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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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    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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    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. …

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    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…