An Evolving Gallery Wall

The gallery wall in our living room is changing. It's been evolving over the last few months that we've lived here, and it's finally starting to look more like the inspiration image. Source: Curbly via Pinterest, of course. In September, a few months after moving in, I wrote about hanging art and starting the gallery wall. At that time, the living room wall looked like this: It was pretty skimpy to say the least. But now that we've seen the Before, I can show you the After and tell you more … [Read more...]

The Road Quickly Traveled or Painting Canvas Quote Art

After taking down our Christmas decorations, my DIY rustic modern open shelving in the dining room started looking pretty sad. Like really sad. Crap started piling up (e.g. bubble solution, blood pressure machine, mail, placemats, and more) So I decided it was time to clear them off and properly accessorize, starting with a (fairly) fast and easy canvas quote art I made. I started with a quote I liked and a big blank canvas. I'd bought the canvas for super cheap ($4.99 and it's 18 x 24!) from … [Read more...]

Finally, Our Modern Glamour Bedroom Reveal

Okay, so back a million years ago (Okay, in October 2012), I promised a bedroom makeover and showed you all our terrible bedroom and my gray and yellow bedroom moodboard plan. Then half a million years ago (Okay, in December 2012), I showed you one step of the makeover, my nightstand transformation. And now, today, I'm finally back with all the beautiful pictures and full details of my bedroom makeover! The bed made such a big difference to me. It's the first real bed we've ever owned. … [Read more...]

Nightstands: From Drab to Fab

Okay, it's been a long time since I first showed you this mood board for our bedroom. But the gray and yellow bedroom that Phil promised me for my birthday is now done. Or close enough that I'm calling it done. So I'm back today to share how I turned two dark, gloomy nightstands from the Salvation Army into light, cheery, fun nightstands for our bedroom. When my mom and I went to Salvation Army to buy dressers for my younger sisters (check out Lucy's Comic Book dresser!), we ended up with two … [Read more...]

DIY Rustic Modern Open Shelving

 When we first moved in, I wasn't sure what to do with this big expanse of open wall in our dining room. Now that we've gotten settled in a little bit more, it became clear that I needed more baby-safe display space. So I decided to construct some awesome rustic, yet modern open shelving for this wall.  I was inspired by some cool stainless steel modern brackets I found at Ikea. But I decided to DIY the shelves to give them a rustic look. The modern brackets with more rustic shelves gives the … [Read more...]