DIY: Wood Honeycomb Shelves

April 2, 2014

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Even though we veered away from the original design for the revamped shared kids space, my son had his heart set on honeycomb shelves after I showed him the Land of Nod style.  And since this mama can't let her boy down, I had to pull through. But instead of buying, what did I do?  DIYed them, of course.  After a little research & this post by A Beautiful Mess, I was confident to move forward. Not only are these honeycomb / hexagon shelves functional, the whole ensemble is like a piece of art.  And instead of painting the shelves a color or staining them a traditional wood finish, I … [Read more...]

DIY: Rolling Underbed Wood Storage Cart

March 31, 2014

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I've been busy-busy on finishing up the details for my boys room makeover.  This room has taken quite the turn from it originally being a boy/girl, sister/brother shared bedroom, to a full-on boy hangout haven!  Even though my little guy is only 7 (just shy of 8), I feel it's a space he can grow with (until I get my hands on it for another makeover, hehe). So my latest and greatest DIY project in the room is something that holds stuff that I often refer to as the 'bane of my existence'... TOYS.  Specifically, the little, itty bitty toys like Legos and Kinex that somehow always end up under … [Read more...]

Creating Colorful Easter Eggs with Melted Crayons

March 18, 2014

Decorating with Eggs Using Melted Crayons

In just about a month, another Easter will be upon us.  Along with focusing on the importance of Easter, creating colorful eggs is often a tradition that many kids enjoy as the holiday approaches, mine included!  A basket filled with eggs of varying hues can make a gorgeous centerpiece and is the ideal reminder that Spring is on it's way - I hope. A new and unique alternative idea that you may want to try this year is to use crayons instead of the traditional food coloring or store-bought dye kits.  I have to tell you, the result will be unexpectedly awesome!  Have you ever felt that the … [Read more...]

How-To Hang Wallpaper Like a Pro!

March 11, 2014

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If you follow me on Instagram - my favorite place on the web to share snippets throughout my day - then you know I had a busy weekend wallpapering. The kids room took a design turn after we found out a few weeks ago that baby #3 is going to be a girl.  In the end, as a family, we decided the kids will stay in the rooms they are currently in and the girls will eventually share a room once the baby is ready to move in.  So what does that mean??  Design changes!  The room that was going to be a shared boy / girl room was no longer needed.  Since we had already started on the transformation for my … [Read more...]

Imperfectly Perfect Vintage-Style ‘Dreams’ Quote Sign

March 7, 2014

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Happy Friday!  I have a fun, imperfectly perfect project to share with you today.  Imperfectly perfect?  Yup, just as it sounds.  It's imperfect and that means it's perfect.  Sometimes something that is imperfect is better than perfect.  Ok, enough perfect / imperfect...  Let me just show you my latest creation that was quick and easy to create, and simply perfect (hehe, there is is again) for our family... - dreams will lead to your destiny - This month Lowe's put the Creative Team to the challenge of creating a project using the Color of the Year Radiant Orchid.  An intense color, … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom: Picture Gallery Wall

February 24, 2014

Master Bedroom Refresh {REVEAL} : Room transformation with inexpensive solutions + DIY projects!  You will surely be INSPIRED!

One topic on the blog that I've shared inspiration on the most times, have received the most pins, and gets the most questions + comments, is creating a gallery wall. Gallery walls are one of my most favorite design elements in a home because it tells so much.  Whether putting together a collection of a few large black and white family photos or creating a wall from wall edge to wall edge filled with colorful instagram images + momentos from your travels, a gallery wall is an expression of who you and your family are; truly the most important part of creating a meaningful home. As the … [Read more...]

Let There Be Light: How to Make a Pendant Fixture

February 13, 2014

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You may have noticed a pretty little pendant in some of the pictures I've been sharing of projects throughout the progress of my master bedroom revamp.  Guess what, I made it. Well kind of. So I didn't actually make the fabulous fixture, but I did electrify it so it could work as a light. The fixture I am referring to is the capiz hanging pendant from World Market, one of my favorite resources for interior decor.  I had originally intended on using the pendant on our ceiling fan.  I'm not crazy that we have a fan in our room instead of an amazing chandelier.  But since it gets super hot … [Read more...]

A Simple Idea for Customizing Store Bought Curtain Panels

February 11, 2014

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After more work this past weekend on the master bedroom, I can say it's almost done and I couldn't be happier with the overall refresh. Everything in the space has been upcycled, repurposed, or DIYed, so essentially little $$$ (money) has been spent on jazzing it up - that's my favorite kind of room makeover. Today, I'm going to share the details on the new window curtain panels.  Now, you know I went darker with the focal wall, so that meant the layers in the space needed to go lighter to create balance and contrast. I found pretty, but basic cream-colored solid velvet rod pocket … [Read more...]

Desk Makeover using Make Your Own Chalk Finish Paint

February 7, 2014

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OK, so let me start off by saying, THIS. IS. MY. FAVORITE. FURNITURE. TRANSFORMATION. yet And the kicker is, I have a lot of furniture purging planned for the Spring and this desk was on the to-go list.  Can you believe I was going to sell this beauty?! Here's the before and after + a few closeup shots.  I'll share the details of the transformation on the other side... Pretty crazy that it's the same piece, right?!  And I am in love with the color. So this month's Lowe's challenge for the Creative Team was to create / transform something using make your own chalk finish paint.  … [Read more...]

Adding Color + Openness in the Kitchen

January 9, 2014

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Like I said the other day, I am slow going so far this year, so bear with me on projects.  I'm not sure what's wrong with me - I really need to get my butt into action.  For the first time this year, I FINALLY got my DIY groove on in the last 2 days, got my paints out, and started my first project of the year.  Give me a big YAHOO! For my Lowe's challenge this month, the focus is on creating creative storage solutions.  Great topic, but organizing + storage really isn't my forte.  I'm good at designing rooms and coming up with outside-the-box ideas, but organizing isn't really my strong … [Read more...]