’s Home Tour

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Welcome to our home!  

Update: Click here for updated tour from 2017.


We live in the beautiful state of Michigan where it can get hot & humid in the Summer & bitter cold in the Winter.  However, we are surrounded by the beautiful breath taking Great Lakes, we witness Fall foliage that can knock your knit socks off year after year, and we even enjoy getting snowed in on Christmas once in a while.

My husband and I have worked hard over the last 9 years renovating our dated 1994 Cape Cod style home that is nestled back in between a small forest and a lake.  The best part is, we saved tons of money and share it all on this blog.

While sifting through, don’t forget to click on the titles for details on all of our makeovers and DIY tutorials.  There are also 2 magazine features at the end of our tour.  If you decide to subscribe to my newsletter you will be given the option to download our 12 page home tour in “Cottages & Bungalows”.


house front door pic

Front Porch

Back Deck 


DIY Deck Renovation


Side Porch 


$5 Dollar Bucket of Flowers

$5.00 Summer Hanging Bucket

DIY Fire Pit


swan 2015



DIY Sidelight Wood Shutters



Foyer: Thrift Store Silver Platter Wall

Stereo Console Makeover

Silver Platter Wall Idea

Teal Console Makeover

DIY Stair Runner



DIY Brick Back Splash 

DIY Brick Backsplash

Dollar Store Christmas Table


Kitchen Before:

before kitchen


Rustic White Hutch

Rustic Fall Hutch

Kitchen Tour Photo

DIY Coffee Lounge

Thrift Store Rainbow Glass Display


Family Room


Teal Blue Velvet Sofa

Christmas Tour


Thrifty Bathroom Makeover

Dining Room Turned Office


Master Bedroom

DIY Wood Planked Ceiling

Wood Planked Ceiling Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Teen Bedroom’s

Rustic/Colorful Bedroom


Laundry Room




Here’s those magazine features I mentioned above…


To receive our 12 page Cottages & Bungalows Home Tour Subscribe HERE:

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June 2016 Detroit Home Magazine Home Tour

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September 2016 Cottages & Bungalow’s Home Tour

Staircase Cottages & Bungalows-2

Visit Redhead Can Cook HERE.


This Michigan couple nailed it wen it comes to thrifty DIY home makeovers!