rustic unfinished staircase makeover

Rustic Unfinished Staircase Makeover

This isn't your run of the mill staircase makeover, I wanted to achieve a rustic unfinished look for the staircase leading up to our bonus room. Since it was covered in gross carpet, I pulled the carpet away and found potential with some beautiful 2x4 yellow pine. Here is how I finished off our staircase during our staircase makeover.

how we converted a window into a door

How We Converted a Window Into a Door

We had this room off of our garage that didn't have the best of access. This was an ideal spot for an entertainment type room (man cave if you asked my husband) but before we could consider that, we needed to give it easier access from the house. The good news is that this room had a couple of windows and one of those windows would make the perfect spot for a door. Job half done, right? Click here to see this and similar DIY tutorials. To convert this window into an exterior door, here are the steps we took. If this isn't something you are comfortable with, always seek the advice of a professional.

diy craftsman window trim

DIY Craftsman Window Trim

There's something about a chunky craftsman window/door trim that makes my heart melt. I think it's the perfect way to add character to any space, but especially those faux farmhouse spaces like our builder grade ranch. The builder left us with a less than desirable trim, so updating the windows with a chunkier trim really gave this area some va-va-voom! This tutorial is fairly simple and only requires the most basic of tools. Check out the tutorial below and visit my post for the full step-by-step

add farmhouse charm with this quick 8 update

Add Farmhouse Charm With This Quick $8 Update

Everyone loves Farmhouse Style. It's dripping from every online home site, magazine, and TV show out there. This style is so lovable because of it's down to earth nature and general can-do DIY approach. If you want to know a little about the history of Farmhouse Style, you can visit my blog here. Want to bring this simplistic style to your kitchen, laundry, or bathroom? Here is a quick DIY project that totally transforms your look.

how to distress tin

How to Distress Tin

I love to use tin around our home. It's an easy way to add rustic charterer to a door, bar, or wall. What's ideal is finding some good weathered pieces. But that's not always an option. So here is a quick and easy way to distress brand new tin to give it a worn and weathered look to finish off your next rustic project.

paper mache pumpkins

Paper Mache Pumpkins

One of my favorite parts about fall is the awesome decor selection at the dollar store. I love to hoard their mini pumpkins and florals and create unique DIYs for my home. This year I tried my hand at paper mache.Paper mache is the method of gluing paper pieces to form an object. I wanted to take one of the Styrofoam pumpkins I had purchased and do some paper mache magic to create a musical pumpkin to top my piano.

About meShea is owner of The Fogue Abode, a home-lifestyle blog. Tackling DIY's and home décor while raising up her two children, she is busy creating her faux farmhouse from a builder-grade foundation. Her go-to style is cottage meets farmhouse with rustic hand-me downs scattered all about. If you enjoy a good binge of HGTV, then follow her along as she makes her house a home.