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Some facts about us: Together since May 2004, Matt & Kristin Married in May 2009. Between the two of us, we've lived in California, Hawaii, Guam, Japan and met here, in good ol' Virginia. We adopted two mini schnauzers, Hemingway & Mya aka The Pups. We bought our first home in May of 2011 and are ridiculously excited for all the DIY projects ahead of us.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mini Update Montage

I had a few things we've done that I kept putting off doing a post on.  I didn't know if they were "full post worthy".  So I've decided to do a little mini-update-montage here.

Part 1:  Fireplace

Here it is before we moved in, before the wall paint update.

Here it is post move-in and with a lil' bit of decor.

And here it is now that that gold trim is gone.  That was my first spray paint project EVER.  The same one that I messed up on since I took a piece of the spray paint can off that I wasn't suppose to.  Read about that more here.

Sorry the picture above is a little dark.  My camera sucks isn't the best so it's hard to get pictures at night in certain lighting.

Part 2:
Pillow casin'

Here is one of the pillows on our big ol' couch in the living room (we're planning on switching up for one not so huge-mongous that'll fit the room better).

We made a trip up to Ikea a few weeks ago and snatched two reversible pillow covers for $6 each.

And voila - instant upgrade. 

Part 3:
From "What the heck?!"

 To "Not bad..."

Matt gets all the credit for this one.  And we didn't have to spend a dime.  Just a lot of weeding and reused the stones that were already there.  Can you believe this is what was hiding under all the mess?  We still need to put down a weed mat, so that the "What the heck?" never happens again.

Okey dokes, that concludes this montage session. ;) 
Hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!


  1. Great job to you and Mat.

  2. Awesome! I love the O next to the mailbox. :)

  3. Thanks Dad & Anna! :) Anna, Matt picked that up, I'm not sure where he got it from but I've seen them around town.


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