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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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  • Prescott View Home Reno: My garage to dream office conversion!

    Hello friends! I am soooo excited to finally be sharing my office makeover process with you! When we moved into our new house, I knew that I wanted to convert our 3rd car garage into a fully functioning office. I wanted to be sure to make it NOT look like a garage anymore. I had a great idea of bolting the garage door closed (we never used it for vehicle storage anyway and there are two other entrances). We removed the tracks on the ceiling and built a partition wall to hide the old garage door. This also helped to keep the room climate controlled since we added insulation and drywall. My super talented husband also added electrical in the wall for what I have planned for this wall. The next step was flooring! We were approached by Quick•Step to complete a room makeover as part of their RoomUP Blogger Challenge and it was literally the perfect timing because I was definitely in the market for great flooring! I can’t wait to show you more so click over to Quick•Step Style…

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  • Home Improvement: How to update a light fixture

    We are so excited to be sharing another DIY project with you guys! With the holidays lasting over a month, most people aren’t in house project mode. We usually switch gears and focus on holiday projects and I’ve missed sharing DIYs over the last month or so! That being said, we are so psyched to be back at it in full DIY mode! I’m currently helping a family redecorate their home and suggest some DIY projects. Funny story, this is the family I bought my house from! They just moved a few streets down and we bought their old house! It’s been so fun to have them follow along our renovation of my house and to be able to help them get new ideas and decorate their new house! Their new home is gorgeous but had a few random dated things throughout the home. The lighting was something they weren’t crazy about but as we all know, lighting can be crazy expensive; especially when you’re redoing a huge house like theirs! I’ve helped them paint some furniture and today I’m going to show you…

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  • Updating My Curb Appeal by Painting My Front Door

    So with the New Year here I am getting things done around the new house. The house is coming along and I have notice that the smallest details and updates are making the biggest difference. With that being said my front door was in pretty bad shape and updating my curb appeal was key. I hated the green trim around the door and black door was in major need of a fresh coat of paint. Who ever painted the door in the first place did not do that great of a job. There was a lot of wood showing through the black paint. The paint was also chipping off on parts of the door. The whole door needed a facelift. I decided to use the DecorArt Outdoor Living paint in Iron Gate to update the look and giving my front door a fresh look for the New Year. The paint is super smooth and has a great finish. The Green trim was the first thing to be painted. I taped around the whole door and the windows to make painting…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Wood Shutters and Front Porch Makeover

    You guys, it’s Mallory! Hi! The holidays are officially over (well, except New Years!) and it’s finally time to start blogging about home/DIY projects again! YAY! I just organized my photos and I have thousands of pictures to sort through, edit and post for you! For an update on what we’ve done to our Prescott View home, check out the posts we’ve shared so far here. Today I wanted to share my fabulous wood shutters and front porch. A few months ago, I got a wild hair and decided to paint the exterior of my home. I’m 99% sure everyone thought I had officially lost my mind taking on a huge project! The house was recently painted so it didn’t need any crazy repairs or anything. I went to Home Depot and bought some exterior paint and went to work! The house was a light tan color when we bought it. PS whenever I hear light tan, I think of Nacho Libre. haha!! Anyone else? I’m going a teeny bit out of order here since I haven’t painted the back of…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Holiday Front Door Makeover and easy updates for your home!

    Hello dear friends! We are so excited that the holidays are finally here! Have I mentioned that? 😉 We are traveling and also hosting family this year and I’m so excited to share our front door makeover with you. We’ve partnered with Schlage to create a beautiful and secure front entry for our home. Our front door was fine but nothing special. It was just simple white with a simple handle. I wanted to create a new, beautiful inviting entry with personality. I recently painted my home’s exterior so I really wanted a fun punch of color and blush pink and navy is my favorite color combo right now. I remembered I had blush pink in my favorite Christmas wreath so I chose blush pink for the door color. (Door color: Behr Everythings Rosy). While we were doing some updating, I really wanted a secure lock that also had some personality. I chose this Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt with Century trim paired with Century Handleset and Latitude Lever with Century trim I love the Latitude Lever and chose to use those throughout my home…

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  • DIY Fall Mantle Decor

    I am excited to share this year’s fall mantle with all of you. This year with my mantle I wanted a very clean and classic look with all the colors of fall. I had a hard time finding exactly what I wanted so I knew that I needed to DIY a few things to get the look I was going for. I found some fall leaves and branches but I could not find a vase that I liked to go with the branches. Here is where the DIY comes in, I found a few plain glass vases and using some Krylon® Spray Paint I totally transformed them. I started by using the Krylon® Shimmer Metallic Candy Corn  spray paint and sprayed the top half of the vase. Always be sure to read product label for proper application and safety instructions. This Shimmer Metallic spray has the perfect amount of shimmer to it. It adds a bit more movement and dimension then just plain orange spray paint. After the top of the vase was dry I taped off the top half of the vase. I…

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