Holidays In The Kid’s Workspace: Adding Schoolhouse Style for Christmas
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Holidays In The Kid’s Workspace: Adding Schoolhouse Style for Christmas

Our daughter is headed back into a virtual learning environment and we’re a little bummed. We know she’s going to miss all the fun holiday activities she would otherwise have participated in during Kindergarten. So we’re giving her a fun, new workspace where she can learn and feel inspired. Come see how we’ve added some holiday cheer to help boost her enthusiasm about learning from home…

Ikea Hemnes Dresser Makeover: Removing Dark Wood Stain
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Ikea Hemnes Dresser Makeover: Removing Dark Wood Stain

Do you have a sturdy piece of furniture that’s showing its age? I know the feeling. Our daughter’s dresser is over ten years old and while it’s still holding up strong, the wear and tear of four moves + life with a toddler and two cats was making it look like a piece of junk. So today, I’m showing you how to remove factory stain finishes from wood furniture to breathe new life into your old stuff. Here’s how I turned a 10 year-old Ikea Hemnes dresser into a cute statement piece for a kid’s bedroom …

Historic Bathroom Moulding + Trim: ORC Week Three
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Historic Bathroom Moulding + Trim: ORC Week Three

Um, Miss. Your bathroom is done. Yep. I hear that a lot these days. Technically, my bathroom is functioning and therefore, it could be done. But I’m extra and I wholeheartedly believe your home isn’t done until you’re done with it. And I’m not done with this bathroom. So let me show you how I spent $75 on MDF and lumber to elevate the entire look of the space in a few short days …

Painting Hardwood Floors (even if they’ve been painted before)
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Painting Hardwood Floors (even if they’ve been painted before)

It’s Week Three of the 555 Room Challenge and I’m back with the easiest flooring update you’ll ever see! Today I’m showing you how we rejuvenated the hardwoods in our daughter’s room in just two days and for free, using leftover project paint we found in our basement! It was a quick DIY project that’s made a huge impact in her bedroom. Let’s take a look …

How To Stain Laminate Furniture – A Paint Trick For Changing Fake Wood Colors
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How To Stain Laminate Furniture – A Paint Trick For Changing Fake Wood Colors

It’s week two of the 555 Room Challenge and today I’m showing you how I updated two IKEA chests. The catch? They’re not real wood. Here’s how I changed the wood tone from a white washed grey to a modern blonde wood without sanding or ruining the laminate finish. Plus, an update on my daughter’s bedroom design with exclusive sneak peeks on how the room is coming together…

Fall Home Decor Ideas + Projects for Historic Homes
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Fall Home Decor Ideas + Projects for Historic Homes

Now that we’re officially in the Fall Season here in the United States, I’m ready to prepare my home for colder weather with a cozy revamp. To inspire you to make your historic (or maybe just older?) home feel more like Autumn in the Northeast, I’m showing you 10 of my favorite DIY decor projects for Fall.

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Affordable Schoolhouse Lighting and a DIY Project To Get The Look Of An Enamelware Industrial Sconce

Last week, I told you all about my plans to incorporate Modern Schoolhouse Style into the decor of our 1920s Bungalow. This week, I’m showing you how I made an easy upgrade to a cheap light fixture to make it look like an expensive vintage reproduction. Plus, I’m doing a round-up with 60 of my favorite budget schoolhouse lights for decorating your own home!

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Decorating With Modern Schoolhouse Style: Budget Friendly Wall Storage with A Vintage Industrial Look

Now that we’ve settled into our new house and most of the moving boxes have been unpacked, I’m getting the itch to decorate all the spaces. Unfortunately, we’re lacking two of the main requirements for a full-scale home redesign: time and money. But that’s okay because I brainstormed and developed a plan to decorate and organize the dining room / entryway with a very affordable budget. How’d I do it? DIY, of course. Here’s what I did …