The trouble I see with a lot of DIY and home renovation projects on the internet is that when things are new things look good. The real question is, how does it stand the test of time? Today I’m talking about the beadboard wallpaper by Graham & Brown that I put up over five years ago.
There is a full-fledged toddler living in this house. Now that our little one is running around and the toy pile is growing, I knew it was time to get a playroom set up. I’m hoping to share a full reveal post on that soon, but not until we get all the finishing touches wrapped up! So today you’ll get a sneak peek of our new playroom.
In the middle of working on the playroom RugPadUSA contacted me about testing out one of their eco-friendly rug pads. The timing was perfect.
I know I said I would be posting the 5-years-later-then-and-now post but I wanted to share my favorite room first – the nursery!
We waited to find out if we were having a boy or a girl, so although it needed to be neutral I still wanted the baby’s room to be fun and colorful. (Although, I added the rainbow circle bunting and the colorful teething guard after we brought home our little girl.)
Now that we are using our family room regularly, window treatments were on the priority list for a few reasons:
1. Did I mention we have 9 windows in this room?
2. Daytime television watching is impossible due to glare
3. With constant sunlight streaming in, the fabric on our couch fading is a concern long term
For a number of years I have been earmarking nautical maps as home decor. The day has finally come where I finally have one hanging on my wall – and I want to share how I did it for a fraction of the cost. (Are you surprised?)
Hello there! I’m taking a break from my salted-caramel-eating, ugly-christmas-sweater-making, carol-singing, old-school-christmas-movie-watching, gift-wrapping week to stop in and share our Christmas decorations! The late-Thanksgiving threw me a bit this year, and I am behind on my gift shopping. 😐 Normally I have everything in-order a few weeks in advance, but not this year.
As I’ve slowly been dabbling in the world of furniture rehab the last year, I’ve learned quite a bit. Namely, that restoring wood furniture takes time and patience. I understand why people choose to go the painted furniture route because, frankly, it’s a lot easier!
First – Happy Saturday! We’ve had several men working on our house for the last two weeks residing our house. (!!) The old siding was rotted and peeling beyond repair. We also were able to knock out that awkward window in our shower and side right over it! All this to say, they are working right outside of the window I’m sitting in front of and I feel a little rude. So this post will be short today.
Earlier this spring I posted another dresser that I was tackling – my mom’s dresser that she had when she was a kid.
My favorite holiday is a toss-up. Every time one comes along I get caught up in the spirit of things and convince myself that this one is actually my favorite. So take it with a grain of salt when I tell you how much I love the 4th of July. I love it so much I’m committed to putting it in my top 3, maybe even top 2.
I’ve inherited another family dresser!
I’m no sure if it’s more appropriate to call this project “whitewashing” or “faux painting”, because it certainly involved a bit of each.
In my research, all the “whitewashing brick” tutorials featured porous, red brick – not my flat-slabbed industrial, gray brick we found on the backside of our fireplace.
So I turned to my long-standing sound credo, let’s just wing it.
I am an accessories girl.
Accessories are less commitment, easy add-ons, and can be inexpensive (!).
I have finally succumbed to the mega-trend that is subway art.
A few weeks ago we drove up to the glorious state of Maine for a wedding. On our way home, we decided to stop in Freeport, ME to introduce my parents to the L.L. Bean flagship store.
Sometimes you’ve got to break a few rules.
The front porch has been the name of the game around here lately. We’ve installed a beadboard ceiling, replaced the ceiling fan with a light, re-screened, painted the front door and painted the floor. I’ll share pictures of that later… because right now I’ve mentally moved on to porch eye candy!! The good stuff!