DIY Two Toned Curtains

diy curtains

Our new house has lots of big, bright windows.  We also have a large patio door.  And while this is great for lots of natural light, since we back south, we get some pretty intense sunshine in our house.  I actually don't mind it at all since sunshine makes me happy, but it was blinding to eat breakfast, especially when it snowed and the sun was reflecting even more light off the snow. I hung a curtain rod and my old IKEA curtains in front of … [Read more...]

Dark Gray Painted Chair

gray and coral

Big news guys, dark gray is IN.  It's hot!  It's trendy!  Go paint everything dark gray!  Okay--if you say so. But seriously, I have noticed a big increase of the amount of dark gray I'm seeing in the new houses being built around me, and having such a light color schemed house I am inclined to add a bunch of dark gray accents.  I haven't shared them with you yet but here's the first of many...a dark gray painted chair! It used to look … [Read more...]

DIY Grid Wainscoting

DIY Grid Wainscoting

I recently completed a huge, exhausting project--my guest room makeover.  My husband thought it would be awesome if I did board and batten around all the walls except for having one wall be a feature wall with grid wainscoting.  So in case you were wondering how to do it, here it is:  How to make grid wainscoting. I read several tutorials before I attempted this, but I ended up just doing it the way that worked the best for me.  Whenever I … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Paper Ranunculus Wreath

paper ranunculus flowers

I'm going to be honest...paper crafting is not my forte.  But when Astrobrights® Papers sent me all their glorious paper and card stock, I really wanted to make a wreath with paper flowers to give to my Mom for Mother's Day. And Ranunculus is one of my favorite flowers (I like to say I liked them in 2004 before it was trendy to like Ranunculus) and they happen to be awesome in paper form!  Look how pretty... Photo courtesy of The … [Read more...]

Hemnes Daybed IKEA Hack

pink daybed headboard

My daughter's new room looked abysmal.  Her old bedroom was one I had labored over for a year and finally got it perfect.  But once she transitioned out of her crib and into a twin bed, I knew this wasn't how I wanted it to stay.  I love doing kids rooms and so redoing her big girl rom excites me!  But we have a very long way to go and it's not really a priority. However, I couldn't leave it like this: This is sad, sad, sad.  I need it … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel

spring mantel decor

Before I threw the Favorite Things Party, I wanted to invite spring into my home.  Especially since the weather was making me less than convinced it was spring.  I have some fun spring decor that I got out for my 'mantel.'  It's really my entry table since my actual mantel houses the television and will never look super girly and pretty. I know Easter is now past, but this spring mantel could work for at least another month. I started … [Read more...]

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...]

Built in Indoor Playhouse

indoor playhouse built in

I am lucky that one of my good friends built a house up the street from us.  And that she does hair for a living.  So we decided to make a little trade--I would help her with DIY projects and she would do my hair for free.  Win win!  Our first DIY project turned out so stinkin' adorable that I had to share it--it's a built in Indoor Playhouse! Isn't that amazing?!  First of all, I take zero credit for the amazing paint job.  That tree and … [Read more...]