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 Decorate a House by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

How to Decorate a House by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

There are times I think about ALL of the doofus decorating mistakes I made when I first started attempting to beautify our house a decade ago, and part of me wishes someone had warned me! Like yes, the colors on the little paint chips in the paint store DO look totally different than they will…

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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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8 Genius Ways to Cover a Popcorn Ceiling Without Removing It

We have started tackling an area of our house that has always driven me crazy: the textured ceilings. They’re not exactly super chunky popcorn ceilings, but they’re definitely not smooth. It’s just enough of a slight popcorn texture to bug me… and we all know after a few years of living in your house staring…

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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?…

home office desk facing window with table lamp

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…