Sweet and Petite Blue & Green Master Suite {A Work In Progress}

master bedroom

I still have a few details and one BIG project in our master bedroom that I need to complete, but it is pretty close to the finish line. If I had waited until I felt like it was completely done, you’d never get to see it! Rooms in this home change faster than Katy Perry’s hair color. This is how our bedroom looked back in 2006. In 2008, I went though a I-must-paint-all-my-walls-chocolate-brown phase. This

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Faux Aged Steel Ikea Cabinet Inspired By Restoration Hardware


Restoration Hardware…oh, how I adore thee. You are so rugged, yet refined. You showed up on my door step again the other day. As I gazed into the pages of your catalog and admired your industrial awesomeness, I was once again reminded that you’re so out of my league. I am but a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks. I couldn’t help but be saddened by the fact that you could never

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{Room Reveal} Our Two Youngest Boys’ Shared Bedroom

Faux aged steel industrial Ikea cabinet

      I could really kick myself for not taking pictures of our home when I first moved in here after my husband and I got married in 1999. Mr. Simplicity bought this house a month before we met on a blind date. The bedroom that I am showing you used to be Brad’s room mate’s room. It was painted dark navy and then sponge painted with gold craft paint.       It’s

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Mod Podge Map Clock Tutorial {More Mod Podge Maps and a Moodboard}

Map mod podge clock

 “Ok Ma’am, put down the Mod Podge, slowly back away and no one gets hurt.” I PROMISE that I will not give you another decoupage project for a loooong time. If I do, I’ll just hide it and keep it for myself. I just can’t help it! It’s so simple and so immediately gratifying. I found a clock at the Goodwill for a buck and couldn’t pass it up. When I got it home, I

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

closet office with planked walls

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.Taylor has been spending some of his summer vacation working with my parents so he can save some money. Since he’s

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