Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Shop My House(s)

Current Home: Stanley Tudor Revived

We bought this home in July 2018 and have been working on updating it since!

Other posts you may want to read:

Walls and painted trim: Sherwin Williams Alabaster
Linen Roman shades: Amazon

Living Room

Latest living room post HERE (it's not done yet but getting there!).
Vintage-look oil paintings: Free downloads and custom framing, read about them HERE
Sofa: IKEA Karlstad with Comfort Works slipcover (read about it here)
Coffee table: City Home Elements Cocktail Table

Bigger update post HERE.

Dining Room

Update: new, washable dining room rug, read about it HERE.

See the original full room reveal HERE.
Grid gallery wall tutorial
DIY $20 buffet/sideboard/credenza painting makeover
Updating switch plates for traditional metal ones
Picture light above desk in office corner


See the full room reveal HERE and all posts on this DIY kitchen reno:

Breakfast Nook

Master Bedroom

Bed: DIY, tutorial HERE
Art above bed: Photo by Dan Otis on Unsplash. Frame and mat from ArtToFrames
Art above dresser: Vitruvian Man. Frame and mat from ArtToFrames
Mirror: IKEA (old), plus matte black spray paint

See the full room reveal HERE.

Winter bedroom update: see the post HERE.

Nursery (almost done)

Main bathroom

See the full room reveal, all sources, and budget HERE.

Upstairs we have two bedrooms and a half bath, plus some big closets off the hall. We use one bedroom as an office and haven't done anything to the rest of the rooms. We also updated the hall itself and stair railing and balusters.

Upstairs hall/stair railings

See the tutorial for replacing the balusters, and some befores, HERE.


See the scary before photos and read about the simple changes we made to finish this room quickly HERE.

More coming soon!

Last Home: Stanley 90's Reno 

The Stanley 90's Reno was our fixer upper project from 2016-2017. Before we unexpectedly sold it and moved, we had it decorated pretty well! You can see a brief photo tour and shop sources for each room here.

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Other products used throughout

Walls and trim: Benjamin Moore White (OC 151)
Flooring: Select Surfaces Woodland Hickory (see how we installed it here)
Bamboo Blinds: Steve's Blinds, Bamboo Mix (read about them here)
Door hardware: knobs, hinges (or 1/2" radius version), door stoppers


Living Room

B/W photo: Growth by CC & Mike
Sofa: IKEA Karlstad with ComfortWorks slipcover (read about it here)
Coffee table: City Home Elements Cocktail Table
Big wool pillow: Loloi Rugs from City Home

Dining Room


Cabinets: Benjamin Moore Black Beauty
Countertops: Lumber Liquidators Maple (see how we installed it here)

Family Room

Powder Bathroom

Tile: Thomas Avenue Ceramics (read more here)

Guest Bathroom

Tile: Thomas Avenue Ceramics (read more here)
Vanity: IKEA hack (see tutorial here)

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Mirror: IKEA
Hooks and TP holder: IKEA



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