Patio Paradise: The Plan + Mood Board

May 27, 2014


I hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!   Not only did we spend time thanking those who served our country, but we enjoyed much of the long weekend soaking up the sun + enjoying the beautiful outdoors.  BUT like always, with playtime comes worktime.  Before setting our sights on BBQing & the beach, we worked all day Saturday on the outdoors. Over the past month, we have been spilling hours into transforming our sideyard into a Patio Paradise!  I'm thrilled to be partnering with Lowe's on this project to create a space that is inviting, relaxing, and truly a magical oasis.  With … [Read more...]

Easy Project, Big Impact: Reupholstered Chair Seat

May 23, 2014


Most posts I have planned out a few days, or at least a day, before going live.  But not today's.  I have been trying to check things off my to-do list and this project, start to finish, literally was done just a few minutes ago.  I posted a pic on Instagram (I'd love for you to follow along if you're not already) and I thought I'd share a blog post about it. Ready for a super easy, yet BIG IMPACT project?  Check out how I brought this old chair alive again with a simple change of fabric.  It's so simple and I swear that ANYONE can do this.  Even if you've never DIYed anything in your life, … [Read more...]

13 Interesting Ways to Turn Toy Animals into Fabulous Home Decor

May 22, 2014


I had so much fun creating the toy animal instagram photo holders for my boy's room, and with the thoughtful comments + compliments I received, it seems like many of you loved them just as much. I think because they're unexpected  + unique, using toy animals are the perfect way to bring a bit of fun into a room & they are quite the conversation starter.  Plus turning your own kids toys into fabulous decor, beats the similar, but much more expensive accessories you can find elsewhere! As with most of my creations, I often search the web afterwards to see what other similar projects … [Read more...]

Toy Animal Instagram Photo Holder

May 20, 2014


I've been a little slow on sharing the progress of my boys room makeover, but believe me it's almost done!  Except for the window panels that are still plain white (an idea will come to me at some point to jazz them up), the room is about 96.74% complete.  From the new wall color + the wallpaper, to the honeycomb shelves + the wood rolling toy bins, to the new leaning shelves, this room has been fully transformed from what it looked like before... One of the first DIY ideas that I thought about for this makeover (after seeing these animal photo holders) was to create something cute that … [Read more...]

Design Solutions for the ‘Ugly Bathroom’ {Reader Submission Reveal}

May 12, 2014


Not only has another Monday greeted us, BUT it's reveal day for the reader submitted bathrooms for the Ugly Bathroom Makeover challenge. I asked for bathrooms, and so many of you delivered! Thank you all who sent me pictures of your drear, in-need-of-love bathrooms.  I truly wish I could help ALL OF YOU with making over your bathrooms, but in the end Lowe's and I chose Melissa's "blah and uninspiring master bathroom". Hi Jenna I was so excited when I read your post about the ugly bathroom transformation because I have the most blah and uninspiring master bathroom! We moved into our … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Update a Bathroom on a Budget

May 7, 2014


There have been some really qualified "entries" for the ugly bathroom makeover.  I'm not going to lie...  some of you are in desperate need of direction & a plan on how to jazz up your bathrooms.  Most of the bathrooms I received pictures for, have good bones and are similar in layout of many homes, but they need to be taken to the next level to be practical and pretty! Lowe's and I are going through the pictures and next Monday will be the day when you'll get to see what reader submitted bathroom we chose, along with a Creative Vision Board + 'plan of action' for the space.  In the … [Read more...]

Pop of Color: How-To Paint a Door

May 5, 2014


I'm still working on my boys room. It's almost done, but it's probably been the longest room makeover in history (well maybe not, I think that was the master bedroom which I am happy to say is complete - well 95% complete).  Even though I want to call this latest makeover DONE, a room often does AND should take time to create and come together. The transformation of a space is like a 1000 piece puzzle, it takes time and patience to get all the pieces just right and often, it's the final stretch that takes the longest.  And that's okay. As I am rounding up the room finishing up the final … [Read more...]

Old Lamp. New Life.

April 25, 2014


One of my Saturday favorites is to hit up some local thrift stores for unusual finds and inspiration.  Unfortunately it doesn't happen as often as I'd like, but a few weeks ago when the kiddos were with the grandparents, the Mister and I hit up one of my go-to places. We scored a couple of cute things, like a brass owl bell (which my kids love to ring) + a new chair (which will soon get a spray paint makeover)... well as this brass wall sconce for $15.  It was something that I've been searching for, but others I almost bought (new and old) were much more expensive.  I was … [Read more...]

DIY: Frame Turned Tray

April 9, 2014


This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine. With the excitement of Spring finally here (our snow is almost all melted), I started spicing up the house with a few lighter + brighter elements.  The first area that I started with... The Foyer!  The entryway of the home is the perfect place to get the Spring time decor rolling.  Incorporating trays are a design-must in my book for styling tabletops + vignettes.  After clearing off the top of the gold dresser to start with a fresh palette, I knew I needed a new tray.   So I made one... From Frame to Tray, … [Read more...]

Dip Dyed Easter Eggs using Food Coloring + $50 Target Giveaway

April 7, 2014


I am blown away by how many of you have read + pinned my Easter Egg post that I recently shared.  Over 100,000 so far and it's only been a week & a half.  Since y'all loved my alternative idea for dying eggs, I have another fun + inexpensive + super easy way to create Easter Eggs that will give you a vibrant + unique result! I was inspired to create these dip-dyed eggs when flipping through the pages of the recent All You magazine that I picked up while shopping at Target. The magazine has so many creative ideas for Easter egg dying that there will be no reason to ever buy a box … [Read more...]