Our mudroom is one of the most used rooms in our house. It is combined with our laundry room so there is always a constant flow of laundry and children in and out of this room. The mudroom is between our garage and the front hall, and when we enter the house it’s through the mudroom. We had a lack of functional storage for each of the kids, so shoes, coats and bags just ended up all over the floor. I really wanted to take care of the storage situation, and the first thing to take care of was building the benches.
This is by far my favourite how-to of 2016. If you're planning on DIY'ing your own tile backsplash in the near future, you'll want to check out my step-by-step tutorial. You'll learn the ins and outs of working with thinset and how to work with a patterned tile. Encaustic cement tiles are a hot look right now. We used a porcelain look-a-like that was budget friendly and easy to work with (they came with 'bump outs' on the side so we didn't even have to use tile spacers!) We're in the process of renovating our laundry room in the basement. The tutorial walks you through applying a backsplash that is enclosed by two side walls. Below is a brief 10-step description of the process. Be sure to check out my blog at Birdz of a Feather (see link below) for the full details .
We had a blank wall that needed some sprucing up. Take a look at my take on the classic ship-lap wall, it sure did the trick. I cut plywood to make this shiplap-style wall for CHEAP!! And to add some thickness, I attached 1” chunks to the back. Easy peezy 🙌🏼 Here's how I did it!
Wrapping twigs is such a quick and simple craft activity I have no idea why I haven’t done it before! It’s perfect for adults and children alike. All you need is odds and ends of yarn and some twigs. It is the perfect project for using up small pieces of yarn.
We wanted to add storage cabinets to our home office, but didn't have time to construct the cabinets from scratch. Instead we opted for stock unfinished kitchen cabinets from our local home improvement store and it was perfect.
How to build simple floating shelves for your home - this project will produce gorgeous floating shelves that will look professional! The bonus? They're super easy to make yourself! You can also click here to find my tips for how to style your shelving once you get it hung!
So hiding in the corner of this estate sale was a vintage wooden ironing board. After a few minutes of haggling, the seller was worn down and let it go for $20. I had some idea of what I wanted to do but researched what ideas Hometalk and Pinterest might have. Bunches. With Christmas fast approaching I narrowed my search to Santa. Here is my version.
I love decorating for the holidays, but with small children, it can be difficult. My kids, like most, are very curious and love to touch everything they see. It is especially tempting when you put out a bunch of shiny new things, and then have to constantly tell them “no touch”.Here is a fun idea specifically for the kids; one you can encourage them to play with throughout the Christmas season!
Are your electricity bills going up and you are looking to save some energy?You can actually save some energy during the day and the best way is to install a skylight that allows natural night to come inside your house and you do not require turning on the lights during the day.https://hotwire-electric.com/First step is to choose the location on your roof where you want to install the skylight and it’s better to select a place where you get more sun and also the room which is darker.
Over the last couple of months, I've done a few major purges of our house. I'm at the point where clutter drives me absolutely insane, so whenever I come across it, I can't help but go into "trash or donate" mode.My most recent purging session brought me face-to-face with a dusty container of Christmas bulb ornaments I'd picked up from a clearance shelf a few years ago. At the time, I thought I'd use some of them to decorate the tree each year, but that never ended up happening.So, when I was cleaning out our storage space and came upon those ornaments, I knew I had to do something about them. The last thing I wanted was to continue to hold on to something that had become completely useless. However, rather than not getting my money's worth out of the bulbs and hauling them off to Value Village, I decided I was going to dig into Pinterest to find a project that would put those things to good use.Within seconds, I came across the perfect solution to my holiday clutter problem: an ornament wreath.
There is something about decorating in the minimalist style. It makes a space seem larger and uncluttered. Follow along to see one idea for decorating your mantle in this style. And the best part is you may already have all the items in your home.
Brushed by Brandy said this piece was intimidating as all heck. It was huge and boldly styled, those claw feet make a statement on their own. When I picked this up, my husband wasn't sure what I was thinking! I just look for things that are different, styles I haven’t done before, and well made. This thrift store find met those criteria, so I brought the set home.