Hey All! Excited to share with you an amazing giveaway sponsored by my longtime partner, BLACK+DECKER – they’re giving away ALL these lawn and garden tools! Since our family has been staying home for the last month, we decided to tackle a project we have been talking about for a while now. There was nowhere to store all our BLACK+DECKER lawn and garden tools, so over the last couple weeks we built a DIY shed that will double as lawn storage and a workshop. HOW CUTE did it turn out?!? Still working on a name, maybe the Barnette? Or instead of a She-shed, how about a We-shed, ha! The shed is not quite done (I have a couple fun ideas for the interior), so stay tuned for a full reveal and ALL the DIY details.
As for the BLACK+DECKER Giveaway, ALL the tools below will be included in the prize for one lucky winner! To enter, click here!
With respect to 20V MAX* – Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18. With respect to 40V MAX* – Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 36. ARV – approximate retail value.
If you are not a lucky winner, don’t worry. I’ve included the Amazon links to each product so you can get what you need delivered to your door. (If you remember our backyard post from last Summer, you know how much I love my battery powered BLACK+DECKER lawn mower!)
This giveaway comes at the perfect time, because we are amped about getting our landscaping dialed in. Now that we have a shed, and it’s well stocked with BLACK+DECKER tools, we are going to document the process of making our backyard a family oasis and upping the curb appeal. Stay tuned for more outdoor content and get your tools now so you can follow along!
I am back with another affordable rug round-up! You all loved the last one at the DIY Duplex Airbnb, and since there is some down time at our I Spy Abode Airbnb, we are doing some updates and refreshing some rooms. Loloi Rugs came out with a new line of printed rugs, called Hathaway, and the colors and pattern work PERFECTLY with the design of the house. Plus, I love these printed rugs because they are super durable, and easy to clean, which is ideal for the Airbnbs. The design is printed on a mat-like material, so they are soft and would be great for a kids room/nursery, but can also hold up to wear and tear from guests and pups. AND they are affordable. The 5X7 is just over $100! I always find it super helpful to see a rug in someone’s home before purchasing, so I styled up 4 rooms with different rugs from the collection. Heads up, you can’t buy the rugs directly from Loloi, but the whole collection can be purchasedon Amazon
First up! The living room. We bought this teal sofa bed from IKEA a couple months ago, and I wanted a rug that would work with the color. I love that this one had a little teal in it, really pulling the room together. In general, the house reads a little cooler because of the Sherwin Williams Pure White walls. The rug looks less tan in this space, and the colors are a bit bolder.
This is actually the same pattern rug as the living room, just in different colors, Navy/Tan. I LOVE how the peachy pink picks up the color of the Behr Spiced Brandy door and the copper accents in the kitchen. I was thinking that the perimeter would be charcoal, but it’s closer to a dark blue. I honestly did not decorate this house with any blue, but once I laid down the rug and stepped back, I loved the color!
Since the dining room rug is bolder, I wanted a more muted rug runner for the kitchen, but with those same peachy pink colors, so went with the Beige version. This rug is my favorite from the collection. It’s so pretty, and the colors could work with so many different designs. A green accent chair would really pull out the olive tones, or you could play up the different blues…I honestly don’t think you can go wrong with this rug!
I am such a fan of the classic look of a peg rail, and they are so simple to DIY! You all have been asking for a tutorial since I installed one in the Barnhouse pantry, so I made sure to work a peg rail into the DIY Duplex design so we could document the process! Plus, we partnered up with BLACK+DECKER, and used their 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Drill/Driver + 68 Piece Project Kit, which has all the tools to get you started on this project! Head over to the video on IGTV for real time steps as we built it!
What you will Need:
BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Drill/Driver 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Battery Tape Measure 12 oz. Hammer Screwdriver Bits Drilling Bits Spade Bits (All found in BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Drill/Driver + 68 Piece Project Kit) Ikea Bracket Stud Finder -OR- Wall Anchors for brackets 1×10 Common Boards Bullet Level Speed Square Shaker Pegs Caulk Wood filler Wood glue Screws Miter Saw (or you can take measurements beforehand and have the wood cut to size at the hardware store.) Table Saw (Optional. In case you want a specific board width not available in stores)
Step 1: Mount the brackets
Use a stud finder to figure out where the studs are in the wall. If you can screw the brackets into the studs, wonderful! If not, use wall anchors to install brackets so they can handle the weight of the shelf. I wanted ours centered on the sink/light, so we used anchors on one and drilled into studs for the other two using the drill/driver. In order for step 2 to work, it’s important for the brackets to be plumb (straight up and down). I found it easiest to set both screws in the wall to secure the bracket, but not tightened all the way. Use the bullet level to find plumb, hold the bracket in place and tighten the screws down 100%.