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One Room Challenge Week 4 | Easy IKEA Hack

Welcome back to week 4 of the One Room Challenge! We are at the halfway mark of updating my daughter's bedroom and I still have lots of fun projects to share. This week I tackled another fun IKEA hack in Evelyn's …

October 20, 2021

The Best Neutral Pink Paint Colors to Try at Home

ks, I will be getting started on a bedroom makeover for my daughter and, unsurprisingly, she has requested pink walls. When she told me what color she wanted to paint her walls, I realized that I had never painted any interior pink before! Today…

September 16, 2021

The Best Cottagecore Paint Colors to Try at Home

I have always loved the cottage style. My college bedroom was filled with shabby chic target bedding, a DIY green and white chippy bed frame, a wicker dresser, and a vintage, iron standing birdcage. In our first home, I tried to achieve the cottage…

July 14, 2021

How to Paint a Dated Rock Fireplace | DIY

We painted the dated, rock fireplace in our kids' playroom! Our third home had a great garden-level space that we used for the kid's playroom, but the giant rock wall made the room feel dark.…

June 28, 2021

How to Camouflage Your Electrical Meter | DIY

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.…

June 17, 2021

How to Paint an Exposed Basement Ceiling

Painting the exposed basement ceiling may have been the most physically taxing DIY I have ever done. Don't get me wrong, it was totally worth it for the look and the money saved, but it was exhausting! …

April 23, 2021

The Best Supplies for Painting Interior Spaces

When it comes to painting projects in my home, I always choose to paint myself instead of hiring it out. The cost of labor adds up quickly and I prefer to use that money in other areas of our home. Today I am sharing…

March 31, 2021

I Applied Latex Over Oil-Based Paint | How to Fix

Have you ever painted latex over oil-based paint without properly prepping the walls? If you are one of the unlucky readers who answered yes, you know exactly how painful this mistake can be! …

February 11, 2021

How To Choose The Best Paint Colors For Your Home

One of the most common questions I get is how to choose the best paint colors for your home. Often it is from readers who are moving into a new home and don't know where to start in terms of paint colors.…

January 29, 2021

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.…

January 6, 2021

How to Paint A Pool and Save Money | Tutorial

Today I am excited to share how we painted our pool and saved thousands of dollars! Would you believe me if I told you we almost walked away from our house because there was a pool in the backyard? We have young kids and…

September 28, 2020

Rich, Moody Paint Colors For Your Next Project

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. …

September 23, 2020

How to Spray Paint a Lamp | DIY

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…

July 21, 2020

How to Color Block a Piece of Art for Your Home

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…

July 13, 2020

How to Apply Plaster to a Lamp | DIY

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…

June 8, 2020

How to Paint A Room with Carpeting

Whenever I begin a room makeover, I always start with paint. The wall color lays the foundation for the design and painting a room makes it feel fresh and new. Today I am going to take you through how to paint a carpeted…

May 13, 2020

How to Paint Your Old Floors Using Rust-Oleum HOME

I still can't get over how amazing my freshly painted, old linoleum floors look in the laundry room! For this project, I partnered with Rust-Oleum to try out their interior paint product, Rust-Oleum HOME Floor Coating. …

April 14, 2020

How to Choose the Best Paint Sheen

Choosing the right paint sheen for your project is almost as important as getting the right paint color – ALMOST. 🙂 Paint comes in a variety of sheens ranging from no shine at all to very shiny paint. As a general rule of thumb,…

January 5, 2020

Your Guide to the Paint Color Trends Predicted for 2020

Are you someone who follows the anticipated paint color trends each year? I love when big paint brands choose a color of the year and find it fascinating the thought that is put into each decision. Last year there were mixed reviews with the…

January 1, 2020