Modern Wood Slatted Outdoor Privacy Screen: Details On How To Build
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Modern Wood Slatted Outdoor Privacy Screen: Details On How To Build

Hi there friends! Last summer I shared the reveal on our modern wood slatted outdoor privacy screen. Since then I have had tons of questions about it, so I thought it was time to share some details on how to build it. The screen is contemporary & open and yet still feels private, which is nice because it allows me to see the boys and dog on the other side of the yard, while still maintaining some layer of seclusion. Plus, it has a clean & simple aesthetic which I think compliments my style.

Make Your Own Outdoor Pillows The Easy Way
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Make Your Own Outdoor Pillows The Easy Way

Hi there friends! It’s that time of year when we hit our favorite stores in search of the perfect outdoor accessories. After a LONG winter we are ready to make this entertaining season one to remember. Am I right?! I don’t know about you but I have a very difficult time trying to find the right outdoor pillows. They all seem a little stiff and generic. Well, I have a solution and an easy way to make your own outdoor pillows.

Ivar IKEA Hack-Library Cabinet
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Ivar IKEA Hack-Library Cabinet

Hi friends, happy Friday!!! My search for a mid-size cabinet for the corner of my family room has come to a end. When I realized I wasn’t finding what I was looking for, although it was really pretty simple, I began to think of affordable wood options. An IKEA hack came to mind!! By putting 2 Ivar cabinets together vertically I could create a simple, yet chic library cabinet for the corner of my family room. Win, win!!!

BHG Makeover: DIY Custom Built-In Wall Unit
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BHG Makeover: DIY Custom Built-In Wall Unit

Hi there friends! You have been asking for a while and today I am sharing the details on how we (Robert + I) designed and built a DIY custom wall unit for the BHG makeover. If you aren’t familiar, I teamed up with Rebuilding Together to give a deserving homeowner (Karen) a FULL room makeover with a feature in the Oct 2017 issue of BHG. This built-in was a true labor of love for my PIC (partner in crime). I remember showing up to his house over a year ago on a cold, fall day with this sketch up of the custom built-in I had in mind. It was a shameful rendering but he got it, right away. I knew then that we would make a great team (and we did). Not one time did Robert say no, I don’t thing so or can’t be done. And let me tell you, we hit a lot of snags and set backs. You can tell by the in progress shots below how we poured our heart and soul into this project. The biggest thank you to Lowe’s!!! For which without their contribution to this project, it would have never happened!

Modern Wood Silhouettes: An Evergreen Trend
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Modern Wood Silhouettes: An Evergreen Trend

Hi there friends! I am about to hit a blogging milestone in March, 6 years!!! The design lesson that resonates most through this time is, beware of trends. With that being said I have seen a lot of trends come & go and many I was happy to see hit the road. There have been a few though, that stood the test of time, which is refreshing, we call these “evergreen” trends. One in particular that I loved from the very beginning is silhouettes and I am happy to say I still do. We have seen these traditional favorites done many ways through the years, so I thought why not update mine and give them a modern perspective using wood.

DIY Denim Cookie Cutter Ornaments
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DIY Denim Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Hi there friends!! Christmas decorating is in full swing over here and I have lots of fun and easy ideas to share. Currently I am working on my family room and tree, which I decided to go with a Norwegian vibe highlighting blues, organic elements, light wood tones and tons of texture. Every year I try to create a tree that reflects my colors and theme while keeping it family friendly.