Monday, October 7, 2019

Dollar Store DIY: How to Make Easy Pumpkin Place Cards

Impress your guests with these easy personalized pumpkin place cards!


It's the first Monday of the month and I'm back with an all new simple Dollar Tree makeover.   I took an unexpected break from my monthly Dollar Store DIY series, but it's back and I'm excited to share this month's simple Dollar Tree pumpkin project. 

Dollar Tree painted pumpkin place cards

Monday, September 30, 2019

Vintage Modern Mudroom with Simple Fall Touches


Vintage modern inspired mudroom with simple fall touches! 

This post is sponsored by Walmart

Major progress has happened in the mudroom over the past few months and I'm so excited to share a peek into the new space!  

I kept the mudroom light and bright and mixed styles for the perfect vintage modern vibe.  The white walls and dark doors add the right amount of contrast, while cozy decor adds the perfect amount of texture and interest for fall. 

How to make faux pumpkins look real
I'm normally a big fall decorator, but this year I opted to keep things simple since I'm still working on finishing up the kitchen and first-floor renovation.  A few pumpkins and new affordable decor from Walmart were all I needed to freshen up the mudroom and give it a simple fall feel.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Halloween Decor: Easy Vintage Inspired Specimen Art


An easy way to create vintage inspired specimen art for Halloween! 

It should be no surprise that I LOVE Halloween!  It's the perfect holiday to get creative and make inexpensive creepy decor.  Last year, I decorated the mudroom with a bunch of affordable DIY projects and this year, I already started turning thrift store finds into creepy Halloween decor.  

Most recently, I found a set of old display frames and knew right away I had to get them.  Their texture, shape and color was the perfect combination for creating creepy vintage inspired specimen art.

Vintage inspired DIY spider specimen art

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Stylish and Budget-Friendly Mid Century Modern Accent Chairs


The best stylish and budget-friendly mid century modern accent chairs!

The kitchen and first-floor renovation are coming to an end, which means it's time to think about decorating, in particular, finding a pair of mid century modern accent chairs for the living room.  

Removing four walls created the open floor plan I desired, but also created a few new design challenges, mainly furniture placement.  Unfortunately, I had to let some furniture go that no longer worked with the new layout, but it's been fun hunting for pieces that better fit the style and function of the new open floor plan.  

Lately, I've been on the lookout for a pair of medium size mid century modern accent chairs and wanted to share a few of my favorite budget-friendly picks.  Budget-friendly mid century modern accent chairs

Friday, August 30, 2019

Vintage Chic Half Bathroom Updates

Updating a simple half bathroom with vintage chic decor from Walmart
This post is sponsored by Walmart

Our basement bathroom has been through quite a few transformations since we moved into our home 12 years ago.  Before I even started blogging, we gutted the original bathroom and moved it down a few feet to make room for a small bar area.   Then, just the other year, I gave it a modern vintage makeover with new tile, paint, fixtures and decor.  

I can never leave well enough alone, so I tweaked a little of the decor to give it more of a vintage chic makeover.  With the help of Walmart, I was able to achieve this look with a few simple and affordable decor pieces.   Walmart has such a wide selection of affordable decor (especially online!) and with free shipping on orders over $35, it's never been easier or more affordable to update your home. 

Vintage chic bathroom updates

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Kitchen Renovation Progress: Board and Batten Wall, Craftsman Style Columns and Railing

An open floor plan of a ranch style home with white craftsman style columns and black modern railing. 


It's coming to the end of the kitchen renovation and it feels so good!   Counters and appliances have been installed and the kitchen has finally been usable for a couple weeks now.   There's still work to be done, but seeing it all come together could not be more exciting.  

The latest project to be completed (well, almost complete) are the columns and railing that we added after removing the walls and opening up the stairs. 

Let's take a look back at how the house looked a few months ago. 

Rancher style home before

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Modern and Moody Coastal Bedroom

The perfect modern and moody coastal bedroom!

This post is sponsored by Walmart 

Ever since coming back from the beach my daughter has been all about seashells and coral.  She even traded in her arcade tickets for a white coral candle holder that she was so excited to put in her room.   I knew as soon as it was time to put her room back together that she would want to decorate with beachy and coastal decor.  

If you know me, coastal and beachy aren't really terms I would use to describe my style, but I was all about giving her room a tasteful update that incorporated both coastal and moody modern elements.  

Moody and modern coastal bedroom decor
Lucky for me, Walmart has some great coastal decor options that are both affordable and perfect for achieving a stylish coastal vibe.  They also offer free shipping on orders over $35 (and FREE returns!), which is awesome for someone like me who loves shopping online.