DIY Industrial Farmhouse Desk

We recently completed a makeover on my friend's front room--turning it into a home school room.  We loved the desk in our inspiration picture, but she did an authentic butcher block desktop which cost her over $1000 and that definitely wasn't in our budget.  We decided to make a planked desktop to make the whole thing look like an industrial farmhouse desk.  I've done this many times before so I was confident it would be … [Read more...]

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...]

Rustic Farmhouse Centerpiece

My friend Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife invited me to participate in her Styled X 3 challenge. She chooses a decor item from Amazon and sends it to a couple  of other bloggers and we all show how we styled it.  This time she chose this little box of 12 tiny glass jars.  Stacy did something and Amy from The Happy Scraps participated as well.  Be sure to check theirs out too! This week has been crazy!  So much has been going … [Read more...]

Master Closet Organization

I'm a member of the BHG Live Better Blogger Network.  All opinions are my own. This month's Better Homes and Gardens post theme is "Small Spaces."  I instantly thought of my master closet.  It's a large closet that became a dumping ground from the moment we moved in.  It just wasn't pretty.  Since BHG has such a great line of organizational products, I figured this would be a great time to tackle this.  We jumped in and started the ultimate … [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...]

Farmhouse Loft Makeover

I really love my house.  It's very open and the biggest reason is because above the kitchen is a loft which is open to the downstairs.  We've used this room as a playroom for my kids but it's always been a huge embarrassment to me.  It's the first thing you see when you go upstairs and it's an eyesore.  Not anymore!   Before:  Before I fixed it up, we had our old super stained couch that looked absolutely dreadful.  We had a TV … [Read more...]