Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Home Tour Part 2 and Living Room Update

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Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 I am so excited to share with you the second edition of my Fall home tour! I have been working like crazy trying to get this room a little closer to how I envisioned it this Fall, and it's slowly coming together :) I have one big project left, but I feel comfortable with showing you how far it's come. You probably won't be able to notice much of a difference, but I sure do!
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 The first thing you'd probably notice is this new rug! I seriously don't know what I was thinking getting a white high pile rug with two toddlers and a dog. It was a mistake! haha. So, I decided to switch it out for this rug that's hand woven and a little more "cottage" anyway. Definitely a more laid back and relaxed look, which I love. And this rug is so easy to clean and no crumbs get stuck way down in the darkest depths like the other rug! It's the Safavieh Montauk Hand Woven rug in Sand which you can get from Amazon (link here).
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 The next change was adding a little board and batten into this space to break up the beige walls. My next big project is adding it to the adjacent wall, but all the way above the window to break up the two story living space. Adding this little piece right here seriously changed the whole feel of the space for me. (I'll show you some before and afters in a new post later)
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 And another thing I had to do was make a new slipcover for this ottoman. I didn't listen to my own advice, and forgot to wash the fabric of the first cover before I made it, so it shrunk a ton in the wash and the ottoman looked like a stuffed sausage when I put it on there. haha. So, as much as I loathed making another, I had to :)
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 As for the Fall touches in here, I didn't do much except add a few pumpkins here and there.
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 I also added more wood to the shelves. My vision was to have wood all the way to the top, but my budget got in the way of me. I was going to cut these all in half, but I had a bad run in with the saw one time doing that, and decided the loss of a hand is not worth it ;)
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 For the colors in this room, I went with beiges, tans and whites. I just LOVE this pillow. I bought it last year and never used it and can't figure out why! I bought this from Amazon also (link here).
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 For the mantel, I just added some pumpkins and changed out the flowers to ones that have a little more orange and red in them.
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 I know this is a lot of a wood for someone who has a gas fireplace, but I don't care! :) I just love all the texture it brings and it totally reminds me of Fall.
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 I got these gingham pillows on clearance from Target. Goodness knows I don't need anymore pillows, but I continue to buy them for some reason.
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea

Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 A few more pumpkins were added on top of my candlesticks. I also added this black clock. I'm getting more and more daring and adding black into my decor instead of all whites :) It's a change, but I love the contrast!
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 Here's a few more pictures of my living room all ready for Fall :)
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea

Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea

Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea

Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white cottage or farmhouse living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea

Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea

Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white living room decor. Two story great room decorating idea
 Now for my bedroom. I don't usually change much in here, just the pillows. But it's always nice to do a room tour to give me a reason to clean it! :)
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white bedroom decor. Great way to break up wall in master bedroom with vaulted ceiling
 I've been thinking of a few changes to do in here also. It's always hard when you already love a bedroom so much to do changes to it...I wish I had an infinite number of rooms to work on so I can leave others as is sometimes :)
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white bedroom decor. Great way to break up wall in master bedroom with vaulted ceiling

Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white bedroom decor. Great way to break up wall in master bedroom with vaulted ceiling
 I'm all about adding plaids and sweater type pillows to warm things up during the colder months, and well plaids just fit perfectly with Fall for me. I got this pillow on clearance from Target last year also and wish I had picked up two of them!
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white bedroom decor
 My nightstands haven't changed much, just added a new clock and some different plants.
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white bedroom decor
 I did get around to adding a little pumpkin to our wall table though :) Oh, and a pumpkin candle burning too! When I get the pumpkin candle going, that means I'm finally in the mood for Fall. It took a little bit to get into it, but I think I have finally accepted that Summer is leaving us and I need to embrace the new season :)
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white bedroom decor
And here's an idea of what the other side of this room looks like. I'm still trying to get the opposite side of this dresser figured out and hope to share that soon :)
Neutral Fall decorating ideas and decor. Neutral and white bedroom decor
Neutral and white farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Neutral Fall decor

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

How To Update A Dresser Into A Show Stopper

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How to paint a dresser, and add a little cute pattern on the drawers! #decoartprojects #madewithmichaels

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fall Home Tour 2016

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I think every year around this time it is hard for me to imagine cooler temps and pumpkins. I was hopeful that this year would be different since the Summer felt so long, but alas, it's the same. I'm not ready for Fall or Winter! This actually makes me quite sad adding pumpkins to my decor lol. Serious though. I waited until the latest possible minute to do it. I tried to decorate for Fall without them, but it just didn't do. But, the wonderful Marty from A Stroll Thru Life is hosting the Fall Home Tours this week, so I had to get over myself and try to embrace Fall :)
If you are coming from Lynzy & Co., welcome! I'll give you a little background. We moved into our custom home about 7 years ago. I'm married to a man who would rather not put any nail holes in the wall, let along see something painted or drastically changed. He obviously didn't know what he was getting himself in to :) He used to leave the house for the day if I was doing a big project, but he's gotten better and now just leaves the room. We were thinking about building a new house this past Spring, but have decided to stay and embrace this beautiful home we have...for now. Let me tell you, not knowing if you are going to move or not seriously puts a damper on decorating and projects, so it was such a relief realizing that we were going to stay for awhile.

Hope you enjoy the tour! I'll be posting one more tour up next week that will include our bedroom and BIG changes in my living room. But for now, here's our home! Welcome :)

Our entry way got a big update this spring with these double barn doors. This totally transformed this space!
White living room decor and decorating ideas with DIY barn doors

 Here's the other side of the entry hall and stair case that you see as you enter our home. I wasn't sure which direction to go with Fall this year. I was trying to add some bright oranges and yellows, but I ultimately decided on a soft grey.
Entryway decor and decorating ideas. White entryway with square board and batten
 Bench, rug, white pillow, clock: Home Goods      Grey pillow and throw: Ikea   

Our front room was made into a quasi guest room when guests come over and functions as mountain of toys all other times. This couch is my fave from Ikea. It's also a pull out bed.
Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for living room. White living room. DIY shiplap
Console Table: Target     Sofa Bed: Ikea      Bench and lamp: Target     Rug: Rugs USA

 And this little bench houses a ton of fun little toys. I'm all about multi-purpose furniture :)
Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for living room. White living room. DIY shiplap
 The mantel on our faux fireplace was the first thing to get decorated. I put no thought into this. Just grabbed all my pumpkins out of a bag and threw them up there...and it ended up looking decent lol.
Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for living room. Fall decor and decorating ideas. Neutral and white fall mantel decor. White living room. DIY shiplap

Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for living room. White living room. DIY shiplap

Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for living room. White living room. DIY shiplap

 As for our dining room. I had a grande vision of all white and brown with pops of maroon from these mums. But, alas, my mums have yet to bloom. Maybe I'll update this picture when they are full of color :)
Farmhouse dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY shiplap in dining room. Neutral and white Fall dining room decor
 For the sideboard, I just moved a few mugs out of the way and added a ton of little pumpkins on this 3-tier stand.
Farmhouse dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY shiplap in dining room. Neutral and white Fall dining room decor
 I kept everything else simple with whites and creams on the pillows. That wood mirror has been a staple in my dining room for years now; I'm truthfully think it's the only thing that has stayed the same in our house for that long lol.
Farmhouse dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY shiplap in dining room. Neutral and white Fall dining room decor
Bench: Home Goods      White pillow cases: Ikea      White boxes: Home Depot      Rug: Ikea     Chairs:Ikea      Striped pillow: Amazon

As for the exit, here's the other view of our entry way. I just love this staircase and the two story foyer. It's probably one of my fave views in the house!
Two story entrway or foyer. White and neutral decor and decorating ideas for Fall.
Thank you for dropping by! Be sure to check back next week with some more room tours! And if you are following along on the blog hop, your next stop is  The House of Silver Lining. I follow Shauna on Instagram, this is for sure one tour you don't want to miss!

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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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