Beat up Table Turned Beautiful Farmhouse Table

Beat up Table Turned Beautiful Farmhouse Table

I recently helped my friend, Heather, transform her beat up kitchen table into a beautiful farmhouse table.  Her 13 year old daughter is obsessed with the Fixer Upper show and Joanna Gaine’s style.  She asked if I would help her daughter with a project she had found on Pinterest where Diana from Our Vintage Home Love had taken off the top of their existing table and replaced it with a farmhouse-styled top. \ via Our Vintage Home Love My friend, Heather, had a sturdy table with beautiful legs but the tabletop had taken a beating over the years with four young kids. With all of the screws under her table we thought for sure it meant we would be able to remove the tabletop however after taking a good looksy underneath we realized the top was going nowhere! As I was thinking about what to do the idea came to me…why don’t don’t we just install the wood planks right over the existing table top! So that’s exactly what we did! Before And the Afters…

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A Beautiful Master Bedroom Makeover for Lolly

A Beautiful Master Bedroom Makeover for Lolly

I’m excited to share Lolly’s bedroom makeover today!  Lolly is a friend who I’ve been helping makeover her house one room at a time. We started with the Powder Bathroom, then the Laundry Room, and now her Master Bedroom.  All of these makeovers have been done on a budget! I do the interior design planning and Lolly does most of the DIY.  It has been fun for me to see how her hard work has been paying off!! Here are the before shots.         And now the After!               There are several ways we saved money on this makeover.  To begin, the drapes were only $5 per a”panel” (they are made from flat sheets).  Hanging them 2-4 inches from the ceiling is a trick to making drapes look more expensive and the ceiling appear taller!     Lolly bought the bench at a stager’s sale for only $45 and the chandelier at a garage sale for $10.  It was super brassy.   We spray painted the…

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Boys Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Boys Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Hello!  I hope you’ve had a great week!  This week I’m excited to share my youngest son’s “big boy” room makeover reveal!  My son is almost three years old and was ready to move from his crib to a big boy bed!  Can you tell he is proud of his new big boy room (or maybe he is just wondering if Mom is ever going to stop taking pictures of his room)?:-)   As a reminder below was his bedroom as a nursery.   And here is a photo of the bedroom before we moved in.   And here is the now!   The bed was free from a friend who was moving and didn’t want to take it.  It sat in my basement for a couple of years until we were ready to use it.   It had some screws showing and was kind of plain so I decided dress it up with some DIY faux drawer fronts.   I think it gives it a much more “expensive” look.   The knitted blanket at…

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The Importance of Architectural Details & DIY Media Wall Unit

The Importance of Architectural Details & DIY Media Wall Unit

Hello!  In the design course I’m taking right now I’ve learned that it is ideal (but of course not always possible) for each room you decorate to have an architectual feature.  Possible architectual features include fireplaces, woodwork, archways, beams on ceilings, crown molding, a bay window, built-in bookcases and the list goes on! Here are some examples! The ceiling woodwork, unique windows and window cabinets, and custom island. Photo by RLH Studio via Houzz   The built-in entry storage cabinetry and french doors. Photo by DLH Inc via Houzz   Woodwork above the mantel, fireplace, built-in bookcases, and the woodwork on celing. Photo by Alyssa Lee Photography via Houzz   The wood trim on the walls, crown molding, and coffered ceiling. Photo by Craftmaster Homes via Houzz   The alcove space, the wood trim on the walls and the trim around the front door. Photo by Tim Barber Ltd Architecture via Houzz   The upper arched window, the vertical planking on the wall, the wood trim above the stove and on the wall and refrigerator, the custom island, and trim…

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Painting Wood Furniture (without sanding or priming)!

Painting Wood Furniture (without sanding or priming)!

Hello!! I hope you’ve all had a great week! As you know I am in the middle of a handful projects right now (and in a variety of rooms). This week I unexpectedly added another room to my project list!  My youngest son’s crib broke last week!  We were planning on moving him to a big boy bed in the next couple of months anyways so instead of trying to fix it we decided to go ahead and make the transition. The timing actually worked out well!  My friend Erin (you can view her gorgeous home tour, Here) and I are taking an online interior design course.  In the course we have to design a bedroom as one of our assignments. I have been working on my friend, Lolly’s, master bedroom (which we only have one thing left to do–build a sliding barn door). And Erin is now helping me turn my son’s nursery into a “big boy’s” room. Here is a little mood board Erin put together for his room.   I love how…

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DIY Painted Couch- A One Year Update!

DIY Painted Couch- A One Year Update!

Something I’ve been dreaming about doing for over a year (but have been too scared to do) is finally happening this week!! As we speak I have the first coat of Benjamin Moore Simply White painted throughout my entry and 2 story foyer and I am loving how it looks (huge sign of relief)!   I will definitely talk more about the foyer and hallway progress in the future! Today though I want to share a 1 year update on my DIY painted couch.   It’s been a year and 2 weeks to be exact and I still cant believe that I actually painted a couch!:-) I have received a lot of questions about this particular project and I really feel I owe it to you guys to do a 1 year follow up post on the subject! If you are new, you can find the original ‘How to Paint a Couch with Chalk Paint’ tutorial, HERE.  As a refresher this is what the couch looked like before I painted it. I’ve been trying to…

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21 Clever Home Decor Projects Made with Fabric

21 Clever Home Decor Projects Made with Fabric

Hello!  Last week I shared with you some of my go-to places for finding inexpensive, attractive home decor fabric (if you missed it you can find it, Here)!  As promised, this week I am back with a comprehensive list of home decor projects you can create with FABRIC! If you are not a sew-er that’s okay many of these projects do not require sewing and the one’s that do I made sure the tutorials were very thorough and easy to follow. So let’s begin!! 21 Home Decor Projects Made with Fabric 1. Roman Shades-  I found this tutorial for roman shades several years ago, before I had a blog.  When we first moved into our home and I was trying to make the cherry cabinets work.   I thought maybe some light colored window fabric shades would balance the dark wood cabinets out nicely. I used this tutorial and the roman shades turned out great!  However, I ended up not liking them for the space (and painting the cabinets white) and gave them to a…

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Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year

Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year

Pantone is a corporation which dictates the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer worldwide. Traditionally Pantone determines one color for the upcoming year that they believe will trend in graphics, fashion, and home decor.  However, this year for the first time ever they chose two!  The 2016 color(s) of the year were recently announced to be (drum roll please),  “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity”.   I was lucky enough to have Randal Weeks, founding designer of Aidan Gray, a leading brand in home furnishings, weigh in on Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the year!   Provident Home Design: This is the first time that Pantone has chosen two colors to be the Pantone color of the year.  Do you get the idea that they have to be paired together to achieve the look they describe as “Balance” or can you just use the pink or just the blue and still get the look?    Randal Weeks: As a designer, I would never see myself recommending the use of these two colors together. Though their tonality…

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Your Guide to Using a Paint Sprayer & a GIVEAWAY!

Your Guide to Using a Paint Sprayer & a GIVEAWAY!

Hello!  I hope you’ve had a good week.  Today I have a new tool friend I want tell you all about and also give you the chance to win one!  For years I have heard of other DIY-ers using a paint sprayer and to be honest I thought it sounded intriguing but even more so intimidating. Unlike some DIY-ers I didn’t grow up around power tools nor do I have husband who uses power tools SO if I’m to try a new power tool I’m on my own.  For this reason I can sometimes be reluctant. But as often happens once I get the tool in hand it is so much easier than I had imagined it would be.  This is how it went with my new tool friend, the Homeright HVLP Finish Max Fine Finish Paint Sprayer (reminds me of the “official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle”).:-) Since I have had it (3 months now) I have had a chance to use it on several projects.  I first used it to paint…

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