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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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  • Guest Room Refresh with Pier 1

    Hi friends! Happy Thanksgiving! We are so excited to be sharing the guest room makeover with you. We partnered with Pier 1 to create a space for our guests. So in our home, my oldest son’s room doubles as our guest room. He LOVES volunteering his room (after he’s shown it off and given a full tour, of course) to our guests and he sleeps on our pull-out sleeper sofa. With that in mind, we wanted this space to be something he could be proud of but also neutral enough to fill its guest room roll. We plan on having my husband’s side of the family over for the holidays so we wanted a space that they could enjoy. They are in the airline industry so this room is so perfect for them. We also wanted a little bit of a holiday feel so we added a few fun pieces to make it really feel like those finishing touches were made especially for their visit. We chose this amazing Pierce Java Headboard and matching Pierce Java Bedtime Chest. I love…

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  • DIY Pixelated Cactus Artwork

    Hi friends! We are so excited to finally be sharing this funky cactus artwork with you today! This technique that we’re going to teach you is totally customizable and can be made into virtually any shape using any colors! We’re Arizona girls so we loved the idea of a trendy cactus, with pink flowers, of course. Materials Needed: 3×4 sheet of thin plywood, your choice! 1×2 boards for trim (optional) Carpenter’s square ScotchBlue Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape Putty knife Pencil Foam paintbrushes Utility Knife Acrylic Paints Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal. Step 1: Trace a grid of approximately 1” squares on your plywood. We left about a 6” border around the perimeter. Don’t overthink the measurements. This is really flexible.  Step 2: Trace a rough sketch of your cactus shape. Step 3:We recommend sealing the plywood with clear polyurethane before applying tape. Once your poly is dry, tape your traced cactus shape and seal using ScotchBlue Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape around your cactus shape. You will tape off any square that…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Renovation – Part 2: Progress

    Hi friends! We’ve made some major progress in our budget friendly kitchen renovation! Don’t forget to check out Part 1 of the kitchen reno here. I have removed most of the countertops to allow me to rearrange our existing cabinetry which saved me upwards of $8,000 by keeping our existing cabinets, instead of replacing them. I hoped that I could remove the countertops and salvage them but when you removed countertops, you never know what shape the boxes of the cabinets are going to be in. One day I rented a hammer drill from Home Depot (about $50) to remove the granite tile countertops. I was able to remove the granite tiles from the plywood that sits on top of the cabinets pretty easily. Make sure you wear gloves and eye protection if you take on this task. It can get messy! I just removed the tile off of the peninsula so I could access the cabinets below. I removed the the tile, a thick layer of mortar and the plywood. Okay now I hope I can explain this part…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: How to paint a Garage Floor and Garage Makeover Reveal

    Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by today! We’re sooooo excited to share the rest of the garage makeover with you today! I’m going to start by saying that I am in LOVE with how it turned out. I’ve had so many friends and neighbors stop by and compliment it and want to peek inside. It’s so clean and functional and it just makes me so proud of our hard work. Today we’re sharing a tutorial on painting the floor in a classic, beautiful Greek key pattern. Let’s get started! Materials Needed: Power Washer Broom ScotchBlue Exterior Surfaces Painter’s Tape Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal. Carpenter’s square Carpenter’s knife Putty knife or 5-in-1 tool Garage floor paint Lint-free paint roller Paint Roller extension pole Step 1: First, clean and prepare your floor. Make sure your door is clear of any old paint, grease, oils, dust, lint, dirt, wax etc.  Use a power washer to remove any and all debris from the cement and allow to dry for 24-48 hours…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Garage Makeover Progress and Getting Organized

    When you’re tackling a home renovation, the garage becomes Grand Central Station and you spend a LOT of time working in it. We found ourselves constantly going in and out of the garage making cuts with various saws, grabbing supplies, recharging tools and everything you could imagine. We decided to tackle the garage makeover first so we could organize our tools and DIY supplies so we weren’t digging through boxes throughout months of renovation. Here’s what it looked like when we moved in, sans 1 million boxes that got loaded into the house. Oh boy! See, chaos. I needed a way to organize all of my stuff and have the garage function. There were several random cabinets on a couple walls in the garage so I rearranged them onto one wall so it made more sense. I painted them white so it felt brighter and a little more updated. I created a little desk area and used a sheet of melamine on top to create a table top. I installed a peg board to hang tape and tools and put shelving by…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Renovation – Part 1: The Plan

    Hello dear friends! I’m so glad you’re here! It’s always fun to share ideas and plans with friends when they’re actually interested in renovation / your house! 😉 I’m assuming you are, you know, since you’re here on our blog. haha! I’m super excited to get into the details of our budget friendly kitchen renovation with you. Yes, budget friendly. We are doing ALMOST all the work ourselves and completely overhauling this little kitchen. We were insanely lucky to find a house that had a cute, “livable” kitchen so we could enjoy cooking and enjoy being in the heart of our home before the renovations started. A lot of houses we looked at did NOT have a “livable” kitchen. We’re lucky ours was and it was done really well! The biggest reason for renovating it was to rearrange the layout to utilize a LOT of wasted space next to our kitchen and open it up since we removed a wall (!!!!). The previous owners had their kitchen table against the bench and a few chairs so it totally had a…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Brush Stroke Wall & Dining Room Makeover

    Hey friends! Today I’m excited to share another room in my new house! Over the weekend, I worked on this little dining room and added some finishing touches to the room! I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. The wall with the window and door (that leads to our backyard) was white and a bit boring but I knew I could jazz it up and make a faux wallpaper with DecoArt’s new METALLICS paint from the Americana Decor Line! I am SO in love with this metallic paint! The entire project cost less than $10 and took less than an hour to complete! Amazing right? Materials: DecoArt Americana Decor METALLICS paint in Champagne Gold Craft Brush(es) Scrap piece of wood or paper Blank wall I found this pattern inspiration on Pinterest by searching Brush Stroke Pattern and loved the cross hashes and how perfectly imperfect it is. Isn’t it fun! I actually love it in navy but we all know, gold is my jam so I went with Champagne Gold from DecoArt. Pattern by Minakani for Otto d’Ame via Pinterest…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Kids Bathroom Reno Reveal + Pfister faucet review

    Hello dears! I am back today, as promised with our bathroom reveal! I left you last night about 95% done and now I’m like 99% done but I promised I’d be back so that 1% will have to be done later! I am going to start by saying YAY!!!! I’m so beyond excited that this room is “done!”. Mostly. 😉 I just have a teensy bit of grout work to fix and a teeny bit of caulking left. And… maybe a touch up paint here and there but nothing even noticeable. Let’s begin with a little refresh of what we started with. This bathroom was not in bad shape at all. Luck for us, the reno was relatively quick and pretty straight forward. We didn’t run into any issues like water damage or crazy plumbing or electrical issues that you definitely can encounter when you take an older home’s bathroom down to the bare studs. Here was our DIY plan for the makeover. We tiled the shower to the ceiling and added a soap box. I forgot to get a…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Kids Bathroom Reno Progress

    Hello friends! I’m so excited to be sharing some progress and plans for the house with you. We are buzzing through our renovations and decorating but WHOA it’s a long, busy, messy process. I knew all of this going in but the details can make your head spin. I am happy to report that so far, I’m LOVING where it is going but we are working our way through, budgeting it as we go and trying really hard to enjoy the process. Today I’m going to take you through our plans and progress for our kids’ bathroom / the guest bathroom. The plan: Demo all the things. Fix all the things. Decorate all the things. 😉 I’m going for a clean and traditional vibe with a few modern touches in the bathroom. I painted the walls BEHR Silver Polish, retiled the floors and shower, replaced the bathtub, vanity, and the light fixture. Here’s the starting point, in case you missed our Before Tour! Check it out here if you did miss it! First, the shower tile, jetted tub, pedestal sink, medicine…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: My Little Boys’ Space Room Makeover

    It’s our first room reveal in my new house!!! YAY!!!! We are SO sad to retire the Superhero Room but we moved it to two different houses and this would be the 3rd house we reused it in. My Parker wants to be an astronaut and he really really wanted a space room. Now, themed rooms can go one of two ways. We can get all Winnie the Pooh, bright colors and honey everywhere or how I like to do it, pick a theme and go neutral and add some “themed” touches. I added a few more touches than I initially thought but I am obsessed with the turn out. Parker is beside himself. He can’t get enough and wants to show everyone his room. He shares with my 2 year old who would be happy to live in a cardboard box but I’m assuming he is just as obsessed. Totally fine. Oh, I photoshopped out some cheesy Cheetoh fingers on the newly painted white beds for ya. You’re welcome. When we moved in, here’s how the decor looked. Oh sad day.…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Our new house! #MallorysPrescottViewHome Tour

    Today is an exciting day here on the blog. The beginning of a long journey and surely the biggest project I have ever attempted. I say attempted because I’m sure there will be a lot of hiccups and redos along the way. I’ve already changed my plans what seems like a million times for a ton of different reasons. I wanted to share this little journey of ours with you from the beginning. We’ve lived in our new home for 2 months now and we have done an insane amount of work. If you’re following us on Instagram, you’ve probably seen a few sneak peeks! I’m excited to officially share our “before” tour of our new house. (MLS photo) Getting this house was the biggest whirlwind of my friggin life. I was moving two hours away from Mesa, where I lived while my husband did residency after dental school, which was only 10 minutes from Savannah. We were only there for a year and it went by freaky fast. When you move to another town and try to buy a house, it comes with a…

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