This is my first year creating a "holiday home tour." And to be honest: I am a little nervous. In the past I have shared my ornament ideas and holiday recipes. But this year I am branching out to show you how I decorate for Christmas in our home. My philosophy for holiday decorating? Keep it simple, display what you love, and don't spend a lot of money doing it. I would rather see you keep things simple and spend extra money on holiday gifts for loved ones and donate to your favorite non-profit.Read More
Hi there! I'm so excited to share with you a quick DIY project I completed last week. Our french door was in bad shape cosmetically and it wasn't in our budget to replace the door completely. New french doors range in price from $400-1500 (and up). I painted our french door for under $50 plus the cost of new hardware (project total = $80).
Overall I am really pleased with how the french door turned out! The green fully covered the yellowed plastic trim that was surrounding the glass. And the new hardware really improved the look of the door.Read More
I love paint and the impact it makes on a room for a small amount of money! But choosing new paint colors for a space can be overwhelming. Little swatches of paint everywhere, and there are a bazillion shades of every color it seems...not to mention each brand has their own colors! I've been hired a few times to consult on paint colors, and it was eye opening for me to see just how daunting it is for clients to decide which paint color to use in their space.
So I thought it would be helpful to share my process in selecting paint colors in our home! By breaking it down into steps it won't feel as overwhelming to decide. If you follow these steps you can pick your new paint color in a day!Read More
Can we talk about the new Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia line at Target for a minute? I adore Chip & Joanna Gaines' story, heart for family, and entrepreneurial spirit. I can't categorize my style as true farmhouse-rustic, BUT I do love a good galvanized piece. I definitely believe rustic can be blended with modern, especially around the holidays.
And several of these pieces have a modern, almost Scandinavian aesthetic. Another thing I was surprised to find about this product line--I found several pieces to give a masculine vibe like this thermos. Perfect timing for the "hard to buy for" men in our lives.Read More
Its been a month since I checked in with you on our kitchen. Oops!! Things slowed down when I went to NYC and to be honest we are still deciding our budget for countertops. To help me process our decision, I've put together a collection of 8 kitchens made over by bloggers...ranging from $20 - 3,000. The first 4 projects I share are DIY projects, and the last 4 projects were installed.
When deciding countertops it is important to ask yourself: is this a short term fix or a long term redesign? Also think about resale...if you live in a neighborhood would granite do better at resale or could you do an affordable formica? If you live outside a neighborhood, research some recently sold homes in your zipcode for ideas.Read More