Navy and Pink Guest Room Reveal

pink and navy blue decor

Is it weird to get excited about a room?  Well I am weird and I get excited about rooms.  And houses.  And yards.  But this room---I am so excited about this room.  It's the big reveal day! We have an extra bedroom upstairs that is currently serving as a guest room.  Which meant that it housed the extra queen bed we have and that's about it.  It was in a sad, sad state and I was embarrassed when it came time to show it to guests wanting to see … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Coasters

chalkboard numbered coasters

Want a quick and easy project that also makes a great gift?  Chalkboard coasters. I got these wood sliced coasters at World Market awhile back (but you could easily find yourself a log and saw it up)  and grabbed some of my DecoArt chalkboard paint. I just squeezed some of the paint onto the coaster and painted it up to the bark border.  I let it dry for a couple hours. After it was dry, I rubbed some chalk across it to … [Read more...]

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...]

Heart String Art

love heart string art

I didn't even mean to call it 'heart string art' but there it is.  That's what it is.  Ha! I was challenged by Valspar and Porch.com to use the Pantone color of the year Marsala in a Valentine's Day project along with one other mystery item, which turned out to be a chevron stencil.  As it happens, I also was planning a project in which I would make a heart to go along with my rustic 'love letters' that I repurposed from my sisters wedding … [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...]

Chalky Finish Paint Organizer

Paint organization

As you might know, I'm a big fan of the DecoArt Chalky Finish paints.  I have a bunch of them now and they were getting disorganized.  Since we finally got my craft pegboard up, I have changed things around a little bit.  And I wanted to make a space for a Chalky Finish paint organizer. So first I had to make the Chalky Finish organizer.  I wanted to do it out of materials I could easily purchase so if anyone else wanted to make them they … [Read more...]

Rustic Stocking Holders & Giveaway

rustic stocking holder

You know me and rustic--we were made for each other.  I think I could have survived during early pioneer days.  I have all those homemaker skills down pretty well.  I really was channeling early settlers when I made these rustic stocking holders. They were pretty easy and I really love how they turned out.  It totally seems like something they would have made and had in their house.  Although maybe they just pounded some nails into the … [Read more...]

Scandinavian Inspired Ornaments

scandinavian inspired ornaments

Hello friends!  As part of the DecoArt Design Team, this month I was challenged to come up with a project with the theme of International Holidays.  There are so many options here, but I was really drawn to the bold red and white of Scandinavia.  I really love their style and art, so I decided to give my own a try.  It ended up being pretty easy and anyone can do it!  I mean seriously, my six year old helped me with this, so yes--anyone can do … [Read more...]