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  • Mallory’s Classic Colonial: Paint Colors

    We get asked about our paint colors pretty much every day so I wanted to make a hub of our home’s paint colors for your reference. I used Behr Paint inside and out of our home. It’s available at Home Depot and it’s truly our go-to brand for all of our painting needs. Walls: Behr – Frost (Satin) Doors and Trim: Behr – Ultra Pure White (Semi-Gloss) Black Banister: Behr – Carbon – Semi Gloss Ceilings: Behr – Ultra Pure White (Interior Ceiling Flat) Dining Room Ceiling: Rustoleum Chalked Ultra Matte – Charcoal Navy Accents – (Kitchen Island and Built-in Bookcases): Behr Starless Night Exterior Paint Colors: Exterior: Behr Interior/Exterior Masonry, Stucco and Brick Paint – White (Flat) Shutters and Exterior Doors: Behr Exterior – Carbon – Satin Front Door: Behr Ultra – Red my Mind – Semi Gloss Pin it for later:…

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  • Modern Ranch House: Adventure Room Sources

    I just finished my little boys room and it really did turn out so cute. I wanted to do a full post for you of all the sources of everything I used in the room. Paint The biggest change in this room is the wall color. You can read all about the details about the paint colors in this blog post HERE. Furniture Bed– I found the bunk bed on Walmart! I love that they are stackable and I love that the bottom bunk is a queen and the top bunk is a twin. You can find it HERE. Sofa– I actually got this sofa from Mallory. She got it from American Furniture Warehouse. The navy one is no longer available but here’s similar one. Dresser– This tone of dresser is perfect for this room. I was not wanting to spend a lot on the dresser and I found this one from Living Spaces and for it being under $200 it works just fine. But just so you know It’s not on metal tracks its on wood tracks so its…

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  • Household Closet Organization and Labels

    I can’t even tell you how many times a day I get asked for things. It usually go something like this, “Have you seen my dance shoes?” ” Have you seen my backpack?” “Do we have any Band-Aids?” “Do you know where the batteries are?” Can you relate?? If you can then I want to share one thing that has helped with so many of those questions. It’s getting organized and labeling EVERYTHING!! My Household closet BEFORE: Step 1: Clear everything out Here is the AFTER: We used black vinyl and a Silhouette Machine to cut out these cute random dots so that we could add a bit of character to this closet. It was really easy to apply and was really quick. If you don’t have a vinyl cutter machine you can use scissors and cut your own dots. Label all the things! It makes it so much easier for everyone if everything has a home and everything is labeled. We have made this even easier for you to create your household closet or cabinet by making a set…

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  • Mallory’s Classic Colonial: Dining Room Makeover

    I’m so excited to be sharing some actual progress with you guys on the house. This dining room is literally visible from most areas of our house and was a little bit of a challenge for me to make sure that all walkways are clear, the furniture felt appropriately sized and things didn’t feel too blocked off. You literally have to be able to walk around the entire table because it’s in the middle of the whole house. We opened up some pocket doors that lead to our living room and took out a wall that was in between our dining room and our kitchen. The wall didn’t look structural then ended up needing a beam and also caused a minor A/C reroute. We had our new floors installed (you can read about the flooring in our house here), painted the walls Behr Frost (a cool white), installed baseboards, new electrical outlets and switches and finally a new light fixture. I love the boldness of the black and white with the traditional furniture and architecture. I want our home to…

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  • Mallory’s Classic Colonial Flooring Sources

    It feels so freaking awesome to finally be posting about the new house!! I’ve finally chosen the flooring for most of our house and most of it is installed now! Yahoo! Instead of answering a ton of emails and direct messages on social media, I thought I’d write down everything you need to know or may be curious about! Hardwood Floors For the main flooring throughout out house, we chose engineered hardwood floors. Hardwood floors have come a long way in regards to durability and there are more affordable options on the market than ever before. We chose European White Oak Wide Plank floors. They have a micro-beveled edge and we used the glue-down installation method. You can read all about the exact flooring and find a retailer on Garrison’s website here. Carpet We chose to do carpet in our kids bedrooms, guest room and family media room. I choose the Lifeproof Carpet from the mothership, Home Depot. I used a 1/2″ thick pad and every single person that walks on the carpet comments on how soft and comfortable it…

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  • Boys Room Idea- Adventure Room

    This post is sponsored by Behr Paint. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Coming up with ideas little boy’s room can be a bit tricky! Especially if you little boy is too old for a nursery but is still a bit too young for pre-teen and teenager room. When they are still young, I like to either come up with a cool theme for the room and/or come up with a unique color palette. Paint makes all the difference & upcoming Behr Color Clinic Paint is by far the best way to transform a space. We are so excited to be partnered with Behr Paint and talking more about the Behr Color Clinic on this project. We love Behr and we have used their paint on so many different projects. Like my hallway, the exterior of my house, my painted playhouse, my master bedroom accent wall and so many more! I am excited to go into the detail of this room but before I do, mark your calendars for May 17, 2019 at 9am PST because we will chatting…

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  • Installing Bamboo Flooring

    This post is sponsored by the Home Depot but all opinions are my own. I recently replaced the carpet in my girls room with this Bamboo Click Lock flooring from the Home Depot in the light brown color. We are just loving this flooring so much. It was really easy to install. We were able to do all of it in one weekend. My kids room had carpet in them when we bought the house. The carpet was not in terrible shape when we moved in but after two and a half years of my kids wear and tear the carpet was needing to be replaced. I wanted something easy to install, affordable, and also good for kids. I really do think that the Bamboo Flooring was a great choice. Installing the Flooring When it came to actually removing the old carpet and doing the prep work for the floor and installing the Bamboo flooring from Home Depot that only took a day. We did the finishing touches with installing the quarter round the next day. I can’t even believe how easy it was to…

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  • Modern Ranch House: Formal Living Room

    My formal living room has changed several times since we moved into this house. If you have seen the before pictures of my house then you have seen that this front room space has been changed quite a bit since we bought the house. But so you can get an idea of just the space here are some of the before pictures.  The Formal Living Room Before Our formal living room was the room right off of the entryway. It originally had a wall that is now a way more open space to the family room. It also had a step down and you can see all about that HERE. Up until recently I had the formal living room right when you walk in the entryway still and it connected with the family room. My only conflict I had every once in while was I didn’t necessarily love the sofa backing up another sofa in the family room. After the kitchen remodel which you can see HERE I really wanted to hang out space that connected to the kitchen so…

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  • Modern Ranch House: Dining Room Reveal

    Dining rooms are made up of a very few pieces of furniture. Two keys pieces of furniture for a dining room are a table and chairs. Because you don’t need a bunch of different pieces its very important the you select the right pieces. I want to share what pieces I chose for my dining and hopefully give you a few dining room ideas. What my Dining Room looked like before My dining room has been changed a few times since we have moved into this house 2 1/2 years ago. When we bought this house my dining room was just off the kitchen. If you are new here or if you want to see what the house looks like when we bought the house you can check out this post HERE. You can also search the hashtag #savannahsmodernranchhouse What is different about the my Dining Room? Since my kitchen remodel, which you can see HERE, I have wanted more of a hang out space just off the kitchen and so I put a living room set up next to…

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  • Kitchen Remodel Tour Video

    This post is Sponsored by Elkay but all opinions are mine. Our kitchen has been by far the hardest, most expensive, most rewarding, most challenging, and biggest project in this house. A few weeks ago, we revealed my kitchen in a blog post and now I want to take you on a video tour so that you can get a better feel of the lay out and also you can see how we use the kitchen and how well it is set up for our family. I had an Elkay Quartz sink in my last kitchen you can see it HERE and I am so happy that I have this Fireclay Farmhouse Sink  in my new kitchen. When I was selecting my sink for the new kitchen I knew I wanted a white, double bowl and a farmhouse style and the Fireclay Farmhouse Sink[ is so perfect for this space and I love that it truly is the center of our home. You can read more about this beautiful sink and the rest of the links to items in my kitchen…

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  • Modern Ranch House: Backyard phase 2- Painted Playset and New Pool Umbrellas

    It has been awhile since I shared an update on my backyard. The backyard has been a work in progress for awhile. If you want to see the very very beginning of the backyard transformation you can see the before pictures and details of the plan HERE, Our concrete path HERE, and how to install pavers HERE and now here we are. We still have a few more things we want to do in the backyard but we are loving every single part of it right now. Painted Playset We got our kids this Playset for Christmas. Don’t be like us and start the set up on Christmas Eve, that was not our best idea. And it really does take as long as the package says it will take to set up. HAHAHA. We got our play set at Costco. You can find it HERE. When we bought the playset we knew that we would paint it to match the house, you can see our paint colors HERE. When our painter came to paint our ceiling in the house he…

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  • Modern Ranch House Kitchen Remodel

    A kitchen remodel can be hard and can have challenges for sure. But now that it is over I can say it is all worth it! This post is sponsored by Home Depot but all opinions are my own. This kitchen remodel has been a labor of love that is for sure. When our kitchen flooded at beginning of November things got crazy really fast. When we bought the house we knew that we would have to do a kitchen remodel but we were not planning on it anytime soon. Especially since we had just finished our backyard. But when life gives you lemons and forces you to demo your kitchen right before Thanksgiving you go for it and boy did we! Our fridge leaked and we notice our hardwood popping up one afternoon. When we pulled the fridge out we then realized that the leak had been going on for awhile and it had ruined the cabinets from the fridge to the sink and also had ruined the wood all around. I will go into more details of the…

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  • How to install laminate flooring – tips for installing laminate flooring

    Installing laminate flooring is one of the more simple flooring options to install. Even beginner DIYers can learn how to install laminate flooring. Materials needed for installing laminate flooring Laminate flooring to cover square footage of your space + 10% extra. Underlayment (if not already attached to the flooring you chose) – Must use as a vapor barrier if installing over concrete. Underlayment also helps to buffer the sound after installation. Spacers for expansion Use 3/8″ spacers for expansion around the perimeter of your space. Rubber Mallet Tapping Block Pull bar How to install laminate flooring Step 1: Buy your laminate flooring. Always measure the square footage of your space PLUS 10% extra to allow for cuts and mistakes. It happens. Prepare your surface: Remove door and base moulding. If removed carefully, it can be reused in the space after installing laminate flooring. Remove carpet, carpet pad and carpet tacks. (if necessary) Laminate flooring can be installed directly over most existing flooring, except carpet. If you are installing directly over a hard surface (wood, tile, linoleum), you will want to…

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