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  • How to Pick a Paint Sheen

    You’re at The Home Depot, you’ve picked your paint color, and you’re ready to finally bite the bullet and get this project going! Then the kind employee asks… What sheen would you like? *blank stares* *quickly googles how to pick paint sheen* You can consider this your how-to guide on picking a paint sheen for any room in your home! How to Pick a Paint Sheen First, let’s go over the 5 different types of paint sheen. Flat / Matte Flat paint has no sheen to it. It provides an ultra matte, velvet finish that is absolutely stunning in the right places! Flat paint is very pigmented which can mean less paint if you are covering another color! The downside of flat paint? It’s not easy to clean and can scuff easily! It’s great for low traffic areas of your home. If you love the look of matte paint, there are a few different formulas available now that are both matte AND scuff resistant! Where to put flat paint: Ceilings Very low traffic areas Eggshell Eggshell is great just about…

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  • Article Sven Sofa Review | Our Honest Opinion (and styling tips!)

    After our kitchen remodel, we decided that it would function best for our layout to have the family room right off the kitchen. I have a family of 6 which means we needed to pack in lots of seating into this space! This room needed a very specific shaped sofa and I found exactly what I was looking for in the Article Sven Sofa! Here is a detailed look at how I styled my Sven Left Sectional from Article!…

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  • Spring Cleaning – The Tools

    Cleaning your house is no small task which is why we are sharing our favorite tools to get the job done easier! Here are the cleaning tools we can’t live without! This electric sweeper is everything you need! We use this in our house daily to pick up after dinner! It is electric and rechargeable. This is my kids favorite chore. It works like a dream and is actually kind of fun! (for chores, anyway! Microfiber Mop Electric Sweeper Drill Brush Scrubber Eureka Mighty Mite We are going to let you in on a little secret – this is the vacuum that The Perfect Clean uses and we loved it so much we bought it ourselves! It is pure magic! It uses vacuum bags which isn’t my favorite but it’s so efficient and does SUCH a good job but it’s worth it. Gloves Clorox Bleach Pens Dyson Stick Vacuum This is quite the investment but we have both had them for a few years and we love it! Having a cordless vacuum for nightly cleaning is so convenient! Steam Mop Using…

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  • How To Deep Clean Your Home

    The Spring Cleaning Process For us, Spring Cleaning is giving attention to overall cleanliness and function of your home. It’s about this time of year that we realize everything we are still holding on to from the holidays! All of the stuff we were too busy to address during the hustle and bustle have finally come to a head! Pick a Space You don’t need to clean out your entire home at once! Pick a space that you are committed to tackling. It will feel amazing to have one space completed in entirety. Clear it Out Taking absolutely everything out of the space. If you are cleaning an entire room, for example, your living room, Take all of the pillows off of the couch. If your couch cushion covers can be washed, take them off as well. Roll up any rugs Clear all surfaces How to Spring Clean Your Space Throw anything that can be washed into the washing machine Pick up and throw away all trash Vacuum all of your furniture! Yes, even the couch cushions. Hold off on vacuuming the floors for now.…

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  • How to Accessorize Your Kitchen

    It can be tough to learn how to style and accessorize your kitchen because it is a high traffic, high use room. Everything on your counters and in your drawers needs to be intentionally placed to maximize effectiveness. Here are out tips for styling and accessorizing your kitchen. If you have a small kitchen, crowded counters can make the space feel too tight. Keep that in mind if you’re trying to open the space – less is more! Before we jump in, have you seen the before and afters of our kitchens?! BEFORE: AFTER: Mallory’s Kitchen Reveal BEFORE: AFTER: Savannah’s Kitchen Reveal How to Style Your Kitchen Clean everything off the counters It’s easier to start with a clean slate. Clear your counters and wipe them down so they sparkle! Anything that doesn’t fit in the cupboards can be placed somewhere just for a short time. Start with the biggest item It’s always easiest to start with your largest item! This could be a small kitchen appliance, tray, or vase. If you have a “statement” piece in the room, place…

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  • Backyard Must Haves!

    Living in Phoenix is a dream outside of hot summer months! Other than June through August, my kids are constantly outside playing which is why having a backyard space we can all enjoy was a priority for home. We tackled a major backyard overhaul last year and it still one of my favorite projects to date! Before we jump in, let’s get you caught up on how my backyard came to be! Here are the original plans – more than here. Savannah’s Backyard Plans Here is the reveal! How to get the look: ONE | TWO | THREE |FOUR | FIVE | SIX Towels How cute are these chairs? String lights These will transform your backyard at night! I’ve played around with curtain lights as well for certain events which is super fun too! You need this! Trust me! Play set | Car Wooden Swing | Bike Rack This tool is always so handy to keep our backyard clean!…

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  • Mallory’s Classic Colonial Kitchen Reveal

    It took 154 days to complete. 154 days to turn our rarely used living room into my actual dream kitchen. I am still pinching myself that it’s done and I get to live here. I am so beyond grateful for complete transformation of the heart of our home. I’ll share photos and all sources and info that I can think of at the bottom of this post. Please leave a comment with any questions. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for cheering for me every step of the way. This has been really hard and frustrating at times but also incredibly rewarding and we are just feeling so blessed and so excited that it’s done. Before: Design Plan: After: Sources and Info – Walls/Floors Wall color: Behr FrostBeams/Baseboards: Behr Carbon Floors: Garrison Collection – European Oak – Newport Collection [color: Pebble Beach] – I have this flooring throughout my house but had it reinstalled in a herringbone pattern for the new kitchen and I am in love. It was more pricey to have it installed this way…

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  • Travel Essentials

    After traveling so much over the years, we have found our tried and true products that make our lives SO much easier! This weekend we are headed to Disneyland – but these faves are always on our list when we head out of town! Fanny Pack ONE | TWO | THREE Packing Cubes Make Up Case Battery Pack Travel Wet Brush…

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  • Mallory’s Classic Colonial Kitchen: Renovation Selections

    This post is sponsored by Elkay. As always, all opinions are our own. I’m in the middle of this kitchen renovation and I feel like I am going a little bit crazy! With the holidays and all of the construction it can be so chaotic and busy. Not to mention, I am doing the baseboards and trim work myself, which is just a tad bit time consuming haha! Seeing the progress each day is so motivating! I’ve been sharing everything behind the scenes on stories (@classyclutter) which has brought up a ton of questions and requests for links. Now that we have finalized so many of the details, I’m ready to share what we have chosen for #MallorysClassicColonial! Sink The sink was one of the first things I picked out for my kitchen. I chose this stunning farmhouse sink from Elkay! Elkay Quartz Luxe 35-7/8″ x 20-15/16″ x 9″ Single Bowl Farmhouse Sink with Perfect Drain You guys – this sink has a feature called the “perfect drain” which means it is completely edgeless! The edgeless design allows the food…

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  • Kitchen Organizing Favorites

    It all start with the label maker! We both have this one, but it is currently sold out on Amazon. This is another great option! Knife Block I have two of these kitchen knife blocks and I love that my variety of knives can all fit in this block. Spice Jars 4 oz. Spice Jars | 6 oz. Spice Jars We LOVE these spice jars because it helps the cupboard look more uniform and comes with the supplies you need to fill them. It comes with different shaker tops for different herbs and spices and a funnel to help fill them. Like any great organizing product, allows you to see whats inside so you don’t end up buying more of what you already have. TIP: We highly recommend clear bins, jars, tubs, etc whenever possible. After your initial investment in the clear product, this will save you from buying things you already have and save you from running out of things you use most often since you can easily see inside. Spice Drawer Organizer Bamboo Drawer Organizer Clipboard for Meal…

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  • Our Best Beauty Tips! | Beauty FAQs!

    What makeup do you wear? Here are our everyday makeup routines! Mallory’s Makeup Routine Savannah’s Makeup Routine Do you still have a Shine Cosmetics code? Yes!! You can 10% off by using the code CLASSYCLUTTER! Who does your eyelash extensions? Salty Lash! We love them so much! We get fills every 2-3 weeks. What hair extensions do you have? We buy our hair extensions through Salty Hair Extensions! Savannah put them in. We move the hair up every 6-8 weeks! Does Savannah do hair professionally? Is she taking clients? Yes she does! She is not taking clients currently but we will let you know when we can! What press on nails do you love? We made a tutorial here on exactly how we put them on! You can watch it here. These ones! We love Impress Nails and grab them from CVS!…

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