Decorating my bathroom was one thing, updating all the day-to-day bath necessities was another. It can be easy to overlook what a simple bottle update or towel switch can do to either bring a style down or boost the aesthetic. For example, after a while I tend to collect bottles in my bathroom that are different sizes and styles. Since I want to buy shampoo for quality instead of how the packaging looks (although that’s tempting being a designer), I decided to purchase these amber bottles so I didn’t need to worry about how my favorite bath products looked with my bath decor. In the process, I was able to streamline the amount of bottles I have (it is spring cleaning season after all!) and make everything look uniform. I partnered with Brother’s P-Touch Cube to label each bottle so I don’t use body wash in my hair or anything.
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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!
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!
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.
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…)
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.
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!