Four moves in five years. That is our reality. Four moves in five years means you’re a pro at packing, you’re probably nuts, and that you’ve mastered repurposing your home décor. I don’t like the heavy lifting, but once all the big stuff is in place, my wheels start turning about what goes where when it comes to our décor, and how I can repurpose, reuse, and make items we’ve had for years seem new and fresh. I love the creativity of this process, and I love the challenge. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite repurposed décor items that I used in my office at our new house.VIEW POST
As I sit on my birth ball and type this, I am 26 weeks and four days pregnant. I have the most compassionate and caring husband that a wife could possibly have. It recently occurred to me that though he is quite possibly the most understanding human in existence, he is helpless when it comes to the impossible task of deciphering the intricate, delicate workings of his pregnant wife’s brain and emotions. I know there must be others out there in same predicament, so I thought I’d cut through the crap and tell you precious husbands straight up exactly what your pregnant wife needs from you.
Today I just had to share a quickie DIY that we did weekend before last because it’s just too good. We got a king size bed (*angels singing*) two weeks ago and what we had hanging on the wall over our old bed wasn’t working. Because every penny we have is going towards saving for the baby, the budget for this wall art project was essentially zero dollars. I think I ended up and spent $3.00. #BigSpender So here’s how we made this gorgeous faux tin panel wall art DIY on the cheap!
Hi my Peeps! If we’re friends on Instagram and Facebook you’ve already seen some sneaks of our laundry room makeover. (And if we’re not friends on Instagram and Facebook, why not?! Let’s fix that shall we?! I’ll wait.) K welcome back! When we first looked at this house, this space was dark and dysfunctional. It had a utility sink hiding behind a door, cabinets with plastic handles, and those swirly blue-ish lightbulbs that I just can’t cope with. We made a few changes and it feels like a brand new space. Bonus that these changes also make the want-to-claw-my-eyeballs-out task of laundry a bit more bearable. Here’s the “after” of our Farmhouse Laundry Room makeover. (And spoiler alert! I love the end result… but I still don’t love laundry.)
I have GOT to slow down. At this point, I’m 24 weeks pregnant and still going full steam on the many house projects that I have in my mind. It’s like a revolving list. One thing gets crossed off, three more get added. Why?! I always think, “I just need to get x, y, z done and THEN I’ll chill.” So far that has not happened. SO. I’m putting it on my list to relax. There are no more babies in the plans for us and at some point I’d like to just enjoy being pregnant. We have a beautiful bathroom (with newly painted cabinets, thank you very much) and a ginormous bath tub, so I think that’s where I’ll start. So of course, I needed a DIY Bath Tub Tray.
I saw this lil project from Amanda at Love and Renovations and already owned all of the materials to make it happen, so I thought #DIYnot?! (Yes, I see the irony that my “relax time” required another project. Sigh.) Here is my take on the super quick and easy DIY Bath Tub Tray!
I wanted to name this post “Painting Cabinets DIY (The Quickest, Easiest Way, But It’s Still Intense)”, but apparently that title was too long. Psssh. I got the bright idea to tackle this massive project on my own while the hubster was traveling for work. See, he said we couldn’t do it ourselves and make it look good. I said we could. I was right(ish), but man did I pay hard to prove my point. Here are the lessons I learned, the materials I used and why, the cost, and the lowdown on physical recovery time from my Painting Cabinets DIY!
Hi peeps, happy Friday! If you’re new here, we’re serial-movers, updating the house that we just purchased at the beginning of the year. One of the biggest projects on the radar for this house was staining the existing orange-ish hardwood floors. The wood is installed in all of the main living areas, the kitchen, and the hallway. It was a major undertaking, and we knew the color that we chose would set the tone of the whole house. We asked your opinion in “The Perfect Grey Wood Stain” post from a few months ago, and did an annoying amount of research. Here are the results of our choice of grey wood floor stain, why we chose what we chose, as well as a bit about the
painful process, and some before and afters!
One of the things that makes a new house feel the most homey to me is getting stuff up on the walls after you move in. In our family room above the sofa, I tossed up a piece that I had on the wall in our old living room. I loved it in our old house, but it was just a little boring in the new space. I tried layering my DIY Magnolia Leaf Wreath over it, but it was still blah. I had this wall space in the back of my mind as a “to-do”, when a ginormous cow print that I happened upon at Lowe’s stopped me in my tracks! His sweet little moo cow face was all the inspiration I needed for what would be perfect on this wall, enter the quick and easy DIY Farmhouse Shelf!
Hi friends! So glad it’s Friday. After a marathon prove-my-point cabinet painting week (tutorial coming soon!), I’m ready for some much needed chill time with the fam this weekend. Today I’m sharing a super fun project that I just worked on for a builder here in Jacksonville. Not only was this project so fun, but it also was a great reminder that being able to see your plans come to life in 3D before you even break ground or start your project is invaluable! Creating floor plans in 3D helps you get the feel of the flow of a space, and provides a checklist for choosing finishes like wall color, flooring, cabinetry, and countertops. Plus it’s just cool and basically a necessity for us visual people!
By now I’m sure you’re all aware that I’m pregnant with baby number two, due June 28th. Sadly, I have to keep double-checking this date to make sure that I have it right… With Lila I could have told you how many hours and minutes until I was due, and this time around I can hardly get the month right. #secondchildproblems Last week we FINALLY went for the anatomy scan and found out the gender! The baby gender reveal threw
us me for a loop and now we’re scrapping the awesome idea that we had and are back to the drawing board for choosing a baby name!