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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Living Room Flooring Part 1

    Finding the right flooring can be really challenging. In the Modern Ranch Reno I struggled because I wanted to keep the existing wood floor that was already throughout a good amount of the house. I have loved the wood looking tile but because of the real wood in my house I knew it would not be an option for me to get the look I wanted to get. I looked into other flooring options and to do that I went to Floor and Decor to see what options I had. I talk more about my visit and how I picked my flooring HERE. This is our Living Room Flooring Part 1. Before we even started to lay the flooring we had to do a lot of work first. Then after it was all ripped out then we had a few decisions to make. We were not going to fill in the formal living room at first and then after the tile came out and we realized that the steps all around the formal living room would not be the look…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dining Room Refresh with ScotchBlue

    Hello, hello our dear friends! We are so excited to share Savannah’s dining room refresh we did recently! We are pumped because A. we painted a door our current favorite color, blush pink. Learn how to paint a door here. B. We got to do a project together since I moved. C. We have a new video for you! Yahoooo! Now, this living room “Before” is definitely not your typically before photo because obviously it’s gorgeous. Savannah just wanted a lighter, brighter feel and something that felt “new”. You know when you’re stuck in a rut in your house but don’t really need to change anything? A simple coat of paint on an accent wall or a fun colored door gives you a new, fresh feel without redecorating! We’re going to show you our tips for a quick room refresh. Let’s do it! Materials: All-purpose cleaner and paper towels Screw Driver ScotchBlue PLATINUM Painter’s Tape Putty Knife or 5-in- 1 tool Paint roller Paint brush Interior Paint Paint tray TIP: Be sure to follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for…

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  • DIY Stars Wars Dresser

    Today I’m excited to share all the details on how we did this DIY Star Wars Dresser. Okay, so my little guy Ryder LOVES Star Wars so much! When I was redoing his room from his circus nursery into a big boy room I knew that Star Wars going to be the ticket. I love theme rooms because I feel like they tell a story about the person or in this case the child. I knew this phase and love for Star Wars would not really last forever and that is why I did not do anything to crazy expensive. You can read all the details about the room HERE. Now let’s talk about this cute Star Wars dresser. Its so crazy how we changed a simple and inexpensive dresser from Ikea into key element in Ryder’s new room. First, we stained the whole dresser with a light coat of grey stain. Next, we used the Silhouette Design Studio to create the tie fighter ship. Since the Silhouette Cameo cuts only up to 12 inches we had to cut it…

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  • How to paint a door with ScotchBlue

    We have a super fun project to share with you guys today. One that applies to basically everyone, no matter your style, taste or even skill level! Today we’re sharing how to paint (or repaint!) a door.We are painting the exterior of Savannah’s front entry door of her house today. She’s in a rental so we knew we would just be able to do cosmetic updates to the outside. In a perfect world, Savannah would love to add another window to the left side of the house and change the roofline but those are pretty big changes! ha! Next house. 😉 The plan was to paint the door, some other paint updates (the step under the door, repaint the foundation, facia and door casing), add shutters, a window box and some plants and flowers. The front door was replaced a few months ago. It came primed but not painted and she waited and waited until she decided on the perfect color to paint it.  She finally decided she wanted a deep, rich navy so we got to work! Supplies: All-purpose cleaner…

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