Reinventing the Ikea MALM Dresser

As I was looking for a dresser and matching night stands with the wish of having those really cool mirrored ones, I found that they are so expensive!!! A night stand like the one below  cost a minimum of $199 – $599.  CRAZY!  They weren’t even that well made. So I starting searching Pinterest for…

Fireplace Reimagined

To complete our Master Bedroom remodel, it was time to change the fireplace and make it as modern as our Master Bathroom.  We decided to keep the colors the same using the gray & white palette and sticking with marble. Here is the ‘before’ photo of our fireplace.  As you can see, it pretty dated with…

Guest Room #2 | Refresh

We purchased this house in May 2015 and there are lots of things that were outdated (especially the bathrooms) so if you like DIY, stay tuned as we are 100% DIY’ers The 2nd Guest Room was the previous owners bedroom for their boys.  It was a dark navy blue which made the room feel much…

How to configure a Roman Shade for an Eyebrow Arch window

Our Master Bedroom has a crazy amount of windows – 6 actually on one wall.  As you can see from the photo from the realtor, the previous owners had white Ikea curtains and never covered up the eyebrow (I am not sure how they slept) as the sun hits the left side of the bed…

Master Bath Completion (2016)

This was the final stretch to complete the Masterbath remodel by the end of February 2016 (total project time: 5 months) and it was a quick one.  Let me know in the comments if you think it’s comes close to the bathroom photo (below) we chose as inspiration and the BEFORE photos as a reminder of…

Meet Roscoe

Hi My name is Roscoe, although my mommy & pappy sometime call me “Roscoe 2” since I am the second Roscoe they have rescued. Can’t wait for you to meet Roscoe 1 As you can see from my photo, I am a beautiful Golden Retriever with a long and sometimes curly red coat.  I am…

Current Projects | Master Bath Remodel (Part 2)

After the demolition work was done, we had to order an additional trash can and bought a Bagster Bag from Lowe’s which cost $29.99 (they also have it at Home Depot, Amazon and Bagster.com).  This bag takes up to 3300 pounds of stuff but the real cost comes from your waste management company as you…

Current Projects | Master Bathroom Remodel (Part 1)

As I mentioned in my previous post, we recently moved into an older home so there will be lots of upcoming remodeling projects – it may never end 😦 As soon as we moved in, we discover many things wrong with the house including hot water that barely made it upstairs, not to mention the…

Past DIY Projects | Home Remodeling

My husband and I had lived in our last house which we bought in 2001 brand new from the builder, John Liang Homes in Ladera Ranch, California. Since the house was brand new we needed to focus on the landscaping. While most of our neighbors were spending over $50,000 in landscaping we decided it was…