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DIY Modern Planter Box

this post is a paid partnership with Ariat International For years I have been wanting to build a space for a garden just off the kitchen. A space that would be as beautiful as it is functional. I had 3 non-negotiable for this project: U shaped with a bench, painted black, and with trellises for… Continue reading DIY Modern Planter Box

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DIY Simple Pegboard

We've long stored our tools and painting supplies on a simple pegboard wall in our garage. We've had this type of set up in every house we've lived in and was one of the first projects we took care of in this house 3 years ago. I love that this can be done on a… Continue reading DIY Simple Pegboard

DIY · For The Home

$15 Laundry Room Upgrade and just 15 minutes!

This is the current state of our laundry room. It is not one of the rooms in our home that will stop you in your tracks, but it is one of our most utilized spaces. I am incredibly grateful to have indoor laundry facilities and am looking forward to making major changes in this room… Continue reading $15 Laundry Room Upgrade and just 15 minutes!

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Bathroom Renovation Reveal!

Our Jeffrey Court renovation marathon has come to an end and the bathroom is finished!  6 Weeks of planning and hard work have paid off.  The result is the bathroom I envisioned and I could not be happier with the end result. I am most proud of the attention to detail we dedicated on every square inch… Continue reading Bathroom Renovation Reveal!

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Bathroom Reno Homestretch and Why Taking Your Time is Important!

We are well in to week 5 of the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! The amount of Jeffrey Court tile we took on for this room was intense.  Its taken us 3 weeks to inch our way towards being able to grout.  Partly because we have spent… Continue reading Bathroom Reno Homestretch and Why Taking Your Time is Important!

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How to Plan a Bathroom Full of Tile

It is week 4 of our Jeffrey Court Renovation and this week proved to be the most intense for us.  We expected the wall tile phase of this project to be a beast so we made sure to prep, plan, and double check every detail at every turn so that our beautiful 4x12 tile would make the… Continue reading How to Plan a Bathroom Full of Tile

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Installing Hexagon Floor Tile

Hi everyone!  We are 3 weeks into the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge and our new bathroom is well underway.  As a reminder this was where we left off last week: Since then we’ve put up cement board on the walls where the new tile will be going.  Now before we could get to installing the gorgeous Potpourri Medley Hexagon tile we… Continue reading Installing Hexagon Floor Tile

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Bathroom Demo!

With our vision on paper and Jeffrey Court tile in hand, we can start demo on the bathroom! When I told my father we were starting a bathroom project his first reaction was “but why, it’s a perfectly good bathroom?!”.  Yes, yes it is a perfectly good bathroom, but I am going to change it because I… Continue reading Bathroom Demo!

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DIY under the stairs play nook

My list of house projects and dreamy ideas runs lonnnnnng. Occasionally the list is shaken up with a spontaneous 'I didn't know I needed this but I MUST DO IT RIGHT THIS INSTANT' project. Thats exactly what happened with our under the stairs play nook that we have dubbed the HofE Clubhouse. In our home… Continue reading DIY under the stairs play nook

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DIY Wood Cutting Board Refresh

Kicking off this new Everyday Makings series with a wood cutting board refresh. If you spend as much time in the kitchen as we do, your wood cutting board could probably use some love too. We have a large IKEA bamboo cutting board we use for everything but meats, that has been with us for… Continue reading DIY Wood Cutting Board Refresh

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DIY Workbench

We spent the weekend finally building the workbench of our dreams! The plastic folding tables we have been using all of these years are finally getting retired yayyy! Having storage under the table for some of our bigger saws to hang out on was a necessary feature. When we came across BitterRootDIY's plans for a… Continue reading DIY Workbench

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DIY Oversized Chalkboard

One of the first projects we tackled in our home back in 2017 was an oversized chalkboard in our eat in kitchen area. I knew I wanted a statement piece of some sort on the wall next to where the table would be. A chalkboard would not only give me a way to have a… Continue reading DIY Oversized Chalkboard

DIY · For The Home

DIY Hexagon Cork Tile Bulletin Board

My craft room/studio is always a work in progress. I'm a visual person and I found I needed a bulletin board of some sort to hold onto items I wanted to see for inspiration on a daily basis. The idea of a floor to ceiling cork wall was on my brain but wall space is… Continue reading DIY Hexagon Cork Tile Bulletin Board

DIY · For The Home

Built That – Bathroom Floating Shelves

We are on a floating shelf kick over here at Casa Chavez.  Putting them evvvverryywhere.  Our downstairs bathroom is a full bathroom with little storage space.  I really wanted to do something with the empty space above the toilet area to maximize the space.  We went with the easy to follow Shanty 2 Chic style floating… Continue reading Built That – Bathroom Floating Shelves

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Garage Tool Organization

We have been chipping away at house projects for 5 months now.  Our tools have been scattered in the garage and hard to keep track of while we work on things inside, driving me crazy.  We FINALLY decided to get the tools organized and on a peg board like our last home (which was inspired… Continue reading Garage Tool Organization

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Built This – Rustic Picture Frames and Patent Prints

I've learned so much in the last couple of years about wood working and "building like a girl".  My crafty friend Heather got me on the building kick by showing me how to properly use a miter saw.  Before I knew it, My Christmas lists were nothing but Ryobi tools and safety gear.  With the help… Continue reading Built This – Rustic Picture Frames and Patent Prints

Crochet · DIY

TUTORIAL – Crochet TMNT Hat

After the unexpected response I received for my Ninja Turtles hat, I am FINALLY posting this tutorial post!  Several readers have asked for it and I love knowing I can make atleast 1 person happy with this pattern. Remember, I in no way consider myself an expert.  This is a pattern I drafted up that… Continue reading TUTORIAL – Crochet TMNT Hat

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DIY – Puppy Plush Toy

Ever notice how expensive pet toys are?  Ever notice how short the life span of most of them are? When you have a great dane puppy, chew toys don't last more than a few minutes! Our Ivy really enjoys the plush squeaky toys from the pet store.  If she really likes a particular toy she… Continue reading DIY – Puppy Plush Toy

Crochet · DIY

TUTORIAL – Crochet Minion Hat

After an unexpected positive response to my crochet minion kids hat, I was asked about providing a pattern.  I thought about trying to draft up a fancy PDF file and post it for sale, but I am no crochet expert and besides, writing a formal pattern would take me f-o-r-e-v-e-r.  I would be happier giving… Continue reading TUTORIAL – Crochet Minion Hat

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DIY – Headband Holder

There are so many beautiful handcrafted headbands on Etsy for girls.  Flowers, bows, feathers, you name it.  Here are some of my favorites with the links to their shops.        Aren't they gorgeous?!  The dilemma is where to put them once your little one gets a collection of headbands going.  In searching the… Continue reading DIY – Headband Holder