I shared a little sneak peak on Instagram last week of the new frames I hung around our tv. We’ve always had a gallery wall around out tv, but it’s a view in our living room that you guys see the least, but we see the most. When you are sitting on our living room you face the tv, so to help disguise it I hung a gallery wall around it a few years ago. I always loved the look, but starting last year I was craving a more simple design. There was just on problem.
We are in full swing over here with our bathroom renovation, so I thought I would share our progress so far. Mind you I say we aren’t doing anything major because we didn’t take the room down to the studs. The sink and the floor are staying the same. I wanted to do a bathroom renovation that would fix some of the problems, give it a bit of a facelift and be done in a relatively short time frame. Well my thoughts of having it done in a week are out the window.
I love the “weathered wood” look, but sometimes that can get pricey. So I focused my attention on finding on unfinished side table that I could stain myself. I’ve mixed stains before, layered stains, tried the “diy” stain, the only problem I have with those methods is consistency. It’s never guaranteed that your finished look will be like the one you did before. Especially understanding that different types of wood soak in stain differently, and even though you are using the same exact method you get a completely different outcome.
It’s no secret around here that I love creating tablescapes! You’ve heard me say it before, and I will probably say it again. Which is why I am so excited to share a NEW mini-course created just for Holiday DIY Tablescapes, and just in time with the holidays right around the corner. This instantly available course was created by Jen Wagner, and is available through Jeanne Oliver. You may remember a course I taught with Jeanne and other friends all about the Art of Home. One thing I know for sure, is that the course Jeanne provides on her website are from the most thoughtful, creative and genuine women, who truly want to inspire and help others create! It’s a beautiful network of artists, and this course happens to be particularly close to home. There is nothing I love doing more than creating tablescapes, but trust me, I know for some the thought of it is daunting, or perhaps even un-inspiring. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way! Whether you’ve dabbled in it before, are completely new to the concept, or love creating inviting tables for your guests to come and sit at, I think you will love this course.
I have been wanting to add bead board to the ceiling in our kitchen since, OH about FOREVER! There are plenty of options out there for installing bead board, and for the most part non are super pricey. They more differ in difficulty and the tools needed to install. I’ve always loved the look, and even though the hubby was on board, his plate has been so full I couldn’t see him having time any time in the near future to tackle this project. One of the options I always kept in min was using bead board wallpaper, and so that was exactly the route I decided to go. The ceiling in our kitchen was smooth, so using wallpaper was a perfect solution.
I still remember that “AH-HA” moment I had when I finally came up what I was going to do with this antique headboard. It sat in our barn over the winter, and pretty much every time my husband went in the barn he asked what I was going to do with it. I think he wanted it out of his way, but there was no way I was going to let him get rid of it. I knew it would be used for something fabulous, I just didn’t know how I wanted to use it yet. And then, the “AH-HA” moment
I finally decided to take the plunge and update our kitchen island, by painting it a bold color, and it was so easy. So one night around dinner time, because that’s when projects seem to strike, I grabbed my paintbrush, and my favorite chalk paint color and got to work. Or so I thought….
I am so excited to share our little girls room with all of you today!! I find when I decorate my kids rooms, like any spaces in our house, it’s a pieced together look, and sometimes those take time to put together. There is waiting involved as you gather those pieces and inspiration. That was certainly the case for this room. Come and see how I created cozy nooks, with a vintage feel and a one-of-a-kind look!
I pushed it off for months and months, but I finally came to the conclusion that giving our bathroom a mini makeover by painting our stripes a new color was mandatory. And I am so glad that I did. Every time I paint with gray I fall in love with the color all over again. Come see which gray I used this time!