Home Decor Project Ideas

Home Decor Project Ideas

It’s been awhile since I shared a home tour, and I wanted to share a summer home tour before fall comes to inspire you with some home decor project ideas!

This is one of my absolute favorite views in our home. We remodeled our kitchen several years ago, and you can see more on that remodel HERE. We had originally planned on taking the wall back further, but found some water lines we didn’t want to mess with moving. So, we added a thin base cabinet and kept the top open. I was going to add some open shelving but last minute decided on the silhouettes (which are an easy DIY project).

The hood is painted to look like wood (it’s actually plaster), and you can see that easy faux wood painting technique here.

Home Decor Project Ideas

Our photo wall gallery is still a favorite, and you can recreate it several different ways. I share the inexpensive IKEA way as well as the easy splurge way.

I love using rugs in our home, and most are fairly inexpensive. You can see more on the rugs I used in our home HERE.

This room is now going to become my office, which I’m excited for since this space has plenty of natural light. The piano is gone and being replaced with my desk. My daughter will use a keyboard in the guest room instead. I am obsessed with the mural, and you can see more of that here in this post.

I love bright spaces, and I also love dark, moody spaces. So, I use both in our home.

Home Decor and Project Ideas

We still have the traditional dining room, and we love having it to host. You can make your own paneled wall with this tutorial.

We used to have white tile in this space (with really dirty grout that was once white). We replaced it with LVP – luxury vinyl plank and have loved it so far. You can see more on my flooring selections HERE.

Here’s another moody space in our home, and you can see tips for decorating a space like this without natural light.

I used wall lamps throughout our home to add additional lighting without needing to hire an electrician.

This bathroom remodel was the first big project in our home due to a leak, and you can read more on that HERE.

Over the past year, I’ve been working on updated the upstair landing.

I added a wall treatment and a fun, bright color to greet anyone who walks up the stairs.

This hallway is one of my favorite transformations.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope this home tour inspired you with some home decor project ideas your own spaces!

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Blog Swap with Remodelaholic

Today I’m doing a blog swap with Remodelaholic.  She is a DIYers dream…   Hello! I’m Cassity from Remodelaholic. I am so excited to be here at Sincerely, Sara D. to share with you some of our greatest projects. We love Sara. She has shared some amazing projects as a contributor for Remodelaholic. Let me tell you a little bit about us. My husband and I have been blogging for 10 years about all of our remodeling adventures. We’ve remodeled seven houses. Our blog began as a way to show our family and friends our projects and it has grown from there.

Let’s start off with this gorgeous space. We have a whole bunch of projects all wrapped into this beautiful area. It started with a simple way to add texture to the walls with board and batten. Check out how we added this wall technique in our board and batten wall tutorial. Then we worked in an extra special element with a cool dutch door. We have building plans and instructions to get this lovely dutch barn door look. And last, but definitely not least the Swedish mora clock. We love it in yellow, but paint it any color to match your style.

A good bench is sure to add function, fun, and design to an entryway. Build a bench out of 2×6’s with our building plans for entryway seating in a simple way. Add extra storage with galvanized metal bins.

2x6 Bench Final Images Tutorial 3

Entertaining and relaxing outdoors is one of our favorites. We’ve created a lot of one of a kind pieces to enjoy our outdoor space. One of our favorites outdoor projects is from last summer, this garden arbor built from structural lumber.

Garden Arbor@Remodelaholic 46

To go right along with a beautiful garden arbor, add an outdoor table space for entertaining with this lovely waterfall edge cooler table. Keep the drinks cool and have space to set snacks or games.

And don’t forget, lots of outdoor seating. This awesome outdoor sectional is made from plywood, but it turned out so pretty and functional. We even designed it with a place to store the cushions.

Plywood Sofa Sectional 2 On Remodelaholic we share a whole bunch of great home decor and DIY ideas! We love to share Fixer Upper Get the Look rooms, building plans, and more. We are also obsessed with anything DIY. From tile, to building, to decorating we do a little bit of everything. We wanted to share with you a few of our favorite building plans.

6 Beautiful Building Plans Featured On


Chevron Headboard // Modern Slat Coffee Table Farmhouse Side Table // House Book Shelves Hexagon Planter // One Board Magazine Table

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Follow Remodelaholic on Instagram for more design inspiration. And don’t forget to follow along on Facebook. We share some projects Live like these simple shelves below and have a Remodelaholics Anonymous: DIYer Support Forum. Join in to get answers to remodeling and design questions.


Thanks for hosting us today Sara! Hope to see you soon over at Remodelaholic. …. It was an honor, Cassidy!

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Top 5 Posts of 2017

Top 5 Posts of 2017

Happy New Year!  Here’s to 2018 – a chance for a new year (a fresh start) is always exciting!  

Thank you for joining me on my DIY adventure, and I am humbled by your support. Here is a countdown of Sincerely, Sara D.’s top 5 posts of 2017…

No.5 – DIY OPEN SHELVES These shelves are an easy and inexpensive solution for a empty wall that needs something.  They provide form and function – storage that looks pretty.  I added the open shelves to our kitchen nook area.  To see more on these DIY open shelves, click here.

Top 5 Posts of 2017

No.4 – LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER We all have that space that we can’t quite figure out.  This space was our living room, and I finally figured out a design that functioned well for our family and looked good!  I added DIY wall paneling, a new paint color and new furniture.  See all the details on the living room makeover here.


I needed artwork for my daughter’s room but did not want to spend a lot (and I only spent $3 on this project).  See how to make this large DIY silhouette art by going here.


This kitchen was BY FAR our biggest DIY project to date.  It required months of late nights and weekends, but it was all worth it in the end (and so fun to look at the space and know we built it)!  Go here to see all the details on this DIY kitchen remodel!


This bathroom remodel happened early in the year.  Although it wasn’t a DIY project, it was the first bathroom I have ever designed from scratch, and we love the space.  See all the details on this master bath remodel here.

Blessings for a wonderful new year!

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DIY Elegant Paneled Wall

A few months ago, I shared our living room makeover (you can see all the details on that makeover HERE).  The makeover included a DIY Elegant paneled wall – one of my favorite projects to date!

DIY Elegant Paneled Wall with Remodelaholic

Since moving into our home, I have struggled with what to do with the inset walls.  However, I didn’t want to build bookshelves since we have a huge wall of shelves in the next room.  I wanted the inset to appear more special, so this DIY detailed paneling was perfect for the space.  It adds interested without taking away from the fireplace (the focal point).

I wanted to give my family room an entirely new look, and this DIY paneled wall makes such an elegant statement.  I do not claim to be a woodworker, but I am pleased with the result and spent around $300.  You can see the full detailed tutorial HERE.

Here is the before: I stenciled the wall early on to add some interest, and I am glad it was paint instead of wallpaper.  I was able to just paint right over the pattern!

The progress: Caulk is your friend in this project – notice the gaps.

And the after!

I did this wall treatment entirely solo, so I promise it is a DIY project you can do as well!  See the full tutorial HERE.


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