Little House of Four

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

One Room Challenge Week 3: Goodbye Orange Walls, Hello Gorgeous Decor

We are halfway through the One Room Challenge and I am already behind.  How does 3 weeks go by so fast?  I had great intentions of knocking the bathroom out in a few weeks, but with the Easter holiday and an upcoming girls weekend trip it's been sitting, abandoned for too long.   

I may have not made much progress on our vintage modern bathroom, BUT I did get the walls painted and had some awesome happy mail arrive that I am excited to share.  

Cement inspired ceramic tile

Monday, April 17, 2017

Classic Modern Farmhouse Dining Room Light

Our modern farmhouse dining room refresh is almost complete!  If you have been following along with my mini makeover than you probably know that I took the room in an entirely different direction from what I had planned.  The original rug I picked for the space didn't work out, so I moved it to the mudroom and bought a new rug for the dining room.  That one change spiraled the room into another direction and I'm loving how everything is coming together.  I still have a few minor things to add, but the final major piece was installing our beautiful Quoizel light from!

Modern farmhouse dining room light

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

One Room Challenge Week Two: How to Remove and Reuse Trim

Hey, hey!  It's been a busy week around here.  We're on week two of the One Room Challenge and I'm happy to share a little update.  If you're new to the ORC, it's basically a six week decorating challenge hosted by Calling it Home .  Over the course of six weeks bloggers renovate and makeover a room in their home, sharing updates along the way.  Let's hope I actually have this space finished by week six to share our modern vintage black and white bathroom makeover! 
Last week, I shared my mood board and this week I'm sharing a little update to our doors and how I removed the existing trim so I can reinstall it later.
One Room Challenge Vintage Modern Mood board

How to Make a Modern House Number Sign

It's Monthly DIY Challenge Day!  

Since spring is officially here and the weather is slowly warming it was high time I created a project to spruce up the outside of our home.  For months, I've had a DIY house number sign on my "to do" list and this month's dowel theme was the perfect opportunity to get it done.

Modern house number sign, spring porch

Monday, April 10, 2017

Get the Farmhouse Look with These Dollar Tree Items

Yes, you read that right!  You CAN get the perfect farmhouse look with inexpensive Dollar Tree items.  With a little crafting and DIY work you can completely transform ordinary Dollar Tree items into gorgeous farmhouse home decor.   

Dollar Tree farmhouse transformations
Sometimes it's hard to see past the bright colors and cheap plastic of many Dollar Tree items, but if you keep an open mind (and squint real hard) you can see the potential.  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Five Friday Finds: Target Does it Again!

We made it to Friday!!!  Thank you all so much for your sweet comments regarding my One Room Challenge plans.  I have a full weekend of work ahead, but I am so excited to get started. 

I had a completely different post planned for today, but yesterday I spent my lunch break at Target and felt the need to share a few deals and new finds.  Like always, I went in for toilet paper and lunch bags and somehow a few home decor pieces just fell into my cart.  How does that ALWAYS happen?  Whoever does Target's marketing is a genius!   
Affordable target home decor

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

One Room Challenge Week One: Black and White Bathroom Plans

If you have been reading blogs for any length of time than you may be familiar with the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling it Home.   Twice a year bloggers remodel, renovate or makeover a space in six short weeks all while documenting their progress along the way.  
This is my first year taking on the "challenge" and I am super excited to be renovating our tiny basement bathroom.  I'll be joining a bit of vintage and modern styles to create a beautiful black and white bathroom.  Are you ready to see the plans? 
Black and white, vintage modern makeover plans