Closet Makeover – Wallpaper Surprise

Closets…they’re boring, right? They don’t have to be. Miles Redd changed my mind when I heard him speak at the Design Influencers Conference last Spring. His argument, in a nutshell, imagine yourself as a guest, standing in a foyer. The homeowner says, “May I take your coat?” The closet door opens and shazam! Tiny jewelry box surprise hidden inside.

Add excitement to a closet by adding a wallpaper surprise before and afterMORE AFTER THE JUMP…

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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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Step-By-Step Guide to Styling A Nightstand

Hi you guys! Just popping in really quick today to let you know I’m over at Chairish sharing my tips and tricks for a beautifully styled nightstand. Get ideas on what nightstand works best for you and of course what essentials will beautify your space. It’s easy peasy if you follow this formula.

So what are you waiting for. Head on over to Chairish right now to find out how easy  styling a nightstand can be.



Found & Foraged Linky Party #29

Where did the week go? I returned from vacation bright eyed and bushy tailed…the world was calm and serene and then blammo! Back to reality. But such is life I guess. I’ve been playing catch up this week on emails and work. I’m behind on my blog posts too, BUT I have a really special post on Monday all ready to go, and it’s a doozy. It’s from my favorite series, “I Make Emily Henderson Cry”, and I can’t wait to share it with you. This week I did post my Mix & Match Style Challenge with Chairish. A dream room I’m ready to move into immediately.

Today was spent working in the Decorist guest bedroom. Hanging curtains, lamp shades and mirrors. I need to wrap up my shopping and slap some paint in that sucka! Then it’s off to sand down the picnic table. Fingers crossed it turns out. With all the DIY projects on my to-do-list, I must have channeled that into tonight’s linky party. There’s a whole lotta clever DIY projects featured this evening. Lots of spring clean and such I guess you could say. What are you guys up to this weekend?

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The Casual Craftlete   ///   Coconut Grapefruit Sugar Scrub DIY

Clever DIY Project


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Valentine’s Day Free Printables

Happy almost Valentine’s Day lovers!!! Seriously, how did THAT happen? This is always one of those hallmark holidays that sneaks up on me. It’s like I sail through Thanksgiving thinking I’m on top of my game and get clobbered by Christmas. When I was a kid V-Day was a favorite of mine. I loved exchanging those tiny cards with Bugs Bunny or Strawberry Shortcake. The boys would give Transformers and Star Wars cards. Each envelope would be attached with a heart shaped sucker, stuffed with “talking” hearts or SweetTarts. You’d eat pink frosted cupcakes and paste a doily and big red heart on a brown paper bag to collected your loot. Well, this year’s different. I’m celebrating and gifting you two Valentine’s Day free printables! How ya like them apples?

Free Valetine's Day Printables


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