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Looking back at 2018….

Looking back over the past year at some of my favorite projects….2018 was a good year! What is your word for 2019? I think mine will be “focused”….on all the important things……the things that truly matter- connecting with family and good friends, healthy living, better self care, personal growth…to name a few.

DIY · Fall decor · Fall Decorating · family room decor · Farm House · Farmhouse · Front porch decor · front porch decorations · Home Decor · home staging · Interior Design · Living room decor

Fall Decorating

I love the onset of fall. It’s my favorite season…. sweater weather, boots, bon-fires, leaves changing, pumpkin spice everything, rich warm toned colors…. what’s not to love? I’ve started decorating my home and front porch for fall. I’m leaning toward the “less is more” simplicity this year. I feel like it gives touches of seasonal vibes while maintaining some elegance.

DIY · Farm House · Home Decor · Interior Design · Master bedroom · Mater Bedroom · Shabby Chic

This Master Bedroom Has The Blues!

I’ve been working on finishing our master bedroom. For some reason this is the space that I neglect the most. The rest of the house seems to be a priority and our bedroom comes last. I don’t know why. Lol. I’ve painted the sleigh bed and an accent wall, ordered the custom sign from #qbhome and redesigned the night stands. It’s a work in progress. 🙂 Slowly but surely….

Custom Design · DIY · Game Room, game room decor, game room design

Custom Dartboard for a Game room Design

A custom dart board for a client’s game room design. I will post photos of the final project soon! This particular project has been so fun! I can’t wait to put all the elements together!

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End Table Redesign

I found this little end table at Ross and bought it because I liked the lines of the base/legs. But I wasn’t in love with the very plain tabletop so I added a tray as the top instead! I found this sweet, wooden tray at Pottery Barn and it fit perfectly. I think it really finishes off the table and adds some unexpected character! What do you think?

Custom Design · DIY · Home Decor · Interior Design

Modified Wine Crate

Look at this beautiful wine box holder! This is for a client of mine. We had been looking everywhere for one of these. I found the perfect crate @homegoods last week and had a friend of mine make the wooden slats to hold wine. He did a great job!

Boy's room design · Custom Artwork · Custom Design · DIY · Home Decor · Interior Design

A Boy’s Ski Themed Room Design

My son’s ski themed room is finally starting to come together. Mountain painted walls? ✔️ Ski themed duvet cover? ✔️ Ski goggle pillow sham? ✔️ Wooden sign pointing to favorite places to ski? ✔️

⛷My little guy is so excited about his new “ski bedding” and loves the pillow sham with ski goggles on it (Thank you @Amazon !!) 🎿Now I’ll need to finish the other half of the room not pictured here. Stay tuned for the complete reveal. 🙂

DIY

Light-weight Sliding Barn Door

 

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Our house has an awkward guest 1/2 bathroom/laundry room on the main floor.  These two spaces were divided only by a 1/2 wall, partially concealing the washer and dryer.  Our guests got a clear view of all “our dirty laundry” lol. I don’t know about you, but I have 3 boys and a husband, which equates to a massive amount of weekly laundry!  My laundry room is only free from baskets of dirty clothes before expected company, haha!  I had been trying to think of a way to add some sort of door between these two spaces without taking up a lot of room and it had to have some aesthetic appeal.  I really wanted a sliding barn door but ran into some problems with how to hang one due to the half wall.  I would have to hang the sliding door mechanism from the ceiling in order for the door to work.  I purchased an antique door that I really wanted to use but it was too heavy to hang from the ceiling.  My in-laws were visiting when I was trying to mastermind my sliding barn door plan.  They told me it “wasn’t possible”.  Oh, no!!  Those words just make my personality take on a challenge, lol! My husband was shaking his head when he heard them tell me it “wasn’t possible”, lol! Now I was on a mission and needed to figure out a way to build a lightweight barn door myself.  I went to local hardware stores several times to peruse wood and lumber before I discovered Pine Plank Paneling!  Pine Plank Paneling is also inexpensive ($9 for a package of 6 3.5″ x.8 ft panels).  The price was an added bonus!!  The plank paneling would work perfectly!

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Pine Plank Paneling is super lightweight, you can paint it or stain it any color you want and they interlock like laminate flooring.  I measured the size of my doorway and cut the paneling to fit the length and width I needed.  I used a nail gun to secure the planks together.  Next I needed to add trim to get the barn door look without adding any extra weight to the door.  I used lattice for this. Yep, plain old lattice.  You can find packages of lattice wood to repair existing lattice at hardware stores.

 

Then I added some hardware for the door (which I also found at a local hardware store) and stained the door using Minwax Classic Gray Stain.  The total for this barn door was around $50 to build.  I attached it to the ceiling using plumbing pipes threaded through eye hooks.  I got the idea to hang my barn door here: http://theturquoisehome.com/diy-simple-sliding-barn-doors/  But instead, I hung our door from the ceiling rather than the wall.

 

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I love the look of this sliding barn door and it separates our guest 1/2 bath from our laundry room perfectly.  We get a lot of compliments on this door and it has withstood the daily use of 3 boys without issue! That’s a sturdy door, Haha!  Here is a “before and after” photo of the finished door with stain.  What do you think?

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DIY

DIY Light-weight Sliding Barn Door

 

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Our house has an awkward guest 1/2 bathroom/laundry room on the main floor.  These two spaces were divided only by a 1/2 wall, partially concealing the washer and dryer.  Our guests got a clear view of all “our dirty laundry” lol. I don’t know about you, but I have 3 boys and a husband, which equates to a massive amount of weekly laundry!  My laundry room is only free from baskets of dirty clothes before expected company, haha!  I had been trying to think of a way to add some sort of door between these two spaces without taking up a lot of room and it had to have some aesthetic appeal.  I really wanted a sliding barn door but ran into some problems with how to hang one due to the half wall.  I would have to hang the sliding door mechanism from the ceiling in order for the door to work.  I purchased an antique door that I really wanted to use but it was too heavy to hang from the ceiling.  My in-laws were visiting when I was trying to mastermind my sliding barn door plan.  They told me it “wasn’t possible”.  Oh, no!!  Those words just make my personality take on a challenge, lol! My husband was shaking his head when he heard them tell me it “wasn’t possible”, lol! Now I was on a mission and needed to figure out a way to build a lightweight barn door myself.  I went to local hardware stores several times to peruse wood and lumber before I discovered Pine Plank Paneling!  Pine Plank Paneling is also inexpensive ($9 for a package of 6 3.5″ x.8 ft panels).  The price was an added bonus!!  The plank paneling would work perfectly!

IMG_0018

Pine Plank Paneling is super lightweight, you can paint it or stain it any color you want and they interlock like laminate flooring.  I measured the size of my doorway and cut the paneling to fit the length and width I needed.  I used a nail gun to secure the planks together.  Next I needed to add trim to get the barn door look without adding any extra weight to the door.  I used lattice for this. Yep, plain old lattice.  You can find packages of lattice wood to repair existing lattice at hardware stores.

 

Then I added some hardware for the door (which I also found at a local hardware store) and stained the door using Minwax Classic Gray Stain.  The total for this barn door was around $50 to build.  I attached it to the ceiling using plumbing pipes threaded through eye hooks.  I got the idea to hang my barn door here: http://theturquoisehome.com/diy-simple-sliding-barn-doors/  But instead, I hung our door from the ceiling rather than the wall.

 

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I love the look of this sliding barn door and it separates our guest 1/2 bath from our laundry room perfectly.  We get a lot of compliments on this door and it has withstood the daily use of 3 boys without issue! That’s a sturdy door, Haha!  Here is a “before and after” photo of the finished door with stain.  What do you think?

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