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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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  • Prescott View Home Reno: How to add legs to Ikea couches

    Ever wondered how to add legs to ikea couches? …or pretty much any couches or any furniture?  Since I bought these Ikea KIVIK sofas (mine are Isunda Gray but I’m not sure if they have that color anymore…), I wanted to add legs to them to raise them up higher. In our last house, the low height didn’t bother me but for whatever reason, they felt so bottom heavy and too low for this space. Today I’ll show you a super easy way to add legs to ikea couches! I loved the set up we had in the space but it really felt heavy and the couches felt so bulky. I found these legs on Amazon and after inspecting the bottom of the couches, I found that it’d be super easy to raise them up and make them look a bit lighter in this space. First, I removed the legs that came with the sofa. Next, we install these industrial strength furniture brackets and screwed them over the existing hole, lining up the hole where the bolt of the leg screws…

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  • 14 Fabulous Garage Organization Ideas

    There’s nothing we love more than an organized space! These garage organization ideas will help you keep your space clean and organized and ready for your next project! Here are some of our favorite garage organization ideas!  Pretty Organized Garage – I love the glossy, clean floor and those bright colored labels! SO cute! Consider the Kids – How cute is this striped pegboard! I need to think of a cute design for mine. Garage Makeover Reveal – This floor is one of our favorite projects! It keeps me motivated to keep this space clean. Put up a Peg Board Keep It Together Garage Shelving Build it Organization Challenge Organization Tools Garage Mudroom Reclaim Your Parking Incredibly Organized Garage Garage Organization Garage Garden Station Workshop Space Organization  …

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: DIY Wood Accent Wall

    For my master bedroom I wanted to do an epic DIY Wood Accent Wall. I went back and forth with a few different designs. A few things I did know was, I did not want the wall to just have straight wood pieces and I knew that I wanted to add in some kind of round element. I was not really sure what I would use for that but I knew I wanted something round. This DIY Wood Accent Wall is easier then it looks. This is how my room started. I got this amazing gold brass bed from Overstock, you can find it HERE. The nightstands are from Ave Home they are the Small Harper Campaign Dresser. Now to create the epic DIY Wood Accent Wall here are the materials that you are going to need, Materials: Half Round Trim 4 inch wood rounds (I found these wood rounds at Hobby Lobby) 5 inch wood rounds (I found these wood rounds at Hobby Lobby) Nail Gun (We are both obsessed with the Roybi Air Stike) Brad Nails   I cut…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Living Room Makeover

    Hey friends! I’m back today to share our living room makeover with you! Yesterday I shared our fireplace remodel and since it’s directly connected to the fireplace, I thought it would be fitting to share my living room makeover today! Okaaaaay, so here is our “move in day” version of our living room. It’s incredible to me how much I loved this sofa and rug in our old house but how it totally didn’t work for me in this house! The sofas seemed too low and the rug was so not the look or color I wanted in here. Out with the old… Savannah and I painted the walls (Behr – Silver Polish, which is a suuuuuper light, almost white grey with a cool undertone) and it helped make it feel more fresh. I got this new rug (Rugs USA) and the sofas from Living Spaces and loved where it was going then… nothing. Like, it’s fine but I wasn’t feeling it. I loved the sofas but my husband hated that they were velvet. Hate is a strong word but totally appropriate…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Fireplace Remodel

    The renovation continues! We are chipping away at the renovation of my house (Follow along using #mallorysprescottviewhome on Instagram and Facebook!) and today we’re tackling the fireplace remodel. When we moved in, it was solid brick painted a dark brown/taupe color with a black mantel. I knew that I wanted to do a fireplace remodel since it would be a nightmare or dang near impossible to remove the layers of paint to expose the brick and I didn’t really want painted brick in this home. Right when we moved in, Savannah and I painted it white and it definitely brightened it up a bit! Once we removed the wall, I removed all of the brick using a hammer drill (starting around $50 to rent or buy from Home Depot) and it was shockingly fun! Once the brick was removed, I painted the brass pieces on the fireplace with High Heat Spray Paint.  After it was painted, I removed the metal straps that were attached to the wall and sanded down the wall to remove any debris and left over mortar from the…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: That one time I opened a huge can of worms and removed a wall in our house

    Friends! Today, I’m going to share the single most life-changing thing we did to renovate our house. It was literally THE first thing I wanted to change when we bought our house back in June. I walked in for the first time and right away mentioned to my husband and realtor that we needed to remove that wall if we bought it. I desperately wanted an open floor plan and this home was begging to be opened up! Before we did this, I had NO idea how to remove a wall but I couldn’t wait to do it! You know when you watch Chip & Jo on #demoday and you just want to take our all your aggression on some drywall? Yep. That was me! This change would cause a huge ripple effect of changes for our home’s layout. If we remove the wall, we might as well redo the fireplace. We’ll also have to replace the flooring (already part of the plan) but if we are going to change the flooring, we have to rearrange the cabinets in the…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno : Master Bedroom-How to Paint a Wooden Accent Wall with BEHR®’s Wanderlust Paint

    I am really excited to reveal my master bedroom to all of you. With 2017 just starting and the holidays over I am finally ready to tackle some projects around the new house and my master bedroom was first on the list. For me it is important to have my bedroom done first because I need a place to retreat to when things are crazy with a remodel. I bought my bed a few months ago after I sold my old white bed and my new gold brass bed was a big statement piece. I loved my bed from the moment I found it but I struggled with the rest of the room until I found the perfect paint color for an accent wall, it is called Wanderlust by BEHR®. I loved it because has a lot of depth and it’s such a rich color. Wanderlust  is part of the BEHR 2017 Color Trends collection.  There are so many awesome colors in the 2017 collection so be sure to go and check them out. We have always loved color in our homes and we…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Pantry Build and Reveal

    Today’s post is a favorite of mine for several reasons! 1. It added SO much function to our kitchen and our lives and 2. I LOVE how organized and how pretty it is! When we moved into our home this summer, there was no pantry. Whaaaat?! Not gonna fly. I knew this when we bought it, obviously and had grand plans of making my dream pantry.   My old house had the most incredible pantry and is still a favorite on the blog and on Pinterest. Side story: I met this girl the other night and she was asking about our home renovation since she is doing one too. Then, I pulled up a photo of my kitchen progress and she saw my glass jars from my previous pantry makeover and explained that she saw and saved the same jars in a pantry on Houzz. I mentioned it could’ve been my last home and she pulled up a screenshot on her phone and it was my house! What!?! So crazy! It was quite the conversation piece since we had only…

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  • Modern Ranch House: Girls Bedroom Makeover

    I have searched high and low for different girls bedroom ideas and I finally got my girls bedroom done and I am so thrilled how it turned out. For my girls bedroom I wanted it to be very whimsical and playful and I think that’s exactly what I achieved. Before I show you the final reveal let me show you the before picture. It was a very very plain room with brown carpet. When we first moved in we had a million projects going on so the kids room sat with just the beds for about two weeks. I knew I wanted the kids rooms to be done as part of their Christmas gift. The first thing I got for the girls room was this amazing mural by Bari J. she is such amazing artist and she happens to be local in Arizona. I have seen her work in many different places including the cutest phone cases ever at Anthropologie. You all know how much I love a accent wall and I wanted something epic in my girls bedroom and…

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  • 13 Quick and Easy Bathroom Organization Tips

    January means full fledge organizing mode right? Time to purge, organize, declutter and clean! I always get the urge to get my home in order after the holidays. I’m going to be working on my bathroom makeover (phase 1) this week. I have big plans for my full bathroom renovation but that won’t be for a few months so I’m going to try a few temporary techniques (like I did for our master bathroom in our last house!) for upgrading our bathroom to make it look fresh and updated without spending a bunch of money until #demoday comes! Mostly I’m repainting everything existing just until we begin the full renovation. We plan on expanding our bathroom to gain space for a bathtub and some more storage. Until then, I’ll be using these organization tips to utilize the space we have! PS. Did you catch our kids bathroom renovation and reveal? It’s one of my favorites! How to organize in 3 easy steps How to organize a small bathroom Organizing a Bathroom 15 -Minute Drawer Organizing DIY Bathroom Organizing 35 Bathroom Hacks…

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