Welcome to 2 Little Superheroes!
I’m Danielle and I live in the burbs, with my husband and our two active boys. We call ourselves Canadians, but are currently living in the American South. Our little family is having a hard time adjusting to the unbearable summer heat, but love the so-called cold winters.
Our two previous homes were classic downtown century-old red brick homes. You know the ones with loads of character, but require buckets of money and upkeep.
When we made the move to North Carolina we had a three-month old and knew another child would be on the way in the future. We chose to give up the excitement of downtown living and move to the suburbs (the truth is on one income we could no longer afford a downtown century home otherwise we so would be living in historic Oakwood). We found ourselves in a newly built Arts & Crafts subdivision. I had always adored true Arts & Crafts homes, so I was thrilled when we found an affordable ‘fake’ Arts & Crafts neighbourhood. Until we entered the home and realized the home contained no architectural details at all. Not a one. It looked like every other subdivision home in America.
totally up for a challenge had no choice it’s all we could afford. Adding some character to our rather boring home has become my mission.
I’ve quickly discovered that renovations and makeovers are incredibly difficult with two little boys running around. Even after 4 years of living in this home it’s far from being the way I want it. But between naps and preschool pick-up, I pull out the paint brush and mitre saw and get to work quickly.
So far I’ve been adding board and batten, repainting the boring builder grade oak cabinetry and slowly replacing the cheap brass lighting. All simple inexpensive makeovers that YOU can do at home without any fancy tools or fancy carpenter husband to help you out. Seriously you can do all of my tutorials on your own.
Hope you will follow along. Having a blog is really a dream come true for me and I am so thankful for each and every one of my readers. Especially when you leave me nice comments, I’m not so fond of the mean comments.