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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Master Bathroom Reveal

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and text are all mine. Friends, I am so beyond excited and elated to finally reveal my master bathroom renovation with you! For the last, roughly, two months, I have put every extra moment of my time and 110% of my energy into renovating this space. When we moved in, it was a very small bathroom that was separated by a wall to our, also small, walk-in closet. The previous space didn’t make the best use of the square footage available. We lost our walk-in closet but we still have another reach-in closet in our room that is plenty of storage space for my husband and I. You can check out all of the before pictures and get an idea of the previous layout in this post. Here is my inspiration board for the space! We partnered with one of our all-time favorite stores, Floor & Decor for all of the tile in this space. They have THE BEST in-stock selection and rock bottom…

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  • DIY Spray Painted Barstools

      When I moved into my new house one of the things I fell in love with was this covered back patio. I loved that I had a little countertop just off of my kitchen window. I could just imagine feeding my kids out the kitchen window as they played outside. I wanted to do some fun DIY barstools and when I fell in love with this fabric I knew that the perfect accent color for the barstools would be ColorMaster® Paint + Primer in Sun Yellow by Krylon. I got these tired looking barstools from my neighbors next-door that were getting rid of them. I knew it would be a quick and easy fix to give them some new life. Some of the wood was rotting out from them and also the fabric just wasn’t my style. First I collected all of my products that I would need to complete the project I ordered this fabric online. It has really great green colors with a little bit of yellow through some of the leaves. I also got a few cans of Krylon’s…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: How to install wallpaper

    Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to install wallpaper! I have only done this a couple times but I’ve compiled my tips on how to install wallpaper and found what I believe to be the easiest way. I am not a professional in the wallpaper department but I got professional results with the method I used for how to hang wallpaper! Disclaimer: I had zero desire and zero energy to load up my four kids and go buy fancy wallpapering supplies so I’ll show you what basic DIY supplies I used that worked 100% fine. I chose this Kumo Wallpaper from Anthropologie. I used 2 rolls for my 8×13′ wall making my project $156. TOTALLY worth it!!! I loved that it has the trendy shibori look but a little different. First, begin with a clean, dry and smooth (or semi smooth) wall. I have slightly textured walls and I thought about smoothing them out but since they’re smooth to the touch and its a matte paper, I decided to leave them. If you have a metallic paper or…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Shared Space Room Makeover

    Hello friends! I’m so excited to share my boys’ new space with you! A couple months ago, my kids started begging to sleep together. I have 4 little boys and 2 of them shared a room with a twin bed and the other two shared a room with two twin beds (See last space/astronaut bedroom makeover here). After a lot 0f thought and several “trial nights” we decided we’d let them all share a room. This was the BEST decision ever for our kids! They have the BEST time together, they love their room and I know they’ll have countless late nights making memories together. Side note: Today Parker asked me if we can switch it to a Skylanders room and sorry bud, not gonna happen. lol! I measured the longest wall in the room and literally went over every possible situation for squeezing 4 beds into the room. I thought about building my own and shopped every single possible store for the right beds. A couple must-haves included: must be able to fit two sets of beds long-ways on…

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    Project Inspiration with Floor & Decor

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and text are all mine. We are so thrilled to be working on some HUGE projects in our homes right now. I, Mallory, am working on my master bathroom remodel and Savannah is beginning her Laundry Room makeover very soon! We are super excited to have partnered with Floor & Decor for these projects and today we’re going to show you our plans for both projects! If you’re not familiar with Floor & Decor, Floor & Decor is a leading specialty retailer in the hard surface flooring market, offering the broadest in-stock selection of tile, wood, stone, related tools and flooring accessories – at everyday low prices. They have an incredible inventory of in-stock products that you can usually pick up the same day! Great for us! Let’s start with Mallory’s Master Bathroom Remodel. This project is HUGE! You may have read about it here. If you’ve followed our Instagram stories, I’m sure you’ve seen us sharing sneak peeks of the tile and the process…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Master Bathroom before

    I’ve been seriously knee deep in insane projects. I have officially taken on the BIGGEST project of my life and its taking every second of my extra time. No complaints here! I’m so excited to do it but man alive, it’s SO much work! I wanted to blog about the process in real-time because I realized when I wait too long, I tend to overlook some of the details which  is not helpful to anyone! ha! A little background… our master bathroom is connected to our bedroom and it is super small. One sink, toilet and a small-ish shower. No storage. ONE sink (not cool!) and NO BATHTUB!!! The first thing I wanted to change about our home was to add a bathtub. Turns out, we needed to fully remodel to accommodate that teeny tiny request of mine. *wink* If you look from our master bedroom, there was an octagon arch walkway (not a door) to the bathroom and very small walk in closet. Actually, it wasn’t tiny but it was totally not functional for the amount of square footage…

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    Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Island

    Hello friends! I’m finally sharing my DIY kitchen island with you today! It’s been done for a few months but I wanted it to be perfect (which it’s not) before I shared it. LOL! If you’ve been wanting to build a DIY Kitchen Island but not sure how or think it will be too hard, it’s not! I promise ANYONE can build this. Anyone. First I taped off a general area of where I wanted it and got rough estimates and headed to the Home Depot. I got these three boxes and arranged them in the aisle. It was literally the perfect size! I wanted a lot of drawers and these three were so perfect, in stock and inexpensive! I got home and put them in place. Somehow I carried them each from my car on my own and felt like superwoman. I put 2×4″ screwed into the wooden subfloor and once it was level, I screwed the cabinet bases into the 2×4. Next, I used shims to make the boxes square. After everything was square and solid, I used…

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  • Floor & Decor Store Tour

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and text are all mine. This past week, we had the opportunity to tour our local Floor & Decor store. We have partnered up with Floor & Decor to create some awesome room makeovers! We are starting with my (Mallory’s) full master bathroom remodel and Savannah’s laundry room makeover! You guys, it’s going to be insane. As you know, our homes are “fixer uppers” so these spaces need a lot of work! It’s going to be a huge undertaking but we cannot wait to show the progress and full makeovers with you! They literally have something for everyone, for any project! They’re selection is unmatched and they have most of the products in stock! It’s seriously so amazing! What a change from having to go and place large orders at other stores that take forever to come in. They have three main departments; Wood, Tile and Stone. We browsed through the wood department and found gorgeous wood flooring. Here are two of our favorites! The Ash Wirebrushed…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Paint Colors and the Best Decision I Made on my House

    Making decisions can be really hard. I have made some bad decisions and I made some really good ones. One of the very very best decisions was having my walls and ceilings texture smoothed out. It was not a decisions that was made lightly. It is pretty pricey and it makes a HUGE mess. But it was one millions percent worth it!!!!  But before that happened we had to remove the wallpaper. I have a few tips to remove wallpaper and I will share that a bit later. Another really big decisions is paint colors. Paint colors is really really hard. I got some of my samples of my favorite paint colors from my last house and they just did not work in the new house, I also looked up some of my favorite bloggers favorite paint colors and because lighting is way different and everyones house is so different paint colors look different in everyone house and everyones space. This is way paint colors can be so tricky. I really loved what colors we ended up with but first…

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    Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Remodel Reveal

    The day has finally come!! It’s reveal day for my DIY Kitchen Remodel! Guys, literally blood, sweat, frustrated tears, curse words, changed minds, tears of joy (for real!) happened during this DIY kitchen remodel. I am SO dang proud of this space, not in like a braggy way but I’m just so glad all of the crazy ideas actually worked and that it’s finally done! I legit DIYed everything except the countertops, BY MYSELF! My hubby did help with the floors and because it takes approximately 1 million years to lay flooring alone but I’m so thrilled with the outcome of our hard work! Oh! My husband and his brother (our go-to electrician!) installed my lights too! I can’t take credit for that! LOL! Before we get on with the DIY Kitchen Remodel REVEAL here’s a refresher of the “before”. Since we moved in, I wanted a new layout/new cabinets but after getting quoted $7,000-10,000 for new cabinets,  I decided to wait on them. One night, laying in bed brainstorming (happens often!) I thought of a genius idea of rearranging the existing cabinets…

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  • The wall that changed our entire house

    Modern Ranch Reno: The Wall that Changed our Entire House!

    It’s crazy that just by removing a wall it can totally change the look and feel of entire house. We wanted an open floor plan and thats what we have now. When we bought this house we had a vision for the living spaces and the day that we got the keys to the house we started the crazy projects. I know I have shared a few of my completed spaces but I want to back track a bit and talk about the wall that changed our entire house.  One of the BEST things we did in our house was take down the wall that was between the formal living room and the living room. This is what the living room looked like before This is what was on the other side of the formal living room area. If you noticed there is a step down in the formal living room which I will get into that a bit later. Also, if you notice the rounded door ways we also changed that up. I did a little video so you…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Renovation: Part 3

    Today is part 3 of our DIY Kitchen Renovation! Holy cow, you guys! SO Much has happened since we last checked in to our DIY Kitchen Renovation pt. 2! If you’re new around here, I am doing a complete DIY Kitchen Renovation on our new home (#mallorysprescottviewhome) and the kitchen has been quite a dramatic change! Here’s the “before” from when we moved in. To get caught up check out Part 1 and Part 2! Here’s our progress report: Remove Countertops – DONE! – $50 so far to rent hammer drill from Home Depot. Rearrange cabinets – Done! – Free! Remove backsplash + repair drywall – DONE! Build Island – (around $500) done! – Tutorial coming! Install flooring ($2200-ish for main living/kitchen area) – Done! – Tutorial coming! Template, Order and install Countertops (hired out, professionally installed ($3100) – done! – Details post coming soon! Purchase barstools – done! Relocate microwave to (newly built!) pantry – removed but not reinstalled Build vent hood (Free! Had everything on hand! YAHOO!)  – done – Tutorial coming! Build cabinets to ceiling ($100 in materials) – done – Tutorial…

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