• DIY,  Kids

    Balloon Garland Guide

    Balloon garlands are a tradition for every birthday in our home! They look so fancy and fun but are actually pretty easy to throw together! Here’s all you need to make your own balloon garland! Balloons- I like to get a variety of sizes – 12 inch, 10 inch and 5 inch. Colors are all up to you and your theme! Balloon Tape – This is the secret! String Small clear command hooks First Determine your color scheme. I’ve done a variety over the years. Colorful, ombre, rainbow, and monotone. All are beautiful in their own way! If I’m doing multicolor I just try to keep from having the same…

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    Arched Board & Batten Transformation

    The board and batten in Gracie’s room was the my first DIY project exactly one year ago. I did completely on my own. It is what helped me realize what I was capable of and totally got me addicted to power tools. I’m excited to upgrade it and give it a little extra, unique flare!!! This is where I started with Gracie’s bedroom: And I transformed it to this: I am so proud of this room- it was exactly what I envisioned and I’m so proud to say that I did it myself!  But, a few months ago I was inspired by some architecture I saw and KNEW I had…

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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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    DIY Barbie Dreamhouse

    Welcome to Santa’s workshop!! Also known as, my garage! 😂 This week, I’m trying to secretly build a Barbie dream house for my girls for Christmas! I’ve only got 10 days 😳😬They’ve been asking for a Barbie house for awhile and I knew I could build one that’s way less and way cuter than my buying options! I have got some FUN plans for this house. I think they’ll surprise you!🎉   ✨Barbie dream house but make it RAINBOW 💗🧡💛💚💙 ✨I love it!!! It’s so fun!! I used lattice trim to cover the exterior in mini shiplap and then painted each row a different pastel color of the rainbow! Of…

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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…

  • DIY,  Home

    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 –…