Rivets for the Restoration Hardware Inspired Cabinet {A Tutorial}


As promised, I’m giving you a quick how-to on the faux rivets I used for the industrial cabinet that I painted in the boys’ room. I’ve also been working on a special project for Thistlewood Farm’s Fall For Spray Paint Party. It’s two tutorials in one so I hope you come back tomorrow to see what I linked up. It was well worth ruining my manicure.To make the faux rivets, you will need domed upholstery

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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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Decoupaged Map Crate {Mod Podge Madness}


      Once upon a time, there was a cute little blue crate. It sat on the floor in two cute little boys’ bedroom. It had wheels, well, just because someone thought that would make it look even cuter. And it held stuffed animals. A lot of stuffed animals. Then one day, one of the cute little boys grew older and told his mother, “Stuffed animals are lame, Mom.” (his exact words), so…the crate

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Eleven Inspiring Ideas For Using Maps and Mod Podge


It feels good to be be back to the blog! This past week and a half have been quite eventful. Our oldest son got a new-old car, I got a new blog-worthy camera, and my husband and I attended my 20 year high school reunion. This was my hot date for the night. There’s nothing like a good strong man that can carry you piggy back to the car after a party. Not because you’ve

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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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