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FIVE Ways to Keep Your Entryway Clean and Organized!

five ways to organize your entryway

Winter can be a messy time with all of the boots, coats, backpacks and snow tracked all over the house. For many years it seemed like my entryway was constantly piled with these Winter items, not to mention the mess that muddy and salty shoes and boots made as they piled up by the entryway door. Finally I got a handle on the Winter mess and clutter. Here are FIVE ways I have found to keep … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Update and The Inspiration Board!

master bedroom redo inspiration board

 Do you have a space that never seems to come together? Mine is my master bedroom. I've been trying to figure out this space for THREE years. This is what it looked like a few years ago. I think the main problem was a couch that my husband was very attached to. It has lived in my bedroom for the past few years, but I found a new place for it. And having the couch out of my room has really … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Bead Chandelier and 16 Beaded Chandelier Tutorials!

16 DIY Chandelier Tutorials

I made a new wood bead chandelier. I might have a DIY chandelier obesession. I ordered a box of 1,000 wood beads for this project. And I am so excited to show you the tutorial. I just need to take some pictures and write it up. (UPDATE: Click here to see the tutorial)  (here it is at my Cookie Exchange last month) In the meantime, here are 16 DIY Wood Bead Chandeliers for … [Read more...]

My Favorite Tutorials from 2012!!

2012 favorite projects

I love looking back at the end of the year and seeing all of the projects I made throughout the year. It's fun to see the finished projects and remember how much fun it was to create them! Here are a few of my favorite projects from 2012: Valentine Glitter Mason Jar Votives Chevron Sparkle Wreath … [Read more...]

6 Tips to make a DIY Cottage Fireplace and $ 100 Lowes Gift Card Giveaway

6 cottage fireplace tips

The little 1905 cottage I am working on it coming along. The drywall is all done and we are painting this week. For the last couple of Saturdays we have been working on the fireplace. I wanted a really classic cottage-y look with a planked wall. And I am so happy with the way it's turning out. Here are 6 tips I have learned as we have created this Cottage Fireplace. Plus, Lowe's is giving … [Read more...]

Make a DIY Accessory Display (Hannah’s Room Update)

Tatertots & Jello - DIY Accessory Display

Here's a little DIY project we made for Hannah's room. There was a space on her wall by the little desk area we created. I thought it might be the perfect place for her to hang little purses or scarves. And we added some colorful knobs to make it pretty. We used some left over molding from the little house I am working on, so it really only cost the price of the knobs we used. I bought the … [Read more...]

$8 Chandelier Redo (Hannah’s Room Update)

Tatertots and Jello - Easy Chandelier Redo

I love chandeliers. I would put them in every room in my home if I could - ha! When we redid Hannah's room 4 years ago we took out a really plain white ceiling fan and put in a really inexpensive chandelier I had bought from Target. We installed it in the ceiling and put a pretty ceiling medallion at the top. So when we started this room update, I knew I wanted to do a little update on the … [Read more...]

Make a “Tween” Command Center (Hannah’s Room Update)

DIY Tween Command Station

So -- I really wanted to do the reveal on Hannah's room today. But it snowed on Wednesday and Thursday and I had such a hard time getting good pictures of the room. I really need to take a photography class. Plus, Hannah has been home with the stomach flu (poor girl). The room turned out so cute. And for a last minute project I am really happy with it. We pretty much took what we already had, … [Read more...]

Upholster an Existing Headboard (tutorial)!!

upholstered headboard

Here's an easy way to change the look of a room. When I was redoing my guest room, I had a headboard in that room that I had bought about 10 years ago and I still loved the curved shape of the headboard. So I decided to try to upholster that headboard. And it turns out that it was easy to do. I ordered some fabric from Spoonflower.com - I love that place! It is a little more expensive … [Read more...]

Make a Duvet Cover from a Fabric Shower Curtain!

Duvet out of a shower curtain

Have you ever had a project in your mind and then you just can't find what you are looking for? That's what I ran into with my guest room redo. For the bedding I knew I wanted a grey duvet cover that had some ruffles but not too many - so it wouldn't be too "girly". And I wanted it to be a plain color so I could make some graphic pillows to go with the bedding. I looked and looked and couldn't … [Read more...]