Updating Hallway & Stairs with Trim

Happy New Year!  
At the end of a year, I tend to look back and think about the highs and lows of the year, but particularly reflect on the things that have changed for the better! I like to remind myself of this insightful saying.... The ONLY thing we can guarantee in life is that it is ALWAYS changing! 

Good thing I am OK with change:) I was looking through some old pictures and I can't believe the transformation my little house has made over the past 7 years! Here are a few pictures of how far we have come with something as simple as the hallway and staircase. It's amazing how such a simple thing can make such an impact!  



I am loving all the white... and also this adventure that my hubby and I are having with this small cottage of ours.  

I am able to express myself and try out all the fun trends without breaking the bank, or having to commit long term.  I guess you could say I'm in in the experimental phase of my life. 
Preparing the final project:)  
Crossing my fingers it goes as planned in the next few years!


  1. Ah-mazing! I am drooling! I've been wanting to do trim like this for a decade, no joke! I just wish I could get my husband on board or figure out how to use power tools. I love everything about it! Nice job!

  2. Gorgeous! We did board and batten in our hallways and girls bedrooms and mud room. Now we are going down the stairs and doing some planked walls in the bathroom-obviously I share your love for adding character with wainscotting and wall treatments ;)

  3. Love it! Tell me more about the family picture hanging over the stairs. Where did you have it printed and where did you get that beautiful frame?

  4. Love it! Tell me more about the family portrait over the stairs. Where did you get that beautiful frame?

  5. Oh my gosh! I am in loove! I love love love the lights around your family photo! And that white does look stunning!