Little House of Four

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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Simple and Beautiful Black and White Summer Deck


Do you remember a few weeks ago when I shared a round up of stylish and affordable black and white outdoor decor?  Not only did I share a few of my favorite affordable finds, but I mentioned that this would be the year I would FINALLY make our deck a place that we actually wanted to spend time.  

wicker lounge set

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My New and FREE Office Lockers


Most of you probably know that I've been in search of a set of lockers for quite some time.  I've actually found a few used lockers, but they were either too much money, already sold, too damaged or not exactly what I was looking for.  

Time went on and I eventually put my search for lockers on the back burner, but that all changed with one simple text.  My neighbor knew I had been looking for lockers and asked my husband if I wanted a bunch of lockers that they were getting rid of at work.  Heck, YES!  (Napoleon Dynamite, anyone?)

Lockers, vintage, style lockers, office
The lockers arrived a few weeks later and I could not have been happier.   I not only had my very own lockers, but I had TEN and they were absolutely FREE!  Thanks Chuck, you're the best!