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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Traditional Front Door Paint Color Ideas Recommended by Designers

The new front door is in! And you know what that means; let the great paint color debate begin. In reality though, after lots of analysis paralysis, I already landed on my front door color decision. But I figured why not pull together all of my favorite traditional front door paint colors in one place?…

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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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Best Luxury for Less Amazon Outdoor Decor and Patio Furniture

Four words I love to hear every spring: The pool is open! Our annual spring cleaning weekend is always a job I dread around here, but the reward is a huge pool party. So it’s impossible to hate our chores for long knowing that’s at the finish line. After a few years of salvaging some…

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,…