Published July 1st, 2013 9:55 PM
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ETA: I've received LOTS of concern about how sanitary this application would be behind a toilet. Its not for everyone. Its just the two of us in our home and neither one of us is a messy bathroom goer, so we have zero problems with it. I just use my vacuum hose to "dust" it occasionally. :)ETA: This application IS NOT for high humidity spaces. I recommend using a wood look tile for those areas.I've wanted to do this project for a very long time now and for Valentine's Day this year, this was my present from my Honey! He's the bestest! Visit our blog for complete step by step details.
This project is sponsored by Outwater, however, the thoughts & opinions are always my own. I only share products & companies I absolutely love with yall! Create a wood slat accent wall the easy way with peel & stick planks from OutwaterCreating An Easy Wood Accent Wall: Using Peel & Stick PlanksWhat’s better than a gorgeous accent wall to completely transform a space?! An accent wall that’s done the easy way!If you have been following along with this little blog for any time at all you know I am no stranger to an accent wall. I completed one in the laundry room & most recently in the master bathroom transformation.This was by far the easiest one I have ever done!For this room makeover we are creating a sweet little office space.
I’m not one to display toilet paper on shelves behind my toilet on the wall. It might be for some but it’s not for me.The wall behind the toilet always throws me for a loop. When I was doing this bathroom I wanted to do something different, so I decided to do a simple skinny lap feature.Follow along with me and I will show you how I did it....
Since I have Lyme Disease and multiple tick-borne illnesses I want to protect myself and my family from coming into contact with ticks as much as I possibly can. Since we spend so much time in our backyard it is one of the most important places to try to eliminate the tick threat. I have a super easy (and cheap) DIY to help protect your yard against ticks.
We live in a townhouse. The grounds of our townhouse association are very beautiful and very well-maintained. When the weather is nice, there is a lot of traffic outside: people walking by, with dogs, with kids... to the shopping mall, from the shopping mall... employees from nearby business offices on lunch break... Right next to our patio and the room that I use as my office.I did not want to use blinds or curtains on the patio door (I do not like either). Instead, I bought a a piece of wall décor, a large carved wood panel, at TJ Maxx. It had a small scratch and was on sale for $50.
Hey friends! I’ve got a quick wall stencil tutorial for you today (aka, a FAUX WALLPAPER tutorial)! This is a fun project and can be done on both smooth and textured walls. I will say, if you have textured walls, your stencil will NOT be perfect, so keep that in mind. It’s just nearly impossible to get super crisp lines when there is texture, as you will inevitably have some bleed through. That said, y’all know I’m a fan of IMperfections, so no way were our textured walls getting in my way. Many stencil companies specifically advise against stenciling on textured walls because of the possibility of bleeds,so just be aware you’ll have more touch ups to take care of if your walls are textured. But don’t let that advice scare you away! I promise this wall stencil tutorial will have you convinced that stencils look great on textured walls, too (because just look at mine – LOVE)!What I love most about stenciling a wall is that it is completely customizable and far less expensive than wallpaper. You also can reuse your stencil for other projects, so you get way more bang for your buck. And of course, I'd love to see you over on my blog for more fun tutorials and some subscriber only tip sheets!
Have a small wall space (this wall space is 22" wide) and want to bring a cute accent on a budget. This is what I used. A wall gallery of budget frames. Three were $1 from Goodwill, two I had. Butterflies made from computer clipart Rhinestone trim $0.99 White high gloss paint (already had) Silver glitter craft paint $1.59 Round small mirror tiles $1.99 for a bag
I've been wanting to do an accent wall in my hair salon for a while now, so when Hometalk and Walls Republic wallpaper ask me to try their wallpaper I jumped at the chance! WOW, this wallpaper is unlike any I've ever used! The wallpaper I've used in the past had been difficult and so messy- not so with Walls Republic! I simply rolled the paste on the wall with a regular paint roller. The wallpaper I've used before had to be soaked in water or the paste brushed onto the back which is very time consuming!
Design Dilemma- you update one part of your room and then you have to update all of it. It's a serious problem people!! Case in point- my new super awesome patterned wall panels! I was lucky enough to win a roll of wallcovering from 2Modern several months ago. Since then I've thought about how I would use it in our home. I couldn't hang it the traditional way since we are only renting and can't put anything permanent on the walls. I've seen online where people use starch to hang fabric but that seems really messy and I wasn't sure if it would work for wallpaper or not. So what was my quick, no nail, non-permanent solution? Command Strips!
I found the perfect pink buffalo check wallpaper for our mudroom- but it was more than I wanted to spend. Luckily, I found the identical pattern in fabric a lot cheaper. I'm kinda intimidated by hanging wallpaper anyway, so I thought I would try the old "starch the fabric to the wall" trick. It ended up being the perfect solution- check it out! So for supplies, you'll need a roller and paint tray, some liquid starch (I used two 64 oz bottles), a sharp utility knife, some thumb tacks, and something with a good smooth edge to work the fabric into the corners (I used a drywall smoothing blade).
Do you want to plant a gorgeous container garden to brighten up an outdoor living space but aren’t sure where to start? Learn how to design this outdoor planter that attracts hummingbirds.I love to design container gardens.In spring, my favorite thing to do is plant outdoor planters for my deck and patio areas to enjoy all season long. They add a lot of color and personality to outdoor living spaces.Container gardens help soften the hard lines and lend to a relaxing atmosphere.I’ve got a great container garden recipe for sun today that you can try.And a little tip to keep those planters light so you can move them around easier.The Elements of Container Garden DesignWhen designing an outdoor planter or any container, keep in mind the thriller, filler, and spiller method of design.What does that mean?It means you want a plant that will add height and drama (the thriller).Plants that will fill in the container (the filler).And plants that will trail over the outside of the container to soften the lines (the spiller).There are lots of ways to achieve the look.Here is one of the outdoor planter recipes that I designed for the season.
I was recently gifted a set of wind chimes for my birthday. And I was so excited because if you can believe it, I have actually never had a set of wind chimes before. However, the wind chimes did not really match the decor I already have for my porch. So there went my little creative brain again for this easy wind chime refresh project. I thought that with a little spray paint and TLC, I could really make these into something special for my porch. And I am so happy with how they turned out! Keep on reading to see just how simple and easy it is to make!
I am so excited to share these DIY hexagon shelves that I’ve been in love with & have seen all over the internet but anything I could buy wasn’t deep enough for me. I wanted to be able to stick 6″ pots into each nook, so I came up with the idea of these oversized hexagon shelves so I’d have an excuse to buy more plants! LOL
My mom got this hammock at Kroger few years ago! It was only used for a short while when she intially got it, then it sat in her yard, in the weather for years, and as things do, it deteriorated over time. I always thought it was such a cool hammock because the stand folds up for easy storage, and the hammock is supported by two chains so it’s much easier to sit in than the traditional hammocks that have a single chain to support each end! Follow along on how I gave this old gal a new life!
These large round accent tables are unique, they're a bit too large for an end table, but too tall to be a coffee table..this makes them perfect for the center of a large entryway or in between 2 beautiful chairs to form a sitting area.I wanted to go elegant with this update and I knew just the products to use.....*Listed time does not include dry time, it's work time only*Listed price is for the amount of product used, not for the initial cost of the product
During the pandemic more and more people converted that extra bedroom to a home office. My friend was in the same boat where here extra bedroom was "featured" I bit more often on zoom calls and wanted to update her home office. The great thing about this transformation is that, when she stops using it as a home office It looks just as good as an extra bedroom
Is spring cleaning and organization still happening? I was super happy to get this cabinet organized. I started realizing that with cabinets, items get tossed to the back and are never seen..which means never used and it's hard to know what you really have. The solution was to create pull-out drawers so every item in the cabinet was accounted for.To see how these hold up, or for other DIY ideas, make sure to check out my Instagram.
You know those inspiration pictures you see and you just have to have it or build it? That was to is project for me. I’m a plant lover and I had the perfect window for several plants but no room to have them. A plant ladder to hang plants off of was the perfect solution. This inspiration picture is everything, especially the dogs!
Couldn’t resist making one more fun piece for my garden before getting on to things I should probably really be doing. 🙂I’d like to attract more birds, and thought a small feeder in the garden would help.An old metal chicken feeder has been hanging in my garage for several years now, so why not put it to use.
On another one of my thrifting trips to Second Chance Thrift Store, which seems to be daily lately. I found this super cute little tray, it was plain and boring but I had an idea! Right before I stopped at the thrift store I was at Ocean State Job Lots (a discount store here on the East Coast) and I found these Patriotic paper placemats, it had 4 different Patriotic designs. I had never even heard of such a thing, how did I not know about paper placemats?! They are so fun and can be used for so many things! Did you know about them? I knew that I wanted to add one of these placemats to my thrifted tray! Let’s get started on this DIY thrifted flag tray!
The 70s home that we recently purchased had an outdated built-in display case on the wall that separates my den from the kitchen. (I suspect that maybe there was a window there long ago and that the den was an addition to the house.)I decided to open up that wall and put a breakfast bar there. That would give us a nice view of the den's fireplace and also allow some light to flow in from the patio door.As it turns out, there was a header above that display case, so there was no need for me to build a support wall. (For info on how to build a support wall for a passthrough, This Old House has a good video on it).Once the job was done, it was a huge improvement. The house has a more open feel, and the views are much better!Here is how I did it step-by-step. I've also included the YouTube video if you'd rather watch that.
I love to upcycle and reuse old maps, they are very affordable craft paper. There are so many fun things you can do with them. One of the most popular things I've made with them is beautiful roses (see here).This time I've used my old maps to create some beautiful moths for fun faux taxidermy wall art. You can give these as a gift if you use a map of somewhere special.
In my quest to make my garden pretty this year, I have a bunch of fun projects I want to complete. I am taking you all with me on my garden decorating journey! I made the Garden Stepping Stones, and the Garden Flower Stake. They came out so cute! Today we are going to make a super cute clay pot garden gnome.Follow along and make one for your yard too!