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    Stencil a small area for BIG impact

    Hi ya’ll!! Happy Monday.

    I wanted to do a little post about the stencil I painted behind my TV. When we moved in, there was one of those built-in units to put a big box television and all your other electronics. It was hideous. For a while I had no idea what to do with it. Such a wasted space! We finally decided to just demo the top half, and rip it out- and leave the bottom half. Then we could just hang our TV on the wall. Perfect! I guess it’s a little funky, but for us it works and I think it’s a cute little nook.

    I have changed the wall behind the TV 3 different times since we did this. I had wallpaper there at first, and another stencil at one point. I just couldn’t make up my mind!! LOL. But, I guess that is what is SO great about paint, you can always just paint over for a fresh look. It’s an affordable and fun way to update a space. Read more…

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    Shorten bamboo shades to the perfect length

    I’m excited about this post, because it’s something that seriously ANYONE can do and it saves so much money!

    I knew I wanted a natural look for my kitchen window coverings. At first, I considered fabric roman shades, but then realized I would have those things spotted up in no time! I needed something I could just easily wipe down to clean. No washer/dryer needed. I decided to go with bamboo. I felt it would tie together all the other natural pieces in our kitchen/family room area.

    After researching bamboo roman style shades online, I found that no one carried my window sizes in stock, so I would have to custom order for my windows. This was going to cost 100’s of dollars each window…. No thank you. I found the color, and width that would work perfectly for me- but the length only came in I believe 72”. Way too long! I decided to just order them anyway and figure it out. Haha! These are the things I do! Makes my husband nuts! Well, They were up in our kitchen windows for a while… still way too long. I just had them pulled up so you couldn’t really tell. Until the day I went for it, and shortened these bad boys up! Look how much longer these were than my window. Read more…

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    Kitchen Island- Make it yourself! Save Big $$$

    If you or someone you know is planning a kitchen revamp anytime ever, then this is a post you want to read! Creating your own kitchen island will save you HUGE bucks!

    I researched all the different floating kitchen islands I could purchase and install into my kitchen. Our existing island was so awkward. I can’t even explain to you the shape of it… it was like a mix between a triangle and a half-circle? Not only that, but the area really only allowed for a couple barstools to be used. It needed to go. I had dreams of a nice long, rectangle shaped bar, but what I wanted would have cost thousands of dollars! That’s not including the quartz countertop that would still need to be installed. Read more…

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    Easy Tassel Blanket

    I had been looking for a throw to put at the end of our king-size bed for a while. Everything just seemed too small and I wanted a little texture somehow. I love tassels and wasn’t able to find one that would work. Especially with the large size of our bed. I decided to just make it myself! Not, the blanket… if I had tried making the blanket, it would be in the trash right now. That wouldn’t have been pretty. I made the tassels. This is so easy, and really only took me about a half hour to complete. Serious! Read more…

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    The Bring on the Spring, Wreath

    Daylight savings time is this weekend, which means longer days and warmer weather are coming! I can’t wait, and honestly, I am most excited to just leave this winter behind because my family has been SO sick for SO long. We are very ready for some warm weather and healthy bodies.

    So, I just wanted to do a little post on making a simple, spring-time wreath for your home. I love this project because it’s super-fast, cheap and you can make it for any season. It also makes a great little gift.

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    Refinish your kitchen cabinets like a pro

    Happy Saturday ya’ll! It’s the weekend, which means project time… why not refinish your kitchen cabinets?? I’m pretty pumped up about this blog post for two reasons- #1 because I can’t wait to tell you how very possible it is to refinish your kitchen cabinets and make them look fabulous! #2 Writing this post means mine are done. Which means no more work for me. Done.

    I actually sort of agonized over attempting this task for a looooong time. I stared at about 10 different white paint samples for close to a month ‘deciding on the perfect white undertone’. When in reality I was likely just terrified to screw it up, and then our beautiful, new countertops would be surrounded by some funky DIY cabinetry. That would have been awful! After much research and lip biting, I decided I was going to go for it and pray.  I really wanted a fresh, cool white for the kitchen to compliment the quartz we were installing. The paint color we had professionally done when we purchased our home, was an off-white. It almost had a yellow hue. It had to go! So, in order to save the big bucks- I took on the task myself. Very happy I did, and here is how you can do it as well. Let me just add WITHOUT SANDING A THING.

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    Kitchen Reveal- I am in LOVE!

    I am super excited to share with you all my new obsession and sanctuary… our new kitchen. There is something about a new kitchen that gives a women goose bumps all over, and butterflies in her belly. I cannot explain to you my love for this room… and the fact that I can now make dinner on a stove that isn’t covered in rust. (before pictures to come) Read more…

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    Bathroom Cabinet Gets New LIFE

    How could I leave behind the bathroom cabinet transformation?? I can’t move on with life until I write a post about how I took this old, faded, worn out cabinet and changed it into a little piece of art. And, I must add, WITHOUT a paint brush! The only paint brush you will need, is the one to apply the clear top coat. No spending hours touching up and applying perfect brush strokes. You are going to love how great this tutorial is. Read more…