Renter Friendly Global Bohemian Bedroom: No Paint. No Wallpaper. A Ton of Visual Interest With Textiles
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Renter Friendly Global Bohemian Bedroom: No Paint. No Wallpaper. A Ton of Visual Interest With Textiles

We’re spending a lot more time at home these days. Having offices in our houses and apartments makes our home lives feel a lot less comforting. Today, I’m showing you how I updated a rental apartment bedroom with a global bohemian aesthetic to make a cozy and luxurious resting place for a very special client …

Colorful Christmas Porch: Vintage Candy Shop Theme with Rainbows
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Colorful Christmas Porch: Vintage Candy Shop Theme with Rainbows

This is our second Christmas in the California Bungalow and we’re continuing the tradition of our themed Christmas porch decorations. This year, since the house is black, we’ve gone full rainbow with our porch and yard decor. Here’s how I created a festive and fun front porch on a budget …

Christmas Porch Decorations: Oversized Ornament DIY (from trash!)
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Christmas Porch Decorations: Oversized Ornament DIY (from trash!)

I’m always looking for fun ways to re-use items that would otherwise go into a landfill. For this Christmas Upcycle, I turned my kid’s deflated toy balls into oversized ornaments to hang on our front porch! It’s an easy and cheap trash-to-treasure story. Here’s how I did it …

Ikea Step Stool Hack: Faking The Vintage Look With Wrapping Paper
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Ikea Step Stool Hack: Faking The Vintage Look With Wrapping Paper

Finding vintage home decor can be expensive and time-consuming. When you’re in a pinch and you don’t want to search all over for the perfect antique piece to match your historic home, you can fake the look. Here’s how I turned an inexpensive stool from Ikea into a viable fake family heirloom with paint, mod podge, and wrapping paper …

Principal Bathroom Refresh: High Impact Changes On A Low Budget
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Principal Bathroom Refresh: High Impact Changes On A Low Budget

Today, I’m showing you how we completed a renovation of our suburban home’s principal suite without spending a ton of money. By making calculated design updates and keeping the overall plan simple, we brought this 25-year-old house into the 21st Century. Here’s how we did it and what we spent –

Planning a Modern Bedroom in a historic home: ORC Spring 2020 Week Three
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Planning a Modern Bedroom in a historic home: ORC Spring 2020 Week Three

We’ve got some photo updates for you! This week, I’m slowing down the tempo and showing you how I’ve planned this design for a room I didn’t exactly ever plan to have. I’m also diving deep into the ways we are making our modern addition look like it belongs in our 100 year old home. So let’s dive in …

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…

A Tennessee Christmas Porch: Decorations For Winter That Play Up The Nostalgia
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A Tennessee Christmas Porch: Decorations For Winter That Play Up The Nostalgia

The holiday season is officially upon us and I’m fully decking the halls. My first project of the season has been spreading the Christmas (and generic Winter!) cheer to my neighbors. I achieved Neighborhood Elf Status by decorating our front porch. Today, I’m showing you how to decorate a historic home’s facade for Winter with my Tennessee Christmas theme. It’s really log cabin decor but since I’m a Tennessee gal, humor me. I’ve also joined a group of fantastic bloggers to show off their porch and outdoor holiday decor.