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Replacing your bathroom mirror with a unique piece can go a long way in adding character to a space that’s typically overlooked. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know that we are in the middle of a major bathroom renovation. I find it helpful to look at inspiration when I’m in the middle of a project that seem to be creeping along. Here are a few unique mirrors I’ve come across in the process. Maybe its time to give your bathroom mirror a unique update! This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! 1. Tangkula Round Sunburst Mirror. BUY NOW! 2. Hamilton Hills Herringbone Wall Mirror. BUY NOW! 3. Raphael Rozen Vintage Wood Mirror. BUY NOW! 4. Ms. Box Leather Round Wall Mirror. BUY NOW! 5. Hans & Alice Rectangular Wooden Frame Mirror. BUY NOW! 6. Gerard Hexagon Wall Mirror. BUY NOW! 7. Raphael Rozen Gold Framed Mirror. BUY NOW! 8. Decor Wonderland Modern Frameless Mirror. BUY NOW! 9. Linsgroup Backlit Anti-Fog Mirror. BUY NOW! 10. Stonebriar Wrapped Rope Nautical Mirror. BUY NOW! Do you think you’ll be replacing your bathroom mirror for a piece that’s more unique? It could be an inexpensive way to change the feel of the entire room! I have loved exploring the many options there are to choose from. Hopefully one day soon I’ll have a renovated bathroom that’s ready for a new mirror! More Bathroom Inspiration Looking for some more bathroom inspiration? Check out these articles from my blog! 7 Tips and Tricks for Planning Your Bathroom Remodel Beautiful Bathroom Tile Roundup… Read More »
Wallpaper is something that most people despise. It disappeared from the home decor scene for a bit, but now it’s back (and better than ever)! Thanks to trendy new patterns and handy peel-and-stick application, you’re sure to fall back in love. We gathered some of our favorite striped wallpaper options that are sure to please any style. (We even added a few that stray beyond the traditional stripes if that’s more your speed.) Enjoy! This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! 1. Simple Shapes Watercolor Stripes Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 2. Blooming Wall Modern Black & White Textured Stripes Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 3. NuWallpaper Salvaged Wood Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 4. RoomMates Chevron Strip Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 5. HaokHome Modern Stripe Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 6. RoomMates Watercolor Stripe Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 7. The Wallscape Company Modern Stripes Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 8. York Wallcoverings Ashford Taffeta Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 9. RoomMates Modern Abstract Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 10. RoomMates Grasscloth Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 11. Canvas on Demand Striped Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 12. Roommates All Mixed Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 13. Simple Shapes Chevron Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 14. HaokHome Modern Stripe Textured Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 15. RoomMates Watercolor Wallpaper. BUY NOW! 16. Scooptour Wall Art Stripes Wallpaper. BUY NOW! Are you dying to give wallpaper another shot after these beautiful pictures? I know I am! Wallpaper could be just the thing your home is lacking. If you’ve already added wallpaper to your home, I’d love to hear about it! More Inspiration Looking for more home decor inspiration? Check out these posts! … Read More »
Mudroom, mud room, laundry room, entry way. How can one room have so many names? Not everyone has a room designated for these purposes, but everyone has a place they dump coats, shoes, and keys. I have found that a little organization in this area goes a long way when trying to leave the house in a hurry before work or school each day. Here are a few beautiful mudrooms from around the web to inspire you to make the most of your space. Can you imagine walking into a mudroom this beautiful after a long day at work? Designing Vibes shares an excellent tutorial on how to achieve this look for less than $200. You definitely want to check this one out! You may not have an entire room to dedicate to your mudroom like many do, but that doesn’t mean you need to settle for an unorganized mess. Refresh Restyle used an old TV cabinet to create a storage space for coats and shoes. Head over to her blog to see the inside of this creative mudroom solution. Lemon Thistle made the most of her small entryway by creating this cute yet functional space! I love how the coat hooks double as a creative design element. You may not have space for an entire hutch but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on storage options. Worthing Court used the top half of an old hutch to maximize on her storage space. Talk about mudroom dreams! Simply Kierste was blessed with a giant laundry room that doubles as an entryway. The storage in this room is… Read More »
Our bathroom remodel plan is coming along. Here are my top 7 tips and tricks or planning your new bathroom space! Having a good plan is the most important part of the remodeling process. Sometimes plans have to change in the middle of things, but thinking ahead can go a long way to solving issues that come up. Our remodel is coming along, a bit slower than I would like. We are currently waiting for the special ordered shower base to be delivered. Until then, there’s not much else we can do. The demo is completed, the rebuilding comes next. Here’s how to plan for a smooth remodel! Top 7 Tips and Tricks Draw out your remodel plan before starting. There are free tools you can use online to do this. My husband likes to draw things by hand in Word, but you can use programs like Smart Draw, or even a piece of graph paper and a pencil for this task. Be sure to use accurate measurements when configuring a layout. Get several estimates for work. We got three estimates before settling on a plumbing contractor for our remodel. We decided to do all the other work (electrical, carpentry and tile) ourselves to save even more. The estimate for the electrical alone was over $1000.00. Definitely not in our price range! Do the grunt work yourself to save money. It’s not glamorous, but it is practical. We saved a couple of thousand dollars by doing all the demolition ourselves. It’s messy, hard work, but very gratifying. You can see us… Read More »
Almost everyone I know dreads doing laundry (I personally find it relaxing). But a pretty laundry room might inspire you to tackle those piles of dirty clothes! Here are a few beautiful laundry rooms that might have you in full makeover mode this weekend. This laundry room is beautiful, but if you want to really appreciate it’s beauty head over to Twelve On Main for the before photos. Small budget? No problem! Julie Blanner demonstrates how some fresh paint and a few quick tricks can go a long way in a dark space. If you aren’t blessed with the luxury of a large laundry room, check out Lauren McBride and her cute laundry closet. Houseful of Handmade was tired of the unused space she had between her washing machine and the wall so she created this handy sorting shelf! The bold flooring choice along with the painted cabinets make this laundry room one to remember. This makeover is another that you have to see to believe. Worthing Court created a beautiful and functional space out of what seemed to be a disaster. Check it out over on her blog! Sometimes simple is best! Copycatchic repainted her cabinet to a beautiful gray and added a few accessories to give her laundry space whole new feel. Lemon Thistle transformed a corner of her unfinished basement into this beautiful laundry room. She created a beautiful space while still maintaining plenty of functional storage space because everyone needs more storage, right? This laundry room has to be one of my favorites. It shares a space with the mudroom which is so practical. I love… Read More »
Farmhouse style has infiltrated almost every aspect of home decor in the past few years, including the bedroom. Here are a few of our favorite farmhouse bedding options under $100! This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! Duvet Covers & Bedspreads Farmhouse style bedding is typically found in neutral shades, however I believe you can throw some color in there once in a while too! Most of these examples are duvet covers. I love my duvet and have had it for years! They allow for easy storage of multiple covers that take up minimal space, and I can justify changing out my bedding more often. There are 1 or 2 bedspreads thrown in the mix, just incase the duvet is not your thing. 1. Merryfeel Seersucker 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set. BUY NOW! 2. Rural Dandelion 100% Cotton Duvet Cover. BUY NOW! 3. Softta 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set. BUY NOW! 4. Pure Era Jersey Knit Duvet Cover. BUY NOW! 5. Lausonhouse 100% Linen Duvet Cover Set. BUY NOW! 6. Laurel Foundry Savin Quilt Set. BUY NOW! 7. Merryfeel 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set. BUY NOW! 8. Softta 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set. BUY NOW! 9. Susybao 100% Natural Cotton Duvet Cover. BUY NOW! 10. Lausonhouse 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set. BUY NOW! Throw Pillows & Blankets Throw pillow and blankets can make your room so cozy. Farmhouse style definitely supports going all out with the bedroom accessories. This is… Read More »
Your craft room is a place for creativity, but just because it’s a creative space doesn’t mean it needs to be a disaster. We found quite a few handy tips on how to organize your crafting supplies, here are some of our favorites. I have always appreciated a good pegboard. They’re such a flexible storage option since you can add or remove different aspects as your storage needs change. You won’t want to miss the transformation of this room on Just Call Me Homegirl. Polka Dot Poplars created this genius storage tower as a way to organize all the little things that seem to drop to the bottom of drawers. She made these fun colored jars just to match her room decor, the details are over on her blog. If you’re not a fan of the bare pegboard, check out this great alternative over on Southern Hospitality. She also shares a great organization tip for all that ribbon you have laying around. I wish I could tell you how hard it was to pick just one photo to share from In My Own Style. This is one of the most beautiful and organized craft rooms I’ve seen yet. I love the idea of this chest of drawers for organizing all those small pieces that don’t seem to have a home. Bonus: the labels on these drawers can easily be changed! You don’t want to miss this one! This is a fun way to display small bottles of paint. Today’s Creative Life used an everyday item from the home improvement store to create this cute (and functional)… Read More »
The linen closet is the bane of every neat freak’s existence. Somehow, this one small closet attracts clutter much faster than other areas of the home. As we enter a new (hopefully less cluttered) year, we found a few ideas to inspire our own linen closet organization. This linen closet is every perfectionists dream! Julie Blanner painted the inside of her linen closet (a place that usually is neglected) a light color to create a brighter space, making it easier to find things. If this was my linen closet, I think I’d leave the door open all the time! No linen closet, no problem! Ella Claire added these practical yet beautiful shelves to her bathroom to create the storage space her home was lacking. Seeking Lavender Lane shares a great step-by-step guide for those that aren’t quite sure where to begin in their organizational efforts. Make sure you head over to her blog to see the before photo of this closet, it’s very relatable and will give you hope for your own closet. While many people choose smaller baskets for their closet, Little Glass Jar uses larger metal bins. This creates such a clean feel to her closet while keeping all those smaller items in their place. For some reason, most homes have wire shelving in their linen closets. If this aspect of your closet bothers you, head over to Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry to see her solution! The large baskets Clean Mama uses create such a uniform feel. The best part about this closet organization though is the guest basket. No more digging around for clean (and relatively unwrinkled)… Read More »
New Year’s Eve is about celebrating the year that has passed, and looking forward to the year to come. Here are a few great ways to make your New Year’s Eve party one to remember. Just because you want to keep things simple, doesn’t mean you should get rid of all the fun little details. Pretty My Party shares some fun details (plus a free printable)! You won’t want to miss these “Kiss Me Kits” Shaken Together Life put together! They are such a cute idea as party favors, of just for you and your honey. No party is complete without food. AKA Design shares some great appetizers to make your party good a hit. This New Year’s Eve mocktail will please both the young and the old. Check out Kleinworth & Co. for this recipe and many others! New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to write down those resolutions. Create a space for your party guests to list theirs. Lia Griffith shares how she created these cute cards over on her blog. Nothing says New Year’s like champagne! These pretty cake balls from Sugar & Soul are sure to be a hit. Head over to Domestically Blissful to see this match sign in action! This is something I never would’ve thought of. Celebrating New Year’s with kids can be so much fun. Here’s a great way to get them involved in the countdown! The Suburban Mom shares her tips on how to make this successful over on her blog. The Blue Eyed Dove shares all her fun tips on how to create a festive atmosphere. Head over to her blog for all… Read More »
I don’t know about you, but I love wrapping gifts. Maybe it’s my creative side. I enjoy making the packages look pretty under the tree. Here are a few DIY gift wrap ideas to make your wrapping this year a breeze. This might be the easiest idea in this article! Grab a paper sack, a few stamps, and fresh eucalyptus and you’ll be all set. (Most grocery stores carry fresh eucalyptus in their floral departments.) The Beauty Dojo shares how to make these simple gift bags, perfect for oddly shaped presents. A few years ago, I was attempting to be as thrifty as possible over Christmas. I created these cute reusable bags as a way to wrap gifts! You won’t want to miss this super easy over on Designers Sweet Spot. Bonus: you can use these bags again next year! If you have kids that want to get involved in the wrapping, this could be a fun project! My Sweet Things decided on a Christmas tree design, but the possibilities for this are really endless. Boxwood Avenue shares an excellent tutorial on how to make this cute Christmas light strand to dress up your packages. This is another great use for Washi tape. I love this idea from Almost Makes Perfect because it doesn’t require you to purchase anything specifically for your Christmas wrapping, but still looks festive! Check out this DIY over on 2 Bees in a Pod to see how thrifted shirts are used to create gift wrap. Here’s another thrift store DIY. Sadie Seasongoods used what others might consider trash (and some consider treasure) to wrap… Read More »
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