Little House of Four - Creating a beautiful home, one thrifty project at a time.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Update


There's no rest for the weary around our house.  As soon as we got back from vacation (we were at the beach last week!) I volunteered my husband to put together our bed while I ran to the store to restock the fridge.  For our entire married life we have never had a "real" bed,  so you can imagine my excitement when I came home from the store to our new "grown up" bed.  

Modern farmhouse bedroom

Thursday, July 20, 2017

10 stylish and creative ways to display family photos


I truly feel a house is not a home unless it is filled with things you love.  Things that remind you of the people and memories that bring you joy.  Displaying family photos is the best way to make your home a place you want to be.  A place that reminds you of the people that bring you happiness and make your house a loving home. 
ways to display family photos
I have family photos displayed in almost every room of my home.  They not only make me happy, but displaying photos is an affordable alternative to buying expensive wall art or decorative pieces for styling a shelf or built in.   

Monday, July 17, 2017

Living Room Update: 3 Reasons to Paint Your Windows Dark


It should be of no surprise to anyone that I just finished painting our front windows dark, Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore to be exact.  I have no idea why I didn't do this sooner (considering all our doors are painted dark), but nonetheless they are painted and I couldn't love them more!

paint your windows dark, dark windows, black windows
Painting your windows dark may not be for every room or every style, but when used in moderation it's a great way to add contrast and define your space.  Still need convincing?  Here's why you should consider whipping out your paint brush and going dark with your windows. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to Cut Burlap and Make Easy Utensil Holders


It's Monthly DIY Challenge day!  This month, we worked with burlap ribbon to create 12 unique and different home decor projects.  There is such a mix of projects in this month's challenge that there is sure to be a project that fits your individual style and decor. 

12 burlap projects
It's amazing how many different things you can create with simple burlap ribbon.  I thought about making a few different projects, but ended up sewing simple burlap place card utensil holders.  

Monday, July 10, 2017

My Favorite Home Decor Buys From Amazon


I wanted to stop in real quick and share a few of my favorite Amazon buys since today is Amazon Prime day!  A few years ago I signed up for Amazon prime and I can't even tell you how many times it has come in handy.  I combine the great prices and fast shipping with the cash back benefits of Ebates and I'm one happy shopper. 

We order everything from home decor and electronics to dog bones and toys.  The best part is, the items come super fast AND they even deliver on the weekends.  

Amazon chairs in dining room

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Ultimate Guide for Beautiful Front Door Inspiration


Roll out your welcome mat and make your front entry the best on the block!  

From light and bright to deep and dark, updating your front door is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way to up your curb appeal.  Whether you replace, stain or paint your door, making it the focal point to your front entrance is a great way to make a statement and impress your guests. 

I'm a sucker for stained wood front doors, but dark gray and black are also a favorite of mine.  If color is more your style, I've got you covered too. 

front doors, front entrance, entryway

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Dollar Store DIY: How to Make Vintage Inspired Number Magnets


It's the first Monday of the month and time for another Dollar Store DIY! 

This month's project is so incredibly easy that I probably shouldn't even call it a DIY.  Spray painting magnets and adding vintage inspired numbers is far from complicated, but nonetheless I still wanted to share this quick project.  Actually, the truth is, I was too busy hanging out with friends, going on a date with my hubby (buying furniture and going to J.Crew constitutes as a date, right?) and enjoying a swimming play date with family and friends to DIY anything complicated, so magnets it is. Dollar Tree magnets get a farmhouse update with vintage inspired numbers.