DIY Doorway Trim

door way trim

I recently gave my entry a makeover.  I added some beautiful board and batten which you can find a tutorial for here.  (It's a little different in the tutorial, but it's not hard to figure out how to adjust it.)  But at the end of the board and batten is a large doorway that leads to the master suite.  We wanted this to be trimmed out, so I planned it in with the board and batten project. Here's the before--you can see how boring it … [Read more...]

Rustic Entryway & Giveaway

rustic charm entryway

We have lived in this brand new house for about two months.  And the entry was...okay but I really wanted to add my own touch.  And apparently everything I touch turns to board and batten. But seriously, we love board and batten.  It will literally be everywhere in a few years of living in this house.  It just takes your house from blah to beautiful--adding another element of architectural interest to your home.  So that's what I started … [Read more...]

Organized Kitchen Drawers

utensil drawer organization

You guys...my kitchen.  IS. the best.  I don't want to make y'all feel bad but seriously I have never been so gloriously happy in a kitchen.  And it got a little more awesome this week when I added custom drawer organizers from Build.com.  And now I have the best and most organized kitchen drawers ever. I could sit here and talk about it but why don't I show you? Look how terrible they used to be...and how beautifully organized they are … [Read more...]

LOVE Marquee Letters

love marquee

This post originally appeared on SNAP! Conference blog. I'm not gonna lie, 2014 was one of my most challenging years.  We built a new house, my husband got a new, incredibly busy position at work, his mother passed away as well as my grandpa.  But summing it up like that doesn't really touch how stressful all these things were for me.  It was crazy! It was also a great year for me career wise.  It was one of the first times when I just kept … [Read more...]

DIY Mudroom Bench Part 2

love this mudroom bench

So it's time to talk about the top part of my DIY Mudroom Bench.  This part was actually pretty easy and painting was the longest part (isn't it always?)  But once you get past the first part of the actual bench, this part will seem easy. All the supplies you will need were listed in my DIY Mudroom Bench Part 1 post. So first I laid a piece of 3.5x48" MDF across the bottom and then trimmed it to be the same length as the bench.  I … [Read more...]

DIY Mudroom Bench

cool mudroom bench area

I just completed my best DIY yet--a DIY mudroom bench!  It may not seem that awesome to you DIY gurus, but each project like this gives me the confidence and skills to take on something even bigger.  And I completed this 100% by myself, no help from any other person.  I took the time and care to try and make it look as professional as possible. I think it turned out awesome and I love, love, love it!  I love the way it turned out but I … [Read more...]

Living with White

white couches

I just moved...into a house we built that I am in love with.  It's basically a dream come true, living here.  And I'm working on a full tour post but that requires a lot of cleaning that I haven't done yet!  That will come soon.  But for now here is a little glimpse... I have TONS of white in my house.  I have white couch slipcovers--three of them (two IKEA Ektorp couches, one I made myself), white kitchen cabinets, white countertop, white … [Read more...]

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Marquee Sign

holiday marquee sign

I love marquee signs--don't you? They are so fun and cheerful.  And so is Christmas, so why not combine the two?  Marquee signs are not as hard as they might seem.  And for an extra Christmasey effect, I candy-cane striped the board.  And now- here's how to make your own Christmas marquee sign. Supplies: 1 1x12x6 2 1x2x6 6 large craft store chipboard letters (3 H's, 3 O's) Round Christmas lights Drill Nail gun, strong craft … [Read more...]