My Dining Chair Upgrade

I’ve been on the hunt for new dining chairs for a while now. I purchased my current chairs when I first bought my house over 7 years ago, and they were just cheap stacking chairs. I liked the modern form and they were within my budget at the time. But, it was time for an upgrade to something a little nicer!

I had a few constraints when looking for a new chair– I really wanted the new chairs to fit my space aesthetically. A lot of dining chairs either felt TOO modern or way TOO traditional for my style. My dining table area is also pretty small, so I needed chairs that would physically fit within the space. My current dining table is also a dark wood, so I wanted any wood accents to coordinate with the wood tone. I also didn’t want to spend more than around $100 a chair.

I was also specifically hoping to find white chairs. I like keeping the space feeling bright and airy, and white would work with any types of table linens across the seasons.

This seems like not that hard of a list of constraints, but it took a lot of hunting to find the right chairs!

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Home Remodel: Where to Save and Splurge

As you can tell from this blog, I have remodeled just about every room in my house—from installing hardwood floors, to new kitchen countertops, to building a custom bathroom vanity, I’ve done it all! Over the years, I have learned some lessons on what is worth spending the extra money, and where you can save some cash!

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, its nice to take some time to refresh your life. For me, this also means taking some time to reduce clutter and clean my home. After putting holiday decorations away, its the perfect time to tackle a major cleaning list.

My advice is to go room by room, maybe doing only one room per day in order to break it up. This way you can really focus on a deep clean and reorganization. Taking time now will only set you up for a less chaotic and stressful year ahead!

To help you with your spring cleaning endeavor, I’ve made a handy printable checklist! Nothing feels better than checking off a list as you accomplish your tasks! Click the download button to get the high res file!

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My Biggest Home Remodel Regrets

I have shared a lot of my remodel projects on this blog– from putting salvaged vintage hardwood flooring in my living room, to remodeling my kitchen, to building my own bathroom vanity. I always talk about my projects and the things I love about them, but I have never really talked about them afterwards. I’ve been reflecting on a few of the things that I wish I would have done differently, and thought I would share for you to learn from my mistakes!

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My Fall Home Makeover

It’s been an emotionally draining couple of weeks (or you know, year), so this week I decided I was going to take a day off work for a little self care. For me, this meant waking up for a sunrise run, shopping the new fall home decor at Target, and decorating my house for fall!

It felt nice to refresh the space and to buy some fun new things. Each year, I try a little different look to change things up. I started decorating with what I already had to get a better idea of what things would be nice to buy to complete the look. Before heading out to the store, I take pictures of what I already have and the spaces I want to use them in, so that I can be more thoughtful and intentional with what I buy.

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Inspiring Home Decor Small Businesses

As we are spending more time at home, you may be considering remodeling or updating your home decor. Right now is a really good time to support small businesses, and these businesses can often provide unique items and creative inspiration.

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