• Modern Stool in Little Girl's Pink Bedroom
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    How to Make a Modern Wood Stool

    I love making things for my kid’s rooms. They love it, I have fun making the items, and it gives me an opportunity to take a risk and do something bold and unique that I might not try in the main areas of my home. In the spirit of fun and bold, I recently made a bright pink modern stool for my daughter’s room. It was a fun experiment in using a unique modern design and a fun color choice. Below are the easy steps you can take to make something similar for your own home. Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product from Minwax but…

  • Decor,  Renovations

    DIY Modern Color Block Wall

    I love white. Nearly every wall in my home is white. I love the clean, calming look of it. However… Sometimes you just need to add a little color and fun to a wall! Especially a wall in your young daughter’s room. Let me share with you the super simple steps to creating a gorgeous, modern accent wall. And bonus: The wall will remind you of neapolitan ice cream and your fun, carefree childhood days. Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product but all opinions stated here are my own.This post contains affiliate links which means that I may receive compensation when you click…

  • Modern Console Table and Wall Decor in Family Room
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    Easy Woodworking Projects: Modern Console Table and Wall Decor

    Are you a beginner woodworker? Are you looking for easy woodworking projects that are simple yet make a big statement in your home? I have two DIY projects that will be perfect for you! They are super simple to make and with some finishing work sponsored by Minwax, they look amazing! They add a unique mid-century modern look to my family room. Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product from Minwax but all opinions stated here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means I may get a small commission off any purchases made from my links. It’s no extra cost to you. DIY…

  • Finished Outdoor Storage Bench
    Decor,  Renovations

    How to Build a Simple and Beautiful Outdoor Storage Bench

    If you’re anything like me, your outdoor spaces aren’t exactly beautiful yet. Kid’s toys littered my lawn and deck. I decided to solve the problem by building a functional yet beautiful outdoor storage bench. It also doubles as a planter! It solves the problem of toys being everywhere while also adding to the beauty of the space. Here’s how I did it in an easy step-by-step tutorial. Thanks to National Hardware for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product from Spectrum Brands but all opinions stated here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means I may get a small commission off any purchases made from my links.…

  • Outdoor Patio Makeover with Painted Chairs and Wood Slat Plant Wall
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    How To Paint Outdoor Patio Furniture in 4 Easy Steps [And How to Build a Plant Wall!]

    Today I’ll be sharing with you how to paint your old outdoor patio furniture. Faded furniture? Paint it! Worn-out wood? Paint it! Furniture that isn’t quite your style? Paint it! I’ll also be sharing with you how to create a giant wood slat wall for your plants. This adds a unique, really customized look to your outdoor space. Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product but all opinions stated here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means that I may receive compensation when you click on links. This is no extra cost to you. Curious about Purdy? To learn more about…

  • Renovations

    Whitewashing Made Easy: Upcycling an Old Coffee Table

    Everywhere I look I see people whitewashing something. Furniture, fireplaces, mantles and more are being whitewashed to create a naturally rustic and airy look. Most people do a tricky dance of trying to mix the right paint with the right amount of water to achieve the perfect whitewash. Minwax makes whitewashing super easy! They have a color wash product that doesn’t need to be mixed with water, dries very quickly and creates a beautiful aged look on bare or stained wood. I used this Design Series Color Wash product on a very outdated coffee table that I’ve had sitting in my garage for the last 5 years. I transformed it…

  • Renovations

    How to Refinish Metal Lockers

    Nearly everyone is looking for ways to have more storage in their home. Storage solutions are especially great when they keep clutter out of sight. Storage solutions are even better when they are unique and add to the overall look and feel of a room, rather than detract from it. Therefore, let me share with you an idea: refinished metal lockers! They are a unique storage solution for a mudroom, entryway, laundry room, bedroom or any other room in your home. They keep clutter out of sight and bonus: they can be very inexpensive! In this tutorial I’ll show you how I refinished old rusty metal lockers. I then placed…

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  • Renovations

    The 3 Essential Tools for Painting High Ceilings

    The thought of painting the vaulted ceiling in my home was painful. I let that painful thought sit in my mind for a good 3 months. Then I finally got over it and got to work! Here’s the deal: It doesn’t have to be painful. With the right tools, it’s actually quite simple. Other than the obvious painting items such as paintbrushes, paint, etc., you will need 3 specific tools. An 18-inch roller frame and 18-inch roller. These items will change your world! Seriously. Buy them. Right now. I use them all the time, even in rooms without vaulted ceilings. They make painting projects go about 5 times faster. 2.…

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  • DIY Kitchen Renovation Painting Cabinets, Before and After
    Renovations

    How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets The Right Way!

    The hot home renovation trend – painted kitchen cabinets. I didn’t plan to jump on the bandwagon but I ultimately did and I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did! Check out our kitchen before and after in the picture below…clearly we bought this house based on potential, not current aesthetic appeal 🙂 Before I tell you exactly how to paint your cabinets, let me tell you this: This was HARD. This was my least favorite project in our house. I might have taken a two-month hiatus from it and finally my in-laws kindly mentioned that they would take some cabinet doors home to paint My office…

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