My $4 pair of giant thrifted candlesticks got a makeover…or three. The last one stuck! This post is about more than just a thrift store makeover, it is about persevering when the first one, or two ideas, don’t work. Retakes are a fact of life with DIY projects.
My first [...]
I am super excited about this project! I needed some new decor, but I was over buying vases and bowls. I wanted more character and interest, so I made my own finials.
With all the big projects going on in the basement, like cork floors and installing baseboard, I was craving a quick pick-me-up decor project. I am starting to make and collect decorative accessories for the basement. We are getting so close to furnishing the basement and I want to be ready to style it up!
I have some fun updates to share with you today. I am making a lot of progress on my new studio. The basement layout includes a 5th bedroom. With no need for another bedroom, we decided it would be my home office. Now that I am home all [...]
As much as I love my white and mercury glass Christmas tree, I was starting to crave a dash of color. I have seen this pin floating around for a while on how to paint the inside of glass ornaments. It was the perfect project to add some sophisticated color to my Christmas [...]
When a client wants a redesign without replacing all their furniture, my top recommendation is paint. The roundup of DIY ideas I included with the Open & Airy Great Room mood board are all about the power of paint. Paint can transform, freshen, and extend the life of tired or dated furniture. [...]
I made a cute little tweak to the nursery this weekend.
I saw two of these convex mirrors at Home Goods, but passed them up. They had an antique white finish and were priced at $29.99 each. That is more than I would normally consider paying for a decor item that I [...]
When the announcement came out for the latest installment of the Pinterest Challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The art above the mantel in our family room has been patiently awaiting a little makeover. I loved the colors in the art, but actually preferred it hanging upside down. It was barely noticeable [...]
We were shocked to learn Home Depot no longer carries Martha Stewart Living paint. Shocked…and sad. You might think we have been living under a rock, but we actually just tend to buy lots of paint infrequently. We will stock up on a couple paint colors for various projects all at once. So, it had [...]
It may be an overdone trend, but you simply can’t deny that sometimes you just have to put a bird on it. Well, a few years back I put a few birds on the lamp shades in our master bedroom and I still love them today. Just to be clear, they are our only bird [...]
If you want to create good flow and cohesiveness in your home, a whole house color scheme is the way to go. It is not about having the same color throughout the house, but instead using colors throughout the house that coordinate with or complement each other. When you stand in [...]
Our home is blessed with a giant laundry room, a.k.a. mom cave, on the main floor just off the mudroom. Even though it is primarily a laundry room, I felt it deserved it’s own mood board. The “laundry room” is actually turning out to be the most multi-functional room in our house. The [...]
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