Designing a Haven

Sometimes home decor can become overwhelming and intimidating.  If you haven’t had a background in the design field you might feel like you don’t have a place in the decorating world.  This is how I felt!  I knew I could build something, but to make it look super cute really gave me the scary feels.

Recently I finished reading the book “Designing a Life: From House to Haven.”  I was so grateful for the inspiration that was shared because it gave me confidence that I CAN DECORATE!  We are all capable and possess creativity that allows us to decorate our space.  We just need a few tips to get us started.

That is why today I am sharing Sarah Symonds from Grace In My Space blog.  She is the author of this amazing book and an inspirational decorator and believer.  Her home is simple, uplifting, and a haven for her family.  That is what she teaches all of her readers to shoot for.

The read is a quick one and she gives you step by step ways to create and define your space.  Then you can hop onto her blog and see so many ideas of what she has done to uplift her own home.

Something else I love about Sarah is that she is so personable.  She has created this tribe where you feel comfortable and at ease, like a dear friend at lunch.  I wish sometimes I lived closer so we actually could do lunch!

Her family is very important to her and she is her faith.  I appreciate how well she is able to intertwine family, faith and home so well on her blog.  From rooms to recipes to her Monday Musings, I always leave feeling inspired.

I hope you enjoy getting to know this amazing designer and influencer.  She will teach you and support you along the way of your own design journey.  I hope you snag her inexpensive book on Amazon, I know it will help you as your begin to decorate!

Happy Friday,

IMG_7271

DIY Board & Batten Wall

img_7832.jpg

I love the look of a board and batten wall.  When I turned 40 my hubby asked what I wanted for my birthday.  “For you to teach me how to make a board and batten wall!”  Super random I know, but it made me feel like a grown up to use a nail gun – so that’s exactly what we did.    This was my first big project with an air compressor and a nail gun – both intimidated me.  But it was so much fun! Here it is:

With his help it turned out awesome and I couldn’t believe how easy it was.  It added so much depth to this tiny hall and brightened the room.  I loved it!

IMG_0208 2

Now, 1 1/2 years later I am finally writing a tutorial on how you can do it too.  First off, watch my 60 second DIY Tutorial on it, and then follow along – I know you will love it!

Continue reading “DIY Board & Batten Wall”

Do It Yourself Bracket Shelf

Do It Yourself Bracket Shelf

Recently I wanted to create a super easy shelf with inexpensive materials – wood and brackets. Let’s see what I came up with!

Continue reading “Do It Yourself Bracket Shelf”

How to build Simple Plant Wall Hooks

Simple Plant Wall Hooks

I was needing some space in my office to hang these darling plants from TJ Max. But I didn’t want to spend any money on them. So I rummaged through my box of “extra stuff” to see what caught my eye. That is how the Simple Plant Wall Hook came to be! If you do not need this now, pin it for later on Pinterest and follow along with all my pins here.

Continue reading “How to build Simple Plant Wall Hooks”

How to create inexpensive Farmhouse Framed Prints

Farmhouse Framed Prints

Last year I was crushing over all the Farmhouse Prints – so I started wondering how I could make my own with the resources I had (long vinyl cutter, no large printers). After a bit of thinking I created a way that worked in my budget and was super easy to do.Here is my DIY Video Tutorial for you to watch to get the basic idea:

Continue reading “How to create inexpensive Farmhouse Framed Prints”

Do It Yourself Barn Door

Do It Yourself Barn Door

DIY Barn Door
You can make your own barn door with just a few simple tools!

 

Who loves barn doors but doesn’t want to hire someone to build it for you?  You are in the right place, because that is how I felt.  So I set out to find an easy build that I could do on my own – and here is how I did it.  Best part is it cost me under $75 for this 6 foot by 3 foot door!

 

IMG_0608

Follow along with my 60 second tutorial and then check out all the details below!

Continue reading “Do It Yourself Barn Door”

Do It Yourself Faux Brick Wall

img_4611.png

img_4630.jpg

 

We hung monkey bars from my daughters ceiling, not even thinking that the wall could be a casualty of this creative idea.  Needless to say, after a year or so – it happened.  Someone’s foot went through the wall:

IMG_3912

I knew it needed to be fixed, but I also wanted it to be stronger than before so it wouldn’t happen again.  I have always wanted a faux brick wall and figured this was a good chance to try it out.  Follow along with our 60 second DIY Tutorial to watch the transformation, then check out all the details below!

 

Continue reading “Do It Yourself Faux Brick Wall”