Friday, July 10, 2015

Daughter’s Bedroom

Another work in progress is my daughter’s room. Just put up her Gold Metallic ceiling dots. Still working on pillows for the bed, a nightstand/lamps and window treatments.


Yes, she insisted on the stuffed animals being in the photos. The name over her bed was cut locally out of wood, roughly 7 foot long. I painted it cream then modge podged glitter on the edges. Wall color is Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray in eggshell with Pearly White Trim/Doors in satin. Ceiling is flat Pearly white sherwin williams.

Using a Silhouette Cameo Cutter I cut out 2” circles from Gold Metallic Paper. I began with a pattern but ultimately it wound up being random. Hard to photograph chandelier but it is beautiful in person, matches the Target ruffle bedspread perfectly.


Recipe Card Freebie

Recipe Card Freebie

Here is a FREE PDF Recipe Card. You can type directly onto the PDF! Click here to Download from Dropbox. The card is 5.5x8.5” I’m using the same setup as my previous Recipe Card post you can read here: Recipe Binder

Print at actual size or 100% if using the Martha Stewart inserts. If you wish to shrink the file try reducing the page size percentage in your print settings until you reach the desired size.


Master Bedroom: Work in Progress

UPDATE: Added Drapes. Wasn’t sure about this but since the drapes were just sitting in my attic collecting dust I decided it was worth a shot. Bought 2 – $1 metal curtain rods and tada! What a difference they made!



Here is our Master Bedroom. It’s still very much “under construction” but had to share! I wanted a neutral base with pops of color. The butterfly print was the inspiration for all the colors.

My favorite part of the room is the barnwood headboard which was made from wood brought down from Georgia by our cousin. I’m still trying to decide what to place over the bed. A JuJu hat would be the ideal decoration in my mind but at over $300 or $150 DIY it’s still a bit more than I want to spend. Currently looking into alternatives and any suggestions are welcome!

The bed is a platform Stratton from Pottery Barn. Lights are from Lowes or Home Depot. Was quite a challenge getting them installed so close to the windows. Our electrician thought I was nuts…. but they work much better than table lamps IMHO. I didn’t want a ceiling fan but in the South it is pretty much a requirement. We installed the floating nightstands using corbels and 1x12 board. Will have a tutorial up asap. Bedding is Lush. Yellow back pillows I made from polka dot upholstery fabric. Safavieh Bench from Amazon. Mirror is from Target but easier to find at Ballard Design. I used the large basket under the nightstands to store our cords and hide the outlets.

Future Plans: Something over the bed. Nightstand décor, rug (once the puppy is house broken). Tossing the idea around for adding a valance over the windows. Electric Fireplace on wall facing bed. Update ceiling fan to one more decorative.

Bedroom Decor

Thursday, July 02, 2015

How to Hang a Photo Frame Collage


First lay all your frames together and get a rough layout.


Place all your frames on a white plastic tablecloth (usually $1 or so) you could also use craft paper or anything that is large enough. Measure and get the frames even. Sharpie around the frame edges. Position the table cloth on the wall (I used thumb tacks, but some may prefer tape). Step back check it visually and with your ruler/level. Once it is where you want it begin placing your hanging screws.


This is the second house I have used these frames in. First house I tried to hang one frame then measure off of it to hang the next. Wound up with dozens of holes in the wrong places. This method I had zero errors! Now to update all the photos…..

Vinyl Storage


12x12 Storage Boxes used for vinyl storage

Garage Organization


We recently added garage storage using 1x6’s, 1x2’s and pegboard. It has quickly become my favorite organization upgrade in the entire house. No more digging in totes and drawers for tools. Not the prettiest thing but saves me so much time when working on projects.


We didn’t follow any plans. I saw a similar idea on pinterest and we tried to go by it. The 1x6 boards all have 1x2 underneath for bracing. We also placed 1x2 along all the edges of the pegboard underneath it (if there isn’t a gap between the wall and pegboard you can’t place your pegs in the holes)

Garage Organization

A bit of caulk and paint finished it on up.

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