March 2, 2017

Happy One Year Home-versary!

I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Destin, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, my soul feels at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!

light chaser, dreamer, go-getter.

@stephaniemessickphoto

serving

Northern
Virginia

florida Panhandle

&

find insperation

Gallery images

get to know me

weddings

engagements

lifestyle

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

I cannot believe, this time a year ago, I had just bought my first home! I have posted many projects over the past year, but this post is fun seeing everything together! Believe me, the projects haven’t stopped. 😉 I’m currently in the midst of creating custom kitchen drawer dividers for my utensils, and I hope to work on my garage next. THAT will be something worth photographing … It’s a disaster! 😉

I’m SO thankful for this space I can call home. I have to pinch myself! It’s the biggest investment, but it’s so much better than renting over time. The payment from my old rental house compared to this space is just about the same, which is crazy to think! And I’m able to do whatever I want! Worth it!!

This home has not only been a home to me, but to so many. I love welcoming family and friends over as a place to serve and love. We have created countless memories between the Holidays, sleepovers, wine nights and so much more. I’m so thankful for a place to gather and enjoy their company. Cannot wait to see where this house leads me next. 🙂

It’s crazy to see this dirt lot below. I had no idea what adventure I was diving into, but I knew it was all God’s work and blessing!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projectsOne Year Homeversary | DIY projectsOne Year Homeversary | DIY projectsOne Year Homeversary | DIY projectsOne Year Homeversary | DIY projectsOne Year Homeversary | DIY projects

I knew with the right talent, this curb appeal could be transformed!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

And it did transform, thanks to Permasapes! If you want to check out the process, check out THIS blog post!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projectsOne Year Homeversary | DIY projectsOne Year Homeversary | DIY projects

I was inspired to take on wood projects, so I prepped the space for trim work. 🙂

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

Check out how I did this HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

I found this ceiling medallion at Restore for $10! BINGO!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

I also found these chandeliers at Restore for a great price as well, except I painted this right chandelier to blend with the living room space. See how I painted it HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

I also changed out the builder grade hardware with something with a little more character. 🙂

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

Changed out all of the cabinet hardware as well as installed these brass pendant lights over the island. Love!!! See more kitchen photos HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

One Year Homeversary | DIY projectsOne Year Homeversary | DIY projects

This TV stand was one of my first projects before diving into the bigger ones. Check out the project HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

I asked my project manager to not hang the wire shelving so I could do this! This project was simple and cost less than $25! Check out more HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

Because I opted to have a half bathroom downstairs instead of a coat closet, I had to find a unique way to create a “mud room space.” I love the turnout! Check out how you can create this space HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

This was a fun project! I didn’t think I was going to have a TV in my bedroom, well, I ended up buying one and had to figure out how to hang it. Not only did I figure that out with the thanks of my mom, but I built this TV frame! Check out how you can do this HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

I haven’t shared much from this sweet ocean-inspired guest bedroom yet (another blog post), but I love this fun canopy project! Check out the blog post HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

One of my most recent projects, I took on a painting job and framed the master bathroom mirror. 🙂 Love the space!!! Check out how you can build this frame HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

And you remember this table I repurposed! If you missed it, check it out HERE! I’ll be posting how you can do this to your table next week! 🙂

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

This was a fun little project for my bedroom! I bought this little chair for basically nothing and reupholstered/painted it to blend match the decor style. Love the turnout! Check out the gaudy pink before photos HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projects

My business has a home! 🙂 Check out more photos HERE!

One Year Homeversary | DIY projectsOne Year Homeversary | DIY projects

Cannot wait to share more over the months ahead! 🙂

Reply...

featured

as seen in

as seen in