We recently celebrated our 5th anniversary in the Curbly House, and along with the pomp and circumstance (I'm kidding; as much as we love our house, we don't celebrate home anniversaries ... but maybe that's my new million dollar idea!), we've been busy doing a series of updates indoors and out. We've refreshed the paint, swapped out artwork, done some light landscaping, and made the house work better for our...
Success! We managed to turn our 1,200 square foot home into a place for a family of four to live, work, and thrive. What the photos don’t show is our newborn making this room his temporary home (complete with a bassinet and sound machine). It's an adjustment, but we're making it work! What's really put my mama-heart at ease has been the transformation of our forgotten sunroom. Turning it into a cozy, welcoming space for our newborn has allowed for an easier transition to our new life, and for our toddler to accept the fact that he is not an only child anymore. All this is thanks to a bit of paint from Sherwin-Williams.
When Al and I found out we were expecting baby number two, the walls of our quaint little 2/1 started to cave in all around us. We danced with the idea of moving to the ‘burbs, but after some serious soul searching and a few disappointing open houses, we thought better of it. Our dream has always been to raise our family in the city and we just didn't want to give that up so quickly. We were determined to make it work. After we came back down...
We say it every year – National Painting Week is our favorite week of the year, because the power of paint is never ending. Each year, Sherwin-Williams puts out the call to bloggers all over the country to refresh a space, change its perspective, or add more emotion through the transformative power of paint. Last year, we embarked on a community-based project, making over our beloved neighborhood preschool.
It was so fun and rewarding that...
Our neighborhood preschool is a goldmine of childhood magic. It's a special place that brings families together; an emblem of our community's commitment to children.
This year, for National Painting Week, our friends at Sherwin-Williams encouraged us to seek out a community-based project. We were thrilled, because doing more of this sort of work has long been one of our goals. We instantly knew our beloved preschool would be the perfect candidate. The power of paint would be transformative, helping improve a space that does so much for children and families. Read on to hear all about it.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again - National Painting Week is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Why, you ask? Because the power of paint in a room's transformation is astounding and I'll never tire of it. This year, we're participating in Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week and we're so excited to show you what we've got up our sleeves.
We did things a little differently this year. Instead of a bathroom, bedroom, or living...
It's officially National Painting Week - one of our favorite times of the year, because paint is, well, magical. You just wave a magic wand (ahem, I mean...brush), and it transforms rooms like nothing else. It's a powerful feeling, holding so much potential in your hand, wielding that brush and roller like a wizard. Kazaaap!
For this year's project we focused on the bonus room of our house: the porch. The truth is, we are porch people. That soft summer air drifting through the screens, the cool fall nights lounging with friends, the sunset on city streets. That’s what your porch is for, and if you have one, you know how lucky you are. Read on to see how we transformed ours.
National Painting Week might be our favorite week of the year - because the power of paint in a room's transformation is astounding and it never gets old. We're participating in Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week once again and we're delighted to be in the company of a group of beautiful bloggers to show off the power of paint.
This year we decided to paint our porch for National Painting Week because we're lucky to have one and ours...
I recently bought a piece of furniture that was in need of a serious makeover. I got it for a steal, but I wasn't a big fan of the way it looked, so I decided if I stripped it down and repainted it, it had the potential to be the perfect side table. So I partnered with Sherwin-Williams, my favorite neighborhood paint store, to pick out paint colors and talk to an expert about what I would need for my project.
I found this side table at a local consignment shop for $18. I'll admit, it wasn't much to look at, but I really loved the metal legs and the contrast of the wood top, so I brought it home with me and took a few photos with my phone.
We are thrilled to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week again this year. It's one of our favorite weeks because it involves some of our favorite bloggers doing amazing things with paint! If you haven't had a look at all of the amazing things happening this week, please take a look at Thrifty Decor Chic's walk-in closet makeover and Recycle Consign & Design's chair makeover.
This year we're lucky to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week! It's great fun joining a bunch of other awesome bloggers to show off the amazing impact paint has on a home.
In the past, we've played it a little safe with our National Painting Week projects, sticking to neutral grays. But this year, our project packed a punch and is anything but safe. Here's a sneak peek of some of the colors we worked with:
Not long ago, when we shared our kitchen renovation with you, we left a little something out. When we began planning our new addition, we decided to add a laundry and mud room off the kitchen to create an entry point with storage and give ourselves the luxury of first-floor laundry. This room has absolutely been the best decision we made during our entire house project. It's simple and straight-forward, but it has brought a tremendous amount of organization and simplicity to our daily home routines.
By now, you've heard everything you could ever care to know about our makeover series with Emily Henderson. Today, we're sharing the last room she styled in our house: the sunroom.
This room was by far the trickiest one to tackle, because of it's narrow floor plan and window nook. The results are simply stunning. For all the details, head over to Emily's site.
But before you go check out this awesome video our friend John Kingman made...
Last month we told you all about our exciting Curbly House plans with Emily Henderson. The beauty she created in our master bedroom is amazing; it's absolutely our favorite room. Here's a little peak:
For the full reveal, head on over to Emily Henderson's site: www.stylebyemeilyhenderson.com. While you're there, be sure to check out the living room and dining room makeovers she did. They're the most beautiful rooms in the world!
A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have Emily Henderson and Orlando Soria come out to Minneapolis to help makeover four rooms in our house. It was, as my daughter might say, the most amazingest thing and even better than bread with honey! Which is the kind of thing she says.
If you didn't catch all the lead-up, here's the blog post explaining what we were planning to do with the dining room makeover. But for the real good honey bread...
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Over the last month, we've told you everything you could possibly want to know about our plans to style our home with the lovely Emily Henderson. Well friends, the day has finally come to share the reveals with you. We are in love with the results!
And for even more details about the transformation, don't miss Emily's take on the living room project.
For the last few weeks, we've been sharing all the amazingness Emily Henderson is going to bring to the Curbly House. We hooked up with Emily, her assistant Orlando Soria, and Sherwin-Williams to bring a calm, airy, elegant do-over to our master bedroom, dining room, and living room. This week we're back to introduce our final room makeover, and it's our most loved (and most perplexing) space: the sunroom.
When we first toured the house...
We've told you all about the plans for our bedroom, and our dining room, and this week we're back to tell you a little bit about what Emily Henderson has in store for our living room. And P.S.: The notion that Emily Henderson has anything to do with our house will never get old.
Before I get going, here's my...
Last week we told you all about the magic that's happening in our master bedroom, thanks to Ms. Emily Henderson and the lovely folks at Sherwin-Williams! This week, we're back to give you a little preview of what's in store for the dining room.
But, before we get into the details of our new-and-much-improved dining space, let's take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?
When bought the house, the dining room looked like this...
Two weeks ago we announced that Emily Henderson is coming to the Curbly House to make it beautiful. Just reading that last sentence makes me want to do a Shannon Miller floor routine circa 1992. The chance to work with Emily is amazing, and we feel like the luckiest home-owners on the block (I think we are)! You will not believe the cool things we have planned for the bedroom. Read on...