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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Home Office Layout Ideas to Improve Your Productivity

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. Do you know what you get when you combine working from home and kids being out of school for the summer? Chaos. Fun yet sometimes stressful chaos. Now that our kids are home from school until August, I knew I needed to whip our home office into…

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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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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…

Our Calming Whole House Paint Color Palette

Our Calming Whole House Paint Color Palette

A whole house paint color palette featuring neutrals, blues, greens, and jewel tones for a dramatic, classic, calming home. Picking a house paint color scheme is tricky business. If I had a dollar for every time I lost sleep over choosing a paint color… okay, I’d have zero dollars and I’m being a tad dramatic,…

plush grassy lawn makeover after 1 year of growth

Front Yard Makeover: How We Revived Our Lawn in a Year

How to revive your patchy, weed filled front yard into a green plush lawn in a year or less using these simplified lawn care steps. Not all makeovers happen overnight. But this one felt like it was as slow as watching grass grow… literally. (har har) After a few years of frustration with our front…