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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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  • Park Home Reno: Kids Room Ideas – LEGO Room Makeover

    I’m always looking for awesome kids room ideas! My boys requested a LEGO room for their room makeover so we gave them a colorful space packed with LEGO themed decor and accent pieces! You guys ask for kids room ideas so often so I’m excited to share a new one with you all today! As many of you know, I have five little boys! They range from 2 months old to 9 years old and they are the light of my life! What mom doesn’t say that? When we moved into our new house, the boys requested a LEGO themed room. Oh freak. That’s going to be quite the challenge I thought. I knew I wanted it to be colorful, geometric (mostly square and rectangular shapes) and feel fresh and modern. Everyone asks how we manage to keep all of our kids in one room so I’m going to share my tips and tricks of what I’ve learned over the past few years. How to design a kids room When designing a kids room, I first consider the necessities. So…

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  • DIY Faux Brick Wall

    Our first idea was to create a faux brick wall and as that idea marinated a bit, we thought what’s better than a brick wall? Answer: a brick wall with an world map painted on it. Obviously! Hi friends! We’re pretty proud of this project that we recently completed as a collaboration with Glidden Paint! You know we’re paint fanatics so we were especially excited about this one. Our first idea was to create a faux brick wall and as that idea marinated a bit, we thought what’s better than a brick wall? Answer: a brick wall with an world map painted on it. Obviously! Project Materials: 4×8′ Panels from Home Depot – My wall was 8×10′ so we used two and a half sheets. 2 full sheets and the 3rd sheet was cut in half vertically and it fit perfectly. YES! Drywall Screws Spackle Putty Knife Projector or some mad drawing skills White Chalk Marker Paint Brushes (One large, one small artistic brush) Glidden Paint – We used Glidden Paint DUO Paint + Primer Interior in Eggshell How To DIY Faux…

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  • How To Paint A Front Door

    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 a front door (or repaint). 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.  The plan was to paint the front 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. If you’re in a rental, be sure to check with your landlord first before painting a door! 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! How to paint a door Supplies To Paint Front Door: All-purpose cleaner Cleaning cloth ScotchBlue PLATINUM…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Master Bedroom Sources

    I have shared my master bedroom before when I shared how I did my accent wall. You can find that post HERE. I also shared a part of my master bedroom when I revealed my Joybird couch HERE. Although I have shared the few bedroom I still have not shared where everything for my room is from and I wanted to share where everything is from today. Before My master bedroom started out with dated wallpaper and dated lighting, fans and some old school curtains. Removing this wallpaper was seriously soooo awful. I will be sharing a full post on how to remove wallpaper very soon so stay tune for that later. Master Bedroom Bed My master bedroom has gone through a few transformation. When I was designing my master bedroom I started with the bed. I found this bed on Overstock  I fell in love with it. The canopy bed was the perfect style that I wanted in my room and I love the brass. Mallory has almost the same bed but it is a little bit different. You…

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  • Cute Rugs under $200

    Our favorite inexpensive area rugs are something that we have wanted to share with you for a while now! Cute rugs can change the entire look of a space. Our Favorite Inexpensive Area Rugs We love inexpensive area rugs because if you don’t spend a ton of money on them you can change out your cute rugs often which is really fun. It can total make a space feel brand new. Although we do love a good expensive rug, changing a rug is just a easy change that we like to do when we are wanting to change up a room a bit. Here are a few of the cute rugs that we already have in our own homes. We love all of these inexpensive rugs and all of them are less then $200. Textured Inexpensive Area Rugs Although the picture above is a small 4×4 rug, I have recently switched it out. Now I have the 6×6 rug and I love it so much more. And you can see more of this space HERE. Round 6′ x 6′ Jute…

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  • Easy DIY Sharpie Wall Tutorial

    I am finally writing up this Sharpie wall tutorial for you guys! I drug my feet for months because I didn’t take process photos (bad blogger!) so I’m going to show you on the wall already completed and do a lot of explaining in the process. I promise, it’s so so so sooooooo easy! Materials: Sharpie Paint Pen (I used gold in medium tip) Level Pencil Ladder or step-stool (depending on ceiling height) Level: Beginner Time: 1-4 hours (depending on size of wall) First, I started from the bottom and measured and marked (with a pencil – lightly!) every 12″ both vertically and horizontally. Then, using a the straight edge of the level, I drew a giant grid of 12″ squares on the entire wall with a pencil. I started at the bottom left corner and worked my way up then over to the right. I did this because I don’t care if there is a halfsie or less square at the top but I didn’t want the bottom one to get cut off if I had started at the top.…

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  • Decorating Your Home For The Holidays: Holiday Decor

    This article is sponsored by Walmart and SheKnows Media. Decorating Your Home For The Holidays: Holiday Decor. Thank you guys for all of the incredibly sweet comments on my living room reveal! When you pour your heart and all your ideas into a space, it’s SO nice when you all love it too! So, thank you!!! Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought I’d show you my living room’s holiday makeover I did with Walmart! I have always had holiday decorations from Walmart in my home so I was thrilled to see that they carried literally everything I wanted for this year’s decor! I found all these items in store but you can find a number of them online too. I knew I wanted a snowy, traditional look with layers of white and pops of red. I haven’t used red in my holiday decor since 2010 and my husband always says he misses red because it “feels more like Christmas”. So, the red is back and it totally FEELS like the holidays in our home now! I wanted to…

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  • GIFT IDEA: DIY Photo Display Hoop

    This article is sponsored by Walmart and SheKnows Media.  GIFT IDEA: DIY Photo Display Hoop My in-laws are always asking for updated pictures of my kids to have in their home. For Christmas this year, I thought it would be really fun to give them a gift that will give them those updated pictures they’ve been asking for!   I got all my supplies for this DIY gift including the Fuji Film Instax Mini Camera at Walmart. During the hectic holiday season, it’s always a win when you can make one trip to the store and get EVERYTHING you need. And Walmart is definitely that one-stop shop that has literally all of your holiday needs in one place – from fresh groceries to toys to craft supplies, home decor and more.   If you’re not familiar with the Instax Mini Camera, you should be! It’s the perfect under $60 gift for the photography lover in your life. It’s adorable, compact and comes in a few fun colors. This camera is super fun to have at parties where guests can snap fun photos…

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  • Park Home Reno: Living Room Makeover

    Park Home Reno: Living Room Makeover I’m so excited to share this space today! I decided to take a few photos before I got my Christmas decor up this year. We still have a few things to do in this room but here it is for now! This is what the front room looked like when we first moved in. It’s literally the exact view right when you walk into our house. First, I painted all of the walls Behr Frost (satin) and the navy wall is Behr Starless Night (flat), my FAVORITE navy right now. We installed Reverie Sputnik Chandelier from Lucent Light Shop. I built the mantel using the same method as I did in my old house. You can get that tutorial here. DIY Fireplace Mantel. I’ve linked all of the sources for where I got everything at the end of the post after the photos.   I love my blue/white glass collection and I actually have a new place for the collection to go soon but I’ve loved collecting these lamps, jars, vases etc! Sources for…

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  • Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Tablescape

    Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Tablescape I honestly can’t believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving! It has really come so fast. I know everyone always says that but still! I sort of got “last minute” thrown into hosting a few family members for Thanksgiving and I’m a little nervous! Cooking for other people gives me some mad anxiety. Luckily, my hubby is a great cook and he’s totally taking charge of the turkey. I think I can handle the rest… ish… Our dining room isn’t quite “done” but I got it ll painted and my favorite light hung up. You can find the Linear Cage Chandelier here. I still need to get my window seats reupholstered, find some pillows for them and maybe do something fun/creative on the walls. Since I’m not a big “hostess” I wasn’t sure if/how I should decorate the table but then I saw this gorgeous thanksgiving tablescape from Pizzazzerie and since I had all of the blue and white glassware, I figured I could pull something similar together! I basically assembled some of my glassware and added a…

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  • DIY Christmas Wreath and Front Porch

    This post is sponsored by JOANN. All opinions and ideas are our own. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I am SO excited!! This year Christmastime will bring so many gifts to my family and I! During the Christmas season we’ll be welcoming our fifth baby boy into our family and I will finally get my boot off of my broken foot and be able to walk again! YAY! How’s that for an eventful Christmas!? To get into the spirit, I headed to JOANN and grabbed some festive items to give my front porch a makeover! I wanted to make a new wreath to compliment our newly painted, red, front door! We painted our house navy blue over the summer and I have been itching to paint the door red and it was perfect timing for the holidays! For the wreath, I was leaning toward something traditional but we wanted to put a unique, modern twist to it so Savannah and I decided to make a wreath out of a picture frame! I absolutely LOVE the rectangular shape…

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