faux AGED VASE tutorial

Turn any thrifted vase into a beautiful piece of home decor on a budget. I’m always looking for unique pieces to style side tables, mantles, or open shelving. Whenever I stop into thrift stores (Goodwill!) I’m looking for pieces with unique shapes that are in style right now. Even if I hate the colors or the patterns, I know that as long as I have a good base I […]

  • Favorite Paint Colors Right Now

    Favorite Paint Colors Right Now

    I know this list will change an evolve over time, but right now these are the shades I can’t get enough of! I have personally used these in my own home renovation projects or recommended them to clients for their projects. Each color has been carefully picked out from hundreds of samples, swatched on multiple…


  • Re-Siding Our Home with James Hardie Shake and Plank Panels

    Re-Siding Our Home with James Hardie Shake and Plank Panels

    Since the day we first looked at our house in June 2022, the shake siding stood out as a unique and charming architectural feature. Most houses we looked at are either brick rowhomes, vinyl siding, or stucco. This was special. It wasn’t until we moved in that we realized how bad of shape the siding…


  • Attached vs Detached vs Semi-detached Houses

    Attached vs Detached vs Semi-detached Houses

    Since moving from Center City Philadelphia to a suburban area outside the city it has been fascinating to see the dynamics building structure types can play into the quality of different neighborhoods. I don’t mean quality in a good or bad way, but in a unquantifiable sense or feeling the neighborhoods evoke. I got my…


About Me

Hi, I’m kristy

I am a DIYer, Real Estate Investor, and Designer learning how to renovate houses in Philadelphia and teaching you along the way.

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