Thursday, May 25, 2017

DIY: The BIG LIVING ROOM REVEAL Building an In-law Apartment

Admittedly I don't have many "BEFORE" photos on this project - because it began as a garage.  A dark, spider-infested garage....not really picture worthy.  But, I do have some mid-process photos that will get the point across.

When it came time to start demo, we put the roll-up door/opener up on craigslist for free and someone came and dismantled the entire thing and hauled it away!  Good deal all around.
Yes, this is actually the same room!
We framed out the window and front door under the original header in the garage door opening to minimize the labor/cost.


Now, this was after we tore through 60 years of siding, insulation, paneling, and wallpaper, but you get the idea. 
BTW: those cinderblocks were the actual "stairs" from the garage in to the house. Classy, right?
Goodbye cinderblock steps - hello, beautiful! 
  Mr. Steady custom built the shelving for my MIL's book collection and military collectibles.

Please understand that photography is NOT Mr. Steady's strength, but as you can see, I had my hands full with our youngest (who is definitely a handful!). At any rate, I'm glad he at least got the shot of this you can truly appreciate this:
Although, we ran out of room in the kitchen area, my MIL's spice cupboard (custom built by Mr. Steady with the pieces of her father's hutch that was destroyed in the great moving truck catastrophe) found a home just outside the kitchen doorway.
We continued the kitchen flooring on to the bottom step and did carpet tiles in the living room - right on the concrete slab! We were on a very tight budget (like highschool jeans TIGHT). Carpet tiles were a bit of a gamble, but they have been great. They were SO EASY to install (even our Curious Cowgirl helped) and we just made it through a TN winter without complaint.

This is also a mid-process shot. Working with a garage slab foundation, we faced some logistical issues.

 We turned that lemon in to lemonade by only building out the bottom half of the wall to match the foundation, and left an inset shelf for display -a great place to show off my In-laws' favorite memories.

 So....what do you think? Thoughts, comments, questions?  Send them our way!!
More reveal posts coming soon!
From our home to yours,

Check out more of the process here:


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Farmhouse Style Printables - Original Photography Made Affordable

After I began creating the farmhouse printables featured in my last post, I realized how easy it would be to share a little bit of Rehoboth Farm with y'all by offering my photos as printables too! 

So, that's just what I did. Well, started doing. It's a process.
Here are a few of the farm-tastic photos now available for INSTANT DOWNLOAD in our Etsy Shop :

 So, what do you do once you snag one of these precious prints for only $5?

Show it off!

The photo files can also be sent off for professional printing (up to 16"x20"), matted, framed, turned in to canvas art, hand bags, greeting cards, and personalized gifts.

Or you could print your photo at home on textured cardstock or high quality photo paper.

Have more creative ideas? Please share! Post comments below or send me note at

And don't forget to visit the Etsy shop to see the newest prints available.
Ps. Use coupon code BLOG10 for 10% off your entire purchase!
From Our Home To Yours,

Farmhouse Printables to Fill Your Frames - Farmhouse Style Decor for under 5 bucks!

As we face the VERY LAST (wishful thinking?) major construction project on our century old farmhouse, I have allowed myself the sweet indulgence to dream again. 

Dream of painted walls, room furnishings, and framed art! 

I LOVE filling frames.
 I have always had my walls filled with framed photos, scriptures, decorative prints, and, inspiring quotes.  It has been absolute heartache waiting for this remodel to end, staring at bare drywall, and peeking at the stacks of frames I long to fill. 
I am painfully ready (even though the house is not quite there). 
So, I jumped in to the next best thing: Creating frame fillers!
Here are few of the latest designs:


These designs are PRINTABLE and available exclusively in our Etsy Shop for only $4.
Just Click, Print, Frame,
....and Hang on your perfectly painted walls (so jealous!).
Ps. Use coupon code BLOG10 for 10% off your entire purchase!
From Our Home To Yours,