Monday, August 29, 2016

DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood

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DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood. Great way to infuse your house with fixer upper or farmhouse style!

For the past 6 years, I've been trying everything I can to get my house as bright and white as possible. I've seriously even considered painting the whole house white (still wanting to do that ;)). But, I have realized that as much as I love white, I also truly love me some contrasting dark wood. So, the past few months, I've been infusing a little dark wood, farmhouse style, into my home.

You don't ever get to see this side of my bedroom. It's one of the parts of my house that just gets neglected. I've done better the past few months at keeping it clutter free, but it still just needed a little boost to take it to the next level. So, I decided to make use of this empty wall space and infuse some farmhouse style into it.
DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood. Great way to infuse your house with fixer upper or farmhouse style!
 I love projects like this, because it was minimal effort and cost and still looks awesome :) I have some old wood laying outside from a couple of old benches I made years and years ago. And it was destined to be firewood, but I decided it would make some awesome projects because there's nothing better than actual weathered aged wood :) These little slats I used for the back of the piece are from the old legs of the bench.
DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood. Great way to infuse your house with fixer upper or farmhouse style!
 I secured them all together using some wood glue and 1 1/4 inch nails and my nail gun. I then added a D-ring to the back to hang it (not pictured).
DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood. Great way to infuse your house with fixer upper or farmhouse style!
 I found these baskets at At Home for $6 a piece and mounted them onto the wood. (Here are some cute baskets from Amazon that can work too!)
DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood. Great way to infuse your house with fixer upper or farmhouse style!
 I then threw some greenery I had lying around the house from Ikea to complete the look.
DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood. Great way to infuse your house with fixer upper or farmhouse style!
 I just love how this made the space! I really think wood just grounds bright white spaces. It offers the perfect contrast!
DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood. Great way to infuse your house with fixer upper or farmhouse style!
 As you can see, I didn't do anything to this wood. I just pulled out the screws and let everything be the way it came off the bench. It's imperfect, which just adds character :)
DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood. Great way to infuse your house with fixer upper or farmhouse style!

DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood. Great way to infuse your house with fixer upper or farmhouse style!
 Now that I remembered this wood, I can't wait to use more of it around the house! And maybe soon I'll show you the other side of this dresser :) I've been working on that for like a year now haha :)
DIY Farmhouse Style Hanging Wire Baskets On Reclaimed Wood. Great way to infuse your house with fixer upper or farmhouse style!

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

23 Bedroom Wall Ideas That WOW!

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23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas

I had the great opportunity to tour two of the Parade of Homes that happens in our state and was just completely in awe of some of the design that went into each and every home! I love these tours and seriously count down the days until they come again. I've done complete home tours of the parade homes in past, but this year I decided it would be fun to do round up posts of some of my favorite designs :) Today is all about wall (and a few ceiling) ideas worth stealing for your bedroom! I wish I had visited all the parade homes because looking through some of the photos of those homes, I would have easily gotten this list to 50!

I've listed the builder of each home and the interior designer if I knew it. I was a bad blogger and threw out one of the magazines that had all the designers in it and can't find any online! Ugh. So, if you are really interested in a certain room, please let me know in the comments and I'll try to track down the designer :) Here are the rooms, in no particular order...

#1. This is such a bold and beautiful wall paper! I love the unique take of rustic and modern.
Builder: D.R. Horton
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #2: This is a ceiling one; how beautiful is the white washed wood!
Builder: E Builders
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #3: I am loving this white painted brick. My husband is against it. But I would totally do this if I could!
Builder: Foster Custom Homes
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #4: This was probably one of my favorite rooms in the tours. I am dreaming of putting that wall somewhere in my house. Can believe it is just raw 1x4 boards? Yeah, with blue paint on the wall underneath. Cute!
Builder: Foster Custom Homes
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #5: Love this diamond wall. It's a great take on the square board and batten treatment you see everywhere :)
Builder: Highland Custom Homes
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #6. Super cute idea for board and batten! I can image this in my hallway right now :)
Builder: Highland Custom Homes
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #7: Okay, so obviously the wall is cool, but I love this light!
Builder: Huish
Designer: Wendy Jensen, Send Out Cards
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #8: If I could do my little girl's nursery over again, I would find this wallpaper and totally put it up! This is just so pretty and serene.
Builder: Huish
Designer: Wendy Jensen, Send Out Cards 
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #9: The color of this wood is just perfect, and it's great imperfections works so well.
Builder: Huish
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #10: I love the wallpaper above the board and batten!
Builder: Huish
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #11: Okay, another ceiling one. But how amazing is this room?!
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #12: I love this tight square board and batten. And how cute is this for a little boy's nursery?
Builder: J Craft Homes
Designer: J Craft Homes, Humble Dwellings
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #13: Can't go wrong with a brick wall!
Builder: J Craft Homes
Designer: J Craft Homes, Humble Dwellings 
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #14: Okay, so I've been wanting to do this exact thing in my bedroom, but can't bring myself to give up my square board and batten. How stinkin' cute is this room?!
Builder: J Craft Homes
Designer: J Craft Homes, Humble Dwellings 
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #15: You probably can barely see it, but the top part of this wall has three wide white planks on it. I've seen this in a lot of houses and love it!
Builder: J Craft Homes
Designer: J Craft Homes, Humble Dwellings 
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #16: This floral paper! (nothing more to say :) )
Builder: Journey's End
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #17: This wall paper that covers the entire bedroom is great...but can we just take a minute and drool at this bed frame?
Builder:  Journey's End
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #18: Another take on the idea from 15. So, soft and simple.
Builder: Journey's End
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #19. So, obviously the wall molding in this room is beautiful, but I took this picture because of the pink ceiling! I love that idea.
Builder: Pure Haven Homes
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #20: This room...this room. Everything about this room is just perfect.
Builder: Willowood Homes
Designer: Willowood Homes Interior Design
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #21: We all love shiplap walls!
Builder: Willowood Homes
Designer: Willowood Homes Interior Design 
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #22: In LOVE this! This is a design that just jumps and hits ya in the face...in a good way :)
Builder: Wright Homes
Designer: Wright Homes and Joanna Constantine
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #23: I really love this whole wall paper trend that's happening right now! Would you do wallpaper?
Builder: Journey's End
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas

Friday, August 12, 2016

DIY Floating Shelves and Bathroom Update

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DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
  There once was a time that my bathroom looked like this.
 Well, truthfully, I did have towels hanging on the rod, so it wasn't that bad :) But the toys and the random other-ness is a down play. In fact, for about a month, we had a huge dresser standing right in front of this tub, so this is an obvious step up haha.

So, of course the first step to take back my bathroom was to actually clean it :) So, let's pretend that this was my actual before picture :) But seriously, what good is a before picture if it still looks pretty? Right? ;)
I decided I was in desperate need of organization and a little decor. So, the first thing to do was to create some cute shelves! To start, I needed to figure out how long I wanted them, how many, and where to put them. So, I started by using painters tape and figuring out exactly what I wanted. I obviously thought I wanted three, and that didn't happen. My idea for the top third shelf was to make it half the size and put it flush on the right. But, once I got the two shelves up, I thought this would just be way to busy.
 To create the actual floating shelves, here's how I did it.
Cut List per shelf:
(2 )1x6 @36"
(1) 1x4 @37.5"
(2) 1x4 @5.5"
(1) 2x2 @36"
(3) 2x2 @3"

Supply List:
Nail gun
1 1/4" nails
Wood Glue
2 1/2 screws
Drill
Stain
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 Step one is to put the 5.5" inch pieces on the ends of the 36" 1x6. Glue and nail in place.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 Then add the second 36" 1x6 piece to the opposite edge of the 5.5" pieces. Glue and nail in place.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 It should look like this at this point.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 The next step (not pictured, sorry!) is to place the 37.5" 1x4 on top of this. Glue and nail into place

Now for the supports. I drilled and screwed in the 3" pieces into the 36" 2x2. I placed one on each end and then one in the middle.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 I then measured on the wall where I wanted these positioned with help of my painters tape. I found where the studs were and then marked those measurements on the support. I then drilled all the way into the support with a drill bit one size smaller than my screws. This helps to not split the wood when you send the screw through.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 I then placed them on the wall, making sure they were level and even.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
Before staining, I sanded the shelves to smooth out the edges and corners. After staining the shelf with Minwax Dark Walnut, I then just slid them on to the supports. The fit was perfect and snug! I then realized after putting weight on these, I needed to add more support by adding a 1 1/2" screw into the top of the shelf into the support. I drilled this out first, and then sent the screw through.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
I love these shelves because they use all wood unlike some of the other tutorials I saw that use plywood for the underside. Plywood is expensive especially when you won't be using the whole sheet. Making them this way, you just need one 1x6 at 6' to make one shelf. :)
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 I had so much fun accessorizing these shelves. I kept it neutral of course, and a little bit farmhouse.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 Although baths are meant for relaxation and getting away from things, I am such a time oriented person, so I had to add a clock :) I got this clock from Gordmans and the candle pillar from Hobby Lobby.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 The baskets are also from Gordmans and this cute little plant is from Ikea placed into a different pot I had.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!

DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 I just love how this all came together!
These curtains are from Amazon (link). I wanted to brighten the space up a little bit and add a little frill :)
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 And of course, there was the problem with towels. I was wanting to put them on the shelves, but I was bad and didn't realize my folded towels measured more than 6" :) So, if you are making these shelves to hold towels, use a 1x10! But, I was pretty happy when I found these baskets that fit all the towels perfectly! I actually like the whole look of the space because of these.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 I'm so glad I didn't put the third short shelf on here. It would have been way to much for the space! I love walking in here now, it just makes me happy :)
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 As for the other wall? This was the before of this wall. I painted this square a few years ago and had the knobs to hang lanterns or towels, but it was also just a little boring.
 So, I decided to throw this resin antler bust on it. I seriously wish I had thought to do something like this forever ago! It totally made the space. I was contemplating planking this square with wood and then adding the bust, but I thought that would be just a bit too much wood in this space. So, for now, this is how it is :)
Easy way to hang towels. Cute towel hanger from drawer knobs.
 So, the total cost of each shelf comes down to:
1 1x6 6' board - approx. $3.50
1 1x4 8' board - approx. $2
1 2x2 8' board - approx $1.50

Given that you have the other materials already on hand, you have an awesome 3' shelf for $7.00! Your second shelf would be even cheaper, since you can use the leftover wood from the first shelf, and only have to buy another 1x6 board. So, you can do two of these shelves for about $10. Not bad! :)

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 
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