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|Kitchen Redo Part Two|

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Well, after basically living the last 4-5 years under construction/renovation. We have finished. No more projects for this house. It is officially on the market; the Marshall’s are picking up and moving to Oklahoma! We are so excited for this move and for new opportunities. 

But for now, let’s get to the good stuff; the kitchen!



Seeing how great this looks, the only thing I would change would be that we would have done this the FIRST time we renovated the kitchen. [long story]. 

There won’t be any home Reno project updates for awhile [sad day] but when we buy a new house when we move; it’s game on! 

Until the last box is packed,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|Kitchen Redo Part One|

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For 5 years now I wanted an open kitchen in our house. We have updated our kitchen now for the third time and guess what?! We are going to have an open kitchen! 

Beadboard ceiling is going up and I could not be more excited! 

We knocked some walls down, moved cabinets and plumbing, installed new flooring, and so much more! 

Until next time,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|Entry Redo|

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Our entry has been blah for pretty much the entire time we have lived at our house. We added paint and a new light fixture, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to brighten it up and make it inviting! 

We came across a hell of a deal at Lowe’s over the weekend that we couldn’t pass up. HARDWOOD floors that were originally $75 a box for only $25 a box! 

Now, if only we could have replaced the flooring in our entire house. Anywho, quick, easy install. It looks absolutely gorgeous. I told my husband I wanted to move my chair to the front entry and just live there. 

We created faux shiplap by cutting a 4×8 piece of 5mm plywood into strips of 6 inches and spacing it about a nickel’s width apart. 

I went through and painted in between the cracks with a brush and then rolled the rest. I had a light yellow color behind the planks so I didn’t have to paint the wall before installing the faux shiplap. *YAY*






Check out how great it turned out. Let me know what you think!

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Voila! 


All in all, this entire entry way project with flooring, closet door, faux shiplap, and paint [we already had the trim] cost less than $200. SCORE!

Our next work in project is the front door. We have stripped the paint from it and will be staining it. Before and afters coming soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Until the next door opens,

We Are The Marshall’s

|Bathroom Reno Reveal|

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Ya’ll… The guest bathroom isย done(~ish)! Done enough to post! [We lack painting the open shelving] It has been long over due, and I am so glad that it is functioning. Three people and one bathroom under one roof just doesn’t cut it for me. Especially with me being the only girl in the house! [I need my space.]

First off, please keep in mind that we gutted this bathroom [top to bottom], which is why it took fooooorrrreeevvver! So worth it in the end.


During Demo: What a mess!

Replacing and installing insulation in the subfloor.

Floor ductwork and platform built for AC unit.

Moving light fixtures and putting up headboard ceiling.

Shiplap everywhere! ๐Ÿ™‚

Floor leveler down and sanded. Flooring installed.

Cement board for tiled shower installed & remaining shiplap installed.

Tile Installation, Grouting and Sealing.

Finishing Touches.

 

And Voila! We have a functioning bathroom! :]

Until the next renovation,
We Are The Marshall’s

 

|Spring Break 2017|

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What a month! It is speeding by so gracefully… Here’s a recap of some of my favorite memories AND a sneak peak of our newly renovated bathroom! (Plumber came over Spring Break and we have been super busy.)

This cute little farmer picked up his own apple for a quick snack. How cute is this?? I’ll post this DIY Pinterest find Farmhouse Produce Stand in a few days. Literally, one of the easiest DIY wood projects. 

Amidst our mini Spring Break trip we stopped at the Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, Arkansas! Rhett had an absolute blast (mom & dad did too!). So much information to let soak in and great sights to see!

We went to Branson, Missouri for a few days over Spring Break this year. Used our timeshare points (Bluegreen) and stayed at The Falls. Such a quiet (outside) place to stay for a mini vacation tucked into the hills of Branson. Of course, the first place Rhett wanted to go, was the jacuzzi tub, we obliged. He had so much fun in his “swimming pool”. 

We went to the Dixie Stampede while we were in Branson, and again, Rhett absolutely loved it. He loved seeing the horses and the lights and fire that went along with the show. I’ve been to Branson multiple times and I have NEVER been, until now. Of course, I will be back. The food and show were amazing. 

Bathroom Sneak Peek:


Check out our super cute helper! I’ll make an entire post from start to finish when all the finishing touches are made. 

Until then,

We Are The Marshall’s

|Pinterest for the Win|

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Since taking over the man cave from my husband, I have been trying to come up with a storage solution for my vinyl rolls. Pinterest had some DIY shelving, etc that seemed functional, but at the same time, bulky. Bulky is the last thing this now craftroom/man cave/toy room needs. 

I finally found a pin that was a grocery bag holder from IKEA. Well, I don’t shop at IKEA and the closest one is about two hours away. So I resorted to Amazon. Cha-Ching! Score!


$10.35 + free shipping because I’m a Prime member. Can’t beat that price. It arrived today! Check this out!


It’s perfect!  I’ll have to order one more to fit the rest of my vinyl rolls. This one holds 14! I was impressed! 

Now, back to the crafting and Christmas music. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

xoxo,

We Are The Marshall’s

|It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…. Still|

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Officially on Christmas Break from work; off work until 2017. I have so many projects, ideas and plans for Tommy and I over the next two weeks.

This past weekend we had our 2nd Annual Christmas Party & Scavenger Hunt with friends and it sure was memorable. [This picture says it all.. Thanks Chan for being the brave one!]

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I have spent the last several weeks making & selling shirts for friends & family for Christmas presents and whatnot. Talk about SUPER BUSY! But so fun and worth it! These will be available for purchase from my Etsy shop shortly.

Here’s just a FEW of what I have done. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rhett visited the North Pole of Texas recently and enjoyed every minute of it! He was able to ride the train around the property and see all of the Christmas lights, have a picture made with Mrs. Claus and see Santa along the way. He has not stopped talking about it since he got home.

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I hope over the next couple of weeks, Tommy and I are able to work on our guest bathroom. It has been “out of order” for about 6 months. We had plans back in the summer to work on it and just never got around to it. It is so fun to plan and purchase items to renovate. And the satisfaction after completion is indescribable. Hopefully that feeling comes soon. Until then, I’ll keep buying and working [hopefully]. I’ll keep you updated on any progress & purchases with that project.

From my family to yours, I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.

Until next time,

We Are The Marshall’s

|It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year|

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I absolutelyย โ€ขloveโ€ข to decorate for the holidays! Christmas being my favorite! For the most part, my tree is pretty simple, I only put sentimental ornaments on it [bought from vacation, homemade, gifted, etc].ย I didn’t want the traditional tinsel garland, so I decided to try out the Cranberry & Popcorn garland! Super easy! With that, I also made Cinnamon & Salt Ornaments with Rhett!ย [DIY for both below] It turned out absolutely perfect. I’m. In. Love!

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I ended up making a total of four 5 foot strands of the Cranberry & Popcorn garland. Here’s how:

CRANBERRY & POPCORN GARLAND

  • I popped 2 bags of popcorn last week and let sit in the fridge until I was ready to use.
  • I had my cranberries sitting out in a vase [for decor until I was ready to use as well].
  1. Cut 10 feet of fishing line [I used two arm to arm outstretched lengths]
  2. Thread onto a needle and tie a knot at the end.
  3. Always start and end with 2-3 cranberries.
  4. Put about 8-10 pieces of popcorn in between each set of cranberries.
  5. Once you are at the end of the line, tie in a knot. Voila!

DIY CINNAMON-SALT ORNAMENTS

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of very warm water
  1. Combine all ingredients together in large bowl.
  2. Put on floured surface and knead until dough forms.
  3. Roll out to desired thickness.
  4. Cut with cookie cutters or create your own ornaments.
  5. Let dry for at LEAST 24 hours [I flipped mine over & let dry for another 24 hrs].
  6. You may paint after completely dried, brush with Modpodge or just leave as is.

I cut this recipe in half and it made approximately 12 small/medium ornaments.


Today, I have been super busy! Obviously, with the above DIY’s. ๐Ÿ˜‰ However, even with all of that, I managed to make a trip to Hobby Lobby. I found some great buys! Everything I purchased was 50% off, so that made the trip even better. I was able to purchase additional Christmas wrapping paper [because you can never have enough], my “outdoor flowers” [because I cannot keep anything alive], gifts for my Secret Pal @ work, as well as a few home decor items. You have to see my FAVORITE!

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This galvanized Farm House ‘milk carrier’ was only $10! I’ve decided to keep all of my dried goods [pasta, beans, grains, etc.] in mason jars in it, as well as some fresh flowers I picked up at the grocery store earlier this week! It turned out so perfect!

More cleaning and re-arranging happening tomorrow! It’s never-ending in a house with a toddler!

xoxo,

We Are The Marshall’s