Earlier this year we replaced our original laminate countertops with leathered granite (blog post on that here!) And now we are making plans to install a backsplash. Tile is the standard material for backsplash, and I included a few tile backsplash ideas in this roundup. But have you ever thought of using wallpaper? Brass? Wood planks? a Sharpie Marker?!Read More
Our screened in porch is my husband's favorite spot. He spends a lot of time out there, and a few weeks ago he decided to paint the ceiling fan. I admit when he told me the style plan I wasn't sure it would turn out--I was wrong! My husband used a rug pad to create a checkered finish on the fan blades. The fan turned out great and looks like a new fan.
Scroll down for directions on how to refresh a dated ceiling fan with spray paint! We spent under $25 on materials (new outdoor fans cost over $100). And while we took these steps for our outdoor fan, the same process would apply to an indoor fan, too.Read More
We have a lot of furniture from the thrift store and a few custom pieces like the one I share here--that just need a little something to give the furniture piece style & a finished look.
We covered an old cabinet with faux marble contact paper a few years ago. So when my husband built our son a desk and it needed a finished edge--I decided to try peel & stick wallpaper. The finish is more matte than contact paper, but the process to applying contact paper or peel & stick wallpaper to furniture is similar. Peel & stick wallpaper is a cost-effective and stylish way to improve furniture without replacing it.Read More
Two weeks ago I shared our daughter's bedroom makeover and today I am back to share her 10 year old brother's room! Our son has a lot of interests: everything from dinosaurs to drawing to pirate ships. It was a lot of fun to include his interests in his bedroom while also making the room more grown up.
I partnered with Hunter Fan Company and Sherwin-Williams on this makeover project. The Cranbrook ceiling fan design in black with light blue-gray Misty SW 6232 by Sherwin-Williams give his bedroom personality and style—perfect for a preteen space!Read More
It is almost summer at our house (1 more week of school!) and goodness things are busy. I wanted to pop in for a minute and share some home projects we are working on.Read More