my boys’ bedroom

I haven’t updated my boys bedroom much these past few years, but I thought I’d showcase it since you’ve never seen it. We moved the boys in together (they were 3 and 5 at the time) a few years ago before our daughter was born. I LOVE having the boys […]

master redo

I recently updated our master bedroom. I needed (okay, wanted) something different. My first attempt was to stencil the main wall because I thought it would be easier than painting the entire master bedroom. We have some high places, and the room is just annoying to paint. Unfortunately, I hated […]

inexpensive stairway/hallway update

I hated my stairway and the upstairs hall. They’re well worn, thanks to three kids and eight years. The walls had permanent dirty hand marks and the baseboards have been nicked and scratched. Eight years of running up and down those stairs was really beginning to show. We need new […]

saying goodbye to the nursery

Lena turned two yesterday. She’s the youngest of our three, so there is a definite finality with this birthday. I’m excited for what’s next, but I also hate saying goodbye to her baby days. So, this blog is devoted to saying goodbye to the last of my nurseries. But, it’s […]

pretty paper picture mats

An easy way to add excitement to the mats in your frames is by covering them with wrapping or scrapbook paper. Since I used a large scale frame mat (the mat holds an 11×14 picture), I used flat sheets of wrapping paper found at a local stationery store. For this […]

my spray painted home

I’ve been spray painting for over a decade now. I’ve gone through a lot of cans of spray paint, and I am a little embarrassed to admit how many cans I have sitting in my basement right now. I may be (somewhat obsessed), but I’m grateful for whoever invented spray […]

color theory confusion

Apparently I should have payed a little closer attention in my color theory class in college.  But then again, it was a long time ago. I have my kitchen walls painted in Pittsburgh Paint’s “Toffee Crunch” and my family room is painted in Valspar’s “Cincinnatian Hotel Briggs Beige.”   My […]

a (fabric inspired) bathroom update

Isn’t fabric fun? It’s so fun that it can inspire a complete bathroom update. This was my kids/guest bathroom.  I was attempting to make if fun while keeping some sophistication.  I didn’t succeed. While on pinterest one day, I noticed a pin for a bathtub/shower valance: http://www.gusandlula.com/2012/04/short-tutorial.html It got my wheels […]

updated silhouettes

Silhouettes or cutting portraits (generally in profile) from black card became popular in the mid-18th century.  I’ve updated the idea a little by placing my family’s silhouettes on fun papers and while keeping a classic oval frame.  I also added a cute little initial to each silhouette. I took the […]

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