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!

Weekend inspiration: In the moments before the housewarming...

Our housewarming party is on Sunday, so this weekend, I'll be filling every spare moment with house projects and making or buying pretty things. You don't even wanna see how long our to-do list is!! Well, actually, maybe you do... here's just a few of the more fun things, off the top of my head. ;) Plus some weekend inspiration images for you...
  • Paint accent wall in guest room. Inspiration:

  • Paint stripes in bathroom. I already taped them off! If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the beginning...


  • Paint four nightstands. Yes, four. I bought a cute set on Craigslist today, plus a couple others I've acquired recently also for super cheap... two will match, one will be a side table in the living room, one's an Ikea RAST and will be super cool! Inspiration for that one, some variation on this:

  • Make pillows for bedroom. Sort of inspiration here--I already have fabric like this, and it wants to be pillows.

  • Chanel my inner Michelle Armas and paint the huge canvas I bought for the above the couch. She uses such pretty colors...
  • Hang some framed pictures, maybe? The walls are still depressingly bare!
  • Make pink curtains for the living room
  • Make natural linen curtains for the dining room (gotta buy the fabric first! Oops!)
Okay, I'll stop there since I'm probably overwhelming you. I overwhelm myself. And my poor, sweet, supportive husband. I'm serious that I want to do all of these projects in the next two days, by the way... I'll be sure to update you on how that goes. I just need a few more hours, I swear! ;)

The light at the end of the tunnel is, my dad and husband suggested that I STOP with the house projects after we have the housewarming, and just relax for a little while! I love that idea. We'll get the house as good as we can by Sunday, and then I'll stop for a while and work on other things. Like my book

I've been doing what I can every evening this week, too, and I can't wait to share with you some more things--and get that headboard tutorial up. Already done this week? Make new covers for some icky fake leather Parsons chairs I got cheap. Even did the nailhead trim. (OUCH). My thumb pads are still tingly. Here's a sneak peek.

Phew. My heart is full of beautiful, colorful rooms and images, but my brain is a little stressed by all the to-dos. Looking forward to holding this party (I said I wanted to do it early so the pressure to make any big changes was off--well, look at what happened anyway, oops...) and then taking a little break and posting all the pics!!

Hope you enjoyed the weekend inspiration! Have a good one!!


  1. Wow that's a lot of projects!! I'm also trying to get my house looking nice before having people over on Saturday. I've been running around cleaning, planting new flowers, and trying to hang more pictures on the walls. I've been in my house for a little over 3 years now, and it's always a work in progress for me! Best of luck! Can't wait to see your photos =)

    1. Hey, so you know how I feel! Hope your party went well! I'm sure ours will be a work in progress for quite some time too!

  2. Oh my goodness - your to-do list just overwhelmed me and I don't even have to do it! I love the stripes. How do you ensure they are straight? Would love your tips and tricks when all is done.

    Good luck this weekend and have fun!

    1. I know, right!? Sorry! I measured the stripes every few inches all along the wall and then put the masking tape down, connecting the dashes. They look totally straight!

  3. Oh I love the RAST

  4. Can't wait to see all the finished projects in your home! They all sound brilliant...

  5. Oh! I can't wait to see it all together. :) Still can't believe the sheer volume of things you have to do though!




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