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DIY Powder Room Makeover Reveal

I am so glad the time has finally come, friends. Today I get to share the reveal of my DIY, budget-friendly powder room re-do. For a full list of decor sources, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post.  To refresh your memory, earlier this year I was in a creative rut of sorts. I was perfectly content laying in bed, drinking wine and binging on Netflix, but my husband was bored with my sloth-like state and ready…

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DIY Floating Bathroom Vanity

Today I am giving you a little sneak peek of my powder room progress by sharing this DIY floating vanity tutorial. While I wish I was sharing the full reveal of my bathroom today given most of it is complete, I am still waiting on two pieces of decor to arrive (I suppose that's what I get for ordering cheap sh*t from China). Nevertheless, I am so happy with how all of the elements are coming together and I am…

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Powder Room Overhaul on a Budget Plans

With a little nudge from my husband, I am happy to say that the first DIY project for 2018 is finally underway. In fact, we have decided to begin the new year with a budget-friendly,  powder room overhaul and I am sharing the design plans and progress with you today. Now for a little dose of honesty: over the past month or so, I have felt almost zero motivation. I don't know if it is the colder than average weather,…

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Fastest Way to Paint Kitchen Cabinets: The Ultimate Hack

Looking for the fastest and easiest way to paint your kitchen cabinets? I have the ultimate hack to share with you today. From first hand experience, I know the traditional approach to painting cabinets can be a major pain in the a$$- taking days, sometimes weeks, to complete. From the sanding to the priming to the multiple layers of oil-based paint (with the worst fumes- resulting in a buzz of the undesirable variety),it is definitely not a task for the…

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The Easiest Way to Clean Filthy, Neglected Tile Floors

Ideally,  my kitchen would not come complete with white, ceramic tile flooring. More over, my dream kitchen would be void of flooring which possesses any porous characteristics (crevices if you will), and that has been neglected for God knows how long. But since I have not yet won the lottery, I had to make the best of the situation. Today I am going to show you the most effective way I have found to clean dirty, textured tile flooring that…

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Custom Cornhole Boards DIY

College football season is just around the corner, and today I have the perfect DIY tutorial just in time for all of the tailgating festivities with these customized cornhole boards. These aren't just any cornhole boards...we managed to personalize our set with the addition of a custom-made decal. The design is a combination of our favorite football team (the Tennessee Vols) along with one of  our favorite bands (the Grateful Dead). Regardless of who your favorite team is, you can…

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How to Make an Above Ground Pool Look Inground

Above ground pools often get a bad rep for being an eye sore, but if you are strategic about your pool deck design, not only can you make your above ground pool look nice, you can give it an "inground" effect. Let me show you how we made our above ground pool look "built in" so to speak. For those of you unfamiliar with my home renovation journey, we recently completed a nightmare of a project. When we moved in…

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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…

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How to Makeover Your Fireplace on the Cheap

I know it has been a little quiet around here the past week, but today I am back to share how I completely transformed my outdated, 1980's fireplace for around $100. So, I've played hooky from the blog for the past few days, but I have a relatively decent excuse. Excuse numero uno is that my one-year-old has really kicked my a$$ lately. You see, he is now a skilled biped who can no longer be contained (I really cannot…

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My Backyard Reveal with Sources

Just when my husband and I were growing somewhat smug,  feeling we had somehow played the system by selling our new construction cottage in cookie-cutter suburbia for a fixer upper home on a private lot which only needed some cosmetic adjustments(which we enjoyed more than our other home while also significantly reducing our mortgage), we received a major wake-up call...a homeowner's nightmare of sorts. In addition to the open-floor concept, one of the major selling points of our 1980's fixer upper home…