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...]

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...]