How to Install a Ceiling Medallion and Lighting – DIY

After purchasing a ceiling medallion and lighting last November, we finally installed it Saturday. You may have caught a few glimpses of the DIY on Instagram Stories, but if you missed it, here is the the full install in all its glory including the final reveal, which wound up looking killer.

DIY - How to install a ceiling medallion

After about 2.5 minutes into the install, The Boy said…and I quote, “I am loathing this already. I’m envisioning much cursing, sweating, and a trip or 7 to Home Depot in my near future.” He was right. There was 1 trip to Home Depot and some sweat involved. There was also, “please, please, pretty please with sugar on top” uttered which is how we curse in front of the small children, so one could argue there was foul language. But all in all, it was surprisingly simple.

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DIY — How to Turn an Antique Dresser into a Bathroom Vanity— One Room Challenge Week 4

Happy Wednesday! Two more weeks until the One Room Challenge final bathroom makeover reveal. I’m at that point where I’m so close I can almost taste it. This week was pretty much a DIY of how to turn an antique dresser into a bathroom vanity. We made it thru, and the light is shining bright at the end of the tunnel with only a couple minor bumps in the road…backorder sconces and sink but nothing too bad. 

DIY - How to turn an antique dresser into a bathroom vanity. All the steps you need including paint and how to protect your antique dresser from water converting to sink.

What started out as a blah, boring, beige and brown bathroom, is now transforming into what dreams are made of. Gerry has been kicking some serious butt…BTDubs, when the contractor gets more excited than you about your project, then you know it’s going to be really good. He and I are quickly becoming besties…bonding over what my son has deemed, “Potty Paradise”. 

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DIY Yarn Tapestry

Hi you guys! Happy Monday! Hope you all had one heck of an awesome weekend. I’m just popping in really quick to let you know that I’m visiting Live Laugh Rowe today sharing my DIY Yarn Tapestry. While shopping around Bucktown the other week, I popped into a store and found the most beautiful wall hanging made of yarn. It was way out of my budget, but after studying it quite a bit, I decided to try my hand at it.

DIY Yarn Tapestry

 

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DIY How To Make A Pom Pom Bow

Hello! Hello! You guys it’s Thursday! Which means you have LESS then ONE week before Christmas, and those boxes aren’t wrapping themselves. Don’t you fret little ones, I’ve got you covered. Today I’m going to teach you how to gift wrap like a professional with this easy step-by-step tutorial on how to make a Pom Pom Bow.

DIY Easy Pom Pom Gift Bow

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DIY Vintage Headpieces

IT’S DAY 6! I don’t mean to shout, BUT IT’S DAY 6!!!!!! I hope you guys have had as much fun with the Wildwood Speakeasy New Year’s Eve party as we have. I know I’ve said this before, but seeing it all come together has been so exciting. This past week has been like Christmas every day. Each morning I race to my computer to see what Laura from Avery Street Design and Grace from The Big Reveal have written and created. Since we aren’t neighbors, we really don’t get to see the full post until it goes live. Just a couple texts of pictures to make sure we’re all on board. Each post has been so insanely beautiful, I can’t even stand it. These ladies are truly talented and working with them has been just dreamy. But alas, all good things must come to an end. For our grand finale, Grace is going to wrap things up with a tutorial on gorgeous DIY Vintage Headpieces.

DIY Vintage Headpiece

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