiny foyer has seen some major changes in the 2 years my husband and I have lived in the house.  This final look feels so much more me.  It’s simple, clean, and neutral – – all of which work so well in a tiny space.  Be sure to check out the full post, including before and after pictures, here.

My third and final 2015 Favorite is hands down my Kitchen Remodel.  The kitchen, too, has had several remodels but it’s finally done…100% complete!!!white kitchen and huge DIY chalkboard

white cabinets with white matte subway tile

granite with white subway tileEach of these 3 spaces is a great example of what you can accomplish on a small budget.  The baby’s room was put together with mostly paint, hand me down furniture, and lots of DIY projects.  The foyer gained a whole new look for under $40 with some paint and supplies.  And the kitchen? Well, I was able to finally achieve the look I was after with a lot of labor, and by simply changing out a backsplash and cabinet handles (did I mention a TON of labor???).

 I’m so thrilled with all 3 of these spaces in my home.  Each room shows how you can really change the look and feel of any space, on any budget.  After all, that’s what this blog is all about:)

Be sure to stop by again as it’s almost time to reveal my mudroom.  I’ll also be including tutorials for the DIY farmhouse sink and DIY mudroom bench.  Thanks for visiting!


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