Hi! I’m Meg.
Thanks for stopping by, I’m excited you’re here! I hope you find some good tips and ideas–and are inspired to take on your own renovation or decorating project.
I’ve loved home renovating and decorating for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I loved going to the Parade of Homes with my parents to check out the decor and look at all the houses’ floor plans to see how the spaces were laid out.
I’ve always loved writing and started this blog in January 2015 as a way to combine writing with home renovating and decorating.
My favorite color is green, and I wanted to somehow include “green” in my blog name. My husband Kalen and I were brainstorming blog names, and he came up with “Green With Decor.” I loved it!
Here in Milwaukee, we bought a fixer upper and have had a blast renovating the entire house. We knocked down a wall, refinished old hardwood floors, got new carpet, painted every wall and piece of trim in the house, remodeled a bathroom, gutted and renovated the kitchen, demo-ed a family room full of wood paneling, added back patio doors … the list goes on. You can see the full before-and-after house tour here.
It’s been so much fun! I love the way a renovation can totally transform a space. I’d encourage everyone to buy a fixer upper. You can truly make it yours!
I think everyone can make their home into something they love – even on a budget. If you get creative in how you use a space, shop around and DIY some things, your home can look exactly how you want it to!
A little more about me:
I grew up outside of Milwaukee and went to school at Xavier in Cincinnati. Kalen, a Dayton grad, and I met at a bar in Cincinnati during a Xavier/Dayton basketball game. Xavier won. 🙂
We were married 3 years later.
We named out puppy Oakley after the Cincinnati neighborhood where our first house was. Here we are on the day we picked her up!
I love country music. I’ve seen Phil Vassar at least 15 times, and we got to meet him twice!
Blog posts to read:
Wondering what to read next? These are my five most popular posts:
5. 5 must haves in a kitchen renovation
We’ve gone through two kitchen renovations so I spilled what we’ve learned.
4. Get extra storage in the kitchen cabinets with this easy trick
One of the easiest DIYs ever.
3. Painting an old desk with clay paint
I gave my grandparents’ old desk a makeover with some of my favorite clay paint.
2. 10 tips to transform your guest bedroom into a relaxing retreat
Easy tips for getting that spare bedroom guest-ready.
1. An easy dresser makeover with spray paint and new hardware
My brother’s dresser went from blah to gorgeous in just a few steps.
I love hearing from readers and talking about ideas for the next project, so please reach out [meg (at) greenwithdecor (dot) com] if you have a question or just want to chat!