Browsing Category

Savannah’s Modern Ranch

  • Modern Ranch Reno: Our sink is more than just a sink.

    Modern Ranch Reno: Our sink is more than just a sink. Our kitchen sink is just so much more than a sink. It’s the center of where everything happens at our house. I did this cute video of my family and the role that our kitchen sinks plays in our home. Our meal was nothing fancy and my kids were not always happy and having fun, but it is our life and I do love my life. Elkay is a family owned company with amazing values. When we went to Chicago to visit, I was so touched that the employees had all worked there for a crazy long time. When one of the employees that we worked with at Elkay was on Maternity leave and the CEO saw her at the event and he was so happy to see her there and greeted her a big hug and asked all about the new baby and all the changes that had happened in her life. I could tell that he really did care about his employees and about the people that…

    Continue Reading →

  • How to trim out your Flocked Christmas Tree with Pink Accents

    This post is sponsored by JOANN. All opinions and ideas are our own. I have always wanted a flocked Christmas tree and this year I did a flocked Christmas tree with accents of a pale pink. When I was shopping for items to go onto my tree I kept my color scheme in mind and I set off to JOANN and I found the most amazing stuff. I like to buy my ornaments and spray/picks in odd numbers. I normally get 5 of each item. Here is a list of everything I used to trim out my flocked Christmas tree. Materials: Blooming Holiday Christmas 21” Glitter Leaf Spray-Champagne Blooming Holiday Christmas Standing Deer with Fur Hoofs-White Maker’s Holiday Christmas Holiday Charm 33 pk Shatterproof Ornaments Maker’s Holiday 50 pk 60 mm Shatterproof Ornaments-Blue, Pink & Gold Maker’s Holiday Christmas Glitter Mesh Ribbon 4”X40′-Gold Blooming Holiday Christmas 27” Hydrangea Stem with Snow-White & Pink Blooming Holiday Christmas 40” Magnolia Spray with Snow-Pink Blooming Holiday Christmas 29.5” Glisten Snowflake Spray-White Blooming Holiday Christmas 36” Leaf & Twig Spray-Champagne Blooming Holiday Christmas 28”…

    Continue Reading →

  • DIY Fall Entry Way

    This post is sponsored by Krylon® Brand.. All ideas and opinions are our own. DIY Fall Entry Way Fall is by far one of our favorite times of the year.  It seems like we wait all year for the temperatures to drop down to an enjoyable level. This year, I decided to give my entryway area a fall refresh to bring that feeling I love into my home with Krylon®) Brand. My old entry table was starting to look tired and worn but I absolutely love this piece so I knew it was time for a makeover. I used 3 cans of Krylon® ColorMaster™ Paint + Primer in Hunter Green It took 2-3 coats to cover the previous paint color. I absolutely love the vibrant green that is so on trend right now in home decor and interior design. I finished off the piece by painting the knobs with 3 coats of Krylon Premium Metallic in Copper Foil. I used less than a can for all of the knobs. I always like to do an extra coat of paint on things that…

    Continue Reading →

  • Modern Ranch Reno: Laundry Room Part 4 The Backsplash

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and text are all mine. I am excited that I get to show you the final part of my Modern Ranch Reno Laundry Room. My laundry room has been a major undertaking. If you have been following this laundry room renovation then you know that we came across some very unplanned things during this project. The Laundry Room has been in the works since July. But now that this space is done I can honestly say it has turned out even better then I thought it would. If you are new to this series you can see the laundry room Part 1: The Demo HERE, Part 2: Appliances HERE and Part 3: All the details on this stunning flooring HERE. After the flooring was installed I really fell in love this space! It was so beautiful and functional, but I felt like something was missing. I decided that I wanted another fun pattern and element in this laundry room and a decided a backsplash was…

    Continue Reading →

  • Modern Ranch Reno: How to Re-Grout a Brick Fireplace

    I really did need to do something to update a brick fireplace. Since I moved into my house one of the first things I was dying to get my hands on was this fireplace in our main family room. I wanted to try and re-grout the brick fireplace so that it looked more my style. Never ever have I re-grouted anything before and I did not have any experience with brick but I really wanted to make it happen. So I was totally shocked at how easy re-grouting my brick fireplace really was. Using 4 bags of white mortar and a little bit of hard work I re-grouted my fireplace. The steps are very easy. Anyone with any kind of DIY experience can do this project. Although, it did take time for sure but that could be that I have very tall ceilings and it made it a bit more difficult to do the fireplace. You can see even more before picture of my Modern Ranch Reno HERE. I love how the white mortar really helped to soften the look in…

    Continue Reading →

  • Modern Ranch Reno: My New Kitchen Sink

    This post is sponsored by Elkay. All opinions are our own. My kitchen has been through many different phases. I want to take you through all the phases so far of our kitchen. Let’s start at the beginning. When we moved into the house the kitchen was dark and not the light and bright look I was wanting in a kitchen. The kitchen is such an important part of our home. It’s were our family starts and ends the day. The cabinets were painted to make them look like they are cherry wood so the first thing I wanted to do was to paint the cabinets white. I got to work the week that we got the keys to the new house. I wanted the cabinets to be painted and ready right when we moved in. The next step of making my kitchen more of what I wanted was a backsplash. The only problem with a backsplash is I could not choose one that I was ready to commit to. I found an image on Pinterest that I loved of an…

    Continue Reading →

  • DIY Fall Floral Wall Art and Centerpieces

    This post is sponsored by JOANN. All opinions and project ideas are our own. DIY Fall Floral Wall Art and Centerpieces Fall is the absolute best time for entertaining! We love the crispness in the air, the fall festivities but mostly fall décor – that’s why we’ve partnered with JOANN to create some really fun fall projects! When we think of Fall décor, we think JOANN. They have the best fall decor, gorgeous florals and the supplies you need to make it all happen. Since entertaining during the holidays is one of our favorite things to do, we decided to create an inviting, fall inspired dining space to entertain family and friends. We created some beautiful floral wall art with different sized frames and an over-the-top centerpiece for the farm table. Today we’re going to show you how to create your very own Fall Floral Wall Art with some supplies from JOANN. Supplies: (all available at JOANN) Wall & Poster Frames (We used 3 frames – 16×20″, 18×24″ and 24×36″) Assorted floral stems in Fall colors (cream, red, yellow, orange, etc.)…

    Continue Reading →

  • Modern Ranch Reno: Laundry Room Reno Part 3 Flooring

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and words are all mine.   We partnered with one of our favorite companies Floor & Decor to transform our dated laundry room into a sleek, chic and timeless laundry room that is perfect for our family. My laundry room was very dated. It had some 80’s wallpaper and plain tile and old cabinets. We had to overcome a few unexpected hurdles that we were not planning and I talked all about it in the demo part of this Laundry Room Renovation in Part 1 of this project HERE But before we even started the the demo on the laundry room we headed to Floor & Decor to pick out the tile that we would be using for this space. Floor & Decor does not only have incredibly helpful and also very knowledgeable employees in the store, there are SO many in stock options and great prices. You can read all about our Floor & Decor Store Tour HERE. Now on to the dirty…

    Continue Reading →

  • Modern Ranch Reno: Laundry Room – Part 2 Appliances

    This post is sponsored by The Home Depot but words and opinions are mine. When an appliance breaks it can be really stressful. It always seems to happen at the worse time. That is what happened when our washing machine broke. It was the middle of summer our kids were using a million towels because they were in and out of the pool so much and we had just returned from a family trip and we were leaving for a ten day camping trip. The timing was not the best. We had planned on doing a full laundry room renovation and when the washer went out we decided that now was a perfect time to start this big project. Before we even started the renovations my number one priority was getting a new washer and dryer. The center of any laundry room is a washer and dryer and getting the right appliance is always such a big decision. When we decided to redo our laundry room we decided that we were going to do two sets of washers and dryers.…

    Continue Reading →

  • Modern Ranch Reno: Laundry Room Reno Part 1 DEMO

    One of the things that I loved about the Modern Ranch Reno was the Laundry Room. In our last house our Laundry Room shared a space with the door leading out the backyard and also the pantry. When our laundry was clean or dirty it really had not place to go which means it would end up every where. I was pumped that our new house had a real and separate Laundry Room. With that being said I also knew that it was going to need a face lift. The laundry room started out with plain tile, weird wallpaper, cabinets and sink. At first I loved the thought of a sink but after we lived with the sink for a while we decided that we could use the space better if we got rid of it. I would still love a sink in the garage someday or something but for now the sink had to go.  First thing we did was remove the upper cabinets. These were not great cabinets and outdated so we decided to replace them. Then we…

    Continue Reading →

  • DIY Pool Organizer

    Summer in Arizona can only mean one thing, pool time! With temperatures reaching 100-120 degrees daily, we have spent hours and hours by the pool. We realized that pool activities require a bunch of accessories, toys, etc. We have pool floats, diving rings, goggles, towels, sunscreen and tons more. By the looks of our little shelving area, it was time for some color and a Pool Organizer. The shelving unit was working great but the bins were very sad looking and my kids just threw everything everywhere when it was time to clean up.  When we don’t have a system in place, they just aren’t sure where things go and it tends to get disorganized very quickly. We decided to replace the bins with some sturdy plastic bins in two different sizes to accommodate the different pool supplies that we had. We spray painted the bins with Krylon Outdoor Décor spray paint in Satin Bluegrass. I love the cool blue/green color that reminds me of the crisp, cool pool water! It took 2-3 coats of Krylon Outdoor Décor spray paint…

    Continue Reading →

  • Modern Ranch Reno: Half Bathroom Flooring Done Cheap and Easy- Our $50 Makeover

    In our Modern Ranch Reno we have three different bathrooms. We have the kids bathroom, we have this half bathroom by the office, and we have the master bathroom. We have spent a good amount of our budget throughout the house and on other projects that have had more priority at this time. But I was tired of looking at my plain bathroom and wanting to change up a few things to make it a little bit more fun and a little bit more my style. For under $50 I was able to make over our half bathroom flooring and it changed everything!! I’m really excited to share all the details with you. Here is a little sneak peek. Before I share more details I wanted to show you what the bathroom looked like when we moved in. This bathroom had a nasty pull chain toilet and green wood paneling. The bathroom vanity was in decent shape but it was an orangey wood color and I didn’t love the fact that you really noticed the white bowl. BEFORE: We removed…

    Continue Reading →

  • Our closet makeovers with The Container Store and HGTV Magazine

    Our closet makeovers with The Container Store and HGTV Magazine We’re so excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with The Container Store to give some of our closet makeovers! This was SUCH fantastic timing because our closets were a mess. I am an organizing junkie but after moving our 4 boys into one bedroom, the clothing and organizing situation was a bit out of control. Before The Container Store came to the rescue, we had dressers stacked up on each other in this pink wallpapered closet. Not ideal for my little boys. Oh, we also had half of the clothes in the playroom. Again, not ideal. The day before the amazing installer from The Container Store came to my house, we removed the pink wallpaper and repainted the closet to match the boys’ bedroom. We also removed the doors and will eventually install French doors to the space but now that the closet makeovers looks great, I’m not in a hurry to hide it with doors. The Container Store installed the elfa Custom Closet system for my boys. I am literally shocked…

    Continue Reading →