Photoshop Fun: Symmetrical Face Study

A few years ago, I read an article about an artist who took photographs of volunteers and then Photoshopped their faces to see what they would look like if they had symmetrical faces. It was fascinating to me. Check out this article and this one BEFORE you look at my photo…

Some people tell me I look like my mom, others say my dad, some, including myself, don’t see much of a resemblance to either one. But after doing this study, I couldn’t believe it.

One half of my face looks JUST like my mom, the other half my dad. Mind blown.

Take a look:



Photoshop Fun: Iron Man’s House

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Iron Man bought a house!! I am so proud of him for accomplishing one of his life’s goals. It’s such a cute, sweet place, all it needs is just a little love and care 🙂

Here are some of the Before’s…

Living Room:house 2 newhouse 3 new

Dining Room:
house 8 new

Kitchen:house 4 new

Master Bedroom:house 5 new

Main Bathroom:house 7 new

Guest Bedroom:house 6 new

I had to slightly photoshop them (quickly and sloppily), for image security purposes, but this is generally how each room looks.

IM has been so kind and let my creativity run wild. I know his style and made sure that whatever I whipped up, was something that he would like. Even if he doesn’t end up using it exactly, it makes for good blog posts!

Here is his Living Room and Dining Room reimagined:

Chris.Living Dining

Here are the details:

Flooring: QuickStep, Reclaime Collection, Heathered Oak Laminate via Lomax

Curtains: West Elm, Sheer Diamond Curtain

Dining Chandelier: Shades of Light, Multi Glass Orb Chandelier

Dining Table: CB2, Dylan Dining Table

Dining Chairs: Modway Furniture, Amish Wood Armchair via Domino

Cacti Print: Etsy, Vertical Cactus Print

Driftwood Floor Lamp: World Market, Driftwood Floor Lamp Base

Sofa: West Elm, Andes Sectional

Coffee Table: West Elm, Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Block Coffee Table

Rug: West Elm, Boho Textured Wool Rug

Entertainment Center: West Elm, Modern Buffet

Raven Image: Deviant Art, Raven Ink Sketch

Since I.M. has 2 months until his current apartment lease is up, his contractor has already gutted the kitchen, ripped up the heinous carpet, installed the crown moulding in the Living Room, and started painting the ceilings, trim, doors, and walls!

I’ll update shortly with some progress shots per room 🙂

Photoshop Fun: Sad Colonial

The Huntress-Photoshop Fun

This small house was down the street from my old apartment. The poor thing is all busted up 😦 I found this Photoshop file in my archive…from when I started virtually fixing it up in 2013! It still needed some touchups, so I quickly finished the work tonight, and now you get to check out the results. Of course there are window boxes, a lantern, and a little peek of stacked stone 🙂


Sad Colonial Before


Sad Colonial After

Now THAT’S a sweet little place I wouldn’t mind coming home to each night 🙂

Woodland Update and Some Staging Fun!

Hi Followers!

Remember when I blogged about the Woodland renovation here and here? Well, here are some updated photos of the progress!




Living Room:






I should have even more to post next week, once the floors have been refinished 🙂

In the meantime, I have come up with a staging plan for this cottage. Now, if I were doing this myself, I would be purchasing pieces that were unique with a traditional-meets-modern vibe. But since we would use a rental company, I am locked into their offerings. Not too bad!


Photoshop Fun: Woodland Spanish Revival

The Huntress-Photoshop Fun

CK is back at his flipping of the Woodland house. Here’s my Photoshopped version of a brighter exterior. Welcome Home!


Woodland Before

After:Woodland After


No window boxes or shutter this time, but I here’s what I did:

-Painted the whole facade a brighter cream

-Painted the window trim darker brown

-Painted the front door a deep navy blue

-Replaced the original landscaping with plants traditionally found with a crafts am style home

-“Powerwashed” the roof tiles

-“Powerwashed” the front concrete sidewalk

-Removed the iron porch dividers

-Added a fun star pendant at the porch

-Added an address plaque near the driveway

I hope you like the changes as much as I do!

Photoshop Fun: Andrew’s Row Home

My old grade school friend messaged me to see if I could work some Photoshop magic on his recently purchased row home. Andrew’s house is on the left. As you can see, it blends in with the house next door.


Andrew's House Before


Andrew's House After

Here’s what I did:

-Added some signature shutters in black

-Painted the basement doors to match the shutters

-Added window boxes

-Replaced the lighting fixture with a new lantern

-Replaced the mailbox

-Put house numbers in the transom window above the door

-Painted the door a warm green (or to really add some extra character, the front door could be replaced with one that has a traditional feel with the door knob in the center, as shown)

I hope you like the updates!