Little House of Four

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beautiful Tiny Homes: Pros and Cons of Living in a Tiny Home

Love them or hate them, tiny houses are all the rage these days.  Scaling down, minimizing and cutting back have a tremendous appeal to those who want to live a simpler, less expensive lifestyle. 

I happen to love tiny homes and are always impressed with the amount of amenities and style that can be packed into a 300-500 square foot home.   I don't think I could live in one as a family of four, but how cool would it be to have one to use for traveling or a retirement home?  

Beautiful exterior of a tiny Home

Monday, May 22, 2017

How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders

Happy Monday! 

You may have noticed the lack of posting and bit of radio silence on the blog the past few weeks.  Things have been a bit slower around here since I've been trying to work out in the evenings and go to bed early.  There's also the fact that a little 13 week old pup is demanding the majority of my time and attention.   I wouldn't have it any other way, but adjusting to our new routine is something I'm still trying to figure out. 

How to Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders
There's little time for shopping, decorating and DIY, but I was able to sneak in a DIY project that's been on my To-Do list for months.  

Monday, May 15, 2017

Stylish and Affordable Black and White Outdoor Decor

Happy Monday!  I hope all you mama's out there had a fabulous Mother's Day full of pampering and relaxation.  We took a road trip this weekend to pick up a new addition then spent Mother's Day enjoying and loving on her.   She's a 12 week old Golden Retriever and we couldn't love her more. 

Thankfully, we had beautiful weather on Sunday and were able to spend most of the day outside with family and our new puppy.  Unfortunately, hanging out on our deck made me realize just how much attention it desperately needs.  From sun bleached cushions to rusted furniture, our outdoor living situation needs a lot of love.  So, this is the year that I'll finally give it the attention it deserves and turn it into a relaxing space for our family to enjoy.  

Stylish and Affordable Black and White Outdoor Decor.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

One Room Challenge Reveal: Gray and White Vintage Modern Bathroom

It's week six of the One Room Challenge, which means it's REVEAL day!  I honestly didn't think I would make it to this day, but somehow I managed to turn our bright orange bathroom into the perfect vintage modern space.  It wasn't always easy and it came with a few frustrations, but the room is complete and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.  You can follow along on the room progress here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, week 5

Sherwin Williams Iron Ore painted bathroom door

Monday, May 8, 2017

14 Insanely Awesome and Fun Backyard Games to DIY Now

Happy Monday!  It's been cold and rainy all week, but that hasn't stopped me from having warm weather on my mind.  After all, it is that time of year again.  Time to invite your friends over, fire up the grill and have some good 'ol backyard fun!  The best part is, all these awesome backyard ideas are DIY projects.   So hurry, grab your supplies and DIY these games now!   
14 insanely awesome and fun backyard games to DIY now!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

One Room Challenge Week 5- The Tile is in!!!

Well, we are on week five of the One Room Challenge, which means there is only one more week until the reveal of our Vintage Modern bathroom.  I was getting worried about my progress, but after busting my butt this weekend I was able to get the tile cut, installed and grouted.  I just have to wait for the grout to dry then I can start bringing everything back into the space.  

Cutting tile with wet saw

Monday, May 1, 2017

Dollar Store DIY: Easy 5 Minute Farmhouse Towels

It's the first of May AND Monday, which means it's time for another Dollar Store DIY!  I have to admit, May snuck up so quick that I almost forgot to create a new project.  Thank goodness I have a stash of Dollar Tree supplies and could whip up a quick and easy project.  These adorable farmhouse towels take less than 5 minutes to make and only require two supplies, both of which can be bought at the Dollar Tree.  
Dollar Store DIY: Easy 5 Minute Farmhouse Towels
The lace adds a nice farmhouse touch and I promise, even if you have minimal sewing skills you can make these towels.