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Decor, DIY Project, The Bedroom, The house

DIY Industrial Curtain Rod

Good morning! Today we’re sharing space with Sarah at Making Joy and Pretty Things and adding to yesterday’s drop cloth curtain tutorial. If you stopped by yesterday, you know I was getting so frustrated looking for curtains that were ‘high and wide’. Adding insult to injury, finding a curtain rod that fit with our style and wasn’t over our budget seemed nearly impossible. I stumbled across a great tutorial on ...
12 Days of Craftsmas, DIY Project, The house

12 Days of Craftsmas: Mason Jar Sugar Scrub

Jumping on the bandwagon that Lora started on day five with her lovely bath bombs, today I am sharing a DIY Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub. This sugar scrub is so easy to make – even easier than the amberwood vanilla candle – and is sure to delight the receiver. Or heck, make some for yourself, grab a book, a glass of wine and relax in the tub while giving your skin some TLC. 🙂 The Supplies White sugar Lavender oil [make sure you get oil that ...
Decor, DIY Project, The house, The Seasonal Decor

Farmhouse Christmas Wreath

Hi everyone, This is Sabrina again over from meetourlife.com and I am so happy to share another fun diy with you here.  Christmas is and always will be my favorite time of the year.  I am a firm believer of not decorating until the day after Thanksgiving but nonetheless I wanted to share with you our little farmhouse Christmas wreath. Farmhouse Christmas Wreath Out of all of my diy tutorials this one is probably one of the easiest.  You ...
Decor, DIY Project, One Room Challenege, The Entryway, The house

One Room Challenge Week Five: The Built-Ins

It’s week five! Yes, five. Already? Yup. And this week… this week I am sharing my favorite project we’ve ever done. “Kell… You’ve already said that, remember? The barn wall from week three was your favorite project.” Well yes, I know I already said that once in this challenge, but wait until you check out what my totally kickass fiancé did last weekend. He made these absolutely beautiful and perfect built-ins to go around the front window. ...
DIY Project, The Bathroom, The Bedroom, The Entryway, The Garage, The house, The Mudroom

Project Update: Fall & Winter 2016

It’s fall! The leaves are starting to change colors here in Minnesota, the nights are getting cool and the best of all, the mosquitoes are tapering down. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be able to head outside our house without ten pounds of bug spray on! Another positive about venturing into a new season? We are entering into what some may call ‘the home stretch’ in terms of The Home Renovation Part One. And by ‘home stretch,’ I mean ...
Decor, DIY Project, The house

Five Step DIY Dollar Store Fall Wreath

Remember that one time I talked about making a fall floral arrangement for $5? Well this fall DIY project is along those same lines. Because who doesn’t love dollar store projects? And who doesn’t love something that is five-step easy? The Supplies One wooden wreath (the traditional kind… the ones that come to mind when you say ‘wreath’) One foam wreath (the ones that are green and you can stick things in them – they probably have a real ...
The Bedroom, The house, The Mudroom, The Office

Adding Walls & Doors

Good morning! I have some super exciting news to share with you all. Remember a few weeks ago I told you about that time we decided to tear down a few more walls because we just love demo? Or that time I came home to an almost completely gutted guest bathroom and office? Well, now I am here to tell you that we have walls! And doors! In between the hutch makeover and a Fourth of July party and the summer blog hop, Brett has been busting his ...
Decor, DIY Project, The Yard

The Easiest DIY Patio Bar Ever

Happy Fourth of July! I hope you all are having a wonderful day and enjoying this fabulous holiday. Today I’d like to share a super easy, super quick, DIY project that took Brett approximately 20 minutes to make. So in case you ever find yourself in need of a bar top, we’ve got you covered. Supplies 12 cement blocks 5 two-by-fours, 12 feet long Screws Drill 3 scrap two-by-fours The Process Stack four cement blocks on top of each ...
Decor, DIY Project, The Dining Room

The Hutch Makeover Part Two

Happy Friday! And by happy I mean so excited it’s July and Friday and the weekend of the Fourth and my birthday month and the first day of my four-day weekend and the day that I get to show off part two of the hutch makeover. I am so excited to share this with you! We hung it up on Sunday evening and I have been slowly adding plates and mason jars and other knick-knacks to make it just right. As I mentioned in part one, we got this hutch off ...
Decor, DIY Project, The house, The Yard

Summer Tray Makeover & Blog Hop

Today’s post is really exciting – I was invited to join in on a summer diy/décor blog hop, which means there are some other amazingly talented diy-ers who also have some creative summer ideas to share with you. Their links are below! As some of you know, I have a love for anything and everything that resembles a tray. I love incorporating them into our home décor because they’re dual purpose – not only can they serve a mean beverage, but ...