Catalog Copycat: Ballard Designs Inspired Shutter Shelf

A funny thing happened while my husband, Jason, and I were sitting on the couch last week watching Fixer Upper. During a commercial, Jason starts flipping through the latest Ballard Designs catalog. He sees their shutter shelf for $259.00, looks at me and says, “We could totally make that out of those shutters in the garage.”  He gets all the heart eyes when he comes up with spontaneous projects like that. 😍😍😍 So, we paused the show,

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Cheap and Easy DIY Wooden Poster Hangers

You like simple, right? When I say simple, I mean minimal DIY skills needed. And after Christmas shopping has wiped out the bank account, cheap is a huge plus too. In this post, I’ll be showing you how to make simple and inexpensive wooden poster hangers, like the ones I used in Taylor’s rustic & industrial bedroom. I’ll also be sharing where I found some black and white maps on Etsy that are almost identical

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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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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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Restoration Hardware Knock Off Balustrade Coffee Table

After living with our small and wobbly coffee table for the last ten years, it was time for something more substantial and beefier. I’m thrilled with how our new coffee table turned out and even more happy that I was able to build it myself for $50.00 in materials. Most of the wood I used for this project was given to us by a friend.  I’ve already proclaimed my love for Restoration Hardware knock offs

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Ikea Bookshelves Makeover with Wallpaper and Paint

Boy, I’ve missed y’all! I had to take a little blog-break so I could soak in the last little bit of summer vacation with my boys before school started back. I went to the Haven Conference at the beginning of the month (which was fantastic, by the way) and had the opportunity to take a painting class with Marian of Miss Mustard Seed and Shaunna of Imperfectly Perfect. This has led to a furniture painting

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Repurposed Crate Storage Table

We have a few things left to do to our covered porch before it’s ready for cookouts and company. One of my favorite projects so far gave us some much needed storage and best of all, it was (nearly) free. I have to admit it, I’m not shy when it comes to asking for free stuff. You never know when someone is ready to give up something they consider junk. When the idea struck me

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Vintage Yardstick Tray

First of all, I’d like to send out a huge thank you to Rhoda of Southern Hospitality for sharing a tour of my home this morning! Sometimes I find something so inspiring in blogland, I feel like I need to make it the same day. Then, there are times that it takes me…oh, about a year. I’ve been wanting to make a yardstick tray ever since I saw the one that Susan from Between Naps

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Driftwood Vase Tutorial {DIY Coastal Decor}

Back in February, I was dreaming of the beach, fruity drinks with little paper umbrellas, and vacation time with my family while I hot glued to my heart’s content and made a heart from driftwood. Today, I’ll show you how I took some more of the driftwood that I bought on Etsy and made a driftwood vase. By the way, I’m still dreaming of that vacation. 1. A glass jar. I up-cycled a jar that

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