I was thinking the other day that it’s been a long time since I’ve completed some of the major projects around here, so it might be neat to do a round up of sorts of the biggest projects and how they’re holding up.

Brown Paper Floors

By far my most popular/viewed project, this one goes back to 2011! It’s been almost 6 years since I first ripped up the carpet in my house, replacing it with paper, stain, and lots of poly. You can see the full tutorial HERE.

stairs 1
I’ve been so pleasantly surprised with how these have held up. We haven’t had any major issues despite having a large dog and 3 cats. I do use area rugs, which help protects them. I thought we would have replaced them with wood by now, but we have’t seen the need. I care for them the same as the hardwood downstairs- hard surface vaccuum, mop, and light wax.

Airstone Bathtub

This was a fast project with a lot of punch! It really made our boring builder tub look custom and added a rustic element to the space. See the full tutorial HERE.

airstone on bathtub

Brick Patio

Nothing screams crazy like digging up your front yard and paving it with bricks. But this has turned out to be one of our favorite features of the house. We live on a steep incline, so this is really our only flat outdoor space to entertain. And boy, do we use it. See how I did it HERE and HERE.

Antique Brick

Painted Kitchen Cabinets

As usual, paint is king when it comes to bang for your buck. I still love my white painted cabinets just as much as I did when I first took the plunge and painted that fake wood. See the process HERE.


Board and Batten

I love the board and batten I’ve added to our home, in fact I often think about adding more! It’s easy, fairly inexpensive, and makes a big impact. Read about the method HERE.

Board and Batten

So there you have it! These are some of my most favorite, long lasting projects that have added a lot of value to our home.

One Response

  1. Glass Replacement Auckland

    The board and pattern is really a nice piece of art but don’t you think this will look good if the size of house is more than 2ooo sq ft so that there is ample space? I some how feel this is not for congested area.


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