Guest Bathroom Reveal

Sliding door on basement bathroom - thegoldensycamore.comI can’t even believe it!  I’m finally sharing our guest bathroom reveal!  After how many months and months of working on it, it’s actually done!  To refresh your memory, our guest bathroom is in the basement.  It started out as a half bath (that was so scary, I wouldn’t even use it), but after a couple years of living here, we decided to upgrade it to a full bath. Here are a couple before shots.  The bathroom was so tiny before.  There was barely room to sit on the toilet and close the  Read More

Entryway and Living Room Happenings

Dried hydrangeas in entryway - thegoldensycamore.comWe’ve been working a lot in the basement lately, but I haven’t gotten around to taking pictures yet.  A lot of it is just tedious work like installing, filling nail holes in, priming, and painting baseboards.  Fun, right?!  Not the most exciting thing to post about.  But while I was walking through my living room today, the sunlight was just perfect, so I thought it would be good timing for a little update.  I absolutely love when the sun shines through our home.  It makes me fall in love with my home each and  Read More

Stair Update Progress

Stair update progressHi guys!  I thought I’d drop in and show you a little progress in our basement.  My husband just received his “special saw” on our doorstep for this project, so hopefully I’ll be back with the finished look very soon, but for now, here’s how far we’ve gotten. I have a hard time sharing posts like these because they’re not the final reveal and therefore don’t look “perfect”.  But since these stairs will take at least another week to complete – I thought I’d give you a little update. It’s funny, I really  Read More

Painted Dining Table … Finally!

Light blue milk painted dining table with metal chairsI’ve been unhappy with our dining table ever since we moved here three years ago.  We had a different table then, it was a pedestal table with a black base and light stained top.  The chairs were all black.  It worked for us, but I just wasn’t feeling it.  Then one day, my husband’s aunt and uncle gave us their old dining table.  It was gorgeous, but it still wasn’t quite us. The whole look was just too dark for us.  The table was dark (and scratched) and the chairs were dark.  It  Read More

New Bed in the Master Bedroom

Black iron Ikea bed frame in rustic cottage bedroom - thegoldensycamore.comThis past weekend I got to spend a few hours with my friend, Liz Marie!  Did you know she moved back to Michigan?!  Well, I was on her side of the state this weekend for a family Christmas get together, so I made sure to carve out some time to see her!  Liz and I met through blogging and we finally got to meet in person at Haven last summer.  When we saw each other this weekend, it was like we picked up where we had left off 6 months ago!  Liz is  Read More

Emotional Growth Spurt

Winter entryway - thegoldensycamore.comYou know how when you’re a kid, you have these growth spurts? All of a sudden, you’re two inches taller. Out of no where. And maybe, just maybe, you’re suddenly just as tall as your two-and-a-half-year-older brother. And there’s a picture to prove it. But he still to this day denies you were anywhere close to his height! Because that wouldn’t be cool. Not at all! I think I’m going through a growth spurt right now.  Not the physical kind – thank goodness I won’t be growing again in my lifetime!  But the  Read More

A Little Christmas Randomness!

Cedar greenery in vintage white pitchers - thegoldensycamore.comWhen I put together my Christmas tour, I felt a little strapped for time and therefore a little stressed and less creative.  I feel like I made the best of it and it turned out just fine, but I just wasn’t “feeling it”. After my tour went live, I felt like I could finally relax.  I was done with all the hard work.  It was time to enjoy it.  And sleep! I’m pretty much done with actual decorating for Christmas.  But in the past few days I’ve had a jolt of creativity here  Read More

2014 Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Christmas tree in living room via www.thegoldensycamore.comI’m so excited to be sharing my Christmas home tour with you today!  And doubly excited to be the surprise house for today on Jennifer Rizzo’s holiday housewalk!  This year’s tour is packed with gorgeous homes.  Just take a look at At the Picket Fence’s tour!  Just beautiful! Alright, now on to my home tour!  Let’s start in the living room, shall we?! Our living room is where we spend most of our time. I went pretty simple with our Christmas decor this year.  Mostly because I have two little girls and three pets  Read More

DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Stand Box

Christmas tree stand box is a great alternative to a tree skirtIt’s starting to get Christmasy around here!  I still can’t believe my tree is up already!  Unfortunately, we had to buy a new one this year.  I was sad to see our old one go since my husband and I have had it since our first Christmas together.  But it bit the dust and it was time for a new one. We have a certain problem every year, though, regardless of the tree.  You see, we have two cats who always seem to want to defile our tree skirt every single year.  It’s like it’s  Read More

Rustic Christmas Decor Preview

rustic-christmas-decor-from-balsam-hill-550x300Okay, so I fully realize it’s not even Halloween yet, but I had to share my Christmas goodies that just arrived from Balsam Hill!  I’m going with a rustic/woodsy theme this year, and these pieces fit in perfectly! I can’t get over how gorgeous these wreaths are!  I bought two of the 26″ Vermont White Spruce wreaths and I couldn’t be happier with them!  They are so full and real looking!  And the quality is amazing!  I can see myself using these for years to come!  Now I just need to decide where  Read More