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    How to Make a Balloon Garland

    Are you throwing a bridal shower, baby shower, or birthday party soon and looking for cheap and easy decorations? Balloon garlands are so fun because they’re inexpensive, easy and you can make it fit into any theme or style! I spent $10 on this! First things first….what do you need: – Balloons – I got these from Amazon – Twine/String (I had on hand) – Scissors (I had on hand) – Tape or Nails (I had on hand) Once you have all of your supplies you will want to measure how long you want your garland to be. Once you figure that out you will cut the string/twine into that…

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    Bathroom Renovation Inspiration

    Now that the kitchen is done my mind is on renovating the hall bathroom. Right now it has popcorn ceilings, beige walls, beige linoleum flooring, a cream colored plastic bathtub and a cream colored toilet….it all has to go! I’ve had so many ideas in my head so I decided to create a design board of ideas for the bathroom! I’ll share what I came up with and where I think we will get all of the items from! The plan will be to get rid of the popcorn ceilings and add an exhaust fan because there isn’t one. I want to paint the walls Sherwin Williams Sea Salt and…

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    Kitchen Reveal

    When we first bought our house the kitchen cabinets were a dark brown and it made it look and feel so dark and dreary. I knew right away that I wanted to paint them white but it took time for me to convince my husband to let me do so! Once I did, we never looked back!! Just wait until you see this transformation. From old, dark, and dreary…..to bright, white and cheery! (sorry I had to!) Here is what the kitchen looked like when we moved in. We finally decided to bite the bullet and paint the cabinets. Check out this blog post if you want to know how…

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    Guest Room Makeover

    Isn’t it crazy what paint can do to change the look of a room?! When we bought our house our walls were tan. I like the gray/blue color scheme so the tan walls weren’t my favorite! The first room I painted was the laundry room. I went with a more blue color. Here’s how it looks now: Check out this blog post to see more before and after pictures. Then we painted the master bedroom and added a board and batten wall for my birthday. I had so much extra paint left over from the master bedroom that I decided to dedicate that paint color to all of the bedrooms.…

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    How to Update Your Kitchen on a Budget

    I was able to update my kitchen for under $100! Sounds crazy right?! But we did it! When we bought our home the cabinets were dark wood, they basically matched the floors. It made the whole room so dark and I was dying to paint them white. After almost 6 months of living there and telling my husband I wanted to paint them he finally agreed to let me do it! I did hours and hours of research before finally deciding to bite the bullet. Let me tell you….this project is not fun. It took a lot of patience, sweat, and even tears. About half way through I even questioned…

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    DIY Board and Batten Wall

    I’ve never been real happy with how our master bedroom looked but I always put it on the back burner. I had been wanting to paint the walls, add an accent wall, and get a new comforter. I was going back and forth between shiplap or board and batten for the accent wall. We have shiplap in the living room and kitchen so I decided to go with the board and batten. So if you’ve ever wondered how to add a board and batten wall yourself, here’s how! What you’ll need: – wood in the width you want – nails – sandpaper – paint – if your wall has texture…

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    How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees

    Now I know this isn’t the most interesting or exciting blog post you’ve read, but I do know that it could be very helpful for some people! Our house is made of cedar siding and everyone told us that the cedar siding would be a pain to maintain but I didn’t care! Even the millions of bee holes didn’t scare us away! We moved in the house in August so the bees weren’t too active. It wasn’t until spring time when we realized how bad the issue really was. We would walk outside and there were literally 50 bees all over the house. It was to the point where I…

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    DIY Faux Floating Shelves

    Hi friends! So I’ve been wanting to add shelves to the guest bathroom for a while now and I finally decided to bite the bullet and do it. I decided to pick a different kind of floating shelves for the bathroom and left the harder floating shelves for the living room. These ones were super easy and quick to make and inexpensive! Here’s what it looked like before: Supplies Sander Wood Stain (I used Minwax Wood Finish- Special Walnut) Rag or brush for staining (I prefer to use a rag) (2) 4″ Corner Braces (should come in a pack of 2) Dry Wall Anchors 3/4″ Wood Screws 2x10x10 piece of…

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    Weekend Projects

    Who else LOVES home projects!? Don’t get me wrong, I love relaxing weekends but I also love tackling things. Plus our project list grows everyday so we kind of have lots we want to get done. We finally had a free weekend to complete one of our projects so we headed to Lowe’s. At first we were going just for paint but we all know you usually never leave with JUST what you went in for…. We ended up leaving with paint for the laundry room, yard stuff, and tiki torches for the back porch. I finally put out the chairs we got for Christmas around our outdoor table and…

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    Deck the Halls with Lots of Shiplap

    If you’re a Fixer Upper fan then you probably have some sort of obsession with shiplap. I have dreamed of having shiplap in my house since before we even started looking at houses and if you’re anything like me you love DIY projects and doing things for half the price. Our house has the perfect brick fireplace. It was the first thing I painted white when we moved in. I was obsessed with how the fireplace turned out but I also knew I wanted to put shiplap on the sides to brighten up the room even more. Our house is kind of dark because of the wood trim, dark floors,…