Guest Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Ok folks, the time has come.  The walls have been painted, the vines have been scraped off the trim, and the glow in the dark stars have been peeled off of the ceiling.  From there I searched to find the perfect pieces (using my inspiration board as a guide) at inexpensive prices, made a rustic shelf, and shopped my parent’s house for the rest, and

Inspiration Board – Guest Bedroom Makeover

As you may recall, I have been slowly working on the guest bedroom in my parent’s house.  Slowly, is an understatement as the only real progress that has been made is a change in the wall color from bright yellow to a mellow yellow, as you can see here.   However, I will hopefully be finishing up this room very shortly! When redecorating a room,

Apartment Tour – Mastering the Gallery Wall

Today I will be giving you a tour of an adorable apartment in Rochester, Michigan!  This apartment belongs to Jordan Ratcliff, whom you may remember from this Industrial Coffee Table post! She really is a crafty girl who has mastered yet another talent – creating the perfect Gallery Wall! If homes are a reflection of personalities then Jordan really hit the nail on the head

Halloween Party Tutorials – Headless Portrait Printables

Halloween is just a couple of days away! But don’t fret if your house doesn’t look quite haunted yet!  You can spook up your home with just a printer, and things you already own, thanks to Pottery Barn! A few years ago on the Pottery Barn website, their creative team showed how to throw an amazing Halloween Party and even included some free printables!  Last

Halloween Party Tutorials – A Bar filled with BOOs

I hope you know by now that I love a good bar, and by this I mean any bar (makeshift, bar cart or otherwise) in the home, as it is perfect for decorating!  Ok the booze isn’t bad either.  But in this case it is the BOOs that really makes the space! For last year’s Halloween Spooktacular I used my rustic bar area, and spooked

Halloween Party Tutorials – DIY Wall Decor

It really doesn’t get any thriftier than decorating with trash bags, does it?  So far I have shown you how to create a Witch’s Curtain by cutting up plain black trash bags, and today I’m going to show you how to create your very own Halloween Wall Decor by using…you guessed it…Trash Bags! While shopping for decor for last year’s party, I went to a

Halloween Party Tutorials – A Witch’s Curtain

Halloween is just one week away! Can you believe it? I have been so busy that one of my favorite holidays has crept up on me without warning! To make the most of the week that remains before All Hallows’ Eve I will be showing you some DIY Halloween Party Tutorials taken from my very own Halloween party from last year! Whether you are planning

They Call Me Mellow Yellow – Step 1 of a Bedroom Makeover

Sorry for the recent silence on the blog! I have been one busy lady as I have been in Michigan, and now currently in Washington, D.C enjoying the sights! However, in between these two trips I began the first step in the guest bedroom makeover of my parents’ house. This first step of course being paint!  Today I will show you how a few coats

DIY – Painted & Distressed Mason Jars

Who doesn’t love mason jars?  These glass canning jars seem to be all over the place these days, and for good reason!  There is so much you can do with these inexpensive glasses! Today, I will show you how I painted and distressed these mason jars for a shabby chic yet seasonal look! 1. Start with CLEAN and DRY mason jars  I used two of

Making a STATEment-DIY Bookends

One of my new favorite handmade items to make are these wooden bookends.  This idea started last year when I was desperate to come up with a gift for Jim that was both rustic and personal.  The personal touch came by adding the state we were both born in, and then the state we both moved to and met in, but really these bookends can