Wood Copper Coat Rack

Wood Copper Coat Rack

Happy Monday friends! I’m really excited to announce that I’ve partnered with Darby Smart once again and created this modern Wood and Copper Coat Rack for any wall in your home! It’s the perfect addition to our bedroom and adds some extra color and texture to our walls. It’s great for hanging hats, light jackets, jewelry and more! I love the combination of wood and metal. They are great companions in design and don’t come across too feminine or masculine. Which is why I created this design for Father’s Day because I think it would be loved by all those dads out there, but also those moms that have to see it on the wall everyday!  So, if you are stumped for Father’s Day presents that are truly unique and less obvious, be sure to head to Darby Smart for all the supplies and easy instructions you’ll need to create this lovely piece for your home!!  XOXO,...
DIY Tropical Leaf Side Table

DIY Tropical Leaf Side Table

Ok guys, I am SO excited about today’s DIY! I am beyond thrilled with how this Tropical Leaf Side Table turned out – I want to make a dozen more. It’s totally on trend, it’s playful and overall a really great addition to any space in the home!  Be sure to head on over to Curbly today for the how-to and let me know what you all think! Happy Friday – yay for the weekend!!  XOXO,...
DIY Painted Palm Leaf Planter

DIY Painted Palm Leaf Planter

Tropical prints and patterns are everywhere and totally on trend this year! I see them all around me when I’m out and about, so I came up with a super simple DIY Painted Palm Leaf Planter that you can easily recreate to add a touch of tropics to your home decor this summer! Materials Terracotta Planter Acrylic Paint Paint Brushes Instructions 1. Simply start by painting your base coat using a foam brush. Allow to dry in between coats. 2. Once the base coat has completely dried, take an angled brush to create your palm leaf shapes with a lighter color. Allow to dry.  3. Place your plant into your new planter and enjoy!  This project takes no time at all and you can really have a lot of fun playing with color combinations to achieve some pretty fun pieces! I stuck with a cobalt blue and white to fit in with the rest of my decor, but you can choose any color you wish! This is such a great alternative to spending tons of money on planters, when you could really create one-of-a-kind pieces for your home, garden or patio this summer! What do you think?! XOXO,...
A Neglected to Nifty Chair Makeover

A Neglected to Nifty Chair Makeover

Happy Monday friends! I’m not sure if you saw my chair makeover on Curbly last week, but if not be sure to check it out here! It was sure a lot of fun!   Normally when I approach my DIYs, I try to be as careful, methodical and meticulous as possible. To me, I have one chance to make it work because I can’t afford to waste supplies or my time. But this chair was really a freebie for me.  It was my very first furniture purchase that I scored in the As-Is section of IKEA when I first moved out for college TWELVE years ago! And I almost gathered the courage to get rid of it until a light bulb went on in my head. This guy didn’t need to get ditched, it just needed a makeover. So, I decided to go all out and have a little fun. What you think?! I would love to hear your thoughts on this rather wild piece!  XOXO,...
Violet’s Mini Room Makeover

Violet’s Mini Room Makeover

I’m so thrilled to show you a little peek into Violet’s mini room makeover! Yesterday I shared how to design your own wallpaper to add something one-of-a-kind to your space. Today, I wanted to share just how easy it is to create, order and apply your wallpaper to breath new life into a room that’s needing a little love!  1. After I designed my wallpaper using my Sprout, I simply ordered my design through Snapbox! If you aren’t familiar with this brand, they are a printing company that has an array of products you can use to make your space more personal to you! I decided to go with one of their products called Peel and Stick Fabric Posters because they were the easiest solution for what I was looking for!  2. For my particular design, I decided to go with the largest panel possible, which measured at 36×54. There are 25 different sizes to choose from, so you have plenty of options!! I then measured my accent wall in the space, both the height and width. Then I calculated how many squares it would take to cover that wall, plus more for that extra wiggle room.   For example, my walls measured at 126 x 97. So my wall height (126) divided by the panel height (36) came out to be 3.5, so I simply rounded it up to 4. Then, my wall width (97) divided by the panel width (54) gave me 1.7, which I rounded up to 2. 2 panels up x 4 panels across gives you 8 panels total. I know this is like a math lesson, but just to show you how I figured...
Design Your Own Wallpaper

Design Your Own Wallpaper

Not too long after I designed this fun DIY Textile and Home Decor cacti pattern using my Sprout, I was dying to create something on a much larger scale! I really wanted to see how far I could take this next project. I thought I would focus on my daughter Violet’s bedroom and create an accent wall using wallpaper that I designed just for her!  As a design blogger, I am always trying to find ways to create spaces that have a distinct style and flavor that people will know as mine. Over the years, I’ve been really trying to hone in on more clean, simple and functional results. Which is why I kept the wallpaper design basic, using soft and feminine colors and one shape that would be appropriate for a 4 year olds bedroom.  1. I started by placing a simple diecut flower shape onto my touch mat and scanned the image. The Sprout is so amazing, as soon as the image has been captured it is automatically uploaded into my gallery. The detail of my shape is outstanding, something I could never do on my own!! 2. I played around with size by placing both index fingers on my flowers and either bringing them together or apart until I felt that it looked about right. I replicated the shapes until I had enough to form a pattern. 3. Once I was happy with the overall layout,  I saved my finished file as a jpg. I then opened my file in Photoshop, where I manipulated the colors a little – I wanted some muted pinks, blues, greens and greys. 4. When I was finally...
DIY Colorful Side Table

DIY Colorful Side Table

With the fresh white walls in our newly painted basement, I needed just a little more color to help pull in our geometric painted accent wall! I decided to play with a variety of bright and happy colors using DecoArt’s new Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint. I had so much fun designing this fun colorful side table and it just so happens to be SUPER easy too!  Materials 18-in Pine Round Sandpaper  Damp Cloth 3 Straight Top Plates 3  Wood Table Legs DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint (I went with Legacy, Relic and Promise which you can see here) Wood Varnish Paint Brushes  Painters Tape Instructions 1. Lightly sand your table top and legs. Wipe excess dust with damp cloth. Tape your design using painters tape.  2. Begin painting your table (and legs). Allow each coat to dry completely before the next.  3. Once your paint has dried, carefully remove tape.  4. Use wood varnish to prevent from wear and tear! Allow to dry.  5. Place top plates to the back of your round table top and screw in your legs according to directions.  6. Now your table is ready to be displayed and enjoyed!!  I love the burst of color this table brings to the space! It’s a great addition to our family room and is both playful and modern! I decided to pay extra attention to the legs and bring in a little  more detail by creating trendy triangular shapes that tie in some of our home decor. The options are really endless for this piece – wouldn’t it be great as a coffee table or even bedside table!?  What...
DIY Hanging Plant Wall

DIY Hanging Plant Wall

I am SO excited to share this project with you all today! It was a DIY I did recently for our basement makeover. It’s really easy and I think it makes such a great addition to any room!! And if you love plants as much as I do, then this hanging plant wall is just for you.  Be sure to head to Curbly today for the full tutorial and feel free to come back and let me know what you think!  XOXO, Lidy...
Family Room Reveal

Family Room Reveal

It’s finally time to show off our new and hopefully improved family room! We worked so hard on this space and put so much time into it. I think it paid off – I am so happy with how it turned out and even more thrilled to have had a really good reason to get to work! That is, in honor of  Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week of course! Last week, I shared a sneak peek and progress of our Basement Battles. It was so very confused and uninviting! Don’t you think? The walls were daring, but not in a good way and decorating this space was very limited! It just wasn’t us. My aim was to create a colorful Scandinavian-inspired family room, so it flowed with the rest of the home. You probably hear me using that term a lot. Like, a lot. It’s not that it happens to be a really popular trend right now and all over Pinterest. Truth is, it’s been around forever. But the whole principle of Scandinavian design is a good rule of thumb when decorating any space in your home. Just think simplicity, minimalism and functionality. You can add your personal style in the mix, but always keeping those three principles in mind. And that’s what I really was focusing on in our family space. I do tend to get a little “busy” when bringing in all my collections and knick knacks, but that’s just me adding a little bit of my personal style to the bigger picture. Really, this room is the heart of everything because it’s where we can all spend...
Make Your Own Mod Wood and Paint Coat Hooks

Make Your Own Mod Wood and Paint Coat Hooks

I’ve been itching to make my own wood and paint coat hooks for a while! Now that the basement makeover is complete (the reveal is this Monday – eep!), I had a great place to hang them and I’m so please with how they turned out.  Natural wood looks so great with bursts of color, don’t you think? They really stand out against the white walls and bring a modern and playful touch to the otherwise empty hallway.   If you’re looking for an alternative way to display or organize all that stuff hanging around, be sure to  check out the full tutorial on Curbly today!  XOXO,...
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