Before + After: Our Living Room Fireplace Mantel #thisoldtudor

I originally didn’t intend to change the mantel in the living room of #thisoldtudor.  I liked the contrast of the dark wood against the whitewall.  But the more we lived with it, the more I realized it was just too small for the room.  The mantel is a focal point of any room ad our […]

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The Kids’ Green Bathroom – Keep or No?

Another day, another decision to be made in #thisoldtudor.  Home renovations are stressful yet addicting.  And look at that beaut of a bathroom.  Sometimes, I can see a room’s potential; but I’m no designer, so much of the time, I can’t.  When I saw this bathroom for the first time, I thought, ‘oh dear God, […]

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#thisoldtudor Powder Room: Before + After

It’s here! Our first somewhat big project in #thisoldtudor.  I was really excited to tackle this first floor powder room.  It seemed like such a small room and how expensive could it be?  Well, let me tell you: it adds up quickly.  However, I was able to find some cost savings by finding an extremely […]

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How We’re Approaching Home Renovations and What’s Next

As you know (because I post about it on IG stories quite often), we’re slowly making our house a home.  And if you’re new to these parts, welcome!  To sum it up: we moved to the northern Chicago suburbs (read more about why we did it here).  I’ve never given additional context into what we […]