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Make a DIY Photo Mat

Make a photo mat from something unexpected

4 steps to a diy photo mat

The art on our walls makes a huge impact on the look and feel of the room. It can feel calm and soother, modern, or just plain old dated! It’s so easy to switch things up, but framing can be expensive–so work with what you have and try this trick for making your own photo mat!
Sometimes it’s the smallest items that hold the most value to us. An old photo of loved ones passed or little hand drawn pieces of art from your kids. Why not show off how important they are to you by making them the statement piece? Frame them up in a giant frame, add some drama! It’s a bit more unexpected and certainly draws people in to see what the tiny treasure is in such a big frame! Read More

Get a new look for free!

A quick & free room transformation

Are you feeling bored with a room in your house
(or every room? 😉 )

I know the feeling and although it can be really satisfying and fun to paint or to go shop for new accessories or furniture… it can also be really expensive, right? Sometimes that feeling fades too… I’m beginning to think that I’m addicted to change. ANYWAY–maybe a bigger change is necessary!  The big change that I’m referring to doesn’t have to cost a thing! Read More

Make your shelves as unique as you!

Before and After: Traditional bookshelves get a fresh update

Meet the Shpunts!

How cute are they? Danielle and Jeff bought their dream home not too long ago. Ready for this story? The house was his grandparents’! What’s better than keeping it in the family? The two of them are in the process of revitalizing it and creating their own style with their 2 year-old son, Luke. They’ve rolled up their sleeves and done a ton of so far, like this beautiful powder room makeover: Read More

How to survive planning your first summer party

How to survive planning your first summer party

Hey guys! Memorial Day weekend is almost here–and that means it’s picnic season! Are you ready? I wanted to share a few tips to help you get started and get inspired to host a unique party this summer. A little extra effort goes a long way to making your party and guests feel special. Let’s get started! If you’re a quick scroller–there are 4 tips and I marked them with numbers 😉 But make sure you stick around until the end for an AWESOME giveaway. I’m so excited to share it with you! Read More

Beautiful Farmhouse Stairs on a Budget

Beautiful farmhouse stairs on a budget

A little background as to how we came up with our farmhouse stairs plan…

You may have already read all about the adventures of refinishing our 1940’s hardwood floors. (If you haven’t, click here) During that time, we were having new carpet installed on our second floor and we  debating if we wanted to carpet the stairs or not. Have you seen how the stairs looked when we found the house? They were country and cute, but dated. And this stair well gets very little light, so we knew we needed to infuse as much light as possible. The wallpaper was not helping… Read More