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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Concrete Sidewalk

    When our backyard layout was not working we had to come up with how we could use our backyard to its full potential. A concrete sidewalk was our answer. We have been working on our backyard for months now. You can see our backyard game plan HERE.  When we were talking with my dad (he is a landscape designer, he owns a company called DB Landscape here in Arizona) we went over our hopes for our back yard.  Backyard Goals A place to entertain For the kids to use the whole backyard For it to feel like a retreat A place where the kids can be and play for a long time. Why the backyard was not working In the backyard the pool is right off the back patio. There is also a good amount of backyard behind the pool. That space behind the pool was just waste space that no one ever used. In the landscape plan we have a full concrete sidewalk going around the so that we can use the entire backyard. We are wanting our backyard to…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: DIY Wall Decor

    Wall decor can be a bit tricky and can also be expensive. I wanted a large scale wall art in my backyard and I also did not want to spend a ton of money. So I did this awesome DIY Wall Art. The best thing about this DIY Wall Decor is that it can be as big as you want it to be. You can also put this DIY Wall Art anywhere. It can be amazing for a DIY baby shower decor, DIY wedding decor, DIY bedroom decor or any DIY Home Decor.   This is a very quick and easy DIY Wall Decor that anyone can do. Supplies: All different sizes of Embroidery Hoops (Down below I have all the Sizes I used) Black Spray Paint Matte or Semi-Gloss Drop Cloth  Floral Wire Wire Cutters Greenery or Floral Stems (Down Below I will list out the different Stems) Tips when buying the Embroidery Hoops When I was buying the Embroidery Hoops I thought I had to buy a million different hoops. I was totally wrong! Did you know that…

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  • Kitchen Island Lighting Ideas

    Kitchen Lighting can make or break your kitchen and are a super fun way to add personality to your kitchen! Mix and match as you choose and don’t be afraid to go bold! Here are some of our favorite kitchen Island lighting ideas! I am always looking for kitchen island lighting ideas for clients and for my own home. I love that a great light can change an entire space and I definitely have a pedant light obsession. I love to change them out to refresh pretty much any space! You can totally transform a space by switching up lighting and I totally feel like you can update or change the entire look, feel and style of a space solely on lighting choices!  Pendant Light Kitchen Lighting Ideas These are great for over a sink, or use multiple for islands and long dining tables. We have used pendant lights all over our homes and almost always pair them up to use in a single space. We always use 2-3 lights for islands and long tables, 1 larger pendant light over…

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  • How to organize a pantry

    Staying on top of grocery shopping can be a difficult task, especially when you have a disorganized or dysfunctional pantry. Today, I’m sharing my tips for how to organize a pantry and my pantry makeover. How to organize a pantry in 5 easy steps Today I’m going to show you how to organize a pantry. I’ve done several pantry makeovers now and you know I love a good DIY project more than most. Nothing makes me more giddy than when a great DIY project meets pretty, functional organization! I have finally nailed down a full proof method on how to organize a pantry. My recent pantry makeover has seriously made me SO happy! I am loving it all and it functions approximately one million times better than before. Here’s how it looked when we found the house for rent online. This was before we moved in, as in, this is not our food nor do I have any pets so this photo basically just shows you the size and boringness that I was working with. When I moved in, we had…

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  • How to remove spray paint from skin – without harsh chemicals

    Today we’re going to show you how to remove spray paint from skin. Removing spray paint from skin can can be super frustrating unless you know how to get it off quickly without irritating your skin or taking forever to remove it! Check out this easy DIY tip for removing paint from skin! Supplies: Fractionated Coconut Oil Lemon Oil – I love Doterra brand – It’s one of their less expensive oils and it works amazingly well for so many things! Baking soda – optional Spray painting is undoubtedly the quickest way to transform pretty much anything! I was spray painting my basketball hoop pole (post?) when I realized I was getting overspray from the spray paint bottle all over my hands! It turned out great but then I was left with spray paint coated hands right before bedtime. Often times, just taking a shower doesn’t get rid of the paint so I thought I’d share with you guys how to remove spray paint from skin. Works like a charm for me every time! How to remove spray paint from…

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  • Hot Pink Painted Campaign Dresser Makeover

    This BEST tutorial on how to paint a dresser quickly and efficiently! This amazing Hot Pink Painted Campaign Dresser Makeover is so fun!                                     Today’s tutorial is how to paint a dresser. we will show you how to finish one of their raw wood pieces, the Harper Campaign Dresser. Ave Home has a line of furniture called, AVE Raw which is their line of unfinished furniture. This line was created for the DIYer (thats us!!!) or designer who wants high quality pieces with their own custom finishes. Isn’t that amazing!?!? How cool is that!?  This gorgeous campaign dresser arrived at my house ready to finish! It was complete primed and ready to paint! Supplies used for the how to paint a dresser: Ave Home Larger Harper Campaign Dresser Screwdriver Paint Sprayer – this is our FAVORITE!!! Paint – I used an interior Semi-gloss (Behr Tutti Frutti – Update: Behr Tutti Frutti is being discontinued so choose Behr Diva Glam for the closest match!) Polycrylic How to paint a…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Colorful Baby Girl Nursery

    I am really excited to share my baby girl nursery with you guys today. Since I have three little girls, finding the right girl room decor can be a bit of a challenge. With my daughter’s nursery I wanted it to be colorful and fun and I also wanted it to have character and be special to her. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shutterfly. The opinions and words are all mine. Designing a nursery or any room for that matter can be challenging. There are so many amazing and beautiful nurseries and rooms for inspiration. Today I want to show you how and why I decorated this nursery the way I did. I want to walk you through the different steps I go through when deciding on the decor of any room in my house. Bedroom and Nursery Decorating Room Tips Define a space theme or vibe for the space Come up with a room color scheme Find room decor you love Find artwork or a statement piece for the space Nursery Theme In…

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  • Park Home Reno: Master Bedroom Decor Refresh

    I’m so excited to share my master bedroom decor refresh! I added a touch of drama to my master bedroom decor with a moody accent wall in my own custom color that I mixed MYSELF to help kick off Ace Hardware’s Neighborhood Paint Party this Saturday! This post is sponsored by Ace Hardware. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A few months ago, I chose our master bedroom decor for our new house and started decorating! I shared that makeover with you back in November on our Master Bedroom Reveal. I wanted to keep my same bedding, nightstands and dresser but wanted to refresh our master bedroom decor from our master bedroom at our old house. Our old house had a dusty blue shiplap wall and I absolutely loved it but I wanted something different in our new house. Move in day Phase 1: Master Bedroom Decor I really love this space but I went back and forth about a million times deciding if I should do an accent wall or not. I brainstormed accent wall ideas for weeks.…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Pantry Organization Ideas (Pantry Makeover)

    It’s finally time to reveal my pantry makeover and share our favorite Pantry organization ideas. It’s been a work in progress but I’m SO beyond thrilled that it’s done! Mallory came over and we worked together to create a completely pantry organization system. I have a pretty good size pantry which is a huge change from our old house’s pantry which was basically a few shelves tucked into our laundry room. I’ve been dreaming of space for food for our family of 6 and have been brainstorming pantry organization ideas for seriously forever! What is your biggest challenge when you are trying to organize a space? When I am struggling with organizing a space I want the space to function for me and my family. Which means the way I organize may not be exactly what works best for your family. I have found that when everything is labeled it makes my life so much easier and it easy for my family to help me keep it organized. If I don’t label where everything goes then it may stay organized…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: How to paint a Garage Floor and Garage Makeover Reveal

    Today we’re going to show you our painted concrete floors and how to paint a garage floor!  I’ve had so many friends and neighbors stop by and compliment our painted concrete floors and want to peek inside. It’s so clean and functional and it just makes me so proud of our hard work. Today we’re sharing a tutorial on painting concrete floors in a classic, beautiful Greek key pattern. Let’s get started! DIY Painted Concrete Floors Materials: Power Washer Broom ScotchBlue Exterior Surfaces Painter’s Tape – Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal. Carpenter’s square Carpenter’s knife Putty knife or 5-in-1 tool Concrete floor paint Lint-free paint roller Paint Roller extension pole Concrete Floor Paint Tutorial Instructions: Step 1: First, clean and prepare your floor. Make sure your door is clear of any old paint, grease, oils, dust, lint, dirt, wax etc.  Use a power washer to remove any and all debris from the cement and allow to dry for 24-48 hours before painting. Once the cement is dry, sweep the…

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    Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Island

    I’m finally sharing my DIY kitchen island with you today! It’s been done for a few months but I wanted it to be perfect (which it’s not) before I shared it. LOL! If you’ve been wanting to learn how to build a Kitchen Island but not sure how or think it will be too hard, it’s not! I promise ANYONE can build this. Anyone. How to build a Kitchen Island DIY Kitchen Island Instructions First I taped off a general area of where I wanted it and got rough estimates and headed to the Home Depot. I got these three cabinet boxes and arranged them in the aisle. It was literally the perfect size! I wanted a lot of drawers and these three were so perfect, in stock and inexpensive! I got home and put them in place. Somehow I carried them each from my car on my own and felt like superwoman. I put 2×4″ screwed into the wooden subfloor and once it was level, I screwed the cabinet bases into the 2×4. Next, I used shims to make…

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  • DIY Shiplap Wall Tutorial

    Shiplap walls are a hot trend right now! We’re going to show you how to make your own shiplap wall in your own home!  How to make a shiplap wall To shiplap a wall, you need a few basic tools and basic woodworking knowledge. This is a very beginner “woodworking” project but you need to be comfortable using a saw to make your cuts. We have done several shiplap walls and have fine tuned our method for building a shiplap wall. Supplies to make a shiplap wall 1/2″ MDF – We have Home Depot cut down a 4×8′ sheet of MDF into 8″ strips. TIP: If you order and pay for the sheet of MDF online, some Home Depot stores will cut your strips for you before you go and pick it up. This makes your project SO much easier! Miter Saw or Circular Saw Jigsaw (optional) *for cutting around outlets or light switches Nailer (this one is our favorite and we HIGHLY recommend it!) You can use a hammer and nails if you don’t have or don’t want to…

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  • Fabulous Garage Organization Ideas

    There’s nothing we love more than an organized space! I have been on the hunt for great garage ideas. I am wanting to take my garage organization to a whole new level. These garage organization ideas will help you keep your space clean and organized and ready for your next project! Here are some of our favorite garage organization ideas! Before I share a few of my favorite different organized garage ideas here a few of my tips that I have found that are really helpful when getting your garage organized. Garage Organization Ideas Use Bins Use Garage Labels Wall Hanging Organization Use Shelves Here are some of my favorite different garage ideas that I wanted to share with you. Just because it’s a garage does not mean that it can’t be pretty. Have you ever thought about doing a garage painted concrete floor? Painting concrete floors is such a fun and easy way to jazz up any garage floor. Painted Concrete Floors This is really cool Glossy Black Pretty Organized Garage. I love the glossy, clean floor and those bright…

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