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  • DIY Wall Decor

    You can make these cute oversized wood letter that makes the perfect DIY wall decor in just 5 steps and for around $50! For my kids playroom I wanted some fun on the wall for a big statement piece but I did not want to blow the budget on it. I came up with this awesome DIY wall decor and I thought it would perfect. The great thing about this DIY wall decor is that you spell out anything you want and you can also do whatever size you want. Tools and Materials: BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Drill and Battery Power Kit: https://amzn.to/2OFVmES BLACK+DECKER Sander: https://amzn.to/2qGERyu BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Jigsaw: https://amzn.to/2FgaVDt Hammer Tape Measure Nails 1/2 inch MDF Paint Paint Roller Step 1: Trace the letters Trace your oversized letters onto 1/2 inch MDF board. Step 2: Use the Jigsaw to cut out the letters Using the Black + Decker jigsaw cut your letters out of the MDF board. Step 3: Sand the edges until smooth Smooth out all the edges with a sander. You can smooth out any mistakes…

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  • How to make faux wood beams

    I’m so excited to finally be sharing my tutorial on how to make faux wood beams! Our DIY faux wood beams have made an enormous impact on the overall look of our home and I couldn’t love them more! How to make faux wood beams materials: 1″x6″x8′ cedar boards – total linear feet needed x 3 (Note: We wanted our main center beam to be a little thicker than the side beams so we used 1″x8″x8′ boards for the very center board at the top pitch of our ceiling. sander / sandpaper Quality wood stain -I used Varathane Sunbleached Stain brush or cloth Brad Nailer / brad nails 1-3 2×4″ studs – I used about 1 ft of 2×4 for each 8′ beam 3″ wood screws Painter’s tape Pencil Saw (Miter, Chop, Circular, Jigsaw etc. will all work for this project.) Faux Beams DIY Video: How to make faux wood beams Remove any staples, splinters or other objects from your cedar boards. Sand each board until smooth. Stain all boards with 1-2 coats of stain (I only did 1) and…

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  • Home Printable To Do List

    This free printable to do list is sure to help you knock off those projects that you’ve had on your to-do list for far too long! Download and print your free printable to do list right now! If you saw me chatting on Instagram, I talked about how Savannah and I are trying to refocus on existing projects and completing what we’ve started or projects that we’ve purchased materials for. I decided to make a free printable to do list! How to use a Printable To Do List Download your printable to do list by clicking here. Print your to do list on your home printer. I suggest printing one for every space or room in your house that needs attention. For me, thats basically every space. Fill out your lists! There’s a line at the top for the Room/Space you plan to work on. I suggest using a pencil as sometimes we change our minds and erasers are our friends. Walk around your home and list items that need attention. If your living room needs a new rug, write…

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  • Park Home Reno: Lego Room

    My boys lego room revamp is finally done and we are so in love with it! The hand-drawn skyline takes the lego room to the next level. Before: How to design a Lego Room Floors and Walls – First, choose what you want for your walls (and flooring if this is a full remodel). I painted all the walls white (Behr Frost) and did a hand-drawn skyline on the wall (tutorial coming soon) to set the tone for the room. We featured some of our favorite buildings. I wanted a hand-drawn look so I used a straight edge and a Sharpie Paint Pen to draw the design. I chose a black and white striped rug for the floors. Because this is a very large room, I chose a 10×13′ rug that covers nearly the entire floor.  Choose your furniture – Since I knew the rug, walls and bedding was going to be black and white in the Lego Room, I opted for colorful furniture including red headboards, yellow crib and green dresser. The colorful furniture makes the walls and rugs…

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  • DIY Fall Centerpiece

    Summer vacation is officially over and the weather is cooling off (slowly but surely in Arizona!). We are loving the crisp mornings and cool evenings. That being said, it’s finally that time of the year for all things Fall! We’ve partnered with JOANN to teach you how to make this super easy, super cute DIY Fall Centerpiece that is perfect for Thanksgiving and all season long. DIY Fall Centerpiece Step 1: Layer your table with a table runner (or two!) I used a white table runner and the Simply Autumn Decorative Mesh Ribbon in Natural Jute from JOANN. S Step 2: Add height and to help create your overall shape of the centerpiece. I used the Simply Autumn Bamboo Wood & Iron Candle Holders in Small and Large. Step 3: Begin to layer pumpkins using your larger pumpkins first. I start with the larger pumpkins to create the overall shape of the centerpiece.   Here are the pumpkins I used (all from JOANN): Glitter Pumpkins White Carvable Pumpkins Dipped Copper Pumpkins Navy Woodchip Pumpkins Copper Striped Pumpkins White Woodchip Pumpkins…

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  • One Hour Accent Wall that cost less than $10

    My Playroom accent wall tutorial is live and I am so excited to share it with you. I will have a full post on the sources for everything in the playroom and we will also have a full tutorial on how we made the oversized PLAY letters. Check out our YouTube channel for the full tutorial! If you like this tutorial, you may also like: DIY Brush Stroke Wall DIY Painted Floor DIY Wall Decor…

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  • Smart Home Ideas: How to Create a Functional, Smart Garage

    This year, we are on a mission to create the ultimate Smart Homes. We are going through virtually every space and creating convenient smart home features. If you missed my backyard post, I talked about how we added smart locks our exterior doors and they have been awesome!! I spent a few weeks working on every single detail of our garage and making sure it was functional and “smart” to make my DIY life more convenient (and pretty!).   How to make a smart home – garage The lights and the garage door opener were super dated since the house was built in 1994. We left the fluorescent lights on the ceiling and replaced the flush mount light at the top of the stairs. I used my favorite gold flush mount light and installed the Phillips Hue personal wireless lighting so we can control the lights remotely. I love this feature because if we are out of town, we can set up routines on the Phillips app to turn the lights on and off so it appears that someone is…

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  • Park Home Reno: Back Patio Ideas and Patio Progress

    This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions are 100% my own, always. Time for an update! We have been dragging you guys along our backyard journey’s over the past few months and I thought I’d take the time to answer some questions and give you an update on our back patio that we recently added to our home. A little background, our home sits on 1/2 of an acre and we have a large backyard space but besides our deck, had very little space to entertain. Rewind back to March, this area was dirt and a tree. The tree was beautiful but as it grew, it became too close to the window/house and had to be removed. We took the opportunity to make a full backyard patio that this backyard was really lacking. When we designed this space I had several must-haves for this space. Our must haves included: Easily accessible from inside the house Awesome “floors” Relaxing Hot tub/Pergola space Fire pit lounge area Dining Space Outdoor kitchen/grilling area First, we cleared out the trees, bushes,…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Phase 1 Backyard Reveal and How to Install Pavers

    A backyard renovation can be a big undertaking. We totally transformed our backyard by laying some new pavers. I am going to show you exactly how to install pavers and how much of an impact pavers can make. We have partnered with the Home Depot for this project but all opinions are my own. Today is a really big deal! We have been working on our backyard for MONTHS. I am so excited to say that phase one of our backyard is done!!! The backyard renovation was a big DIY project. Like SO SO BIG we have transformed our backyard by Doing it ourselves and we have done some major backyard upgrades. We have made some major changes and how to install pavers was the biggest project of the backyard so far. Our Pavers and How to Install Pavers The pavers we choose for our backyard renovation were these amazing Pavestone Taverna Bluestone Pavers. These pavers are perfect. They are such a great color and I loved that they are a bit larger of a paver especially because we had…

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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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  • 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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