Sometimes you gotta "live a little" with your home décor. I mean, I love neutral décor but then my heart goes screaming for color, for life, and a little pizzazz. Oh and change, it's my middle name, as you all know if you've been reading this blog for a while. This is when temporary wall paper comes into play. What a fun way to add a punch of fun in décor without the commitment. First, meet boring white wall. (The before.) Nothing really to see here... well, except for Ted.
Hey friends, I have a new DIY coming at ya today. This giant chalkboard is an easy project that can be made with just a few tools. As always, there are many ways to build these and this is just one way. Tools/Materials: 4 x 8 Sheet of 1/4 inch underlayment plywood (3) 1 x 6 pine boards (front frame) (4) 1 x 2 select pine boards (front frame) (3) 1 x6 pine boards (for back frame... we used scrap we already had) Chalkboard paint Roller Early American stain brush rags Brad Nai
We all know how one project leads to another... Right?! I think that story could go on and on in our house, so when I just got done building our DIY Farmhouse TV Cabinet, the other wall was in need of attention. I wanted to keep it simple and display our family photos, but this wall also needed a little lighting. I follow so many lovely creators on Instagram and the other day I came upon Brooke @nestingwithgrace. She used a battery operated puck light inside of a lighting
Well friends, I'm so excited to share this project with you all. Initially, I had grand thoughts of how this "simple project" would only take me a few days to do. Not until actually diving in and getting started, did I realize, oooohhh ok, nope, this is a week and a half long deal. The challenge was on. Before, I jump into the details... let me back up a little. I've been craving a simpler look in our family room, and bringing the TV to our fireplace mantle seemed like t
I am so excited to share our back porch with y'all today. It's looked pretty sad throughout the winter time, so when Spring arrived, it was time for a change. It was so much fun this past weekend to bring new life to this space. I'll try my best to walk you through my thought process to redecorating and building this greenhouse inspired look. We moved my DIY table out here first, along with the chippy cubby that is one of my favorite Antique finds. Once those were in plac
Ahhh, it's done! The black moody wall got a little jewelry to finish her off, and Mama is happy! It feels complete now. Yes, there will still be decisions on what will be hung on the wall, lighting sconces, etc., but for today, it feels good just to get this molding project checked off the list. Materials I used for this project: *Molding of choice (This is 1 1/4 inch Pine molding) *Miter box and hand saw (a miter saw would be preferable but my little miter box worked fine
Sometimes the best discussions are with fellow creative friends. I'll suggest an idea and they come back with 10 more. Haha, thanks guys! Yesterday, I was touching up the old gallery wall in our sitting room, patching & painting and the thought crossed my mind, I was ready for a change... haha shocker, I know. (Not the best pictures, but I tried to show the size of this wall... 12 1/2 feet long, almost 10 feet high) It got me thinking about all kinds of wall treatments, o
Real life post here folks. I'm the Mom that would really like for everything to be neat and clean, but I have to tell you that most of the days around here are pretty messy. With boys and a dog, we are bound to have them, right? Yes, I realize I'm the one with white slipcovered couches, but those can be thrown in the washer... Bleach and Oxyclean are my friends! The problem area for a while has been our dining chairs. These were thrift store finds from a few years ago. I