$100 room challenge update–painted furniture + painted trim + lots of tidying

Just a quick update on the $100 room challenge…   So we are at week 2 and this week my my nieces, little girl and I went through all the drawers/shelves/toys/closet and purged and reorganized.  Felt so good to throw away several bags of trash and have a huge bin for Goodwill and a few things […]

Cozy Winter Living Room

I loved decorating my living room for winter this year!  There’s something about cleaning up and simplifying after Christmas, but still leaving up a bit of greenery and winter decor that just gives everything a fresh and clean look.  I love using lots of green and white along with natural textures to decorate for winter. […]

DIY Picket Fence Headboard

It’s week 2 of the $100 room challenge and I am back with a simple project that made a big difference!  So this is how the room looked last week before I started working on anything… And here’s how it looks now!   (With a bit of different lighting since I took in the evening with […]

January $100 room challenge–Kids room/playroom before

Welcome to January which means the beginning of a new $100 room challenge!  If you are new to this challenge, you can read all about how Erin from Lemons, Lavendar, and Laundry started the challenge.  But basically anyone who wants to participate chooses a room to work on, blogs about progress on it every Wednesday during […]

Favorite projects of 2018

Happy New Year!!  I hope you had a great Christmas and are excited to bring in the New Year.  I love the fresh start that a new year brings and can’t wait to get working on projects and rooms in our house.  I’ll be sharing more on what I hope to accomplish this year a […]

How to pick a theme or change up your Christmas decor (plus a tour through Christmases past)

Are you decking the halls yet?  I’m just about done and can’t wait to share it all with you!  But first I thought I would answer a question that I got several times as I shared sneak peeks of Christmas decorating which was how I choose a theme for my Christmas decor or how I […]

Transforming a red brick fireplace with a German Schmear technique

So if you remember back to my fall tour post, this is how my brick fireplace looked.  Now I love brick… but red brick with red mortar?  No, not at all.  I knew when we bought the house that I wanted to change it for sure but I wanted to live with it, research some […]

Thanksgiving Table with Blue and Amber Accents

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  I sure am – turkey, ham, all the sides, stuffing and pumpkin pie – yum!!  Today, I thought I would share my take on a pretty table all set for Thanksgiving dinner hoping that it will inspire you or give you some ideas for your Thanksgiving table. I LOVE setting […]

Farmhouse Coffee Bar with DIY floating shelf and mug rack

Tips on how to add a functional coffee bar to your kitchen even if you only have a small corner space, also tutorial on a DIY industrial floating shelf and hanging mug rack made with pipe hardware. I don’t know about you but it’s a keep the coffee coming kind of Monday especially after time […]

DIY Rustic Wood Shelves + DIY toilet paper holder made with plumbing pipe hardware

How-to tutorial on how to make industrial farmhouse wood floating shelves with pipe brackets and a DIY toilet paper holder using plumbing pipes found at the hardware store.         After I posted my master bathroom makeover reveal post, many of you asked for a detailed explanation on how to make the floating […]