We are finally feeling a hint of Fall in our area of North Carolina! I updated our front porch of the house with Mums, pumpkins, wheat, and doormats to celebrate. We don’t have a roof over our front door so I can’t really put out lanterns, or anything fabric because it will get wet. But I worked around that and am pleased with how everything turned out!Read More
A friend invited me over last week to see her new backsplash she made with self-adhesive wall tiles. I had seen them online, but was skeptical of their quality until I saw them in person. Her kitchen looks amazing and the subway tiles look very similar to ceramic tile in texture & finish!
When I got home I ordered samples of the peel and stick tiles in subway white, subway gray, and hexagon white. They are made of non-toxic PET and are completely wipeable. They aren’t flat, they have a 3D tile texture to them. And when installing they can be cut with scissors or a box cutter—this is a huge plus!Read More
Blue paint is tricky. It can transition to a mint-tone so quickly or show too nursery-ish. We are working on our 8 & 10 year old's bedrooms and both kids said they are interested in the color blue for their walls. So I started to research our options! I used my Sherwin-Williams kit to look at our color choices, got great suggestions from friends on Instagram, and researched online to see how the colors look in rooms.
Finding a good blue gray paint is important to me. I want it to show neutral AND give our kids the color they want. Scroll down for my top 5 blue grey paint colors!Read More
I'm 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.
Last week I shared how to quickly pick a paint color with confidence. I used that strategy to narrow it down to the color Sherwin Williams Basil. To save a little money, I had the color matched at Home Depot to Behr Premium Plus Ulta. It was my first time using that paint brand. The paint was a little thicker than I expected but went on smoothly and is holding up well so far.Read More
A few weeks ago we finished our master bathroom update on a tiny budget (about $300!) and I received several requests for a tutorial on how to make the mirror. Full disclosure--covering our mirror wasn't my original idea! I spotted it first at Cherished Bliss several months ago and I was determined to build a mirror frame for ourselves!
Our mirror frame size ended up being 66" x 42." I give dimensions as a guideline below, but PLEASE measure your own mirror and adjust your measurements accordingly!
The wood frame itself is made from pine boards. We stained the frame Rustic Gray and roughed it up a bit with a sanding block, nails, and a rough gloss treatment. We attached our wood frame to the mirror using a few joist hangers and at the bottom we used a few command strips.Read More