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    Mudroom Renovation

    I’ve been dreaming of our mudroom renovation for months and it’s finally done! Complete with custom built lockers, new door, and shiplap! Mudroom Before: Here is the plan for the mudroom: Vertical shiplap Custom built in lockers (I use Sketch Up when making my designs) Upgrade our door that goes into the garage New light fixture BONUS- Secret pantry door- I’m so excited for this! If you’ve been following along in my stories you’ve seen the vertical shiplap fiasco of 2021.  Basically I tried to do shiplap the “cheap way” and save a few bucks. I quickly regretted the decision when I realized how much extra work I had gotten…

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    Seasonal Entry Table Decor

    One of my favorite areas of my home to decorate seasonally is our entry table.  It’s one of the first things you see when you enter our home, and I love to make it inviting.  Plus, it’s so fun to freshen it up each season! First of all, I like to start with a blank slate.  This set up works for in between seasons, especially throughout the summer months. Typically, I leave these 3 main elements when changing out seasonal decor- baskets, lamps, and the mirror.  Then, I add in elements for each season- colored blankets in baskets, garland, vases, florals, etc. Let’s take a look at some of the…

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    Painting Your Piano- Step by Step Tutorial

    I painted my piano for the first time about 4 years ago with chalk paint. I have been so happy with how it’s held up all these years! But, I was ready for a color change so I painted it again! Here are all the steps I took to get a beautiful professional looking finish when painting your piano!   PRODUCTS- I used BB FROSCH paint transformer and Sherwin Williams ProClassic trim paint in the color Egret White (It has a slight grey to it. Very pretty!). The paint transformer turns any paint into chalk paint.  I wanted a matte finish so I got the paint in satin finish. I…

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    Neutral Christmas Decor

    I love neutral Christmas Decor! It is so calming and peaceful to me! This post is to help organize the links to all my decor items! I hope you find it helpful!   GREENERY GARLAND- I mix my greenery to create the garland. For over the mantel, I used these eucalyptus garlands (I used 2 of the two packs) , this faux cedar garland (I used 2 of these), and 1 of these cedar garlands from Walmart. I wrapped the eucalyptus and faux cedar garland around each other and laid that across the mantel. Then I cut the remaining garlands into pieces and draped over the front to create the fullness.…

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    Plaid Wainscoating in Half Bathroom

    I have a half bathroom in our house that was quite honestly boring.  I think most half baths are boring because of their size, and they don’t always get a lot of use.  If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram for long, you know I’m the queen of “extra”, and so I knew I had to do something in this room to make it “extra”.  My friend, Christine, did a complete makeover in Jordan Page’s office and I fell IN LOVE with her accent wall.  So I thought why not give it a try here! This project was WAY more tedious than I anticipated it to be.  Altogether,…

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    Christmas Tree Box DIY

    I LOVE the look of a Christmas Tree box instead of a skirt! It looks so homey, cozy, and unique. I had SO many questions last year about my Christmas tree box so here is a step by step tutorial on how to make your own! This is such a fun and affordable DIY! I’ve included two different versions with instructions. One is a non-foldable option that is more simple to construct and a little more affordable and the second is a foldable version that takes just a little bit more time and money. Both good options! Non-Foldable Version Materials 3 –1x4x8 boards 2- 1x3x8 boards 4 L brackets Wood…

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    DIY Bobble Lamp

    I have these gorgeous lamps on our bedside tables in our master bedroom.  However, they are clear and with the window behind them they don’t offer a lot of contrast.  I found these super fun bobble lamps, but was SHOCKED when I saw the price tag.  $695?!?!  I knew I could DIY my current lamps for way less! Here are what the current lamps look like:   See what I mean?  You can hardly see the lamps with the light coming in from the windows.  To get started, here is my inspiration: I don’t think I could ever justify almost $700 for ONE lamp.  So I grabbed my supplies and…

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    $10 DIY “Hello Fall” Sign

    I love seasonal signs, but they can get so spendy!  So I figured, why not make them myself?! For this sign, you will need: Materials: 1/4 inch plywood (you can buy either 1/4, 1/2 or a full sheet) 1 X 2 boards- common or pine (enough to frame your sign, whatever size you choose) Paint Wood Glue Tools Jigsaw Table saw or router Instructions Cut your plywood to size.  I made this sign 2 foot by 2 foot. Paint it your desired color. Then, cut another 2X2 plywood for your “mat”.  I chose to make my mat 3 inches, and cut it out with a jig saw. (TIP- use a…

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    DIY Office Built-ins

    I love how these built in’s for my husband’s office turned out! I have had so many questions about the details of this project so here is the step-by-step process! Tools Needed: Drill – Miter Saw – Table Saw – Pocket Hole Jig – Nail Gun – corner clamp – clamps – concealed hinge jig – painting supplies – level Materials: 3/4 inch birch Plywood  – 1/2 inch plywood  –  1/4 inch plywood – 1×2 poplar boards – butcher block – 2×4’s – 1 1/4 inch screws – 2 1/2 inch screws – 1 1/4 inch brad nails –  wood glue – wood filler – sand paper – liquid nails –…

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    DIY Oversized Art

    Have you ever wanted a big piece of artwork that makes a statement, but can’t justify the price tag? Last summer, I redid my sister-in-law’s nursery.  One thing that was really important to her was that the nursery be portable in case they moved someday.  I was inspired by @withinthegrove when she made a HUGE piece for her living room.  So I decided to give it a try and made this custom oversized art! MATERIALS NEEDED 1×2 common board (or pine) 4X8 sheet of plywood Paint Sandpaper Wood filler Table saw or router Miter saw Brad nailer & nails DIRECTIONS Sand your plywood to your liking.  Paint the base layer. …