Home wasn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.

We’re Robert & Lauren Shaver, a DIY-loving duo just fighting the good fight in making our house a home, one renovation and thrifted decorating adventure at a time. We believe the journey of turning a house into a home is half the fun. We’re so glad you’re here, and we hope you feel inspired to love the home you have. Hang out!



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How to Install DIY Stair Wainscoting the Easy Way

How to Install DIY Stair Wainscoting the Easy Way

We have lift off in the foyer/stairway/hallway makeover! For years, I’ve envisioned pretty molding below the existing chair rail on our stairs. But geometry wasn’t exactly my strength in high school, so I avoided it. However, it’s not nearly as complicated as I thought it would be! Why We Chose Picture Frame Molding for Stair…

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Home is more than a place. It’s a feeling.

Our surroundings matter. In a world of packed calendars, long to-do lists, and noise, we believe now more than ever that home should be your soft place to land. It doesn’t require a large budget to make that happen. Our philosophy is you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for the sake of a smaller price tag… it just takes an extra dose of out-of-the-box thinking. That’s why we’re here for you. We believe in creating beauty right where you are to love the home you already have so it can love you right back.


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Top Recommended Contrast Trim Paint Color Ideas

A round-up of paint colors most recommended and used by interior designers to create the trend of contrast trim in your own home. We might be bucking the interior design trend of “color drenching” for our upcoming paint project. Instead, we have our eye on contrasting trim. Imagine how dynamic this hallway would look with…

DIY Bobbin Frame For a Samsung Frame TV Bezel

DIY Bobbin Frame For a Samsung Frame TV Bezel

An easy tutorial to upgrade a Samsung Frame TV basic bezel to get a traditional bobbin frame style look. A while back, I saw this fun DIY bobbin frame idea by Alisa at A Glass of Bovino and knew instantly that I wanted to create one of those cute frames on our plain Samsung Frame TV bezel. …

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Where to Find the Best Fake Flowers That Look Real

A round up of the best fake flowers that look real, 12 places to buy them, + tricks to make artificial flowers look even more realistic. So uh… I blacked out the other day and accidentally bought like 8 bunches of fake flowers. I don’t know how it happened. Total mystery. Just my need for…