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...]

Central Command Center Revamped (again)

January 7, 2014

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The year has been a little slow going for me.  With the 2 week christmas break for the kids + a couple involved (but uber-exciting) client projects + computer issues (my laptop keyboard stopping working due to a virus - UGH), I'm a bit behind.  BUT, I've got something good for you...  My Revamped (again) Central Command Center.  I Did It again. This is the 3rd time I revamped our family central command center (the previous posts can be found here and here).  Our hub of the home.  The 30" wall that keeps our family on track so we know where we are going when. So why did I change it … [Read more...]

DIY: Personalized Word Christmas Ornament

December 18, 2013

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This post brought to you by Apartments.com. All opinions are 100% mine. One week to go and Christmas will be here. Can you believe it? As you know, my home has been decorated for quite a few weeks, but I have still been working on new holiday projects here and there to add to this years decor.   Once the house is 'set', I still enjoy adding new and unique touches for the season. Since adding in a second tree this year, which is more of a pretty tree versus the sentimental traditional tree we decorate as a family, I've had fun with the gold + brown theme.  Along with the ball … [Read more...]

Silhouette BLACK FRIDAY Deal + Christmas Sign Creation

November 28, 2013

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Happy Thanksgiving Day! BLACK FRIDAY hasn't even arrived, yet I have an unbelievable announcement.  We all know tomorrow is the mega day for sales, but I couldn't wait one more second to share this news.  Silhouette, the company all crafters love and adore, is having a HUGE SALE to ring in the holiday season. Silhouette has never before offered these types of deals + discounts.  We're talking 40%+ off, so if you've ever dreamed about a digital cutting machine to create the perfect projects for scrapbooking, cards, home decor, clothes and more, THIS IS THE TIME TO ACT! Let's get … [Read more...]