DIY $10 Pantry Chip Rack

DIY walk-in pantry | 11 Magnolia Lane

Of course we all want to maximize every inch of storage space in our pantry.  We just turned a closet next to our kitchen into a pantry {here}, and since it was originally going to be a half bath, it's by far the largest pantry we've ever had. For years, I've used two "real" chip racks in my … [Read more...]

10 Easy Ways to Decorate & Personalize Your Home {Even if it’s a Rental!}

10 easy projects to decorate and personalize a rental home, military housing or even your own home.

  One of our top posts ever (of our over 900 posts!) is the post that Christy wrote here for {part of} discussing ways to make a plain vanilla rental home or military housing feel more like a home.   We thought we'd circle back to this topic again today … [Read more...]

Organized Pantry With Built-In Shelving

DIY walk-in pantry | 11 Magnolia Lane

As I promised last week, today I'm going to show you the walk-in pantry that we created in our garage entryway.  There's a video at the end so you can see the flow of the entire area, and I will also list some of the sources at the bottom of each photo, too. The space we started with was an empty … [Read more...]

Entryway Update: Built In Bookshelves

DIY Built In Bookshelves | 11 Magnolia Lane

This is the next installment of the progress I've made in our garage entryway.  Phew--it's getting there, but all the things slow me down.  At least I'll beat my Christmas goal that I set in a moment of pessimism.  Oh, and am I the only one whose entire house goes to pot while working on a project? … [Read more...]

DIY Custom Plate Rack (For $40!)

DIY Plate Rack for $40 | 11 Magnolia Lane

This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  All opinions are 100% mine. **Don't forget, since this is a HomeRight sponsored post, there will be a super giveaway at the bottom for you to enter!** If you follow us on Instagram, then you saw a sneak peek of this project when I finished it last Saturday … [Read more...]

Rental Decor: Gallery Wall in My Teenage Son’s Room

Teen boy gallery wall | 11 Magnolia Lane

I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me. We've been in our new house for almost three weeks, and while at times I think we'll … [Read more...]

Open Shelving in Our New Kitchen

White French country kitchen | 11 Magnolia Lane

As you guys know, things have been moving slower than I would like in our new home because of all the time it's taking to deal with the claim from our move damage.  The good news is that our dining room table has been repaired, and they are hopefully picking up the piano to take it in for repairs in … [Read more...]

Favorite Links from the June Pretty Preppy Party


Thanks to everyone who linked up at our June Pretty Preppy Party, there were some great summer-inspired projects that were shared this month Here are a few favorites that caught my eye... I am completely enamored with Krista from The Happy Housie's kitchen {especially her range hood!}. This … [Read more...]

Enter to Win $4000-Pick your Dream Floor with Mohawk ArmorMax Flooring!


I have a very fun contest and a great new flooring product to share with you all today. As our readers know, Christy and I are proud to work with Mohawk Flooring and regularly contribute to their Creative Home blog which is a great resource for home-related ideas, not just regarding … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Wood Frames for Sports Pictures

Easy DIY painted frames to display sports pictures in kids' rooms

  This is my middle son's room, and despite many unfinished projects in our house, this room is nearing completion as far as its decor.  I have had this frame project in the works for quite a while, and finally this week finished up these DIY painted frames to display some of his soccer … [Read more...]

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