Archives for August 2012

Laundry Room Reveal {small Home/ BIG Ideas}

Update: There is a mix of old and new pictures. I have a new camera now and thought y’all deserved some clearer photos. Don’t you love looking into other peoples’ homes to see how they live? Of course you do, or you wouldn’t be here. You’ll hear me say it a million times. Our house is small. We have five humans (three adult-size and two fun-size) crammed into 1644 square feet. I love our small

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The Never-Ending To Do List

I am a perpetual list maker. I make them at work, at home…and there’s always a to-do list running through my head. I make lists because #1 I’m a bit very scatter brained and #2 There is a certain feeling of accomplishment when I can draw a line through something when it actually gets d-o-n-e.   I’ve been busy this past week putting the finishing touches on my laundry room so I can link it

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DIY Galvanized Curtain Rods from Plumbing Parts

I wish I had a dollar every time someone at the home improvement store asks me, “What are planning to do with all that stuff?”. What I really wish is that a had a camera the day the cashier asked me the same thing about all the plumbing parts in my cart. When I told her I was making DIY curtain rods, all she could utter is, “oh”. By the look on her face, it

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Restoration Hardware Inspired Industrial Pendant Light…Uncaged

    Some call it cheap, but frugal sounds so much more complimentary. I am quite stubborn when it comes to parting with my money. I also like the challenge of finding something that I really like and then figuring out how to do it myself. Sometimes it causes more undue stress in my life than necessary, but most times it is well worth the effort. I needed to find something to replace the bare

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Tutorial for a Burlap and Crystal Jewelry Holder

  Like most women, I love jewelry! Not necessarily the designer variety. I just like variety! Nothing sets an outfit apart like a pop of color. Even a simple strand of pearls can give a basic T-shirt and jeans a bit of panache. The problem is that if I don’t SEE what I have, I forget about it.   Therefore, the construction of a rustic but refined jewelry frame came to be. I also have a

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Easy Planked Walls for the Office-In-A-Closet

In my last post, I showed you the¬†reveal of my oldest son’s bedroom. Today, I’ll give you a quick tutorial on how I put up the planked wall treatment. To give you a better idea of how the planked walls look in person, here are some clearer pictures from the post on how I organized his office-closet.     I had originally planned on using pallets after finding the pallet wall treatment that East Coast

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Vintage Industrial Teen Boy’s Bedroom and Closet/Office Reveal

Our teenage son, Taylor, will be back home from my parents’ tomorrow and I can’t wait to see him! He starts his senior year of high school in four days…hard to fathom for me. In my last post, I showed you the mood board and inspiration links for his bedroom. After few minor road blocks along the way, I’m ready for the reveal. ¬† Taylor’s room is only 10×10. It also has to serve as

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Adding a vintage-industrial style to our teenage son’s bedroom

In less than a year from now, our teenage son, Taylor, will be leaving for college. I can still remember his first day of kindergarten like it was yesterday. It was not pretty, trust me. I’m predicting that the tears will be rolling just as badly a year from now as they did back then. This time, my tears and not his, of course.  Taylor has been spending some of his summer vacation working with

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Faux Easy Mercury Pendant Light

Welcome! This is my very first blog post! I’ve been wanting to start a blog ever since I stumbled upon Young House Love and The Lettered Cottage 3 years ago. I am hopelessly addicted to home decor and doing things myself. My other addiction is Pinterest. My only saving grace with Pinterest is that I have been a lot more productive with projects around the house this past year, except for all the time I

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