Chicago Fixer Upper

We have renovated many interiors over the years, but this Chicagoland fixer upper is our first whole house DIY reno…

Discover what led emptynesters (an attorney and a writer) to leave a beautiful Nordic French home they designed, downsize by half, fix up a neglected cottage almost entirely by themselves, and chronicle lessons learned.

Home Tour & No-cost Decorating Tips

Living Beautifully – Peeks Around the House

House Tour – Early Fall 2017

5 minute video with more peeks of the Chicagoland reveal

Chicagoland FIXER UPPER


We Added a Bathroom!

Shop My House! (Resources)

We Found a House!

Fall Update 2016

Winter 2016

K i t c h e n Stories
Kitchen Reveal
Choosing Quartz for the Fixer Upper Kitchen

M a s t e r  B e d r o o m Stories
Master Bedroom Reveal
Create a DIY Wood Plank Wall in 3 Hours!
Master Bathroom Reveal
Choosing Plantation Shutters for the Fixer Upper

All About Upgrading the Doors

Choosing Wood Doors for the Fixer Upper
Our Rustic Alder Front Door
Adding a Barn Door

Interview and Reveal

BEFORE: – our cottage swallowed up in weeds waiting to be loved back to life. 

Weekly and Monthly Adventures

week 1 – update

week 1 – reflections

week 2

how we got here

week 3

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week 48

Before the Fixer Upper

week 52

Is your business/brand interested
in sponsorship of the fixer upper series?

See my contact page here


Pacific Entries
Riverwood Shutters

Wood Plank Wall in Master Bedroom


Choosing Quartz for the Fixer Upper Kitchen


Choosing Wood Doors for the Fixer Upper

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