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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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  • Park Home Reno: Home Gym Organizer using a pegboard

    Easy DIY Project: Home Gym Organizer using a pegboard This post is sponsored by Krylon® Brand. All ideas and opinions are my own, as always. Hey friends! I’m excited to share my gym organizer with you today! I LOVE organizing and exercising so this gym organizer was so fun to make! It took about 3 hours total (including drying time for the paint) to make this gym organizer. Supplies: 3 – 8′ x 1″ x 2″ boards 1 – 4×8′ pegboard 3 cans of Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Oxford Blue 2 cans of Krylon General Purpose Metallic in Silver Metallic Assorted pegboard accessories several 1-1.5″ wood screws – I used 1.5″ wood screws that I had on hand. Instructions: In a well ventilated area, spray paint the pegboard with Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Oxford Blue.  Make sure to read the label for safety and application instructions.  I did 3 coats, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly in between coats. This took about 2.5 cans of spray paint. While…

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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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  • 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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  • Park Home Reno: Master Bedroom Reveal

    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…

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  • Park Home Reno: DIY Laundry Pedestal

    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…

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  • Park Home Reno: Laundry Room Makeover

    Park Home Reno: Laundry Room Makeover Hi friends! Mallory here! I’m still alive and I am excited to finally be sharing a Laundry 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…

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  • DIY Antiqued Halloween Mirror and Halloween Mantel

    This post is sponsored by Krylon. All ideas and opinions are our own, always! DIY Antiqued Halloween Mirror and Halloween Mantel Halloween is just around the corner and I’m so excited for an evening full of spooks and sweets! For this year’s Halloween decor, we are switching things up a bit and using purple as our feature color! We mad a really fun DIY Antiqued Spooky Mirror and spray painted some pumpkins with some of our favorite Krylon products. First, we made the DIY Antiqued Spooky Mirror by using a framed mirror and distressing the glass, painting the frame and adding a Halloween quote with vinyl lettering. DIY Antiqued Spooky Mirror Supplies: Mirror Paint Thinner Metal Putty Knife Protective equipment (rubber gloves, mask, protective glasses) Muriatic Acid Plastic Funnel Plastic Spray Bottle Painter’s Tape Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Purple Vinyl Lettering First, we removed the cardboard backing to expose the back of the glass. Next, we used paint thinner and a paint brush to cover the entire back of the glass with paint thinner. This removes the silver paint finish on the back…

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  • DIY Macramé Wall Hanging

    This post is sponsored by Fiskars. All ideas and opinions are my own. DIY Macramé Wall Hanging 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…

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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. Park Home Reno: Entry Way Makeover 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…

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