marble tile surround fireplace, bookcase builtins with wainscoting trim

DIY Fireplace Makeover & Building Bookcase Built ins


I’m a DIY addict so needless to say Pinterest and HGTV are two of my favorite things!  I’m also the daughter of a second generation carpenter so trust me I have no fear of power tools!

When I was about 5 months pregnant with Will and David was deployed I got the hair brained idea to build us a new bed.  A king size bed with an upholstered headboard!  I’m proud to say that four years later it hasn’t fallen apart yet!

Recently we completed our big dog project, a Fireplace Makeover and adding Built-ins around it in our family room. Oh and we installed hardwood floors and new tile. What can I say I’m the daughter and grand daughter of carpenters, it runs in my blood!

Next up on the project list are bench seating in the kitchen and converting our tired coffee table to an upholstered ottoman.  It’s probably weird but I’m so excited to tackle these projects!!  Check out my Pinterest boards for more of my lofty DIY goals :).

I also learned to sew from my Gram and made custom bedding for Will before he was born.  Everything from quilts, crib skirts and changing pad covers to my very own hospital bag.  You can see how it all came together in his nursery here!