Living Room Makeover in Gotham Gray Paint

Living Room Makeover in Gotham Gray Paint by Behr

Tell me if this is how you feel about your living room.

It’s one of the most-used rooms in the house. We spend all kinds of time in there and so we want it to be comfortable and our best reflection of our home’s style right?  We lounge there, eat there {even though we’re not supposed to}, play with the kids in there, host guests and all kinds of other activities.

I do all those things in mine and was just feeling “off” about the whole space.

I’d made some updates to it recently, particularly the addition of a new rug, a bookshelf makeover, and some new pillows, but the whole space just wasn’t jiving for me.

Then I realized what the problem was.

I was tired of the current paint color, which we picked before we moved in when there wasn’t any furniture in the space. It’s called Creamy Mushroom, which is a fabulous neutral color, and we have it in several other rooms in the house. Many of you have asked me about it too.

But I wanted the living room to get a little refresh. Something different. Something bold.  I talked about my living room dilemma here and have FINALLY decided on a what to do.

So in a world of trendy white walls and trim, I painted my living room in a medium gray.

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DIY Lily for Target Candle Holders

DIY Lily for Target Candle Holders

If you’re a Target shopper like me then you remember the Lily Pulitzer design collaboration that came out this past spring. There were lots of brightly printed clothes and home decor items that sold out within minutes. I got a glimpse of the collection online and adored the fun patterns of the home decor items like pillows and candle holders. Then I had a totally do it yourself realization – I could make some of the items myself and save myself the stress of trying to get some in the store.

(Before we begin, this isn’t a sponsored post, I just wanted to have fun with my craft items and see if I could make these.)

And before we really begin, I’m doing this project as part of the Silhouette Challenge, which is where a bunch of us have taken on the fun task of making something with our Silhouette machines. So stay tuned to the end of this post to see many other home decor projects that my fellow blogger friends have created.

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Easy Tomato and Green Bean Salad

Tomato Green Bean Salad

Hello friends. I don’t often share recipes here, but I had to pass along this easy dish that’s just perfect for summer entertaining and events. It’s my go-to tomato and green bean salad and it couldn’t be more easy to make or delicious to eat. If you are always racking your brain about what to whip up for company or dinner, all you need is the ingredients below and 15 minutes.  Here is how to make tomato and green bean salad.

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Let’s Talk Paint + Behr DIY Expert

One of the most fun things you can do in your home is to paint something. It’s easy, it’s inexpensive, and it can have HUGE impact to a space. If you are a little shy with color, are considering some new shades for your home, or want some tips on how to complete a fabulous paint join your home, then stick around because I’ve got you covered.

I’m excited to announce I’ve been named one of Behr Paint’s DIY Experts and I can’t wait to share all kinds of paint ideas and inspiration with you. My walls are covered with Behr colors, so this is a perfect way for me to talk about paint and share monthly tips, information and projects with you!

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DIY Wood Plant Stand

DIY Wood Plant Stand

Hello friends! Hope your summer is warm and relaxing. Today I had a chance to do something I actually rarely do myself – pick out some wood and design a project. That was the fun part, the hard part is that I had to make this item using only one 1x8x8 board.

If you were challenged to make something using only a specific material, could you do it?

There’s a bunch of fabulous bloggers who have created amazing projects doing the same, so be sure to view their One Board Challenge projects linked below. If you are looking for a full blown, awesome, rock your socks off tutorial on how to make a wooden plant stand, today is not your day. Pictures and detailed step-by-step instructions have eluded me on this one, so you’ll have to forgive the brief how-to. But you can learn how to draw a hexagon with even sides all on your own. Catch that further down.

One Board Challenge

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5 Reasons to Move the Furniture Around in Your Home

5 Reasons to Move the Furniture Around in Your Home

Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be on a professional design show?

You know the ones where they make over an entire space within 48 hours or less?

Don’t you watch those and think

I can do that to my house, no problem!

Last Friday I switched around our bedroom furniture while Dan was at work. I LOVE the element of surprise, not to mention having a little fun for no reason at all other than I was bored with the previous layout. I call it my very own makeover madness, except I don’t have a crew of helpers and there’s no camera people around, thank goodness.

Moving around furniture, art, rugs, and accessories can be great therapy, among other positive benefits. Here’s why it’s a fun idea to move around the furniture in your home.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Paint

Five Things You Didn't Know You Could Paint

Hello all! I hope you had a nice weekend and are enjoying sum weather. It’s my favorite season for DIY and home decorating because I get to paint all kinds of things outdoors. And basically take over the garage and make it into my furniture repair and paint department.  I realized there are lots of things you can paint and wanted to share some ideas with you. Here’s five things you didn’t know you could paint.

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