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Hey y’all – We are Morgan & Sean McBride and we are crafting our home together in Charleston, South Carolina.

Our Kitchen for Charleston Home & Design Magazine - Charleston Crafted

We blog here at Charleston Crafted to share with you our experiences on transforming our home into our dream home. We’re also empowering YOU to try DIY by showing you easy ways to make a huge impact in your home.

We have a beautiful son and daughter named Luke and Rory, a beagle named CiCi Sabathia, and a fluffy grey cat named Bear Grylls.

Click here to see our past & present home tours

From 2012 to 2016, we lived in a two bedroom condo where started this blog to share the projects that we worked on while decorating and living in that condo. You can see the whole condo tour here. It was a hobby and we really found our passion.

In July of 2016, we sold our condo (for a huge profit!) and bought our first house. It was a bit of a fixer in that the bones were great, but we wanted to take down a few walls and, in general, bring the home into this decade and our style with DIY projects and design. Check it out, but we think we did a pretty good job! This was where we turned this blog into a business featuring these projects and bringing them to you.

Some of the biggest projects we did there that you have to check out:

Our DIY Coastal Kitchen was a complete transformation.

We shared ways to make massive changes to the look of your home while maintaining its existing footprint with projects like extending your fireplace or swapping out balusters. But we also share bigger projects, like whole room makeovers such as our laundry room or our nursery, or building projects, like our kitchen table, our coffee table, wooden lanterns or midcentury modern side tables.

In 2020, we bought our second home and then had a baby 10 days later. The home is much more modern than our last one, but very builder-boring as the previous owners did nothing. We’re spicing it up and showing you all the projects you can do!

You can contact us via email here – Morgan or Sean!

Crafting our home into our dream home is our passion

We are so excited to not only share our journey with you but also help you craft your home into your dream home.

Before we started on our DIY journey, we had no idea what we were doing. We both had desk jobs and have learned as we go and are continuing to learn every day. We have no background in construction or decorating or anything like that.

We continue to evolve as DIYers and we are here to show you that crafting your first home doesn’t have to be difficult, scary, or expensive. We love sharing advice as well as projects going on in our own home and we hope that you will enjoy following along.

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Want to work with us? Here’s how! We’ve worked with dozens of our favorite brands, including The Home Depot, Kreg Tool, Gearheart Industry, HomeRight, CedarSafe, Woodgrain Millwork, and many many more.

We hope that you will enjoy! Be sure to follow us on social media and add us to your blog reader to stay up to date.

 
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    Claire Robinson

    Monday 25th of October 2021

    Hi Hon wondering how old you were with your pregnancy thank you :) I have had these cysts before and facing the same situation. Wondering for fertility reasons thanks

    Nicole Renna

    Tuesday 12th of October 2021

    Hi Morgan & Sean, You have inspired me to make the dollhouse bookcase for my granddaughters room. I have cut all the pieces and am about to start putting it together...one question...What kind of clamps did you use to secure the roof boards while the glue was drying and I nail the boards together? I look forward to hearing back from you!

    Morgan

    Wednesday 13th of October 2021

    They are called "miter clamps" and they are perfect for holding boards together at strange angles. Here's the ones we use- https://amzn.to/3AGBFo6

    Betty

    Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

    Hi - Just found your blog and would love to know the color of the changing table in Rory's room. You guys have some great ideas! Thanks from a reader in the upstate !

    Morgan

    Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

    Hey Betty! It's "Tower Bridge" by Behr. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be part of our reader family!

    Gitty Appelbaum

    Tuesday 12th of January 2021

    Hi-I really enjoyed your instructions on staining wood with coffee. Do you ever find that the wood swells a little afterwards? My wood peg dolls fit perfectly into bean pot cups when they were unfinished (or painted), but after staining/dyeing, they no longer fit in. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Sean

    Tuesday 12th of January 2021

    Hey Gitty - I had this issue when we built a small barn for peg dolls. We painted that but the moisture made it swell ever just slightly enough that they no longer fit, or fit very very tightly. My suggestion is to use a very fine/high grit sandpaper to lightly sand. I have found that coffee/tea really raise the grain and that gently sanding can help. Hope that helps! Morgan

    Valerie Gardner

    Sunday 31st of January 2016

    Hi there! My name is Valerie Gardner. I am a writer for Florida State's chapter of Spoon University. I would like to request your permission to use a picture of your pizza cake in my article this week. The caption of the photo will credit your charlestoncrafted.com website. I hope that this is okay!

    Thank you

    Sean

    Sunday 31st of January 2016

    Hey Valerie, thanks for reaching out. As long as you credit our site, we'd love to be featured! Thanks!