Laundry room refresh!

So most of the rooms in our house have been decorated. Weather it’s simple bathroom shelves, a little paint, or some wall art. But this room was a room in our home where I always kept the door closed. Never ‘showed it off’ during home tours, and never put much time into. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized – I REALLY need to make this room a happy one! With the amount of laundry I do…(three kids, two dogs and a husband who changes clothes a few times a day really adds up!) I thought it might really change my approach to laundry if my laundry room was pretty and pleasant to be in!

We were entirely past due on a new washer and dryer, so when we decided to splurge for a brand new set, I knew that would be the stepping stone to my laundry room makeover!

Take a look for yourself, this thing was far from cute…

Mismatched washer a dryer, standard white wood shelf, ‘cute’ boxes I tried to hide things in (but clearly that didn’t work) entirely too many half full paint cans, and a few signs slapped on the walls. We decided to splurge on the pedestals for our washer and dryer so I could make the walls a pretty place and be able to store my laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, lightbulbs, doggie goodies and toilet paper all underneath and hidden away.

So here’s my new happy place…
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I have big dreams to one day paint and stencil the floors, but that will have to wait for another burst of energy ;)…

Thanks for visiting!!

xo Marley

Yet another kitchen makeover…

Are you sensing a trend here? I kinda like to change things up. 🙂

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED my black, white and teal kitchen. But when walking through the rest of our house, then into that room…it felt a bit like a sore thumb. It stood out and felt a little mismatched.

So I decided I’d change it up and keep the style cohesive with the rest of the house. I said farewell to my gorgeous teal and brought in those warm wood tones.

My incredible husband built an amazing new pantry door and it’s really a showstopper in person. (Our doors are 9 feet tall, so photos just never seem to do the space justice!)

You’ll notice lots of the same things, (uhh cough, Rae Dunn cough) but with some new accents, change in color and a little movement.

I’m SO excited with how it came out. It just feels right. 😉

Hope you dig it!

Thanks for visiting!!! So…what do you think!??

xo Marley

the heart of this home.

when we built our house, we put SO much time, effort, design and MONEY into our kitchen. i spend A LOT of time in the kitchen, and i knew if there was a place to splurge – it would be there. i’d had my ‘black and white’ kitchen dreamed up for YEARS, and i was so excited to bring it to life. and although this kitchen is small, it has everything we need – farmhouse sink and all. ❤ IMG_8135IMG_8139IMG_8151
it’s another room that’s constantly changing, but i’m pretty in love with my happy place.

xo, marley.

oh what a little paint can do…

i was itching for a change. kyle and i are both wishing for a dreamy solid wood front door with windows, but it’s just not in the budget right now. i’ve been staring at that space at our entry way trying to figure out what i can do to make it pop. so i decided to go bold…and paint the front door black!

1. Before
taped up and ready to rock…
2. Taped
one coat on…
4. First Coat
kyle helpin with the trim details…
5. Kyle Trimmin
and here she is, all done…
7. Final

TOTALLY LOVING IT!!!! it’s crazy what a little paint can do!!


xo, marley.

a few changes…

so i know you guys have seen the family room and kitchen tour, but i’ve since made a few changes…

after we did the gorgeous walls and i decorated our loft and our master bedroom…i was completely drawn to the warm and cozy feeling the ‘farmhouse’ look brought. so i knew the teal in the family room had to go. i was dreaming of cotton stems, magnolia wreaths, tons of white and small wood details everywhere.

it feels much more ‘us’ now…. 🙂


the kitchen is still rockin that teal…i’ll take some photos of that soon.

xo marley.

herringbone heaven.

as you may have seen in the last post, SHIPLAP…this project stemmed from the obsession we had with the raw wood look of our loft wall prior to painting it.

i convinced kyle to do another big project. a herringbone pattern wood wall in our master bedroom.

let me tell you folks…we.were.nervous about this one. if you didn’t know, kyle and i are pretty new to this house thing. he’s just getting his bearings with the saw and we’re kinda learning as we go with these projects.

but as usual…he’s a complete stud and we totally brought my dream to life here. it actually came out better than i could have envisioned. and i gotta tell ya…i love waking up and looking at it every morning.

here she is before…an awesome blank canvas. 🙂 image1layin down the pattern.image2board number one….image3rocking that pattern. (these were the easy ones…)image4here she is…image5kyle gave me the awesome task of staining her…image6and there she is, COMPLETE! image7and with our dresser and tv back in place…image9
and i’m pretty sure i never shared the rest of our master bedroom on here’s that!image8small, simple and us. we love it. image10

thanks for lookin guys!

xo, marley.


alright so i know there’s a few of you out there who love you some fixer upper!

if you have no idea what i’m talking about, then this post might not be of great meaning to you. but if you dooooo……then i think you’ll enjoy it. 🙂

i, of course, after falling head over heels for the gaines’ love of original shiplap wood walls, wish i could have shiplap on every wall of my house. i absolutely love the simple texture it gives. and it’s crazy how something so simple can change a room completely.

i’m still trying to convince kyle to shiplap our 20 foot great room wall…..(it’s not lookin good)

but this was the perfect start…

the loft before…image1getting started…
image2some people cover up the lines between each board, to have the illusion that they are one solid board all the way across, but i like the look of the staggered pieces. but well, ocd. so we decided to create a pattern with our wood so we it would be aesthetically pleasing to the eye, not just random boards put together.  image3
almost there…image4kyle nailing up the last board…image5fillin holes and prepping for paint.image6image7go time!image8image9
finished wall.image10and finally….all decorated! IMG_4441

that raw wood look had kyle and i second guessing ourselves whether to leave it wood or paint it like we planned. i had THIS ^^ vision in my head for so long, so after sleeping on it – we decided to paint it like i originally planned. this also then stemmed the idea to create a wood wall in our master bedroom…

i’ll post that one next. ❤

xo, marley.


{house tour} kennadie’s girlie girl room.

i’m so excited to show you miss kennadie’s room! this was the first room we worked on when we got the keys, and man was it QUITE the project. we did gray stripes in our last house, but these tall ceilings and perfect trim lines made this paint job a little harder than we anticipated. after three days, a ladder, three cans of paint, a few rolls of frog tape, and many cuss words later – her epic room was painted. 🙂
IMG_001sIMG_002swhen we found this floor plan we absolutely fell in love with the size of the kids bedrooms and closets. we love that they have so much room to play and still have functional, cute furniture!
major inspiration for this room came from this insanely adorable teepee from land of nod. we absolutely LOVE this thing and the kids are always playing in it!
bed – coleman furniture
bedding – target
desk – ikea
dresser – craigslist score that i refinished
teepee – land of nod
frames & gallery wall decor – hobby lobby and target
as you’ve probably noticed i have a pretty heavy obsession with my cricut. #personalizeallthethings!!! and i’m a little banner crazy. 🙂

that’s all folks! thanks for looking!! i’m finishing up the kids bathroom, so hopefully i’ll post that soon!

xo, marley.

{house tour} weston’s star wars room.

for a few years now, our dear son has been obsessed with star wars. toys, movies, shows, books, legos, clothes, shoes, you name it…he loves it. we knew without a doubt, his new room MUST be star wars themed. i had such a blast bringing this room to life.
IMG_8835sIMG_8892sbedding – target & amazon
far far away wall vinyl – new wave signs on etsy
stars and starships wall vinyl – piccadilly peddler on etsy
black nightstand, desk, dresser & shelf – ikea
music mp3 & lightsabers – target
how cool is this tie fighter mp3 player!? weston listens to music each night when he sleeps, so this was a must have christmas present for him. 😉
IMG_8895sthe lightsaber holder is a broom/mop utility holder for the kitchen! it works perfectly!
we were searching for awhile to find something rad enough to fill this wall space. we came across these blueprints and knew they were perfect. totally in love with how they came out.
nothing like a lifesize stormtrooper in the corner of your room.
weston’s been loving these lego characters, so we figured he needed a place to setup all his creations. 🙂 these floating shelves from ikea are the perfect thing!
thanks for looking. 🙂 next up – kenna’s girly girl room!

xo, marley.

{house tour} family room & kitchen.

i’m so so excited to be sharing our new home with you! we have been working hard and planning and DIYing like crazy! after being in the building process for 6 months, i had lots of time to envision and dream up a plan for each and every space in our home. one of the things that made us fall in love with our floorplan was the open concept. if you have kids, you probably completely understand my want for an open concept living space. i spend many hours in the kitchen and it’s always been one of my favorite places to be, so knowing we could have eyes on our family room, and babies playing at all times was a dream.
this is the view from our front door. 🙂
this gallery wall was another elaborate idea that swirled in my head for a few months. actually bringing it to life was quite a process, but in the end – it’s more than i even hoped for. i ordered the rad california and big c from, then kyle and i stained them with an ebony stain. one of my favorite parts of this wall are the kids silhouettes. we did them ourselves on my handy cricut. 🙂 pretty obsessed.
paint color – sherwin williams ‘agreeable gray’
trim color – sherwin williams ‘extra white’
couch – ashley furniture ‘chamberly alloy sectional’
accent pillows – at home
wood california and c – {unfinished}
white wood frames – cut it out {unfinished}
rug – ikea
not sure if you remember, but this was our old shabby chic white coffee table from our old house. we had a big black rectangle table in here, and i was planning to sell this one. but i felt so sad letting it go…then had a little epiphany, and decided to give it a facelift. i knew it would be the perfect pop of color this room needed.
forever our home. ❤

here’s the view from the kitchen.
i dream of a wall of white built-ins. but since it wasn’t an option, i thought i’d find something that came close.
another selling point on this floorplan, was the giant vaulted ceilings throughout the family room area and those big beautiful windows.
entertainment center – ikea
curtains – amazon

when kyle and i went into our ‘deco’ appointment for our house, we spent hours upon hours picking out every little thing…cabinets, paint, flooring, fixtures, hardware, lighting, granite, backsplash, appliances, trim, where each outlet was, what cables we needed, details…details…DETAILS. it was one of the most overwhelming days of my life. so surreal, so stressful, so wonderful. the whole house was dreamy…but the kitchen was going to put me on cloud nine. for me, it’s the heart of the home. i spend so much time in the kitchen, and i had this thing dreamed up in my head for all of my adult life. some of our options were a little limited, but we chose my white custom cabinets, black countertops, a white subway tile backsplash, black farmhouse hardware, stainless steel appliances, a swoonworthy black matte faucet, and the cherry on top…my farmhouse sink. {all the heart eyes!!!}
appliances – whirlpool
faucet – pfister
teal mason jar decor – world market
chalkboard, YUM letters and wood plaques – hobby lobby
still working on curtains for the dining room, but here it is in all it’s glory. 😉

welp. that’s it! hope you enjoyed your virtual tour. i wish we could have you all over for dinner. guess you’ll have to make a trip to texas! 🙂

i’ll have weston’s room up on the blog next week. get excited for some serious star wars love.

xo, marley.