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...]

How to Decorate a Hearth

Everyone loves decorating their mantels and there are lots of great inspirational pictures out there to help you do it.  I love my new mantel so much but it's still hard to decorate right now because there is a ginormous TV above it.  We are still planning to plank above this mantel and center the TV above it (we have to keep the TV for my husband, he is adamant!) but I want to build some type of door to go over it so it doesn't look like we … [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...]

25 Easter Decor Ideas

Easter is such a fun holiday to decorate for--all the pretty pastels and springy icons: bunnies, chicks, eggs, flowers. Here are 25 Easter decor ideas to inspire you! 1. Succulent Topped Easter Eggs 2. DIY Peeps Cross Stitch Canvases 3. Quilted Easter Egg 4. Twine Carrots 5. Easter Centerpiece 6. Easter Wreath 7. Peeps Candle Holders 8. Painted Bunny Jars 9. Burlap Bunny Bunting 10. DIY Easter Egg Button … [Read more...]

Fireplace Mantel Makeover Part 2

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Fireplace Mantel Makeover, Part 1

One of our big projects for 2016 is a fireplace mantel makeover! … [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...]

How to Decorate as a Couple Without Fighting

When you're married, you are merging two styles together.  And that is not always a very easy transition.  Lots of people (*cough* men *cough*) don't care about decorating and see any money spent on home decor as a waste.  Lots DO care but have strong opinions about what they want.  And others don't care but only desire comfort and convenience over aesthetic appeal.  And still others want their house to be nothing but big screen TVs and surround … [Read more...]