So…remember the other day I shared a photo of our disaster of a patio? In case you don’t, here are some more photos of it to jog your memory.
Well, the good news is that it got that way mostly due to laziness. So it really was nothing a little elbow grease couldn’t fix.
But sometimes, elbow grease alone isn’t enough. The dead plants in all our pots screamed neglect. My husband, our resident green thumb (because I am not at all horticulturally inclined) decided we had to remedy that. :: READ THE FULL POST
I’m not going to lie. Lately, doing projects around the house has been the last thing on my mind — particularly if said project is at all time consuming. Enter Walmart‘s Projects Made Simple series. If you’ve never heard of it, the name is a very good descriptor. Projects Made Simple is a series of DIY projects that come with video instructions and step-by-step guidelines for getting them completed. Included are small projects like painting an accent wall and installing a towel bar, and larger projects like staining a deck. This week, I chose to tackle a smaller project in my daughter’s room: I turned a section of wall in her room into a chalkboard! :: READ THE FULL POST
How long ago was it that I first talked about refinishing my daughter’s IKEA Malm dresser? It was sometime early this year, I think. Well, I’ve finally gotten around to it, and I LOVE the result!
Pinterest has been the catalyst of a lot of projects around here lately. I can spend hours getting lost in inspiration there, but I’ve been trying to take more of that inspiration and turn it into real projects. When I found the photo shown below, I knew I wanted to recreate something similar in Ja’Naya’s room.
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In spite of my husband’s request that we not paint this apartment, I just can’t help myself. The dining room was first on the list, and once I get the painting/decorating/prettifying bug, I can’t get rid of it. Luckily for me, Walmart recently asked the Walmart Moms to try Glidden’s newest offering: their no-VOC Brilliance Collection 2N1 Paint + Primer. Of course, I wasn’t a matter of if I should paint, but what to to paint. :: READ THE FULL POST
I love blue. Really. It is officially my favorite among all the wall colors we’ve ever used. In turn, our finished dining room is my new favorite room. That could be because we haven’t really finished any other spaces in this apartment, but I think it’s because it really just turned out great. And I have FLOR to thank for the inspiration.
The moment I saw their Sophistikat rug last year, I knew I had to have it — eventually, anyway. And I kept finding inspiration elsewhere in similar shades of blue: the gorgeous blue Ikat dinnerware from Viva Terra and sweet cloth napkins from West Elm. Slowly, in my mind, a dining room came together. :: READ THE FULL POST