Laundry Room Closet with DIY Sliding Barn Doors

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  My very talented friend, Ashly, has graciously shared her home with us twice in the past on our holiday home tour. If you missed those posts, here is her 2016 tour and here is her 2017 tour. When I shared her 2017 tour, she had just completed this project in her laundry room, but since I … [Read more...]

Weekend Craft: Macrame Plant Holder Kit

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  This post is sponsored by I Like That Lamp.  All opinions are my own. As most of you know, North Carolina "enjoyed" a visit from Hurricane Florence about a week and a half ago. At our house, we weathered the storm without any major issues, thankfully, although many of our neighbors … [Read more...]

How to DIY Wood Prayer Beads for Decoration

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  This is such an easy project, it almost doesn't need a tutorial but I thought I'd share how I made my own set of prayer beads with you all today.     I have been seeing these pretty bead garlands all over Instagram and in home decor pictures and knew it would be nice … [Read more...]

The Kitchens of 11 Magnolia Lane

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That almost sounds like a book title, but there's no literary symbolism here--I'm just going to show you the kitchens Amy and I have designed and lived in at our various (many!) houses.  Seeing this builder image of her soon-to-be new house's kitchen got me thinking that we really have cooked in a … [Read more...]

How to Embellish a Lamp Shade

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One of my favorite easy tricks to customize my lamps is to add a ribbon edge to the lampshade. You've seen it before in my house on my little blue and white lamp, but I don't think I ever wrote about how I did it. That's probably because it's so darned simple...but, of course, that's my favorite … [Read more...]

How To Get Restoration Hardware ‘Gray’ {Weathered} Look On Furniture

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  I have an easy way to update your furniture for you today. We've had our coffee table for over 10 years, and it had certainly seen better days. We originally purchased it from Pottery Barn, so while I still liked the square size and classic lines, the top was scratched and worn and the … [Read more...]

Plantation Shutter Dog Gate

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This is one of my favorite DIY projects ever, and as you can see, I hang these shutters up in every house.  While we're down to just one dog now, sadly, Harley still needs a quiet place to retreat when we have small visitors, and this is the perfect solution.  They're so much prettier than a plastic … [Read more...]

Easy DIY: Monogrammed Christmas Ornaments

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  We're coming down to the wire, friends, and if you're like me, you always think of a friend--or two--who needs a gift at the last minute.  This easy-as-pie DIY (see what I did there?!) has been one of my go-to gift ideas for several years now, so I thought it was worth sharing … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Flooring For Your Space

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{Photo Credit:  Nesting With Grace} It's been a few years since we've undertaken a major flooring project, but I have to admit that they're challenging for me.  There are SO many choices out there, plus you have to live with your decision for quite a few years--you can't change your flooring as … [Read more...]

How to Conceal the Space under your Deck in 30 Minutes or Less

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Freedom Outdoor Living for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the projects I mentioned that we've been working on this summer is sprucing up our backyard, especially in the area around where our fire pit is. Since that is where we … [Read more...]

How To {Safely} Remove That Large, Builder Bathroom Mirror

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I shared in this post HERE about how my husband and I jumped into a 'weekend' warrior project a few Saturdays ago {OK, I jumped and he got dragged}, but it was one that didn't go off as easily as we'd hoped and planned. I am mid-makeover for our master bathroom. The state of it has been pretty … [Read more...]

Silhouette Tutorial: How to Make DIY Auction Paddles

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As promised, I'm back to share more details from last month's Bowtie Ball {this year's school fundraiser}.  We were able to DIY most of the decorations at a huge cost savings, which is so important when every penny raised goes to such a good cause. Since so many schools and non profits use … [Read more...]

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