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A Budget-Friendly DIY Fireplace Makeover for Under $30 | Easy home reno projects, fireplace ideas, tips for how to paint a fireplace and how to paint brick from @cydconverse

A DIY Fireplace Makeover for Under $30

The brick started kind of a yellowy speckled color that I always knew wouldn’t be long for the living once we were moved in and settled. The chimney is actually the same color and outside I kind of love it, but inside it was doing nothing but taking away from that gorgeous mantle. It instantly grabbed your eye when you waked in the room and definitely not in the good way. It was quite distracting actually. So finally after months of sitting and waiting and being sure I was 100% on the painting train, a few weeks ago I got the job done!

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Dining Room Renovation | Old house ideas, home decor ideas, renovating ideas, renovation blog from @cydconverse

Our Dining Room Renovation (Before and After)

Today’s post is long overdue, but no less exciting – the completed renovation of our dining room! Our dining room is easily one of my favorite rooms in our house and one where we spend a lot of time. Unlike a lot of people, a majority of our meals are actually eaten around our dining room table and we also play cards here a lot on the weekends. The kids can be playing a board game on one end while we’re playing rummy at the other and it acts as the perfect hub for entertaining, eating, and lounging. Because I’m getting ready to make some final decisions in this space regarding curtains, a big area rug to anchor the room and art, it seemed like the perfect time to take a look back at what this room looked like when we closed on the house and what it looks like now.

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Buying a house with @cydconverse | Old house renovation ideas and home improvement inspiration

Welcome to Our Old House

To say that this post today has been a long time in coming would be a complete understatement. On so many levels. To sit down to share these photos and this experience with you is nearly impossible to capture in words. It feels pretty monumental, if I’m perfectly honest. So I’m just going to say it …

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@cydconverse's Nursery Tour

Baby Emerson’s Nursery

At long last, I am so excited to share our baby girl’s nursery tour with you! I really wanted to create a special space for her, one that was modern but still super cozy. It was important to me that it feel playful and whimsical without screaming “baby” in the traditional sense. It took several months …

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Bedroom Makeover from @cydconverse | Paint by @valsparpaint - Transparent VR106E

Our Mini Master Bedroom Makeover

This post was sponsored by Valspar. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! Friends, I’m excited to share with you a little mini master bedroom makeover that I recently tackled! This room has been on my list since we moved in over a year ago and it has been essentially neglected. …

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