Showing posts from 2020

Tween Room Makeover

So after MONTHS of doing a little at a time, my ten-year-old daughter and I FINALLY finished up her "Tween Room Makeover"!  We just moved into our new house a few months ago, so the only "before" picture I have is from the real estate photos: But WOW, right?  What a difference just a few easy changes can make!  And if you know me well, you know that I am always designing with budget in read on to see how I was able to make all these changes for very little $$! Here’s what we did: 1) Got rid of the pink paint and instead went with a beautiful  Sherwin-Williams  neutral gray. The color is called "Repose Gray" (SW 7015) and it's the perfect color.  There are really no crazy undertones, which is a tough thing when it comes to choosing a gray. 2) Replaced the chandelier with a more “big girl” ceiling fan/light. You can find the one we got (which is super quiet and comes with its own wall panel) here . 3) Made a gorgeous accent wall with this  amaz

Simple Garage Door Makeover

Upgrading Your Curb Appeal with a $16 Fix! If you know me, you know I love two things: DIY projects and saving money! And this latest project checked off both boxes in a major way. I took my garage lift door from this... THIS !   And it only cost $16!  And did I mention it could not have been easier?!  Some tips: 1 - Be sure to check out a few pictures online first of garages with brackets to decide how you want them positioned. Some garages have a different amount of panels, so it's really about how you want the brackets spaced out. 2 - Measure out all the holes first and draw on with a pencil, and of course make sure they are straight! I use a laser level that is super cheap, but it's always been my go-to.   3 - USE A DRILL BIT TO MAKE THE HOLES! Seriously guys, drill bits are your friend and make any job so much easier.  My favorite drill bit kit can be found here . I love this one because it's tougher material many of the cheap

Perfecting Your Entry Style

How to Create an Entryway that Reflects You and Your Home Your entryway is the threshold to your home, and should be the first decorative sentence in telling your family’s story. ❤️  It’s key to have a balance between decor and mementos, but also create a space that to you says, “I’m home.” ๐Ÿ  For me, my favorite things about this entry are those that are the most special: a picture of my husband and me toasting on our wedding day ๐Ÿฅ‚ and then a subsequent framed shot of our whole family 10 years later when we renewed our vows...a small memento from our Reverend, who a decade later was gracious enough to perform the ceremony (again), and a beautiful wood block creation, handmade by my best friend. ๐Ÿ˜  Add in a few decorative items from some of my favorite stores (๐Ÿ’‍♀️ I’m talking to you, Target and Homegoods!) and sets the tone for the whole home the minute you walk in the door. ❤️ Want some more tips on how you can sna

Laundry Room Facelift! ๐Ÿงบ

So, we moved  into a new house a few weeks ago, and one of the biggest eyesores to me was this laundry room below! ๐Ÿ™ˆ The all-white paint...the open overflowing shelves, the white utility shelf above the washer and dryer...I could go on and on.  Is it weird that it was super, super important to me to make this old laundry room “prettier”?? ๐Ÿคท‍♀️ Look, I get that it’s just a laundry room, and maybe doesn’t matter all that much...but the truth is, I spend a LOT of time in here, and that “before” was just not gonna cut it. ๐Ÿ˜  Because it also doubles as our upstairs linen closet, it was a must to get those shelves in order! And the basic white utility shelf had to go (which I re-used in another part of the house!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ). Plus I really wanted a sink installed for my laundry needs. ๐Ÿšฐ I also do a lot of DIY and crafting, so that was a must-have for me. Add in some fresh color — of course, my favorite Sherwin Williams  paint in Slate Tile, with a new 3” perfectly stained floating