Welcome to our home!
We purchased this house in 2009.  My goal has been to make our 'house into a home'.  It has almost been 10 years since we've purchased it and there have been so many updates!! Including the navy shutters we just did!! Update Your Shutters Easy & Cheap!

The Stonybrook House

Let's start with the latest things we've done in our home. Because I love them sooo much!! ❤️❤️❤️

We just finished the living room!  You can see all the projects at Our Living Room Transformation. Here's a before and after!

Living Room Before

Here's the After!!

Living Room After

There are soooo many projects in that photo!  We shiplapped the wall, built the mantel, tore up the fireplace, remodeled the cabinets, built shelves, made ottomans, built the coffee table, and the major one was put in DIY plywood floors!!  Like I said, all the projects are in this post, Our Livingroom Transformation. 😍

Our laundry room was tight and cramped with so much wasted space!  Hubby and I drew up some plans and went for it!  Check it out! Laundry Room Reno

Laundry Room Reno

Laundry Room Reno

I painted and stenciled the floor and we even added a 'mud room' bench area too!

mudroom bench area AND... another wall with hooks for guests... ❤️   Farmhouse Mudroom Wall

mudroom wall

There are a few other things we need to finish in there...

The other recent reno was our downstairs powder room.  I had already painted and decorated it back in 2013, but didn't really LOVE it.  So, I had to do it over 😊

Here's a before, then the 1st after... now there's another after!
Powder room Before/Before
Now it looks like this! Sooo much better!! Check it out here: Powder Room Makeover

Powder Room Makeover

I did the stencil, shiplap, and even bent the steel for the shelves!  Love this room now!

Last year in 2018, I finally decorated our bedroom.  Before it's always been just an empty space.  I wish I would have never waited, because we both LOVE our bedroom now!

Master Bedroom Before and After

Master Bedroom Before and After

This room is so much more us! ❤️

Back in 2014 I could no longer take our sea of wood kitchen and build the cabinets to the ceiling and painted them all white!
Kitchen before and after
And I have to say that 4 years later, they have held up exceptionally and we still are soooo happy with the white cabinets!

One of the first rooms we transformed was this "formal living room" that never was used...

Old Formal Living Room

We turned it into a billiard room! You can see how we installed the board and batten here...
 Billiard Room Complete

Thankfully, we re-painted this room and got rid of the poopy tan color!!
Billiard Room - How To Board & Batten

gallery wall update

gallery wall update

To see the gallery wall process, take a look Here. The update makes is so much fresher!

The office was updated when we first moved in... why did I choose that room to start? Who knows?? But now it is on the list to renovate....   It's actually in the works now... scroll to see a progress photo!



You can see how we created this at, Tackling The Home Office and Building A Farmhouse Desk.
Office 2020 Update

That's our home, hope you enjoyed a little peek into our world. :)


  1. great looking house!

  2. Thank you for stopping by Be Colorful Coastal. I wanted to reciprocate and stop by your blog too. What a fun new look. Mine is just a basic Typepad template. I am just learning right now. I saw you had a home tour and I so enjoyed that too. Inspiring. I can see you are not afraid of color either. Glad I stopped by. Have a great week.

    1. Hi Pamela! Oh! I'm so glad you stopped by... now I can see that this page needs a bit of updating too. It's always something! Have a great week!


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