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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

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$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 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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Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge Finalist!

We are proud to announce House of Esperanza will be participating in Season 4 of the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge!   We will be renovating a bathroom in our home that sits on the main level.  When we first moved in I added floating shelfs and some art work to hold us over until we had the chance… Continue reading Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge Finalist!

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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

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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

Keeping it real

Stay at Home Mom

During a family outing an acquaintance asked what it is I do for a living. It was the first time since quitting my job that I was going to answer “stay at home mom”. I hesitated. I wanted to say something that sounded more glamorous like “work at home mom” or “Etsy business owner”. 🙄Then… Continue reading Stay at Home Mom

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Library Ladder Install

After two years of progress in our home library we installed our custom rolling ladder this weekend. And I am in Love. It is just what we needed in the room to finish it off. I went with an aluminum style from Alacco Ladders in Southern California due to the custom extended length required. A… Continue reading Library Ladder Install

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Crochet Crown

Dusting off my crochet skills this month and thankfully my hooks feel at home in my hands.  I received a custom request for a little pink crown and I was able to whip one up in no time using a helpful tutorial I found here.  It had been a long time since I made one… Continue reading Crochet Crown

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Yarn Season is Here!

Winter is coming and I can't wait to start hoarding all the squishy yarn! I recently reopened the Etsy shop with a handful of listings, including some classic crochet items for little ones. Like this Baby Aviator hat heading out to its new home in Florida: This Repeat Crafter Me pattern will never get old!

For The Home · Thrifty Finds

Thrifty Find – Vanity Mirrors

My usual Craigslist stalking snagged me this set of amazing mirrors!! 2 of them for $30! TWO! They are larger in size, really good quality, and were well taken care of.  I was looking for a set to use above nightstands in our spare room. These.were.perfect.

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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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In Progress – Landing Zone

Slowly getting the house furnished and decorated.  I don't want to 'settle' for the things that are going in this place, so we are taking our time.  We would like for everything to be meaningful and/or purposeful. At the base of our staircase there is this little nook, perfect as a landing zone for coats… Continue reading In Progress – Landing Zone

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In Progress- Tiny Hallway Makeover

Currently tackling the décor of our new home room by room.  We made it a point to start in the spaces we spend the most time in or have our eyes on the most. There is a tiny hallway just off the garage entry into the house that desperately needed a face lift.  The off white… Continue reading In Progress- Tiny Hallway Makeover

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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