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Baby Girl Closet: Headband Organization

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Double of everything looks like a lot in one little closet, so it’s also doubly important to keep it nice and organized.

After our recent post (see HERE) where we made our own headbands, you can say I went a little crazy and decided the girls needed at least one each in all the neutrals (yes, pink is a neutral when it comes to baby girls!). Good thing they are cheap and easy!

Which was exactly what we were looking for in a storage solution. Naturally we headed to Ikea and found these awesome rails ($2.99), bins ($.99) and hooks ($.99).

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Using all available space is key in a small space. In most cases that means putting your wall space to use.

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It looks pretty, but most of all it’s very functional. As always, creating a home for something helps your home run more smoothly with way less stress. No longer are we on the hunt for two matching bows, they’re right there next to each other…see less stress!

We also love that the rails, hooks and bins can be handy for all sorts of odds and ends when the bow phase is over. Honestly, I think I’ll be adding a lot more of these around the house. Are you tempted?

Click HERE, HERE and HERE for product links :)

 

Simple Solution: Coat Rack for Hanging Wet Clothes

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The laundry room has become a busy room in the Faubus house since the girls arrived. Two little ladies sure know how to dirty clothes!

Usually I throw most of the clothes in the dryer, but recently I’ve noticed the baby clothes have been shrinking even when we wash on cold. So the room has been covered with wet clothes hanging from anywhere I could find. Usually, the ironing board and cupboard doors!

We nipped into Ikea to see what solutions they had, and this coat rack (found HERE) won me over with a modest price tag of $12.99. Holler!

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Now when the clothes come out of the washer, they go straight on a hanger until dried, then either into the dryer for a “fluff up” or into the ironing pile.

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This simple and cheap solution has been working so well. Most of the time the room is looking quite decent and tidy.

See, no staging for this pic!

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Another thing I liked about this option is that it’s not permanent. That rack will come in handy whenever we have extra house guests. :)

Functional Carts

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

When we came home from the hospital we set up camp in our master bedroom, it became major ‘baby central’ as EVERYTHING happened in there: sleeping, eating, nappy changing. Everything! We were in survival mode and it was just easier to keep everyone and everything in one room.

The twins migrated to their nursery when they were 8 weeks old, but we still found it very handy to keep a set up in our bedroom. It isn’t the prettiest, but having a baby station near by still helps big time in the middle of the night, and pretty much all day long.

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If I’d had my time again (and maybe next time round) I think a cart would work perfectly for this job.

If you find yourself with too many essential but messy items, you may want to get a cart too, things look so much tidier when they are contained.

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Here are a few budget friendly ones:

boxwood clippings_world market cartThis one (click HERE) is from World Market for $150

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boxwood clippings_ikea cartThis Ikea beauty is only $50 (see HERE) is.

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Crate and Barrels all business with this, but I always love the industrial look (click HERE).

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PS. Did you notice my snack bin next to the baby bottles!?

BEST. IDEA. EVER.

It may just stay forever!!!

Em’s Gift Closet Organization

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Hands down my favorite thing about our home is storage space! After years of apartment dwelling, adequate closet space is heaven on earth!

I recently turned our guest room closet into a gifting station:

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Here are five things I did to organize the space:

1. Our trusty white Ikea boxes keep light-weight gift wrap and ribbons on the top shelf. I used the same boxes at the bottom of the closet to organize my stock pile of gifts into four categories: ladies, gents, kiddos and baby.

2. Rubbermaids keep Christmas wrapping and craft supplies close in case I need them.

3. I used the clothing rails to drape tissue and packing paper. These can easily be combined or totally removed when guests arrive for hanging space.

4. A little stainless caddy holds wrapping essentials: tape, pens, gift tags and stickers.

5. A handy calendar hung on the inside of the closet door helps me keep on top of important dates.

How do you keep your birthdays and gifting organized?

Holler Dollar: Lifesaver Tub Scrub

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

My least favorite household task is hands down scrubbing the tub, talk about manual labor! I absolutely despised this task, until my friend, Nicki introduced me to this fab Pinterest find:

Lifesaver Tub Scrub

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You Will Need:

One scrubber from the Dollar Tree

1:1 ratio of Dawn and white vinegar

Simply wet down the shower and tub down and gently scrub this mixture into the tub. Next, let soak for a few minutes and then rinse away.

It is seriously insane how easy and how great this works! I absolutely love having a sparkling tub greet me at the end of each day!

Thanks for the tip Nicki! If anyone else hates scrubbing your tub…you have to give this a try!!!

Kitchen Organization Tips

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Kitchen’s can be a nightmare to organize and keep clean, but there are a few things I’ve found have worked for me, that have been my saving grace, I thought they’d be handy to share today.

No. 1: Customize what works for you. 

You probably won’t get to design or change the basic layout of your kitchen, but you do get to choose where the knifes are kept! Think about how you cook and prep meals, unload the dishwasher. You don’t want to be walking clear across the room every time you need a spoon. Keep things close, and if say your cutlery drawer is way across from where you need it to be, be creative and think outside the box like keeping spoons in a jug on your counter right were you need them.

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No. 2: Buy like items.

Although individual pieces can be so beautiful in a tablescape, they are an organizing nightmare. Keep them in a rubbermaid for occasions, but for everyday think assembly line. Having 20 white plates the same size will help with storage and be a breeze when you’re loading the dishwasher.

You can still have variety by buying in groups, and then allotting that group a certain space in your cupboard. Anyone who is living with you should know, blue glasses go here, milk ones here… then you will ALWAYS have a space that looks organized like this!

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No. 3: Place Items you use Rarely up High

This is kind of obvious, but we see it more than you’d think when we help people organize. Don’t take up your valuable accessible space with items you rarely use. Ask yourself how often you use that egg cup, and if it’s less than a weekly or fortnightly shelf it up high or in another space. For items I only pull out for Christmas, I keep in the basement, out of the way.

In this pic you can see all my random bits and bobs, too little to bother storing but can be up high for when I need them.

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No. 4 Make use of All Space. 

If you don’t have enough cupboard space EVEN with all that organizing and taking things down to the basement you may want to consider making use of that wall space to hang some shelfs. Vertical space is underused in most homes, and not only is it functional, it can also look really pretty.

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No. 5 Practice makes Perfect. 

No one moves into there house and gets everything right straight off the bat. Recognize what is and isn’t working frequently, and go ahead and make the changes needed. Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither was your home! I’m still working at being more functional, one room at a time, or one cupboard at a time, but it’s so satisfying to have working systems in place, small victories make me smile!

Good luck, email with questions if you’d like our help!

Hollar Dollar: Country Dishes

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Last time I visited The Dollar Tree, I spied these dishes that I just couldn’t pass up. They screamed summer to me, just like the kind you’d find in an old country farmhouse and I just had to have them.

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boxwood clippings_holler dollar country dishes

Aren’t they just perfect?! Pass the corn and watermelon, summer’s here and I’m ready!

9 Ways to Use a Mason Jar

Monday, June 30th, 2014

We know mason jars have been on-trend for a while now, but they are so versatile we literally use them in every room of the house!

Here’s just a few of the many things you can do with a mason jar:

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1. Bathroom storage: Toothbrush holder, bobby pins, and q-tips.

2. Glass: so perfect for a summer barbeque, or if you want to keep your kitchenware super casual. See our refreshing flavored water recipes HERE.

3. Small office supplies: Paperclips, pins, pencils and crayons. These look especially great all lined up in a row on a shelf or along a desk.

4. Cupcake liner holder: A mason jar is absolutely perfect to hold your cupcake liners and keep with all the rest of your baking ingredients and supplies.

5. Food storage: Obviously mason jars are great at keeping food air-tight and fresh. We love using them for dried spices and nuts to extend shelf-life and freshness.

6. Party decor: When we were in college, we would decorate for parties all the time with jars filled with water and a tea light. We would then add color with fruit or colored ribbon. So inexpensive, easy and effective!

7. Laundry room storage: buttons, threads that come with clothing are always hanging around. Why not give them a more permanent home?!

8. Craft room storage: We always save ribbons we get on gifts, rolling them up and sorting them by colour make them easy to find and reuse.

9. Loose Change storage: Having a jar in the closet makes emptying your pockets easy. We use our pennies for little treats like sodas, but it’s fun to also see the jar get full!

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Do you love mason jars as much as we do?

What do you use them for?

GASPA Ikea Sheets

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Recently, we bought a king size bed. This pregnant lady needed comfy sheets asap, so we headed to our nearest store…Ikea. We all know Ikea has its great products and its not so great ones and having never tried their linens before I was a little skeptical.

The price tag of $39.99 enticed me to take a chance on an unknown product, and I’m sure glad I did!

boxwoodclippings_GASPA Ikea SheetsGASPA King Sheet Set $39.99
We purchased the GASPA sheet set in white. 310 thread count, 100% cotton. These sheets are super soft and soooo comfy. King sheets can be so expensive, so these GASPA sheets are a great product for the price.
Do you have new found Ikea loves? We’d love to hear!

Inexpensive Drawer Organization Solution

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Organization is always tricky and something that needs to be worked on and tweaked until you get the designated space to function perfectly for you.

When you finally get it just right, it feels pretty amazing! Like the stars in the universe are aligned again! We’ve been in our home a year now and most of our spaces are functioning ok. One of my favorite little spaces is our bathroom drawers, which stay organized by these plastic fellas…

Emily's Bathroom Organization

They may not be the prettiest, but I love they can be squished together to keep everything separated in its own compartment. Best of all they usually come in a pack of 3 and cost only a dollar at Target or Walmart.

These rectangle and square trays are similar to what I used and cost $1.34 for the 3-pack at my local Walmart. I use these same bins for all my shallow drawers throughout they house. They are especially great to keep my designated ‘junk drawer’ in the kitchen from getting too out of hand.

If you have things floating around in your drawers, you may want to try these inexpensive plastic trays a try!

5 Tips to Organize a Nursery Closet

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

My girls’ closet is a little dreamy, for me at least! Little coordinating clothes hung in order send me into a tissy! Although I love the way this closet looks, the way it functions is even better. I’m able to grab what I need at a seconds notice and know exactly where things belong when I’m tidying up. A place for everything is ALWAYS key!

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A few tips for an organized closet:

No.1 Matching Hangers: Instantly creates a uniformed look. White looks the cleanest.

No.2 Organize according to size first: Group all the same size clothes together, you don’t want to be routing through size 6 month clothes when you have a new born (unless he’s really really big!).

No.3 Then arrange by colour: Within the size group colour coordinate your clothes, not only does this look tidy, but really helps when you’re looking for something in particular.

No.4 Have somewhere for clothes that are too big or too small: Children grow SO fast, so have somewhere handy where you can throw the ones that don’t fit. I use one of the white boxes above just temporarily until they are out of all the clothes that size, then they’ll be moved to the basement. This works the other way, keep clothes that are the next size up close at hand, look through it often and make sure they’re not missing wearing something because you forgot about it!

No.5 Use baskets, bins and shelves to create more storage: To have a place for everything YOU need to create the homes! Maximize space with book shelves (our forever fave is the kallax from ikea HERE). Bins and baskets create homes for bibs, bows, socks and any other little items you have in there.

boxwood clippings_twin baby closet

boxwood clippings_twin baby closet

 

Of course things will get messy, but if the organized skeleton is there, it will take a fraction of the time to put it straight.

Our mum used to sing to us as we were going to bed and she’d be doing a light pick up. I find it a soothing chore at the end of a frantic day, and helps the next be a little more orderly (in theory!).

I’m only 2 months into this, advice and your expertise is welcome!

Worth The Splurge: Williams-Sonoma Organic Waffle Towels

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Anyone knows I get a little too enthusiastic about linens. Kitchen tea towels are no exception. I don’t know about you but it just drives me crazy when I get a clean kitchen towel out of the dryer and it still has stains on it… even with a pre-wash stain treatment. Arrg! Out to the rag pile it goes…

Introducing the best kitchen towel in the universe….

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Williams-Sonoma Organic Waffle-Weave Towels

Not only are these practically stain-resistant they are also incredibly absorbent, dry in a jiffy and are huge 30″ x 20″! I received them as a house-warming gift and honestly cannot say enough good things about them. I now use them 99% of the time, and hate when they are both in the wash.

$10 per towel is a pretty steep, but I promise you will like them ten times better than any other kitchen towel.

Do you have any household items you’re dying over? Please share, we love trying out new things!

Walmart Mainstays Pillows

Friday, March 7th, 2014

In our family, we have people who needs to wipe their brow the instant the sun peaks out from a cloud, or who form beads of sweat from simple, light exercise. We call these loveable family members “sweaty heads”. Sweaty heads, you know we love you! I love sweaty heads so much, I even married one.

The combination of sweaty heads and my slight germ-a-phobia from working in the medical field so long have me utterly grossed out by pillows. Even though I have a sanitation cycle on my washer, I’ve never successfully washed a pillow without it coming out lumpy and weird, which lead me to these:

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Walmart’s Mainstay Deep Pocket Pillow

These pillows are only $2.50 each! They are awesome for the price, are hypoallergenic, and extra soft, making them perfect for stomach sleepers. They are so inexpensive that I replace my sweaty head’s pillow every month, and I don’t have to be grossed out by old pillows. I also try to keep a few extra on hand for guests, and as my local wally-world often runs out I like to have a little stock pile.

If you have any sweaty heads in your family, you may want to give these pillows a try!

How do you keep your pillows fresh and clean? Do you have any little housekeeping tips to share, we’d love to hear what tricks you keep up your sleeve!

Our Twin Nursery

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

It’s finally finished!!!

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Above the cribs we framed wrapping paper, soon to be replaced with photos of our little ones!

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A new chair from Walmart and a family heirloom piece offers seating for both mum and dad, can you guess which one I get?!

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A babies Moses Basket in crib, helps the little ones adjust to a bigger world, or so I’m told. I think they’re simply adorbs!

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A collection of white lanterns act as a mobile for now, and something for the little ones to look up at.

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boxwood clippings_neutral twin nursery

Two small shelves from Ikea act as a little bookcase, and gives the room a little pop of colour.

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I’m in LOVE with these blankets both received as gifts. Blush pink is so beautiful.

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Little fun details!

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boxwood clippings_neutral twin nursery

Plates found at our local thift shop. Attached by hot gluing metal paper clips to the back and attaching to wall with just a small nail. A thrifty and easy solution!

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My Winnie The Pooh soft toy collection, I’ve been obsessed with Pooh for years!

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boxwood clippings_neutral twin nursery

It all looks just like I pictured in my head! We had little ‘drama’s’ along the way, but all in all we really enjoyed the whole process of finally getting to decorate a nursery!

Right now it’s quite light and whimsical, we plan on changing things up a bit when the girls get older, adding more bookshelves and places for toys, and even more colour…that’s right!

For resource links, please visit my inspiration board post HERE.

Nursery Sneek Peek: Putting Left Over Paint to Good Use

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

This post brought to you in part by:

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.Do you guys remember my nursery inspiration board?boxwood clippings_gender neutral nursery

It became a great starting point to get my vision together, and although a lot stayed the same, I switched up a couple of details.

One of which was the paint. Originally, I thought I’d paint the whole room because I really wanted the white furniture to ‘pop.’ But then we found out we were having two girls, I thought an entire room painted grey might look too masculine. I was really sold on the grey, but I also wanted it to feel really light and airy!

Knowing that we wanted to incorporate molding somehow, we settled on the idea of doing a craftsman-style chair rail and window casings. It was a little scary thinking it may turn out a little 90s, but we love the results, with the paint only being at the bottom of the walls. What do you guys think?

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One of the best parts about this project is that we were able to use the leftover paint from our kitchen makeover (see HERE). Although I LOVE having different colours in the various rooms of our house, it’s nice to have some consistency so it all ‘flows’ nicely. And as we already had it, it was basically FREEEE!

We used only about a 1/2 gallon of paint, and did 2 coats. It worked out perfectly since we’d already chosen the pearl finish for the high-traffic kitchen area, and now it works great in the nursery, where soon little fingers will be touching daily, and it’ll be easy to wipe clean.

Paint used: Benjamin Moore: Stonington Grey in Pearl finish

Another thing that is free is the great advice you get when you go to Jones Paint and Glass. They’ll advise you on colour choices, finish, tools and anything in between. For you local readers, be sure to call ahead and schedule an appointment with Alaura Stickney at their Provo store; she’s a paint genius!!!!

Stay tuned for an overload of photos tomorrow!

Em’s New Additions In Home

Monday, February 24th, 2014

We are slowly making progress on making the new house a home. Here’s a few new additions this month…

Our sis-in law, Kimbers is a pro on the sewing machine. She made me some lovely pillow covers for our bed from fabric I bought on clearance for $5/yd. I’m loving the shades of tan to cozy things up this time of year.

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We finally got around to mounting the tv in the family room. Electrical cables are the bane of my existence, and as you can see we are getting closer to keeping them out of view!

I thought I would try the Ikea Hemnes sofa table as a media stand it actually works great! The compartments fit our electronics perfectly, and it has no backing so wires can get to plugs easily. We’ll use the storage baskets for baby toys. I’m hooping this will work great to keep mess out of view, be super accessible, and easy for clean up too.

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Brad got me this lamp for my birthday, and I haven’t got around to showing you yet. It literally can go in any corner of any room. I’m constantly moving it around. Target doesn’t sell it anymore, but they have this one that’s really similar.

Also, more linen taupe pillow covers from Kimberly…

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Do you have any projects going on at your house lately? We’d love to hear what you’re up to!

Valentine’s Day Table Setting

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Every February, our sis-in-law Kimberly throws a Valentine’s dinner for our family. Her kids get so excited and we all make little Valentine’s for each other. Kimberly goes all out with setting the table, and always makes an amazing meal. Now we all look forward this event every year. I love the idea of making a bigger deal out of little holidays (especially in the winter months)!!!

I decided to get a little festive in our dining room by pulling out red and pink party decor and buying a few heart balloons from The Dollar Tree.

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boxwood clippings_valentine's day table setting

This literally took about 10 minutes and no effort at all. It’s amazing how just pulling a few pieces out and spending a few minutes can make an ordinary day feel extra special. Happy love month everyone!!!

Tips on New Construction

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

2013 was a huge year for me in learning all about new construction. Not only did we finish our first house, but I also started working as an Interior Designer at Ivory Homes. I have learned so much through both of these experiences, so thought I’d share a few tips today.

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#1 Surroundings: Usually when building a new house it is hard to focus on anything other than the floor plan. It is so important to look at your surroundings of the neighborhood. What direction your house face has huge impact on the amount of light in your home (think strong evening light and snowy north-facing driveways). What is being built either side of your lot? How much space will you have between your neighbors? Does your community have an HOA? All these things are going to impact your life in your new home and should be some of the first things to consider. Don’t be afraid to ask your builder to flip you house plan on the lot for better views, or to make changes that you’d like. It’s always worth asking!

#2 Choosing a Floor Plan: This can be very overwhelming, especially when builders offer dozens of plans. First look at square footage, and the number of beds and baths for your price. These are the specs that will primarily value and eventually sell your home so it’s important to compare with existing home prices in the neighborhood. Also, it’s amazing how builders price their plans so differently. For example, a home that had 700 sq foot less than our home was only $4k less. Most importantly, hopefully the builder can walk you through home plans you are interested in, It’s hard to get a feel by looking just at blueprints. Once you’ve decided on a floorplan walk through the plan again, taking pictures and paying attention to light, and areas of the home that you may want to change. It is also important to remember you will need to leave a little room in your budget for upgrades, you don’t want to max out your budget on the base plan of a home, leaving no wiggle room for additional costs.

#3 Structural Changes: The first thing you want to think about upgrading is anything you can’t change easily. Adding windows, raising the ceilings, extending the garage etc. After thinking of any structural changes, you want to next think about semi-permanent features such as cabinetry, flooring, and baseboards.

#4 Electrical: It is so hard to think of everything during the building process, but getting sufficient lighting and outlets in a home is something that buyers often overlook. The small cost for adding can lights and extra outlets is so worth it in the long run. Hallways and closets are often areas that get neglected, add those cans for a bright and cheery home!

#5 The Kitchen: If budget allows upgrade your kitchen. It is usually so much cheaper to upgrade cabinetry and counter-tops with your builder than if you wanted to upgrade these items later. More than anywhere else, your kitchen truly is the heart of the home where your family and friends will spend a lot of time. You’ll always be happy to have invested in this space.

Building a home is very stressful, but at the same time such a fun experience. I hope these tips will help a little if you’re thinking of building a new home soon!

DIY Abstract Metallic Artwork

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Art is essential in helping make a house a home. It brings warmth, environment and adds your personal stamp into your home. However, I’ve been having the hardest time finding art work I love and when I do it costs hundred of dollars!

I have one wall in my living room that was large and bare. I’m not afraid of empty walls, but as this wall faces you as you walk in the front door of our house I felt it needed something to fill the space and at the same time not distract from the focal point wall of the room. I wanted something neutral, large and simple. Sarah, being the artist of our family convinced me we should try something on our own.

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For supplies I purchased two 40″ x 30″ canvases from Hobby Lobby. They cost $22 after using 40% off coupons. We used these $1 brushes from The Dollar Tree. Sarah loved the sheen of this paint she used in her bathroom, so we decided to use it again for this project. Naturally, I needed a gold color too :)

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I was a little nervous, but Sarah told me just to go for it! The great thing about painting on canvas is you can always paint over something you don’t like after it dries.

We simply painted brushstrokes of gold and silver, some thick chunky strokes and some faint, wispy ones. We just kept on going until we were happy with the look. Honestly, I don’t think you could go wrong.

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My front room gets a lot of light and I just love how reflective this paint is. The new artwork makes the whole room ‘glow’ in sunlight.

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Although, you can’t exactly call this a masterpiece I am more than happy with how they turned out. For under $30 per canvas, and an hour of time I got exactly what I needed for this empty space.

Thanks for all your help and encouragement sis xxx

New Dining Room Pendant only $43!!!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Did you guys notice when I posted our paint makeover last month that we also changed out our dinning room light? Although I love the one we had, it always seemed a bit too small for the room, especially when the table is extended to it’s full length.

BEFORE:                                                                                    AFTER:

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I’d been wanting to replace it for a while, but boy are lights expensive.

Since we’ve been working on the nursery, I decided our old light would be perfect up there, so it was time to get serious and keep my eyes peeled. And that’s when I spotted THIS beauty at Ikea.

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Can you believe this massive shade is only $25?!

I already had a cord ($5), but I needed a new mount for the ceiling. I had no luck at Lowes or Home Depot, but found this lovely one for only $15 at West Elm.

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Now the only problem was the cord. If you buy a pendant light usually them come with mount, cord, cord cover and the light, but because I built this piece by piece, I couldn’t find a cord cover and the cord alone looked too thin and cheap.

Then inspiration struck: wrap the cord in string. So that’s what I did. I found the thickest string I could at Ace, and got to work, and I’m happy to report it only took about 20 mins!

What do you think?

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boxwood clippings_dinning room light

Not to shabby hey?