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  • 2021 Paint Color Trends | What to Expect This Year
    Planning a home project and want your paint color to be on-trend? This is the perfect post for you! I love following the paint and decor trends expected for the new year because it helps steer some of my design decisions for the year.
  • Easy & Inexpensive Decorations for the Holidays
    Christmas decor can be expensive to buy all at once and personally, I enjoy collecting meaningful decor throughout the years. I have compiled a list of easy and inexpensive decorations for the holidays while the collection grows.
  • DIY Gift Ideas for this Holiday Season
    Looking for a unique gift idea for your loved ones this Christmas? Check out these easy and affordable DIY gift ideas for the holiday season!
  • 6 Ways to Create Less Waste During the Holidays
    Today I am sharing 6 ways to create less waste during the holidays. These simple changes helped me to use less and not sacrifice all of the beautiful decor that comes with the holidays.
  • The Best IKEA Furniture Hacks to Try at Home
    Have you ever tried one of the popular IKEA hacks found on Pinterest? There are so many incredible DIY projects using IKEA furniture and I am always completely blown away by the transformations! I have tried out a few of my own and am so pleased with the results. I have pulled together some of the best IKEA furniture hacks to try at home.
  • How to Create a Shutterfly Family Yearbook | DIY
    For the last 8 years, I have used the Shutterfly program to create our family yearbooks. It is rare that I print photos out anymore and these yearbooks are a great way to compile all of our memories and favorite photos each year.
  • Easy IKEA Hemnes Dresser Hack to Try at Home
    This IKEA hack transformation may be my favorite one yet! I decided to give our current IKEA Hemnes dresser an update when I was putting together the design plans for our master bedroom makeover.
  • Modern Master Bedroom Reveal | ORC Week 6
    The master bedroom reveal is here and it looks nothing like it did a few months ago! I love these 6-week challenges so much because they really push me to complete the projects in one single space. I often find myself bouncing around from project to project around the house, but when I really focus on one area, it is so worth it in the end.
  • Master Bedroom Final Design Details | ORC Week 5
    For week 5 of the Better Homes & Gardens One Room Challenge, I focused on the design details. I have all of the furniture purchased and in place and I was excited to add our personality to the space. After living in our home for just over a year, we had identified the key areas that lacked function in our room. I was very cognizant of the decor and textiles that I brought into the room. I wanted to make sure that our bedroom didn’t feel too masculine or harsh with all of the dark colors and sharp edges. It turned out so well and I am so pleased with the results! For those of you who are stopping by for the first time, welcome! Last year my family moved into a fixer-upper in Toledo, Ohio, and have been documenting our renovations on the blog. In fact, I renovated our dining room for my first ORC! I updated my little boys’ bedroom for my second ORC last Spring. Thanks for following along as we work to transform our master bedroom in 6 weeks! Master Bedroom Mood Board | Week 1 Moody Paint & Furniture Picks | Week 2 Installing Closet Organization Systems | Week 3 […]
  • Updating Our IKEA Hemnes Dresser | ORC Week 4
    Week 4 of the One Room Challenge was spent customizing our current IKEA Hemnes dresser. In my week 2 update, I shared that I had purchased a pricey new dresser only to discover that it was way too small for our clothing storage needs. IKEA furniture has always held up extremely well in our home, especially the dresser units, so I decided to keep our current dresser but add some detailing. I love a good IKEA hack and was really inspired by Mandi from Vintage Revivals. Mandi shared this exact DIY on Instagram and I knew I had to recreate it. I found the same trim and chose my favorite furniture paint – Rustoleum Cabinet Kit. Because the walls are dark blue (Outerspace by Sherwin Williams), the white, HEMNES dresser felt a little harsh. I don’t want our room to feel nautical and sometimes white and blue feels that way to me. I chose a light gray paint option to soften the look against the painted walls. For those of you who are stopping by for the first time, welcome! Last year my family moved into a fixer-upper in Toledo, Ohio, and have been documenting our renovations on the blog. In […]