DIY Tutorial

How to Color Block a Piece of Art for Your Home

July 13, 2020

Today I am excited to show you how to color block a piece of art for your home! This DIY is great for artwork that is usually passed over at a thrift store or collecting dust in your attic. This color blocking trend has been popping up on my Instagram feed and Pinterest for months now and I love the look. Over the last few months, I have been searching for the perfect work of art that I felt ok…

Continue Reading


Boys’ Bedroom Makeover Reveal | ORC Week 8

June 24, 2020

Are you ready for the boys’ bedroom reveal for Week 8 of the One Room Challenge?! Even though my design plans changed quite a bit, I am SO happy with how Thomas’ bedroom turned out. And most importantly, Thomas is overjoyed with the new look of his bedroom! His bedroom now highlights his fun and curious personality that I love so much. If you are finding my blog for the first time through the One Room Challenge, welcome! My current…

Continue Reading

Blog Home Improvement

Creating a Desk/Work Station | ORC Week 7

June 17, 2020

Week 7 of the One Room Challenge and I am looking forward to wrapping up this project. There are definitely some challenges that come along with renovating a child’s bedroom for 8 weeks! Luckily we have a guest bedroom where I could send Thomas whenever his room became a complete construction zone. Last week I talked about the big design pivot for this bedroom makeover and it challenged me to come up with a slightly different plan for Thomas’s desk/work…

Continue Reading

Home Improvement

Design Pivot & DIY Projects | ORC Week 5/6

June 10, 2020

We are in the final weeks of the One Room Challenge and I am FEELING it! Last week was heavy and to be honest, the Challenge felt a little trivial. I am grateful that we were able to take Week 5 to reflect on how we can do better as a design community to improve the systemic racism within our industry and in our country. In the last two weeks, I decided to make a major design pivot. This design…

Continue Reading

DIY Tutorial

How to Apply Plaster to a Lamp | DIY

June 8, 2020

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved a good DIY project. I also love a good upcycling project! Taking some old and unwanted and turning it into something beautiful is so rewarding. I have been working on a bedroom makeover for my 7-year-old son for the One Room Challenge and have gotten creative with the room design to save on budget. Last week I took an old, dated lamp and applied plaster for a whole new…

Continue Reading

Blog DIY Tutorial

How to Camouflage Your Electrical Meter | DIY

June 3, 2020

Earlier this year we began work on our backyard to prep for the English garden I planned to build. Today I am sharing a quick and easy DIY project that has helped to camouflage the ugly electrical meter on the back of the house. Since starting our backyard project, one of the biggest tasks we took on was removing the large shrubs against the original fence and around the back of the house. The shrubs in the backyard had grown…

Continue Reading

DIY Tutorial

How to Reuse an Old Iron Arbor | DIY

May 28, 2020

Last week I found an old iron arbor on the side of the road with “free” attached to the front. Aside from the arbor being my favorite price, the design was perfect for my English garden! I grabbed my hubby and we tossed the arbor in the back of our truck. Today I am going to share how we fixed this beauty up and added her to our garden. It’s like it was meant to be there all along. If…

Continue Reading

DIY Tutorial

Ikea Billy Bookcase Hack | ORC Week 4

May 27, 2020

I gotta be honest, I wasn’t sure I was going to finish this week 4 of the One Room Challenge! In the final minutes, I finished my Ikea Billy Bookcase hack and I am so proud of how it came out. If you are new around here, thanks for stopping by! Check out week 1, week 2, and week 3 of the One Room Challenge to follow the progress of my son’s bedroom renovation. This week of the challenge included…

Continue Reading