DIY HOME| Updating My Office Nook with Art

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My desk has found a home in my house! I think I have found the best place to set up shop. This nook is in my bedroom and I have loved working here because it’s upstairs away from the bustle of the kitchen and right next to a window. Now that I have found a home for my computer desk, I am so excited to partner with Shutterfly to give the empty looking “BEFORE” space a makeover!

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I knew I wanted big pieces of wall art as a backdrop and Jenny’s print shop had an amazing selection of downloaded prints to choose from. Luckily I knew I wanted something neutral, which helped narrow down my options, otherwise I would have never been able to choose! These Lynne Millar poppy and hyacinth pieces were exactly the simple, lively pieces I was looking for in my office nook. I could download any size I needed from Jenny’s print shop to my computer and then upload directly to Shutterfly without scanning or resizing; so easy! I printed on canvas through Shutterfly to recreate a sense of the original painted pieces and LOVE how they turned out! The walnut frame complimented my desk perfectly!
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Confession: I am kind of a blanket hoarder. What can I say, I like to have a bunch of options on hand when I redecorate or when the seasons change. I scored this cool blanket ladder to hang them on. Do you spy the super fun Naps with Griff customized blanket? I had designed the pattern a while back and could upload directly to Shutterfly. Then I added customized text to make my new blanket one-of-a-kind. Griff loves to hang out with me while I edit photos and I think this blanket will be my go-to grab on those chilly office days.
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If you are interested in printing your own pieces from Shutterfly, keep an eye out for their coupon and discount offers. I used a 40% off EVERYTHING coupon which made the art an absolute steal! Which project would you want to create with Shutterfly first? More after the break!  (more…)


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DIY HOME | Board & Batten Wall

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I gave you a look at my guest room makeover a few posts back and promised I would share all the details on my DIY Map Dresser and DIY Board & Batten. If you missed it, check out my post on the DIY Map Dresser here. And without further delay; here are all the details for my guest room DIY Board & Batten.

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Instead of just painting my guest room, I wanted to add texture and character to the space  and you know I am always up for trying something new. Originally I started with using stick-on vertical wood planks, but the height and angles of the guest room walls proved very overwhelming for that idea. If you follow me on Instagram stories, you may remember my real talk about this change of plan (trial and error is the name of the game in the DIY world). The walls were damaged from peeling off the wood, so I needed to spend a little more time patching up and re-painting. After peeling off the loose ends, I used Ready Patch from Home Depot over the damaged areas. Then I sanded the patches until smooth before painting. After this little extra elbow-grease, I could move on with a new and improved vision! Bring on the Board and Batten.
I started by painting the bottom portion of the wall Hostaleaf by Behr. I never thought I would put green on any wall in my home, but I have become super drawn to its warm woodsy vibe. This is the second room I have used a green shade (remember the woodsy boys room post?) and probably won’t be the last. Hostaleaf by Behr is especially rich in tone and provides a great backdrop for the decor in the room which stands out from the dark shade.
After painting the bottom portion of the wall, I nailed the wood boards to the wall along the stud lines. Once the seams and holes were filled and caulked, I painted all the boards green to match the wall. The finished look is very polished and cozy! This was the perfect small space to try this DIY project.
Read on for the full list of supplies and step by step instructions for DIY Board and Batten!
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DIY Organization | Glass Pot Catch-all

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Do you have that central hub in your home where everything happens? The space where lists are written, scissors are kept and junk drawers are formed? My kitchen peninsula has become this central spot in my home. This space is where I cook, craft, work on DIY projects, go through mail, and write to-do lists. Instead of running back and forth from the office to the tool box to the kitchen (pulling everything out of the junk drawer just to find one rubber band or paperclip, ugh!), I thought I would DIY a catch-all for the little go-to supplies.

Since I love upcycling, I was super excited to partner with Oui French-style yogurt glass pots for my organizational containers. Yes, the yogurt is super delicious and available in 12 different flavors (coconut is a personal fave!), but the glass pots are also IDEAL for reuse, plus you can buy lids, which make them the perfect storage container!

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2 reasons why these glass pots are so good:
The Oui pots are clear which makes the DIY personalization options endless (can I get a ‘YAY!’ from all my fellow DIY-ers?).  Once I removed the labels by soaking in hot water and peeling off, I decided to spray paint the base of each pot metallic copper.

The size of the pots is perfect for all the mini supplies like rubber bands, paper clips and push pins that get lost in my drawers. And something not to be overlooked, each jar is the same size. Sometimes when I try to upcycle items to use as containers, they end up being all different shapes and sizes. In this case, I have quite the collection of pots because, well, I like yogurt in my life. This also means that I can always get my hands on more of the same size containers to reuse!
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