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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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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Bonus Room Makeover

    I’m so excited about today’s post! We’re gonna chat about our Bonus Room. I think people call it a “flex” room? Yeah, flex room. This room was used by the previous owners for a family/tv room! They had comfy sofas and a little desk and office space in here. I wracked my brain for how to use this space best for our family! Since I decided to frame in a pantry (more on that later) I used the space where the previous owners had their dining table… which meant, this needed to be a dining room or… part dining room. It’s awfully long to use only for a dining room and perhaps as our family grows, we will use it primarily for dining someday. For now, it’s our flex room that is our kiddos tv room + dining room. Weird right? Well, it TOTALLY works wonders for us! It was one of the reasons I fell in love with the house (the windows!!!) and the fact that it had so many possibilities! First, I removed the carpet and installed new flooring. I…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Tips & Tricks for keeping your laminate flooring looking great

    Hey friends! Just popping in real quick to tell you that I am in LOVE with my laminate flooring! Also to tell you that I’m guest posting over at Quick Step Style again sharing my Tips and Tricks for keeping your laminate flooring looking great! I have loved changing out my old flooring and adding in this beautiful flooring! It has lightened and brightened my home. To say changing it out was a great choice is a huge understatement! It has helped change the look of my whole home. This laminate flooring makes me so happy. The tips and tricks that I’ve learned and will be sharing have saved my life and I know they will do the same for you. These tips have been great way to keep my flooring always looking brand new and very clean! Make sure to check them all out you wont be disappointed. Don’t forget to click over to see a progress update on my office makeover and see how we turned this 3rd car garage into the office of my dreams! Check out the transformation here. Be…

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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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  • 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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  • How to make finding flooring easier… Floor and Decor

    Finding flooring can be really difficult. When we bought our new house in October we planned on moving in then down the road redoing the flooring. As we started working on the house we knew that we wanted to do the flooring before we moved in. Since the new flooring would be in the main rooms of our house we knew that doing the flooring while we lived there would be harder with us living there. Now the challenge was finding the flooring that we wanted and finding it fast. What I did first was I put together a must have list. Which included: Light colored Something that would look good next to my pre-existing hardwood floor because the hardwood was in good shape and it was in the entryway and the kitchen. We were looking for something very durable because the new flooring is in the formal living room, dining room, living room, nursery, and hallway. Because it was going next to real hardwood I did not want a “wood looking” tile even though I loved a lot 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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  • 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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  • Modern Ranch House: Savannah’s New House!

    Can you even believe that Mallory and myself both bought new houses in the same year just a few months a part?!?!?! Which you can see all the details about Mallory’s house if you search #mallorysprescottviewhouse. It has been a crazy whirlwind for us this year and I can’t even wait to share all the details about my new house. You can follow my house details by searching #savannahsmodernranchhouse. Now, let me start from the beginning. My husband, Kyle has a plumbing company in Az called Northstar Plumbing and I have been doing hair for the last 12+ years and so all banks hate us since we are self employed. We have rented ever since we were married. It has been a little over ten years now and in the last 1-2 years we have been working towards buying our own house. Like we have both been working so hard.. like I could cry just thinking about how much and how hard we have worked for this and we finally did it!!! Here is my story: I have been looking at…

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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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