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Christmas Home Tour with Merry Mag

November 17, 2014

Merry Mag

Happy Monday friends! I’m so excited to be a part of Merry Magazine, a holiday guide packed with inspiration: DIYs, decor, recipes and so much more! A HUGE thank you to my very talented friend Melissa of The Sweet Escape for all her hard work and for putting it together so beautifully! Be  sure to sit back, relax and enjoy every page – it’s truly stunning!

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DIY Fireplace Mantle Facade

November 10, 2014

DIY Fireplace Mantle Facade

This is the first time I’ve ever had a fireplace in a home! It was at the top of my list when we were house hunting and I am so pleased we found a beautiful home with one!  read more

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DIY Teepee Shelf

November 7, 2014

DIY Teepee Shelf

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to create a little project in honor of the season! And why not something a little more unique, like a super sweet DIY Teepee Shelf?! This is one of those pieces you might just want to keep up all year round.

DIY Teepee Shelf 

Be sure to head to The Land of Nod‘s blog, Honest to Nod for more fun pictures and the full tutorial! 

XOXO, Lidy

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Dining Room Reveal and Tour

November 6, 2014

Dining Room Reveal and Tour

Today’s the day – the dining room reveal and tour!! I’ve been waiting for this moment for quite some time! After much planning, painting the walls from green to a crisp white, hanging our modern and geometric wallpaper and installing a gorgeous new light fixture, the room is ready to make it’s debut! You might recall our dining room sneak peek when we first moved in? Well, it’s come along way – wouldn’t you say?! Without further adieu, welcome to our new and improved dining space! read more

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Hello Makeover: New Light Fixture

November 5, 2014

Schoolhouse Electric Plaza Chandelier

I am THRILLED about today’s post to say the least! This is truly the cherry on top – that finishing touch that makes the “wow” factor of the space come to life! If there is one thing I can stress when it comes to any room makeover, it’s invest in good lighting!! It seems like something no one will notice, but it’s really the first thing they will see when it’s done right!! read more

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Hello Makeover: Hanging Wallpaper

November 4, 2014

Hello Makeover: Hanging Wallpaper

I’m back with another update to our dining room makeover! It’s starting to come together friends and I am SO excited! We recently repainted the room white, which if you haven’t seen yet, you can find that post here! This week, we hung the wallpaper and I must say, it already looks dramatically different! read more

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Styling a Gallery Wall

November 3, 2014

Artfully Walls

I’ve been wanting a gallery wall in our home for quite some time! We just have so many more walls to work with in our new home, it seemed such a waste not to. Thankfully, I had the amazing opportunity to team up with Better Homes and Garden for a styling session centered on the collection of Artfully Walls prints to be featured in the November issue of BHG this month! Of course, I could not refuse!!   read more

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DIY Tissue Paper Decor

October 30, 2014

DIY Tissue Paper Decor

Last week I decided to add a little last minute Halloween decor! But really, this Tissue Paper DIY can be carried on through November and into the Christmas season! Basically, it’s for anytime of year and it’s so easy! Instructions are below:

DIY Tissue Paper Decor

I decided to hang mine over our mirror above the fireplace! I think it’s a lot of fun and love the final look of it. The black and white go perfectly with our living room and it adds a bit more texture and pattern to the space! 

DIY Tissue Paper Decor

DIY Tissue Paper Decor

These are so easy to make and the possibilities are endless with color! Wouldn’t this be fun as a huge wall installation for a party or the holidays? I might just have to do it! 

DIY Tissue Paper Decor

So, are you a little crazy like me and still putting together some last minute Halloween decor?!

XOXO, Lidy

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Modern and Monochrome Halloween Decor and Photo Contest!

October 29, 2014

Monochrome Halloween Decor

I teamed up with Wayfair today to show off my favorite Halloween decor that I’m sporting around my home! This year I wanted to add a bold statement by going with a very monochromatic theme! I’ve reorganized and decorated our shelving unit with black, white and grey pieces to really stand out as a whole.

Monochrome Halloween Decor

Monochrome Halloween Decor

I’ve made sure not to go too overboard with traditional Halloween decor by bringing in pieces that could potentially be used in my everyday decor to create a modern vibe, such as my ceramic hand, skull and head collection. Which, when brought together in one space can really look a little spooky! I’ve also brought in my DIY pumpkin planters, painted pumpkins and owls to tie it all together!

Monochrome Halloween Decor

Monochrome Halloween Decor

If you’ve ever been to Wayfair’s Shop the Look section, you probably noticed that it’s a great resource for inspiration and design! Now, they are expanding even further by creating a new category of Seasonal Décor, which you can be a part of! Wayfair is looking for Halloween Photos that are so good they’ll raise the dead! 

Monochrome Halloween Decor

Monochrome Halloween Decor

All you have to do is upload your photos HERE (up to 5 photo entries per household) and Wayfair will select their favorite to win a $500 Wayfair Gift Card. Amazing right?! Thought so!

Monochrome Halloween Decor

Monochrome Halloween Decor

Monochrome Halloween Decor

This is going to be a lot of fun, so don’t hesitate to share your creative Halloween decor! Good luck friends!! 

XOXO, Lidy

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Hello Makeover: Painting Walls White

October 17, 2014

Painting Walls White

The dining room makeover is in full swing people! There is so much planning, time and a whole lot of energy that goes into these projects. But it is so worth it all! We’ve partnered with Sherwin-Williams to give this space a much needed overhaul! This, my friends, is beyond exciting! 

Painting

A couple years ago, Sherwin-Williams introduced designer-inspired interior and exterior paint colors (wallpapers too!) to US homeowners. It had such positive feedback that HGTV and Sherwin-Williams decided to release their amazing products into Canada as well!  I was so lucky as to have the honor of giving HGTV Home By Sherwin-Williams a try and I must say, I am without a doubt sold! I can’t help but get just a little excited when I find paint that not only looks amazing, but has fantastic quality that I know I’ll just keep going back for more!

Painting Walls White

Painting Walls White

So, good-bye green walls that were just not right for me and hello fresh white walls! In the end, we went with Incredible White (7028), which was the perfect shade for us! This is just a little sneak peek of the room transformation, but I will be giving you a formal introduction soon, so stay tuned! Also, you might have noticed my official project hashtag on Instagram, #hellomakeover? I wish I could take all the credit, but really it was all Joel’s idea. It’s a fun way to see what we are doing in each space in our home. Feel free to follow along! 

Painting Walls White

Painting Walls White

What are your thoughts on white? P.S. If you are getting ready to repaint a room in your home, make sure to check out HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams interior and exterior color palettes to help you find that perfect color combo you might be looking for! It’ll sure take all the guessing out of the game – believe me!

XOXO, Lidy

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Hanging Pumpkin Planters

October 16, 2014

Hanging Pumpkin Planters

I’m so excited to share this DIY with you all! It’s truly a lovely piece for Halloween that’s far from spooky and just plain old sweet! I created these super simple Hanging Pumpkin Planters for our home and I just love how they turned out. 

Hanging Pumpkin Planters

Be sure to head over to Style Me Pretty for the full tutorial and for even more photos – don’t forget to come back and let me know what you think friends! 

XOXO, Lidy

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DIY Marble Table Top

October 10, 2014

DIY Marble Top Table

You might remember this chrome and faux walnut table we thrifted a month ago? It was the perfect fit for our kitchen nook, but after moving in our mid century buffet, the table needed some help! Suddenly there was just a little too much clashing going on in our little space. 

DIY Marble Top Table

DIY Marble Top Table

I’ve always been such a huge fan of marble top tulip tables like this one! They were just a bit out of my price range, so I was happy to take this $15 table. But then I was pleasantly surprised when Joel decided to give this guy a little makeover!

DIY Marble Top Table

DIY Marble Top Table

Simply using grey, black and white spray paint, he was able to create a marble design. He added high gloss to give it some shine and voila! A new table! It completely changes the look of the entire room and I couldn’t be more happy. 

DIY Marble Top Table

DIY Marble Top Table

Before the room felt heavy and a bit dark. Now, the space feels light and open – amazing what a little DIY can do! I might not have been able to have my dream table, but this one is a great alternative if you don’t have that kind of money to spend! 

DIY Marble Top Table

What do you think of this simple transformation? Be sure to check back next week – I’ll be revealing our new kitchen lighting soon! 

XOXO, Lidy

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