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Rich, Moody Paint Colors For Your Next Project

September 14, 2020

I am digging the rich, moody paint colors trend and am craving this design aesthetic even more as we head into Fall! I love how the perfect paint color can warm up a room and give it a cozy vibe. Last Fall I painted our dining room a dark gray and it is still one of my favorite rooms in our house. Check out some of the best moody paint colors to try in your home this year. *Looking for…

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Simple Organization Solutions For A Cluttered Bathroom

September 8, 2020

Today I am sharing simple bathroom organization solutions for our cluttered master bath! After living in our master bathroom for a year, I identified a handful of areas that needed improvement to function for our family. These simple solutions have decluttered our bathroom and improved the daily function of the space..These quick fixes are affordable and will change the feel of your space without undergoing a major renovation. Below are the main problem areas that needed improvement in our bathroom.…

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Family Life

Full List of Kid-Friendly Places to Go in Toledo

September 3, 2020

As school starts up again, many of our kids have to remain at home due to the COVID outbreak. When my son isn’t virtually learning online, I have tried to get him outside to explore new places around town. I have created a full list of kid-friendly places to enjoy around Toledo for any parent who needs to find an activity outside of the home! I chose locations within an hour of the Toledo area that includes some places over…

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Home Improvement

How I Turned our Tired, Retro Bathroom Into A Showstopper

September 1, 2020

Our retro master bathroom was tired, outdated, and lacking function. After my mini-makeover, our bathroom is now a showstopper without any major renovations! If you have been following along, I decided to give our master bathroom a budget-friendly update to add functionality and style. When we moved into our home a year ago, the master bathroom had wallpaper and the original blue shower tiles and sinks from the 60’s. We had already removed the glass shower doors etched with swans…

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The Most Effective Way to Whiten Your Tile Grout

August 24, 2020

The most effective (and rewarding) way to whiten your tile grout is a simple DIY cleaning solution. If your tile floors were installed with white grout, chances are high that they are showing dirt on the previously crisp, white grout. This simple solution revives dingy grout and is chemical-free! My retro master bathroom makeover this cleaning trick will really make the original shower and floor tiles shine! I love this simple refresh tip that makes such a difference in a…

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How to Easily Remove Wallpaper with These 6 Steps

August 18, 2020

*This home improvement post is sponsored by Trimaco. All content and opinions are my own. Today I am sharing tips for one of my most effective renovation strategies – how to remove wallpaper! My latest home project is giving our dated master bathroom a little refresh. The master bathroom in our home is original to when the home was built – the late 1960’s. The bathroom has the retro blue shower tiles and even matching blue sinks! My goal is…

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This List Will Make You Want To Start Thrift Shopping Today

August 11, 2020

More and more people are discovering the benefits of buying second-hand items. Whether it is the thrill of the hunt or more practical reasons, there are clear benefits to buying gently used items. As a life long DIY’er, I have always appreciated upcycling items and I am excited that more people are starting to catch on! Today I am sharing 7 reasons why people are starting to buy vintage and gently used items. *To learn more about where you can…

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Plans for Updating Our Retro Master Bathroom

August 5, 2020

If you own a home built in the 50’s or 60’s, there is a good chance you have at least one retro bathroom. Our home was built in the late 60’s and we have 3 original bathrooms! This month I am excited to tackle a budget-friendly makeover to our master bathroom! My goal is to highlight the charming aspects of our bathroom while adding more function for our family’s needs today. After living with this bathroom for the last year,…

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How to Spray Paint a Lamp | DIY

July 21, 2020

Today I am sharing how to update a lamp with spray paint. I love the challenge of updating a space on a budget. Along with saving money, I enjoy finding new ways to use items that I already own. This is exactly what I did when I needed a lamp for Thomas’ modern bedroom makeover. The original lamp was nice with a chrome finish, but I really wanted a black lamp in the reading nook. How to Update an Old…

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