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  • DIY Stars Wars Dresser

    Today I’m excited to share all the details on how we did this DIY Star Wars Dresser. Okay, so my little guy Ryder LOVES Star Wars so much! When I was redoing his room from his circus nursery into a big boy room I knew that Star Wars going to be the ticket. I love theme rooms because I feel like they tell a story about the person or in this case the child. I knew this phase and love for Star Wars would not really last forever and that is why I did not do anything to crazy expensive. You can read all the details about the room HERE. Now let’s talk about this cute Star Wars dresser. Its so crazy how we changed a simple and inexpensive dresser from Ikea into key element in Ryder’s new room. First, we stained the whole dresser with a light coat of grey stain. Next, we used the Silhouette Design Studio to create the tie fighter ship. Since the Silhouette Cameo cuts only up to 12 inches we had to cut it…

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  • How to paint a door with ScotchBlue

    We have a super fun project to share with you guys today. One that applies to basically everyone, no matter your style, taste or even skill level! Today we’re sharing how to paint (or repaint!) a door.We are painting the exterior of Savannah’s front entry door of her house today. She’s in a rental so we knew we would just be able to do cosmetic updates to the outside. In a perfect world, Savannah would love to add another window to the left side of the house and change the roofline but those are pretty big changes! ha! Next house. 😉 The plan was to paint the door, some other paint updates (the step under the door, repaint the foundation, facia and door casing), add shutters, a window box and some plants and flowers. The front door was replaced a few months ago. It came primed but not painted and she waited and waited until she decided on the perfect color to paint it.  She finally decided she wanted a deep, rich navy so we got to work! Supplies: All-purpose cleaner…

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  • How to Stain a Wood Table + a Dining Room Update!

    You might remember for our last furniture makeover, the pink campaign dresser, that we have teamed up with an incredible furniture company, Ave Home. Ave Home is an interior furnishings company based in New Orleans. They specialize in producing curated collections of both raw wood and finished furniture. We got to choose an amazing piece from the AVE Raw collection and I chose this insanely awesome Jax Pedestal Table. It came in two boxes (the base and the top) and completely raw wood. I sanded it slightly on the top to make it as smooth as possible and got to work. Supplies: Ave Home Jax Pedestal Table  Pre-Stain Classic Grey Stain Polycrylic Gloves Face mask Staining pads or cloth Drill or screwdriver (to attach the pieces together) First, I used a pre-stain conditioner and wiped it on the entire piece. Follow the directions on the can but you can usually start staining around 5-15 minutes after the pre-stain is applied. It helps avoid blotchy staining and gives you a more consistent look when you apply your stain. I applied one coat of the Classic Grey…

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  • Travel Trailer Redo: How to paint a travel trailer

    Hey! I am excited to share with you some more details about the travel trailer. Let start from the VERY beginning. The first thing I started with on the trailer was write down every project that I planned on doing and then addressed it in order that it needed to happen. After I wrote everything down I realized that this was going to be a very big undertaking. Number one on my list was to paint the inside of trailer. Our trailer along with a million other trailers have the WORSE wallpaper and couch cushions etc. Why do the wallpapers have to be so ugly?!?! I honestly don’t even understand it! Anyways, it all had to go. Then after we addressed the fact that the wallpaper was awful and that all the trim pieces needed to be painted we took out the carpet and it was so nasty and a hot mess. We know the previous owners of the trailer and they were VERY clean people and they kept the trailer in great shape but after years of the dirt…

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  • Star Wars Kids Bedroom

    This Star Wars Kids Bedroom reveal is sponsored by American Furniture Warehouse but all the opinions are my own.   You guys!!! I am so excited to share my little boys room with you today. To say that he is obsessed with his new room is a bit of an understand. My three-year old little boy Ryder LOVES Star Wars. I wanted to give him a themed room with out it being to “cheesy” and I really think that Mallory and myself nailed it. The first thing that I bought for his new big boy room was his headboard. I wanted the headboard to be classy and timeless and when I found this headboard from American Furniture Warehouse I knew it was perfect. What I love about the headboard is that it totally gives the room a very rich and sophisticated feel to the room, especially with a themed room that was really important to me. I LOVE American Furniture Warehouse. I am lucky enough to have one about 20 mins from my house and whenever I am looking for a…

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  • Travel Trailer Redo

    Finally, I have the before and after pictures of my travel trailer. We loved being able to partner with the Home Depot for this project. We put a lot of energy and time into this trailer and I totally love the outcome. We are going camping in it this weekend and it just makes me so happy.     I mean it really did turn out so good. The trailer was not in really bad shape it just needed a bit of a facelift. Here are some of the before pictures.     Here are some of the after pictures…   I am excited to share all the details of where everything is from and how we did this transformation. I plan on posting the trailer travel redo into a few more detailed post in the next few weeks. But now it’s time for me to get things really to go camping in this awesome trailer.…

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  • Win a $5000 Pier1 Gift Card #Pier1LoveContest

    Thank you Pier1 for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Pier1, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. I can’t wait to tell you all about a few things that I am totally in love with from Pier 1 but before I do, we are so excited to share this ridiculously amazing contest going on right now with Pier 1! This contest is going to be so much fun! It’s super easy to enter and the prize is a $5000 gift card to Pier 1! Amazing, right? Here’s how to enter! Now, to share with you a little bit of what I have been working on these last few weeks. I recently redid my guest bathroom and I am really happy with the outcome. I will share more details on the “faux wallpaper” a little bit later but today I want to tell you all about the cute mirrored jewelry box and this cute pillow. I fell in love with this pillow at Pier 1 when I saw it. I knew I had to have it somewhere…

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  • How to Organize a Kids Closet

    Happy New Year! This month Michaels Makers Challenge was to get organized which is exactly what I was wanting to do. Mallory has been helping me one area at a time and I am really excited to share what we have been up to with you. To start we went room by room and looked at my “trouble” areas. On top of the trouble areas with a new baby in the house I need to use the space that I have better than I have been using it and I needed to get rid of a ton of stuff. With all those things in mind, we started getting my little boy Ryder’s closet under control. His closet has become one of those places in my house that we just store random stuff that does not have a place to go. All of his clothes are in a dresser besides some of his church clothes. His toys are in random places in the house and I wanted his toys to be in his space, that way he knows where his stuff…

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  • Spooktacular Halloween Decorations

    I am really excited to show you my Halloween Decorations this year. I wanted to have a big impact but I did not want to spend a ton of money. This is what I did above my white buffet. I got the bats from Target and I also got the Halloween pin wheels from there. The Skeleton Print I got from the Caravan Shoppe and I am totally in love with it. I got it printed at my local Staples. It’s an engineer print and it’s 36 inches by 48 inches and it was around $7 to get printed and only $5 to have three awesome Halloween prints. I made the Happy Halloween Banner in PicMonkey. I got the idea from Destiny from Just Destiny. She made a really cute Fall Printable that you can find HERE. I love it but I needed a Halloween one. I got the banner printed at Walgreens and I believe it was like $25. It’s such a great size, it is 2 feet by 6 feet. Now I want a banner for every holiday.…

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  • Increase the value of your home with a Kitchen Update

    Income Property on the DIY Network is one of my favorite shows. It is always inspiring me to change things up around my house. I was inspired by the show Income Property to write this post. My kitchen has gone through a series of makeovers since we have lived here. Recently, we did a renovation and I am so excited to show it to you. Although we rent this house, we work closely with the owner to do little home improvements and it’s a win-win on both sides. He gets an updated house and we will work some kind of deal with him to take some money off of our rent for the month. To start let me show you how the kitchen looked when we moved in. It was in rough shape and the colors were all wrong. Right when we moved in we knew the kitchen was the first thing that we wanted to fix up. The previous tenants were taking the refrigerator that they brought with them, the dishwasher was not working and the oven was no good either.…

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  • Accent Wall Ideas: Pink Ombré Wall with Triangle Details

    This post is sponsored by ScotchBlue Brand. All opinions and additional products were selected by us! We are super excited to share another accent wall idea with you today! We love this urban vibe, ombré wall with the triangle details. It’s so fun, hip and totally customizable! Pink and gold is our jam but you can totally do any shade of color and virtually any geometric design with this look! It’s pretty simple too! Here’s how we did it. Step 1: Start with a blank wall (the existing paint color will be the color of the triangles) and begin taping off a triangle design of your choice using ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. Don’t forget that freshly painted surfaces must be at least 24 hours old prior to applying Delicate Surfaces tape so that tape works correctly! If you painted your base color for this project, make sure you wait a full day before applying the painter’s tape. Use a level to make sure your triangles are straight. Step 2: Use a straight edge and a titanium utility knife to…

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  • Cleaning and Nesting before Baby

    I partnered with Maids.com to share my tips for cleaning and nesting before the new baby comes. I am pregnant with baby number 4 and I am beyond nervous but also very excited about it. I am due next month and I have been starting to nest and get ready for this baby to join our family. Last month Mallory helped me get things organized in my kitchen and pantry and that got the ball rolling. My kitchen is the place where my family gathers the most and I am so grateful we started there. I want to share more about my kitchen overhaul later and today I wanted to talk about getting already for baby. Here is 6 tips to help get ready for baby. 1. Create a little changing station for baby. I wanted everything that the baby need to be easy to find and for everything to have a place. My girls are 5 and 6 years old and I wanted to be able to tell them where everything was at so that they could help me out…

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