Progress with the Dormer Bedroom: Built-in Bed Using Stock Kitchen Cabinets & a Rustic Planked Wall

Hello, friends! Today, I’ll go over how we took this small dormer space in the upstairs bedroom and made it super functional by adding a built-in bed with tons of storage. On top of that, we added texture, character, and coziness in this little nook with a rustic planked wall behind the bed and new lighting. Next week, I get to show you the final reveal of Taylor’s Restoration Hardware inspired bedroom.  But first, let us

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5 Must-Have Gifts For the Tech-Savvy Home Owner

I’ve always been a self-proclaimed “gadget girl”. I love any kind device that saves time, money or just makes life easier. Sometimes I like the newest gadget simply for the coolness factor. These are my 5 favorite and highly recommended tech-savvy products the home that we’ve had for at least six months. I’m sure you’ll find one that would make a great gift for that special gadget enthusiast in your life.  // 1. // 2.

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The Easiest Way to Cover a Popcorn Ceiling

Nothing dates a room quite like a popcorn ceiling. Scraping the popcorn off the ceiling is a reasonably easy DIY project. The problems are it’s messy and you still have to deal with smoothing out any imperfections before you can paint. You also have to be extra cautious if the ceilings were popcorned before 1979 because of the risk of asbestos.  For the dormer bedroom redesign, we decided to cover up the popcorn with planks. This would resemble shiplap and be the easiest option with

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Design Plans for the Small Dormer Bedroom

Let me start by telling you why this small dormer bedroom re-design is so special to me. This room represents to me the beginning of a love story. At first, it was my love affair with my new house but then things changed drastically for the better.  And this is how the story goes… Girl gets brave enough to date again. In walks in this 6’3″, bearded man that totally got her when she spoke of

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My New 100-Year-Old Craftsman Bungalow Home Tour

Hello friends- sorry it’s taken so long! Ok, so life has sent me for the greatest whirl. I’ve met my Mr. Wright, got engaged, planned a wedding, and followed through with it! Life has changed for the good and things are only getting better. So, getting back to my last post…today, I’m sharing my new house tour.  When I started looking for a new home, I had a list of must-haves…you know, my little new-house-wish-list. First

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I’m Back With a Final Home Tour and Exciting News!

Hello again! Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I’m finally back…ready for a new start and so excited to share some new projects with you. But first, let me catch up. I put my old house on the market and it was under contract within a week. I didn’t expect it to sell that quickly considering the market but I have a feeling it was meant to be for the new buyer.

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Vintage Tart Tin Garland: A Simple Fall Craft Project Idea

When I found a set of vintage mini tart tins in a thrift store, I bought them not knowing what I’d end up using them for. I just knew they only had a 10% chance of being used to make tiny tartlets. Instead of making it to the kitchen, the tins were used to make a simple fall craft project, a garland with printable typewriter keys.  This is the easiest craft project I’ve created in a

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How to Distress Furniture with Milk Paint and Wet Rag Sanding

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my balustrade coffee table! I think it’s the beginnings of a (good) addiction.  As promised, I wanted to show you a different way of distressing furniture. It’s a technique that I’ve never heard of until I went to a painting class at the Haven Conference in August. Maybe I just live a sheltered life, but I never knew you could “sand” with a wet rag instead of sandpaper.

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DIY South Carolina Map Art- State Pride Tour

Hi everyone! It’s day #2 of a week-long State Pride Tour hosted by Beckie of Infarrantly Creative where 30 talented bloggers get to share a project that represents their home state. If you’ve been following along on the blog hop, then you got to see the adorable Blue Dog Sharpie Coasters made by  Jaderbomb of Louisiana. If you need to catch up on all the other amazing projects shared this week, you can head on

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