Subway Tile Wall in the Kitchen

Rustic floating shelves subway tile wall

So we just finished tackling a project that’s been on my wish list forever…THE SUBWAY TILE WALL in the kitchen! When we first redid the kitchen (painting the cabinets, installing the stainless steel counters, changing the backsplash in the original part of the kitchen, flooring, light fixtures, faucet, etc.), I really wanted to do a subway… 

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Modern Country Dining Room Reveal

aka design modern country dining room

It’s finally time. GAH! We’re so excited! We’ve teased you for a couple of weeks with little hints of a big project. We’ve shared our cloth napkins, our reused step back cupboard, our chandelier and even our no sew drop cloth curtains. But now we’re going to show you the whole thing! Our Modern Country… 

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Summer DIY Challenge

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If you’ve been following us on Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed that Dean has been busy working on a summer DIY project. Our friends at The Home Depot recently challenged a handful of talented bloggers to come up with a summer DIY project. And we, with many projects stored up in these two brains… 

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How-To: Window Boxes

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Since it’s finally nice and cool for working outside again, we’re back to tell show you how we built our window boxes for The Curb Appeal Series! I always pictured our little white bungalow with window boxes. In fact the two front windows complete with black shutters just kept whispering “we need some window boxes,… 

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We’ve Updated the Curb Appeal – Already!

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Last time in our Curb Appeal projects we left you with this as our AFTER… And while is was a vast improvement over the curb appeal (or lack thereof) BEFORE… I wasn’t quite ‘over the moon’ about it. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it. But it wasn’t quite right. Definitely room for some tweaking.  Know what I mean?… 

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The Curb Appeal Series: THE BIG REVEAL!

Curb Appeal Before and After

Okay, we’re going to switch up this Curb Appeal thing a bit and give you all what you’ve been asking for – THE BIG REVEAL! While we still have two tutorial/DIYs for you – the Concrete Foundation Refacing and the Cedar Window Boxes, which are coming – we thought it was about time we showed you… 

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The Curb Appeal Series: The Flagstone Walkway

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Wouldn’t you know it that in the midst of all of our Curb Appeal projects, we had to stop and go car shopping?! Craziness at Chez Acheson, I tell ya, craziness! Anyway, if you’ve been paying attention, we’ve been talking curb appeal for the last few weeks; we shared how to get a great lawn (ours is still a… 

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Introducing The Curb Appeal Series


Today we’re starting a new series here on aka design called The Curb Appeal Series – a summer series chock full of tips, tricks & ideas for improving your home’s curb appeal. All with projects sponsored by our friends at The Home Depot! We are super excited to get going, but first…what is curb appeal? _____ Curb… 

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