Shiplap Wall for Under $50

We recently completed a home school (or home office if you will) room in an industrial farmhouse style.  We decided to make a shiplap wall and it's seriously the easiest project.  There are a million different tutorials on this but I feel like this is a pretty surefire way to go.  This method of 'shiplap' is very cost effective and will produce a more rustic, farmhouse style planked wall. I've done it with masonite (that dark brown very … [Read more...]

Industrial Farmhouse Home School Room

My best friend from childhood recently asked me to help her with a project for her sister.  Her sister works so hard helping everyone and home schools her kids and is just so super busy.  So she wanted to makeover her front room to make it a really useable space for her kids to do their school in.  Her sister's life is pretty chaotic so we thought clearing out this room and making it pretty and functional would help her gain a little bit of peace … [Read more...]

Easy Console Table Makeover

Awhile ago, my friend and I bought some cute new pillows for her living room, step 1 in starting to decorate her house.  I always thought it would be so cute if she painted her console table navy blue.  So like a year later, we painted her console table. DecoArt has a new Chalky Finish color and I looooove it!  Navy blue is so big right now and I just love this color.  I was sad when they didn't have it but now they do and it's so rich and … [Read more...]

IKEA Hack: Expedit into Long Storage Unit

Check out my latest IKEA hack--in my Farmhouse Loft. I'm always pretty proud of my latest builds and this one is no different.  Though technically I didn't really build much.  But I took one tall bookcase and an IKEA Expedit and turned it into this: I love it!  It turned out exactly as I pictured it in my head...don't you love it when that happens?  It was one of those things where no one thought it would work and I kept saying, "Don't … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Bangles

Mother's Day is coming up quick!  It can be really hard to know what to get your Mom when it might feel like she already has everything she wants.  But really, can a girl have too much jewelry?  An easy Mother's Day gift idea is to buy some wooden bangles and paint them to customize them in her favorite colors! I love how cute and custom this gift idea is.  Or you could do this as a craft for a girl's birthday party or something.  Want … [Read more...]

Painting the Mantel

The mantel is 99% done!  But I'm going to show it to you anyway because the only thing it's missing is the very very top which won't make a huge difference in looks once it's on.  We haven't done that yet because a) I'm 34 weeks pregnant now and so, so tired all the time and b) in order to make the top I have to slide a 2x8 piece of 3/4" MDF through my table saw which I just can't do alone and c) my husband has been, as usual, extremely busy. … [Read more...]

Easy Painted Spring Decor

It's the day after Valentine's and you'd better believe that I have already taken down my Valentine's decor and put up my spring decor.  This part of the year in Utah is so depressing.  We get this yucky inversion in the air so everything is just smoggy and gross and you don't see the sun for weeks.  Waaahhh! So I have started putting up spring decor and it's really cheering up my house.  Brighter and softer pastels like green, aqua, and coral … [Read more...]

Tips for Painting Stair Balusters

I feel like every DIY post I write is a project I did about eight months ago.  This one is no exception!  Finally being pregnant and basically a couch potato, I don't have the energy for projects so I guess I might as well get y'all caught up on everything I did last year.  Last year I did more projects than I could even blog and I learned SO much, so many things to tell you about! One of the most obnoxious projects we did was to paint the … [Read more...]