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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!

Bright & Glam Townhouse Tour

We moved into our brand new townhouse in August of 2012, which we got to customize somewhat (see the construction and progress here). I immediately got busy with sewing, painting, spray painting, and other DIY projects.

Our home was featured on Apartment Therapy; see more photos and read the tour here. You can also read the piece I wrote for The Oregonian about low-cost decorating in a new space. (You can see photos of our brand new empty home here.)

Living room (DIYs: grey/white tribal striped pillowsblack/white striped pillowspink/white patterned pillowschair slipcoverscoffee tablechandelierzigzag paintingblack/white cross pillow)

Entryway (DIY: gold tablestarburst mirrorrecovered Louis XV chair)


Dining room (DIY: curtainsrecovered chairs)

Downstairs half-bath (DIY: faux paneling, paintingfaux wallpaper stenciling) (update: see this room in its current state here)

Basement bonus room

Guest room (DIYs: nightstandaccent wall)

 Upstairs guest bath (DIYs: striped wallvanity stoolpainted trayoval mirror)

Sewing room (DIYs: gold heart, gold spray painted initials)

Master bedroom (DIYs: headboardnightstandssquare canvasjewelry standshot pink pillows)

Closet (DIY: necklace hooks)
Photos by Nakalan McKay and Motoya Nakamura.

See more home tours and photos here.

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