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  • DIY Fall Entry Way

    This post is sponsored by Krylon® Brand.. All ideas and opinions are our own. Fall is by far one of our favorite times of the year.  It seems like we wait all year for the temperatures to drop down to an enjoyable level. This year, I decided to give my entryway area a fall refresh to bring that feeling I love into my home with Krylon®) Brand. My old entry table was starting to look tired and worn but I absolutely love this piece so I knew it was time for a makeover. I used 3 cans of Krylon® ColorMaster™ Paint + Primer in Hunter Green It took 2-3 coats to cover the previous paint color. I absolutely love the vibrant green that is so on trend right now in home decor and interior design. I finished off the piece by painting the knobs with 3 coats of Krylon Premium Metallic in Copper Foil. I used less than a can for all of the knobs. I always like to do an extra coat of paint on things that will be handled…

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  • Park Home Reno: Master Bedroom Reveal

    It’s finally time for my master bedroom reveal in our new house. I was still loving our old room when we moved but when you move, you kind of want a fresh start sometimes so I made a few tweaks from our old bedroom and did a full refresh! Here’s what the space looked like on move-in day! I repainted the room in Behr Frost (the white I used throughout my house) and got a new rose gold canopy bed and that really set the stage for the makeover. PS. I’ll list all sources at the end of the post. 🙂 I have reused my dressers and nightstands in (now) 3 room makeovers so all those hours putting together Ikea furniture was worth it. I’m actually surprised at how well the Ikea furniture has held up. I really love how the space turned out! It feels clean, cozy and romantic which is the feeling I was after in this space. I’ve linked the sources for everything in the room below. Bedding: White Duvet – Jane.com Grey Sheets – Jane.com White/Grey Euro Shams…

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  • Park Home Reno: DIY Laundry Pedestal

    Supplies: 10x2s MDF 2″ Nails Pnuematic Nailer or good hammering skills Miter Saw Trim (baseboard trim, 1-2″ lattice trim) Caulk Paint This is a project we’ve wanted to tackle since we got our new washer and dryer a couple months ago. I absolutely love front load machines but having them a bit higher is super convenient. You know what’s not convenient? Pedestals that cost 1 million dollars. Some of them are SO expensive! We knew we could DIY some for a fraction of the cost and get a more custom “built in” look. Just a heads up, everyone’s measurements are going to be a bit different. We’ve built these before and it definitely needs to be customized to your own space. That being said, I can’t give you exact measurements and a cut list for your wood. First, remove your washer and dryer so you can carefully examine how much space you acutally have. Measuring from wall to wall, wall to cabinet, etc. is not very accurate because there are other factors, like your dryer vent, outlets, etc. you’ll want…

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  • Park Home Reno: Laundry Room Makeover

    Hi friends! Mallory here! I’m still alive and I am excited to finally be sharing a room makeover with you all! This pregnancy and broken foot have really slowed me down! haha! The laundry room, as you can imagine, gets a lot of use in a family of 6 (almost 7!).  I have always felt that its easier to do tasks that you don’t particularly like when you enjoy the space you’re in. Luckily, this was not a huge renovation and mostly needed cosmetic upgrades to fit our style and a few changes for the function of the space.  The previous owners (and our dear friends!) installed beautiful wood-looking tile, new cabinets and a beautiful countertop which already provided an excellent layout and function to the space. We were due for a little upgrade, mostly regarding size, of our old washer and dryer! We worked with Home Depot and ordered a new washer and dryer online. Man, I love ordering things online and The Home Depot makes it so easy. If you follow us on Instagram, you saw our stories…

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  • Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover

    This post is sponsored by our friends at Elkay. All opinions are our own. I am so excited to finally see this project complete! I got to do something a little different for this project and play the interior designer for one of my dear friends, Lindsay and her family. My sweet friend and her husband Ryan are super handy and fellow DIY lovers! For their makeover, we worked together to plan their makeover, pick finishes and decor! Funny story, Lindsay and her husband are our realtors for our last 2 homes we’ve purchased. (2 in 2 years!) Over the summer, they told us they found their dream fixer upper and were going to sell their current home… then asked if we wanted to buy it! I joked with them in the past that if they ever sold their home, I wanted it and that day actually came! So… long story short, I live in their old house (#mallorysparkhome) and they are renovating their dream fixer upper farmhouse about 2 minutes away! They purchased their new house as a big project!…

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  • DIY Macramé Wall Hanging

    This post is sponsored by Fiskars. All ideas and opinions are my own. I am so excited about this project! Many of you saw our sneak peek on Instagram stories and you were excited about it too which makes us EVEN MORE excited! We’ve partnered with Fiskars in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their iconic Orange-handled Scissors! The color of the scissors inspired us to create a bit of a throwback project to the popular 1960’s trend, macramé! And, Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors were also a product of the 1960’s! We are so excited to celebrate 50 years with them! Materials: Fiskars Original Orange-handled Scissors 400 feet of thin rope 3-4′ wooden dowel tape basic knowledge of macramé knots or watch our video (here) on the 3 knots needed for this piece. (Lark’s Head Knot, Square Knot, (Diagonal) Double Half Hitch Knot) First, cut a piece of rope about 1-2′ longer than your dowel and tie a knot on each end. This will be your string to hang your piece when you’re done. Next, cut 24 pieces of rope at 120″…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: How to Re-Grout a Brick Fireplace

    When I moved into my house one of the first things I was dying to get my hands on was this fireplace in our main family room. I wanted to try and re-grout the brick fireplace so that it looked more my style. I had never re-grouted before and I did not have any experience with brick but I really wanted to make it happen. I was shocked at how easy re-grouting my brick fireplace really was. I was able to re-grout my fireplace using 4 bags of white mortar and a little bit of hard work. I decided to make a video just for you to show you how easy it really was.   Here is a list of the materials: White Mortar or White Grout ( I showed the guy working at Marvel in Mesa, Az which is stone and brick store the size of the fireplace and he told me how many bags or mortar I needed.) Piping Bag Brick or tile Trowel Gloves  Bucket Grout Mixture Drill to use with grout mixture Water I love how…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Laundry Room Reno Part 3 Flooring

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and words are all mine.   We partnered with one of our favorite companies Floor & Decor to transform our dated laundry room into a sleek, chic and timeless laundry room that is perfect for our family. My laundry room was very dated. It had some 80’s wallpaper and plain tile and old cabinets. We had to overcome a few unexpected hurdles that we were not planning and I talked all about it in the demo part of this Laundry Room Renovation in Part 1 of this project HERE But before we even started the the demo on the laundry room we headed to Floor & Decor to pick out the tile that we would be using for this space. Floor & Decor does not only have incredibly helpful and also very knowledgeable employees in the store, there are SO many in stock options and great prices. You can read all about our Floor & Decor Store Tour HERE. Now on to the dirty…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Choosing finishes for a bathroom renovation

    This post was brought to you by the Delta Faucet Company. I received free product from Delta Faucet to write this post, but all opinions expressed are my own. Hello friends! I am so excited to finally be sharing more info about my recent bathroom makeover! It was my biggest undertaking to date but I am so thrilled with the turn out. For this space, I knew I wanted a primarily “white” bathroom. I chose white finishes, white paint and a lot of marble which had variations of white and grey in it. I knew I’d accessorize with a bit of color and I wanted a warm metal (gold, brass, bronze) to accent the space. When shopping for bathroom fixtures, I was drawn to Delta’s Champagne Bronze finish and this sealed the deal for my decision. I knew the warm metal finish would really pop against all of the white in the space. For the bathtub, I chose the Cassidy Roman Tub and Hand shower trim in Champagne Bronze, of course! I absolutely love the lines of this piece and…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: DIY Outdoor Swings

    This post is sponsored by National Hardware. All opinions and product selections are my own. My kids have been begging for some outdoor swings ever since we moved into our new house. At our old house we had a swing set and at our new house we had the idea of doing some swings underneath our covered patio.  We wanted to do them under the patio so that in the summer time and the very hot months in Arizona we can still enjoy them. We ended up doing 3 DIY Outdoor Swings on the covered patio and these were very easy to build, inexpensive and a one day project. Here are the things you will need to make a single swing. 2″x8″ douglas fir studs cut to 3o” long Random orbital sander with 80 grit sand paper 2- Swing Hook Kit 8- 1/2 Wire Cable Clamps Wood Stain Staining and wiping cloths 20′ of 1/2″ braided rope…we got ours here, we chose light grey. Spray Paint Impact Driver with 3/4″ deep impact socket, or a 3/8″ socket wrench with 3/4″…

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  • Park Home Reno: Entry Way Makeover

    This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions and product selections are my own.  Today is the first reveal of our new house and what better place to start than the entry way to the home! I started by painting all of the walls white (Behr-Frost) and the door a rich navy (Behr-Starless Night). Next I hung this amazing light from The Home Depot. This 6-Light Aged Bronze Pendant with Wood Accents is by Home Decorators Collection and it was my inspiration for the whole space. I installed these dimmable LED Clear vintage style light bulbs by FEIT Electric and they were exactly what this light and this space needed. The vintage feel of the lights really set the tone for the whole space. I love that they look vintage and have so much character but that they are also dimmable LEDs! Doesn’t the amber filament look so cool with the wood tone of the chandelier?  They compliment each other perfectly! These would also look amazing in a lamp or another fixture and they’re even cool to the…

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  • DIY Pool Organizer

    Summer in Arizona can only mean one thing, pool time! With temperatures reaching 100-120 degrees daily, we have spent hours and hours by the pool. We realized that pool activities require a bunch of accessories, toys, etc. We have pool floats, diving rings, goggles, towels, sunscreen and tons more. By the looks of our little shelving area, it was time for some color and a Pool Organizer. The shelving unit was working great but the bins were very sad looking and my kids just threw everything everywhere when it was time to clean up.  When we don’t have a system in place, they just aren’t sure where things go and it tends to get disorganized very quickly. We decided to replace the bins with some sturdy plastic bins in two different sizes to accommodate the different pool supplies that we had. We spray painted the bins with Krylon Outdoor Décor spray paint in Satin Bluegrass. I love the cool blue/green color that reminds me of the crisp, cool pool water! It took 2-3 coats of Krylon Outdoor Décor spray paint…

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