Hi there friends! Today I am sharing the first reveal of my family room since painting the walls white. Ahh…it feels like a breathe of fresh air every time I walk in the space, I…
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.
Hi there friends! A few weekends ago I attended the Made With Love staining workshop with Minwax & Bruce Johnson at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Philidelphia. It was such a great event & trip that I wanted to share some things I learned. There were many things I came away with, things I never knew I was doing wrong that ultimately make a huge difference on how a project turns out.
Hi there friends! I am back to share my new DIY modern rustic wood beams that we just added to the kitchen! As I was saying in yesterday’s post we are tackling smaller projects in our kitchen to make the space feel more like us and our style. We will hold off on any larger projects until we are ready for the commitment of a renovation, which is not now. Often all a space needs are touches that say you to make it feel fresh again.
Happy Monday friends!! I am so excited to share this fun, easy & super stylish summer project with you today! Our collection of driftwood has grown each year, as “hunting for treasure” is a favorite summer pastime. No matter how old my boys get they still like the adventure, you honestly never know what you will find washed up ashore. We have found some pretty awesome pieces lately and it got me thinking, what else could we make with them? I love dimensional & sculptural objects, they add a flavor to open shelving & vignettes that no other accessory can. As I began to see some of the driftwood we found together as art, we all agreed these would make beautiful wood sculptures. Plus it’s a great way to hold onto those summer memories for all to appreciate for years to come.
Hi there friends! Over the last few years I have become super fond of succulents, who hasn’t right?! I love the look, colors, sizes, shapes and the fact that they are low maintenance is a bonus for me. Plus you can find them just about anywhere lately, even the grocery store! I thought it would be fun to create an all season, modern succulent centerpiece planter for my kitchen table. I have teamed up with Minwax for this project and to give my piece a rustic finish.
Hi there friends! If you are one to spot trends then you have probably noticed the wood leg planter around town. I found them for the first time last year at Target and fell in love. I waited for them to go on clearance, then snatched them up. They have a clean, mid-century modern look that is super stylish & chic but can be a bit pricey. I found THESE a few weeks ago at West Elm and knew right away that they were a great look. The mix of wood and cement were a perfect pairing of textures. Once I saw the price I knew a DIY was in order.
As many of you know I have had a little paint dilemma going on in my new den. I was back and forth with whether to go light or dark on the walls. I knew once I finished the art piece for the room I would know 100% which direction to go in. Well the art is finished, finally! And the wall color is decided, yay! Today I am revealing the abstract I painted as well as an easy frame that has a modern vibe I made with simple wood trim and a new product from Minwax.
I am back with my last post of 2016, which I collaborated with Minwax!! Remember when I shared with you with my inspiration for my dining room and asked for your advice? Well I am happy to say we are moving forward with the plan of turning our dining room into a den.
My little Jack went to soccer on Saturday and scored 2 goals. He told me he woke up and believed he could & that is how he did it. I wanted to cry, it was such a special moment as a mom. As grown ups we fear things that seem hard or undoable, whatever it may be. Telling ourselves we can do it seems so basic and rudimentary that we often forget to do the very same thing we tell our kids to do.
Everything I create for this blog is all me and at times I doubt if I can do it. But there is a will there to keep learning & growing so I tell myself I can do it. Yup, I admit it woodworking scares the heck out of me sometimes. I do love a good challenge though, that is why I was thrilled to jump on board with Minwax this fall, to come up with 4 projects geared to inspire your future woodworking endeavors. My first was an easy picture frame for large images, followed by my floating bench and today I am bringing you the easiest DIY live edge bench ever!