2 Day Gender Neutral Shared Toddler/Nursery Makeover

    I had the opportunity last summer to surprise my sister-in-law with a nursery/shared toddler room makeover!  It was so much fun, and I think I need to do more surprise makeovers this coming year! She wanted something calming ✔️ Something she could take with her if she moves from the house ✔️ and something gender neutral for her little girl and baby boy! It was such a fun challenge to makeover this room in such a short amount of time and on a budget! This is what the room looked like when I started: The first thing I knew I needed to do was brighten up the room with some…

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    How to Build a Basic Cabinet with Doors- Tutorial

    As part of the office built-ins, I needed to build two cabinets with cabinet doors. I got a lot of questions about how I did this! It is much more intimidating than it looks! Here is a step by step tutorial! Materials you’ll need: 3/4 inch plywood 1/4 inch plywood 1/2 inch plywood 1×2 boards 1×4 board(s) Wood Glue Kreg 1 1/4 screws concealed hinges 2×4’s and 2 1/2 inch screws for base 1 1/4 inch brad nails Tools: Table Saw 90 Degree Clamp Clamps Kreg Pocket Hole Jig Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig Drill Nail Gun BASE:   This is a personal preference and specific to some projects, but I…

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    DIY Sandbox with lid seats

    The girls have been asking for a sandbox for a while now and I finally built one for them! Here’s a step by step tutorial so you can make one too! We had this unused space under our deck stairs that I thought would be perfect for a sandbox! Nice and shaded and kind of unusable unless you’re sitting down. Perfect. I made my box the perfect size for this space. You can definitely edit this tutorial to any size you would like with a little math.  TOOLS: Mitersaw Drill Kreg pocket hole jig Painting or staining Supplies MATERIALS: 4- 1x10x8 boards 20- 1x3x8 boards 2- 2×4’s  3 packs of…

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    Home Office -Chosing a light fixture

    If you follow me over on INSTAGRAM, you’ve seen were creating a home office! I just finished building the built-ins (I’m obsessed with how they turned out). Post coming on those soon! We have a beautiful light fixture in the room now, but it is too large and covers up the beautiful builtins.  Obviously, it still needs to be painted. I really want to do something brass because it will look so beautiful against the dark blue walls, and something not too bulky so that you can see the builtins behind it.Here are the options I’ve been choosing between! 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6…

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    DIY Built-In Laundry Bin Tower

    Ever since we moved into this house I’ve wanted a laundry bin tower in our small laundry room. I knew it would maximize the small space and look beautiful! One day I decided to just go for it and build it myself! It was much easier than I was expecting!! It only took a day to get it done! I LOVE the way it looks and it is SO functional! Our Laundry Room magically feels larger! TOOLS: Miter saw Nail Gun Drill Countersink Drill Bit Kreg Jig Corner Clamp Sand Paper Caulk Gun MATERIALS: 1- sheet 4×8 3/4 inch Plywood 1- sheet 4×8 1/4 inch Plywood/underlayment 1- sheet 1/2 inch…

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    Build Your Own Crib Mattress Porch Swing!

    I’ve always wanted a porch swing! So I decided to build my own! And build it to fit my daughter’s old crib mattress that I had sitting in the basement! I used Plank and Pillows tutorial for inspiration and edited it for the things I wanted! This is a Simple Tutorial especially if you opt-out of the x design on the sides. I would rate this a SKILL LEVEL TWO on the 1 to 5 skill scale.  TOOLS YOU WILL NEED: Miter Saw Measuring Tape Pen/Pencil Nail Gun Outdoor Wood Glue Countersink Drill Bit Drill Kreg Jig (optional) and clamp 1/4 inch drill bit 3/4 inch drill bit MATERIALS LIST 18…

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    DIY Starter Tools Lists

    I get questions daily about what tools you should buy first as you’re getting into ‘do it yourself’ projects! So, I put together these lists to help you! It is sooooo important to remember when buying tools that they pay for themselves! Sometimes it seems like they are pricey but when you calculate how much money you are SAVING by doing the project yourself (and then the next and then the next…) they are well worth the investment. For example, I had to buy two big tools on my last DIY project. I was saying how expensive they were when my husband reminded me that we were saving over $2200…

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    How to Board and Batten

    If you’ve been watching my Instagram stories or seen my recent post there, you know that I just completed doing Board and Batten on all the walls in Gracie’s room! I did it ALL BY MYSELF 🎉 From start to finish! And if I can do it, you can too!! I’m going to answer all of the many questions I’ve been getting here and you can also watch all the stories with step by step instructions on my B&B  DIY highlight bubble on Instagram! Cost?  This is probably my most asked question! And the answer varies! I already had all of the tools that I needed so those were not a…

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    Matching Baby and Toddler Easter Dresse

    I am always asked about where I find the girls matching dresses! I search so many different places to find them! I thought I would share my favorites I found for Easter!! I broke them up into different price ranges for you! Splurge! !function(w,i,d,g,e,t){d.getElementById(i)||(element=d.createElement(t),element.id=i,element.src=”https://widgets.rewardstyle.com”+e,d.body.appendChild(element)),w.hasOwnProperty(g)===!0&&”complete”===d.readyState&&w[g].init()}(window,”boutique-script”,document,”__boutique”,”/js/boutique.js”,”script”) JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Save! !function(w,i,d,g,e,t){d.getElementById(i)||(element=d.createElement(t),element.id=i,element.src=”https://widgets.rewardstyle.com”+e,d.body.appendChild(element)),w.hasOwnProperty(g)===!0&&”complete”===d.readyState&&w[g].init()}(window,”boutique-script”,document,”__boutique”,”/js/boutique.js”,”script”) JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.

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    Coffee Table Styling Tips

      After I posted about our new coffee table a few weeks ago, I had a TON of requests for tips on how to style a coffee table. There are so many right ways to do it but I’ll share the tricks I use! There are 4 main things I play with when styling a coffee table (or any table really!) All of these areas fall under the bigger umbrella of color scheme, so make sure you have that nailed down before you begin 🙂 1. SHAPES I like to make sure I’m playing with a variety of shapes. If I have a round coffee table I like to arrange…