Breakfast Room Makeover
We updated our 1950s cottage's breakfast room with paint, beadboard and a built-in window seat. The difference was night and day!
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CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR WEEKLY DIY UPDATESThis DIY breakfast nook bench is the stuff of my dreams, but oh boy, it taught me a lot.The build for the DIY breakfast nook bench took me a couple of weeks of going bit-by-bit, and a whooooleeee lot of measurements.You can read a full breakdown of this project HERE.
HOW TO MAKE ANYTHING LOOK LIKE CONCRETESome things just look better with a rustic and weathered look. Like the cute bunnies I found at the thrift store. They had a pretty cheap looking pink finish. I gave them a faux cement treatment with ordinary paints and now they still look cute but also beautiful.
I found this magnetic memo board with hooks in the trash 3 years ago and made it over in black and red to go with our then color scheme. I have shared before that I changed the entire first floor color scheme last year. Before I had a light aqua on the walls with lots of black furniture and red for a pop color. I have loved that pallet for 7 years and it was time for a change. I was wanting to switch everything to light and airy. So I painted the walls a pale gray and kept a lot of the aqua color (I can’t get that color out of my system!) and then brought in pops of yellow.
It is Themed Furniture Makeover Day! It’s one of my favorite days of the month when my blogging friends and I come together to share a furniture makeover based on a theme.
After 20 years of the house never having been painted, it was time! Come see how we basically spent our summer, cleaning prepping and painting our two story house for a whole house exterior paint makeover.
If you don't have a lot of horizontal space, going up the wall can double up your room instantly!However with such limited wall space period, I wanted to come up with a compact solution...Gathering up some reclaimed wood planks, here's an easy, clever and affordable way to create extra storage space that's cute too!You're gonna love this one...
I've created a couple Easter crafts this year, but this one is my favorite because it focuses on the true meaning behind this special season! I'm have various book stacks in my home also, but this was my first time creating a "faux" stack using a crate instead of actual books. I loved the result!
HI! today i will show you quick and simple tutorial on how to make a romantic couple candel holder. You will need just a few tools, but be shure, you and your couple will be impressed by the result!
A big thank you to Timberchic for sponsoring this post! A few weeks ago I created a small man cave. More like a corner really. Just a small wall that I designated as a music “room” for my husband and his 12,000 guitars.But when I was done? The rest of the space felt… flat.See, in creating the music wall, I’d drawn a whole lot of attention to how boring the plain white walls in the rest of the space really were.Luckily, I had the perfect solution...In this post, I’ll show you how to install a peel and stick wood plank wall using Timberchic river-reclaimed wood planks. Using basic tools, you’ll be able to complete this DIY in a single afternoon once your planks have acclimated!The BeforeHere’s a true before to give you an idea of what I started with. Hello endless white walls of blah.(Yes, this was taken at Halloween.)
Framing posters and kid’s art is really really expensive, so I had to turn to a cheaper solution - just a few bucks, that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.And it hit me: the best solution was getting dusty in my craft room, but I just couldn’t see it till now.It’s a half frame actually, but it worked like a charm for what I needed. Keep reading to see what I mean!
This post is sponsored by Rustix. All opinions are my own. Wood walls, wood boards and any sort of wood home accent has become a “thing.” I have to say I think this popular trend is here to stay! We recently swapped out our master bathroom vanity for a larger one, added a checkerboard accent wall and a new light fixture. When Rustix reached out to collaborate with a wood plank project, I knew exactly where I wanted to use it!
Learn how to make a Spring wreath using speckled eggs! This egg wreath DIY is perfect for your Spring and Easter cottage home decor!Hi friends, welcome back! I guess I’m all about wreaths this week because I’m sharing another one with y’all today! I love this speckled egg wreath and I think it turned out SO CUTE!So, if you have been following for a while, you know I love using this moss in my home decor and crafts! I recently used it to make a bird nest in this Bird Nest Art and Craft. So fun!After I made the bird nest, I came up with the idea to use it for a wreath. The texture and messy look of this moss is perfect for this spring DIY. I added speckled eggs to this particular wreath, but I think it would be so beautiful if you left the eggs off and used it with your fall home decor or even as a neutral year-round wreath! You might see that look in my home later this year. 😉This wreath is very simple to make, it just takes a little time! Let’s get started. You need to gather a few supplies first.
This is a wood filler hack I came across. Since I like to refurbish furniture, it has come in handy on numerous occasions. Basically, you use sawdust and either white glue or wood glue to make it. The filler works well and is easy to make. Read on to see my hack for filling/ plugging holes from old drawer knobs and pulls.
Everybody loves throw pillows, but we also know that the beautiful ones are a bit pricey. So I’ll show you how to create beautiful throw pillows that would be a perfect fit for your spring and Easter decor.
A wreath of lavender is a wonderful way to greet guests or just to greet yourself when you come home. I would love to have you stop by my blog , Celebrate & Decorate for more details as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...
I’m willing to bet that anyone that has worked on more than 3 pieces of furniture knows what it’s like to have a tough project sit… and sit, and sit, just waiting for a lighting bolt of inspiration (or motivation) to hit.
Are you loving the vintage clay pottery trend as much as I am lately?I must admit at first I wasn't too sure it was worth trying. But soon I realized how easy it could be with just a few things you can find in your garage or even right outside your house.Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel happen to be two of my favorite places to find high quality decor, and occasionally I get lucky and find things on sale but these vases or vintage clay looking vases do not come cheap. Honestly though these two retail home stores are great to walk through for home decor inspiration and so I'm that person just strolling the store for all the inspo.These DIY vases were in fact inspired by Pottery Barn this time around. And I gotta say I got lucky when I found these two second hand vases, because they were exactly what I was looking for in size even though at the time I didn't know it yet. Sometimes you just happen to be in the right place at the right time.
Pairing up oddball items to create new looks is just something I love to do, sometimes it doesn't meet up with my expectations other times it surpasses them. These items I'm about to share were a success story so I knew I had to create a post about it for my Hometalk folks.
Y’all know I love coming down to our camper and I love to decorate it just like our home as well. So obviously I needed to have a coffee bar here since I have one at home too. My sweet hubby made this DIY coffee bar dream of mine come true! And it was so easy to create! We only needed a few things in order to make this coffee bar a reality. And even though it is a small space, we still made it work! So that means no matter how small or tight your space is, you can totally create this DIY coffee bar too!
This DIY wooden serving tray is one pretty extreme makeover! If you scroll down you’ll see this started as a classic serving tray. The kind you can find anywhere, you probably even have one in your home already.If you have an old tray in need of a serious makeover, read on or view the detailed step-by-step on Very Liv!
Well, as it turns out table legs are expensive!I recently built a table from leftover oak parquet flooring. Having put quite some effort into it, it seemed weird screwing some boring legs to it. That is when I got an idea to try to build minimalist table legs from a flat bar.
If you have been keeping up with me here lately, then you know that we are in the process of making a cat room for our fur baby, Toby. We’ve already done a shiplap wall and wallpaper in this space. So now it is time for my favorite part- decorating and styling it! And even if you don’t have a cat, this could easily be done for a dog too! I thought it would just be fun to show y’all the final product and how it turned out for us.
Spring break gave me the time needed to complete my latest project.I’m pretty excited about this piece. Not only do I get something for my bathroom wall, I discovered a nifty new way to make a basket that may come in handy in the future.
I always love cloches! They are so much fun to fill with cute holiday items and this one is no different. The best part of this project is that it's made using Dollar Tree items. I am sure you all know by now that my passion is creating crafts on a budget and I do my best to make them look boutique worthy.Let's get started on another fun creative craft!
I have 2 cats. Both are not picky at all with what I feed them but one throws up pretty often after eating. I've tried smaller portions more often and different food but nothing seems to really help. One day I was scrolling Facebook and saw an ad for a raised, tilted cat food dish and decided I would make one myself.
So I’ve been pondering this idea about adding a vent to my exposed duct work in the basement for additional heat. The next time you have your HVAC serviced ask your technician if you can add additional vents/registers to your existing system in the basement ducts. If the answer is yes, then you’re all set to start this project! I worked on this, its complete and I already feel the warmer temperature down there! This is a great alternative to an electric heater because it was getting pretty cold 🥶 and I don’t want to forget and leave one of those heaters turned on by accident. Most of the materials you will already have at home or you can borrow or rent them. I by no means have any HVAC experience, but I am pretty handy with tools and I watch YouTube videos🛠 🧰 Are you ready?! Let’s do this!
Easter/spring is a great time to be creating with fun colors.They’re just so cheerful, especially this time of year.In between the cold grey winter and the warm green spring. We’re in the damp and brown stage right now. lol. Very boring.So, this is a perfect time to be creating something quick, easy, inexpensive, and colorful.