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Custom Lighting on a Budget – How To

The more I immerse myself in interior design, the more I become aware of what distinguishes a well-designed home from an average one. In particular,  I have noticed that most mediocre interiors skimp on lighting. Not only do I see many homes with boring, builder-grade  light fixtures. I also notice, from a practical perspective, many rooms are insufficiently lit. When renovating our 1980's rancher, I was sure to swap outdated, ugly-ass chandeliers and pendants for more updated statement pieces. However…

diy shibori beach towel

DIY Shibori Beach Towels

By now,  I am sure many of you are well aware of my love for Shibori. In fact, many of you are probably wishing I would shut the hell up about it.  Well, I am not going to stop gushing over it just yet, because I found a cost-effective way to incorporate this boho-inspired style into your summer attire.  Let me show you how I made Shibori beach towels on a super low-budget. So I had some white, cotton bath…

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DIY Cow Skull Sculpture for $10

Hope all of you fabulous mamas out there had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Today, I am going to show you how to make a faux cow (or technically steer) skull sculpture for just $10.   For the past few years, it seems taxidermy has been a popular accent in almost every genre of decor : Scandinavian, farmhouse, modern-rustic and bohemian aesthetics alike have all embraced this trend. As many of my DIY stories begin, I was browsing the isles of…

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How to Buy Leather Moroccan Poufs on the Cheap

In case you haven't noticed, Moroccan poufs have taken the world of interior design by storm, and I can totally see why. These functional yet decorative pieces instantly provide a cozy, global feel when added to a living room, and I have been quite obsessed with finding the perfect ones lately.   For your convenience, I have included affiliate links. That simply means if you click on one of the links and buy something, I receive a small commission, but don’t…

diy no sew stamped pillow cover

DIY No Sew Stamped Pillow

Aside from mud cloth and shibori, one of my favorite new trends in the textile realm right now is hand-blocked printed fabric. In fact, some of my favorite designers are incorporating this centuries-old tradition into their design schemes, and I cannot stop swooning over it. Today, I am going to show you how I made a hand-blocked (or stamped) pillow cover. Even better..there is no sewing required!   For those of you unfamiliar with the term "hand-blocked" , let me give…

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DIY Shibori Easter Eggs

I have just taken my shibori obsession to a whole new level, friends. I have managed to incorporate my favorite tie-dying technique onto Easter eggs. Yes, you heard me right....Easter Eggs!!!  I am going to show you how to DIY shibori  eggs. You see, my son absolutely loves to dye eggs and as soon as he caught a glimpse of the kits in the store, he begged for Easter eggs. So, I obliged (even though I knew they would be…

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Bohemian Spring Home Tour 2017

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and I am sneezing my head off...doped up on anti-histamines. Spring has definitely made its presence down here in Tennessee. And while I am not much of a seasonal decorator, I could not refuse to collaborate with some incredibly talented bloggers in the Hello Spring Home Tour hosted by my friend Carrie of Lovely Etc. In fact, you can check out all of the spring festiveness  at the bottom of the post (these bloggers' tours…

diy no sew woven wall hanging under $10

No Sew Wall Hanging Under $10 – DIY

At times, I must admit that my inability to sew makes me feel like a DIY phony. But when I find short-cuts (ways to avoid sewing), I can't help but get a little giddy...like I am somehow cheating the system. Today I feel like a real damn rebel, because I am going to show you how I made this woven wall hanging without sewing. What is even better...I made it for under $10 (take that Urban Outfitters). For your convenience, I…

diy custom mudroom built ins tutorial

DIY Custom Mudroom for Under $200 Reveal

This is a sponsored post written in conjunction with Minted. All opinions are 100% mine. Ever scrolled through Pinterest lusting after gorgeous mudrooms with built-in benches and custom millwork?... Or am I just a lone weirdo?     For quite some time, I had grandiose visions for our fixer upper home. Then , we ran into some major setbacks and our reno budget began to spiral out of control. But sometimes, problems can create practical solutions. Dreaming of a mudroom but…

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No-Sew Fabric Shibori Planter DIY

You know that term crazy cat lady? Well, I think I am becoming the crazy indoor plant lady.Today, I am sharing a super cheap and easy way to beautify ugly, plastic pots ....no sewing or skill required. It started out innocently enough. My husband was at the hardware store (or as my three-year-old refers to as the Hogware store). He called  to ask if there was anything I needed. My husband is certainly well-trained, because I always have some obscure request. This time,…