fall decor diy

Simple, Neutral Fall Decor

    Without a doubt, fall is my favorite time of year. Living in the south, summers are so oppressive that I welcome the change of  seasons. I love the crisp air, the smell of pumpkin pie, the colorful leaves, Halloween and football of course. Usually, I go overboard trying to create fall vibes throughout the entire house, but this year I only added a few fall accents. Being 16 weeks pregnant with a toddler to chase after, I am…

Paint it Black-How to Paint Your Door Black

When I came across an image of a black door on Pinterest, a lightbulb went off in my head. You see, I had been contemplating if I should replace a dingy, white door in my kitchen. The door leads out to the garage and has a window. I was not crazy about the view of the garage through the window nor was I crazy about the bland, white paint on the door. I decided to be adventurous and paint my door black-…

Kitchen In Progress

Although the kitchen has come a long way, it is still a room in progress. I had so many great plans for the space, but a nagging little pain called a budget has somewhat slowed some of my momentum.  To appreciate it's transformation, lets view a picture of it taken the day we moved in. The warmth of the cabinets mixed with that of the walls is overkill. Got to love the ivy stenciling adorning the doorway.     Currently:…

dining room makeover diy

Transforming My Dining Room

In terms of design, the dining room has been one of the biggest challenges. I tweak and tweak, and something always seems off. As of lately,  I think I am finally getting closer to a finished product and praise the Lord for this revelation! Lets take a look at the original state of the room when we purchased the home. Beautiful wallpaper and hunter green paint below the chair railing with a stunning textured ceiling. . Im sure she was…

transitional living room

My Light and Airy Living Room Transformation

To appreciate the current state of my living room, let's take a look at how it began. Pretty depressing huh? Between the popcorn ceilings, dingy paint and dark trim there were definitely no happy vibes here. I actually remember doing the final walk-thru of the home before we offically closed on it. This room smelt weird and lady bugs had infested the place. I got a sick feeling in my stomach. What the hell was I thinking when I put…

living room light and airy transformation

Brick Fireplace Makeover

While I have plenty of DIY projects to share with you, I wanted to start with my brick fireplace makeover. One of the most popular questions I get from family and friends is how I went about transforming the brick. Here is how the fireplace looked when we first purchased our home.   While I like many types of brick, I didn't like the undertones in this variety. The outdated, brass surround certainly didn't help. I removed the  surround and…

light and airy interior design

My First Interior Design Post

Hello world! This is my first blog posting for designingvibes.com Please bare with me as I develop and upload helpful content.My goal for this site is to inspire and inform. I intend on uploading home improvement diy posts including source lists for all products involved in my designs as well as step by step guides to our home transformations. With time, I will also include furniture transormation diys. Check out my current home tour with transformation photos here . With…