11 Last Minute Patriotic Centerpiece Ideas

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I swear May and June feel like a blur! I can’t even believe it will be July at the end of this week. Have you guys started thinking about any fireworks displays or fun parties you want to attend or host yet? Here’s peek at 11 last minute 4th of July centerpiece ideas you can make in minutes…

Adding Whitewash to Farmhouse Furniture

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Adding a whitewash technique to farmhouse furniture is an easy way to highlight the woodgrain and character of your favorite pieces without the process of painting, sanding and distressing. Today, I’m sharing how I used the whitewash technique on our coffee bar cabinet and how you can use it too…

Stenciled Pillows Made Easy

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I want to share with you how to easily stencil a pillow cover. If you had a chance to see yesterday’s post, you’ve already seen the canvas drop cloth we dyed to look like washed linen. I stenciled them last week so I could use them in the breakfast nook. Here’s a look at how you can stencil your own pillow covers too…

How to Dye Canvas Drop Cloth

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Last year, we dyed a large canvas drop cloth to use as a base for the stenciled curtains in our dining room. Those curtains have been one of our favorite DIYs and we still have them hanging in our dining room today. I recently dyed a few canvas panels we had left over from the bedroom makeover so I thought would share with you how we got the look of washed linen. It’s a look we plan to repeat in the other parts of the house too. Here’s a peek at how to dye canvas drop cloths…

How to Hang Large Pictures Without Using Nails

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A few weeks ago, I found a pair of large botanical prints for $7.99 each while I was out thrifting with my mom. I finally settled on using them in the dining room when I heard, “You’re not going to put another hole in the wall, are you?” Here’s a look at how we hung these large botanical prints in the dining room without putting a single nail hole in the wall…

Summer Decorating Goals and The Last 5 Percent

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Have you ever been so excited about a project you head full speed into every detail and diy? But then you lose a little steam and that last five percent of the makeover lingers unfinished for weeks or maybe even months? Me too! I’m hoping we can help each other change that this summer. Here’s a peek at the last 5 percent we’ll be working on….

Make at Home Lavender Gardener’s Hand Scrub

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This week we’ve been able to finally turn our attention to the container gardens around the porch and patio. Having our hands in the dirt again feels so good but boy is it totally messy. We use this sugar scrub to help get all of the grime off because it’s the perfect balance of tough and soft. Here’s a look at how you can make a lavender gardener’s hand scrub too…

Don’t Trash Your Old Watering Can

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Do you ever have random flower pots or old watering cans lying around your potting shed or garage? Us too! Here’s a look at how you can create an easy watering can succulent centerpiece in mere minutes for your porch, patio or as a gift to give away this summer too…

8 Simple Ways to Prepare for Summer Houseguests

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Summer is a great time for hosting overnight guests because the days are longer and the pace is slower which makes it so much easier to linger over a fabulous meal, relax near the water or curl up with a good book without any agenda at all. Here are 8 simple ways to prepare for summer houseguests…

How to Make a Lemongrass Room Diffuser

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Today I’m going to share with you how to make an easy diy lemongrass room diffuser. It’s a super simple gift you can give to your coworkers, teachers, friends or family members or use to make your home smell amazing. Here’s a look at how you can make this diy room diffuser too…

17 Ways to Ease into Summer

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Can you guys believe the unofficial start of summer is next Monday? blows. my. mind. Today, I thought I would share 17 Ways to Ease into Summer to help give you a jump start on planning all your favorite activities. These area simple and easy ways to enjoy everything from planning a day on the water to hosting a backyard movie night, enjoy…

The $12 Library Hutch

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One of the pieces we were most excited to use in the bedroom makeover was the $12 library hutch. I knew as soon as I saw the hutch it would make a great place for books so I asked my bestie S to put “feet” on the hutch so it would look like a more intentional piece. The only problem was feet were made from pine. Here’s a peek at how we married these two looks…

Master Bedroom Makeover: Sources & Budget Breakdown

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From start to finish we completed the One Room Challenge in six weeks. Those weeks were filled with everything from ripping out the carpet and stenciling the floors to adding architectural elements with board and batten to shopping estate sales and thrift stores to pull together accessories and finishing details. As with any makeover, there are so many factors that went into completing these projects, so, I thought I would give you a peek into our shopping sources and budget breakdown…

Thoughts on Creating a “Dream Space”

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Do you ever think about creating a “dream space” in your home? Me too. Over the past six weeks, I’ve looked at these old images of the master bedroom probably a hundred times. Tomorrow is the big reveal day and I couldn’t be more excited to show you guys how things have come together. But I also don’t want you to forget where we came from either…

Before & After Console Table: Using Dark Wax as a Stain

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A few weeks ago, my mom was back in our hometown and found a console table she said was “slightly orange.” We had been looking for a slim lined table for the bedroom makeover and the one she found had all the right measurements. Honestly, when she sent me a picture the orange colored table, it didn’t look that bad. But once I picked it up from her, it all made perfect sense. Here’s a look at how we used dark wax as a stain and transformed a slightly orange console table into a warm and rustic desk…