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No More Card Table!

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So it’s been about two weeks since I checked-in to share the very embarrassing situation in my bedroom…ย Bedroom BeforeIt’s kind of a long story, you can read WHY I have this card table in my bedroom in this post (not my proudest moment). Today I’m happy to move on from those dark days of homeowner embarrassment to celebrate the fact that the card table is finally gone and has been replaced with…bedroom_builtin_progress… a new shelving unit! Because I feel like I’m not even close to qualified to build something like this all by myself (I wish!), I hired a carpenter to build this unit. I gave him a sketch of what I had envisioned, he worked out the measurements and got to work. To my surprise he was able to get this whole project done in one day. <— ONE freakin’ day… I couldn’t believe it! This idea has been in my head for well over a year and in just 8 hours, DONE!

The cabinets are standard white cabinets and the carpenter built the shelves around those cabinets. Because the cabinets were standard size, the cost of the labor was far more affordable than if the carpenter had to build custom cabinets AND shelves. And since we’re DIY-ing the paint part, the project was very affordable, turned out far more professional, and was done a LOT faster than anything I could have done it.

So today’s pics are where we are today with this project — getting the shelves primed and painted white. So far the shelves have been primed once, but they still need caulk and at least two more coats of white paint to be considered completely done.Bedroom Beforebedroom_builtin_progress-001Once they’re painted, hopefully I can add hardware pulls (still undecided on the style), get the TV/wire situation hooked up, and then accessorize the shelves (my fav) to finally check this project off my list. ย Bedroom Beforebedroom_builtin_progress-002I know it’s hard to visualize all of that from these photos, but I’m loving the direction this look is going and if things continue to go as I hope they do, this completed project will be a gorgeous addition to our bedroom. <– let’s be honest though, any substitute for that darn card table is pretty gorgeous in my book.

I’m really excited to start styling these shelves, but I’m also a little nervous because the “boxes” are all such odd shapes — very different than any shelfies I’ve had experience with. And is it bad that since these have been up (and I’ve been watching Casey build her amazing bedroom), I kinda want to give my whole room a “refresh” aka mini makeover? <– Not a whole dramatic makeover, just mini changes to refresh the space just a tad. Eeek…. I guess removing that card table was the first step down a very slippery slope. Hahaha who would have thought that?! #dontanswerthat

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    1. DIY Playbook

      The carpenter picked them up from his wholesale cabinet place (he uses them in kitchens usually). He said that it’s been so hard to get his hands on them because this style (in grey or white) is out of stock all the time. Unless he gets them on the same day the shipment arrives, he says they’re MIA for a few weeks!! Crazy!

  1. Emma and JW

    I love the idea of giving a room a “mini makeover” and LOVE the way that shelving unit looks in your room. I’m excited for the second installation in the series of styling the unit!

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  2. Diana

    This is awesome! I’ve spent waaaay too much time thinking about where we could have built ins in our house…and I’ve come up with nothing. So I’m living vicariously through you girls and your wonderful sets! Looking forward to seeing them done!!

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    1. DIY Playbook

      Of course! The materials came out to be about $450 and the labor was $500 so the total was $900. I think that’s a bit pricey but then when I think about buying a dresser from somewhere like West Elm, the price of the built-in is about the same (if not less!).

  3. Gesa

    Would you mind sharing the dimensions? I’m trying to figure out built ins for our house (living room and play room) but am really bad at visualizing in 3D! I’m interested to see how deep and high your cabinets and shelves are. Thank you so much in advance and I love your blog and both of your spaces!

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    1. DIY Playbook

      No problem!!

      The cabinets are approximately 35 inches tall and 13 inches deep. The side shelves are bout 17 inches high and 10 inches deep. Hope that helps!! Good luck with the planning — how exciting!

    2. Gesa

      Thank you so much! This is very helpful, I appreciate it!
      I just saw your post about styling the shelves as well. They look beautiful!

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  1. Emma and JW

    I love the idea of giving a room a “mini makeover” and LOVE the way that shelving unit looks in your room. I’m excited for the second installation in the series of styling the unit!

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  2. Diana

    This is awesome! I’ve spent waaaay too much time thinking about where we could have built ins in our house…and I’ve come up with nothing. So I’m living vicariously through you girls and your wonderful sets! Looking forward to seeing them done!!

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  3. Gesa

    Would you mind sharing the dimensions? I’m trying to figure out built ins for our house (living room and play room) but am really bad at visualizing in 3D! I’m interested to see how deep and high your cabinets and shelves are. Thank you so much in advance and I love your blog and both of your spaces!

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Casey’s Office Space in the Bedroom

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Last week, I showed you my gameplan for my “mini office” in our master bedroom. Here’s a little refresher…Office Mood BoardAnd here’s the area where I planned to implement this desk area…06-white-dresser-bedroomAfter giving the dresser to a friend, ordering a few items online, and accessorizing the space…it now looks like this!

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Simple, streamlined, and ready for me to sit down and get to work. 05-Casey-working-at-desk-officeThe first thing I did was figure out the right furniture for the area. I saw this white desk on ATGStores.com and liked how “non-bulky” it looked. I didn’t want anything too large for the small corner space, and this simple desk fit the bill perfectly. Plus the dimensions were spot on for the amount of wall space. #meanttobe11-desk-drawer-atg

It also has 3 roomy drawers, that hold all kinds of office supplies & random goodies (like my growing washi tape collection…)03-atg-desk-white-small-space-office-bedroomWith the main furniture piece chosen, I started looking for the other office essentials.7-atg-gray-chair-officeSince this is still a bedroom, I didn’t want to do a “real” office desk chair. You know what I mean…a big, bulky chair with wheels? Instead I chose a simple mid-century inspired chair that can be moved around the house in case we need it for entertaining. It’s comfortable and I love the gray tweed fabric.

10-jute-pouf-office-atgThis jute pouf is also a fun little addition. It’s nice to have a place to rest my feet under the desk, and again this little guy is so versatile. I can move him around the house because jute goes with just about any decor, or it can just hang back here to give my feet some rest on long work days. 16-chair-pouf-desk-officeNo desk is complete without a lamp, and I love the vintage look of this one. 03-atg-desk-white-small-space-office-bedroomIt’s the perfect size, and doesn’t take up too much space on the desktop. I got the lamp in polished silver, but it comes in a variety of finishes. 12-coffee-mug-office-deskWith the shorter days in January, this lamp definitely comes in handy. 5-picture-ledge-wall-desk-officeWhen we chatted about this space last week, I still was unsure about what to do above the desk. Since there are tall ceilings in this room, I knew I needed to do something to draw the eye up (shelves, a gallery wall, etc.). I still had the picture ledges leftover from our old master bedroom, so I decided to give them a try over this desk area. I’m so happy I went with them. They add some much-needed height, and give the space lots of personality. 02-pictures-ledges-office-framesPlus, I love being able to change out the frames on a whim. Right now, I have white, black, gold, and even wood frames in the mix. But I can easily change ones around based on my mood and the other decor in the house. 3-office-desk-calendar-caseyI tried to incorporate a few different kinds of “art” on the ledges.14-picture-ledges-photos-instagramI have pictures with thick mats. I also have Instagram pictures from our travels printed from Snapbox, and arranged in a grid. 15-home-key-art-picture-ledge-frameYou’ll also find our DIY home key art, and some framed photos from our anniversary photo session. 4-office-desk-bedroomOn top of the desk, I tried to keep things fairly simple. Desks can turn into drop-zones for paperwork and clutter, and I’m determined to keep this one in tip-top shape. If not, it is going to overwhelm the bedroom and the last thing I want is to make our master bedroom less of a calming oasis. 08-pineapple-anthropologie-pens-desk13-day-designer-planner-calendar-iphone-case09-office-accessories-frame-coffee-mug-xoxo

At first, I was a little worried about putting this work area in our bedroom. But I am completely smitten with the new space. Our bedroom is my favorite room in the house, and now I get to spend even more time in there getting work done on the weekends. 04-Casey-coffee-office-mugPlus, it certainly beats my previous work area (aka the kitchen island or the middle of my bed…)2-Casey-office-desk-bedroom01-bedroom-desk-area-office

I think our bedroom is just about D-O-N-E!

MASTER BEDROOM TO-DO LIST:ย 

    • New, large rug
    • Replace nightstands with matching ones
    • Hang art or mirror over the bed
    • Change up a few of the bed pillows
    • New bench that is more proportionateย 
    • Sell 1 dresser & instead do vanity/work desk area
    • Add personality on nightstands/dresser with accessories
    • Hang art & frames on walls
    • Add bamboo shade to window
    • Add curtains to sliding doors
    • Replace black dresser

Next week we’ll do a little recap of the entire space with some before & after photos <— my favorite part of any makeover! That’s when I can officially check this room off the new home to-do list.

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  1. Diana

    If you have to have desk space in your room (which I totally understand is a necessity in a small place!), that’s the way to do it! So streamlined and clean! Great job!

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  2. Trang

    Wow; it’s looks spectacular. Just perfect! I love your decorating style: simple, classic, elegant. You are a woman after my own heart with the color schemes.

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  3. Zan Turner

    Looks really nice Casey. The white dresser was nice, too but I love the new space. I do not have an office either. I have been wanting to add something to our master bedroom but is so afraid it will turn into a place for all kinds of paper. Hope your desk can remain clutter fee for the most part!

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  4. Abbie DeLaney Zinkan

    Casey, I’ve been looking at this desk for about 2 weeks and I’m curious how it’s holding up for you? I know typically white can scratch easy so I’m wondering if you could tell me if you are having any issues with it? Drawers working? Scratching? Etc. Thank you!

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    1. DIY Playbook

      Great questions, Abbie! I wondered the same things when I ordered it. Honestly…it still looks great. No scratches, the drawers work fine, etc. It was a bit of a pain to put together, so keep that in mind.

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  1. Diana

    If you have to have desk space in your room (which I totally understand is a necessity in a small place!), that’s the way to do it! So streamlined and clean! Great job!

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  2. Trang

    Wow; it’s looks spectacular. Just perfect! I love your decorating style: simple, classic, elegant. You are a woman after my own heart with the color schemes.

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  3. Zan Turner

    Looks really nice Casey. The white dresser was nice, too but I love the new space. I do not have an office either. I have been wanting to add something to our master bedroom but is so afraid it will turn into a place for all kinds of paper. Hope your desk can remain clutter fee for the most part!

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  4. Abbie DeLaney Zinkan

    Casey, I’ve been looking at this desk for about 2 weeks and I’m curious how it’s holding up for you? I know typically white can scratch easy so I’m wondering if you could tell me if you are having any issues with it? Drawers working? Scratching? Etc. Thank you!

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White Subway Tile Backsplash

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Even though we use our kitchen every single day, the space certainly hasn’t gotten much love since we moved in back at the end of August.

Here’s what it looked like on our closing day….

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And here’s what it looked like after we painted, re-did the floors, and installed a new kitchen faucet

01-augusta-kitchen-before-backsplashThe kitchen continued to look very much like this for our first 2 months of homeownership. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly could use some personality & attention. So a few weeks ago, we decided to add some interest to this space with backsplash!

tile toolsNow, we fully intended to do this project ourselves. I learned a lot when Bridget tackled her own backsplash, and Finn & I chatted about taking on this DIY head first. But then we started looking at our calendar…and fitting in a project like this into our already jampacked holiday schedule just didn’t make sense. Why stress ourselves out over this project, when we already had 100+ other things on our new homeowner to-do list? So instead of DIY’ing the backsplash, we hired a pro to get the job done right (& quickly!)

Unsure of who exactly to hire, I turned to Porch.com which is a free home network that connects homeowners to quality professionals in their area. Bridget & I have worked with Porch in the past, but had never hired any of their pros for a project. After the launch of their new Porch Guarantee program, I felt confident that one of their professionals would be right for the backsplash project. The program guarantees the quality of work for Porch professionals who have been pre-screened and passed multiple background checks. And the best part? If you’re not completely happy with the project, Porch will cover the original cost of the job up to $1000. So it was a no-brainer hiring a Porch pro for our kitchen project.

After perusing the variety of contractors in my area, and reading many reviews, I finally settled on this pro. He came to our home, checked out our kitchen, gave me a quote, and right then and there we put a date on the calendar to get the project done. Seriously..it was that easy.

02-augusta-kitchen-before-backsplash-sink-areaSo I had the pro & the project date, but I still needed an exact gameplan for the space. Because our kitchen is pretty dark…walnut cabinets, dark wood floors, and black granite…I knew I wanted a backsplash that would really brighten things up in the space. So WHITE was the way to go! But what kind of white tile did I want?

I headed to Pinterest and started pinning kitchens that I admired. Then after about 20 minutes of gawking & drooling over amazing kitchens, I looked for a common thread between all of my favorites. And what did I like? Subway tile. Classic white subway tile.

05-white-subway-tile-backsplash-builddirectHonestly the answer kinda surprised me. I thought I would have been up for a more complicated pattern or at least something with marble…but I actually prefer the classic and clean look of a white subway tile. So I found this tile on BuildDirect, measured my space, and ordered it with complete confidence.ย  A couple of weeks later, and it was install day!

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My Porch pro came, secured the area, and got to work. 10-Porch-pro-working-backsplash06-backsplash-porch-diy-augusta

It took him about a day to get everything installed and up on the wall, and then the next morning he came back to grout it. I couldn’t believe how our kitchen transformed in less than 24 hours!02-white-subway-tile-backsplash

05-sink-kitchen-window-backsplash08-fruit-bowl-kitchen-subway-tileI have to admit, while I love a good DIY project it was definitely nice to have someone else take the reins for this project. My contractor did an amazing job, and I felt confident in his abilities every step of the way. Now I’m not saying the do-it-yourself projects are ever gonna stop around here, but sometimes it’s nice to hire a job out so you can focus on other tasks.03-augusta-kitchen-progress06-utensil-jar-salt-pepper-kitchen-subway-tile-backsplash09-countertop-kitchen-oranges-subway-tile04-sink-new-faucet-backsplash-subway tile

I went back and forth on the grout color, but ultimately decided to go with a light gray. I like that you can make out the individual tiles, but it’s not as severe as a black grout line. I’m really happy with the color.

I was also unsure about how to handle the edges. After chatting with my Porch pro, we both decided that doing a bullnose edge on the right side was the best call.

12-coffee-cup-flowers-kitchen-subway-tile-backsplashNow let’s look at some before & afters in this space.02-augusta-kitchen-before-backsplash-sink-area13-white-kitchen-backsplash-augusta-progress

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My contractor even took out the phone jack on the wall for us, since we don’t have a home phone line. Less outlets = prettier backsplash. 04-augusta-kitchen-sink-before-backsplash

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I’m absolutely loving the new look. It’s brighter, cleaner, and just has a classic kitchen feel that I adore. The day after it was installed Finn made his famous lasagna for us, and we didn’t even worry about any sauce getting on the tile. Looks great & it’s functional…gotta love kitchen upgrades.

KITCHEN TO-DO LIST:

  • Stain Floors
  • Paint Walls
  • Upgrade Kitchen Faucet
  • Install Backsplash
  • Hang new Kitchen Pendants
  • Add Window Treatment
  • Add Kitchen Rug
  • Find lighter kitchen stools (the brown leather get lost in all of the dark wood…)
  • Dream To-Do: Swap out countertops for something lighter (someday…..)

P.S. I’m guessing you noticed the new kitchen pendants in that last photo. To say I’m obsessed would be an understatement! More details on those beauties next week!

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ย [Disclaimer: I teamed up with Porch.com and BuildDirect to bring you this post. All opinions & photography are my own and are not influenced by Porch.com or BuildDirect. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.]

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  1. Sarah

    Sorry girls. I think this post has finally done me in. For being a DIY blog, there has been a lack of any real DIY lately from you (I don’t count mistletoe as DIY). I started reading after you were guest contributors at IHeartOrganizing, and although I like some of your projects, I feel your blog just isn’t worth my daily read. I understand the need for sponsored posts, but feel that they should at least feel genuine. You had a post about how great Crane and Canopy bedding is, but Casey has switched back to her old West Elm bedding in her new home. And then there was the sponsored post about using Sharpies to write on office supplies. Maybe you should scale back on the number of posts. There’s something to be said for quality over quantity. Also, I’m getting a little bored with all of the repeat ideas. Why does a person need Board and Batten in three rooms of their home? Why do all bedrooms have to have white bedding? Why do all living rooms have a white sofa and a wall of white builtins? You two acted as if Maggie’s condo makeover was an amazing decorating achievement, but you basically copy and pasted your own homes into her space. Maybe Pinterest isn’t the best thing to check for inspiration. Personally, Pinterest and blogs are all becoming the same old rehashed trends. No one is starting trends, just redoing what others have already done. Sorry if this seems harsh. I did enjoy your blog at one time, and wish you would get back to what made it great. Bridget’s office makeover series have been the only posts I’ve truly enjoyed lately.

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  2. Barbara Varanka

    I have been thinking about doing subway tile, but wasn’t sure if I should swap out the faux granite counters (yeah…) first. But, this post inspired me! We can paint and add the backsplash, and then tackle the counters someday. I love the to-do lists at the end of your posts! They inspire me, too.

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    1. DIY Playbook

      Thanks Barbara! I feel the same way about our countertops..I was hesitant to put up backsplash if I want to someday swap out the counters. But I’m happy we did it because now we can enjoy our kitchen even more while we save our pennies for those dream countertops!

  3. Diana

    Even those your walls were light colored, it’s amazing what a difference the tile made! This would be my preferred kitchen back splash too! We’ve also removed all our phone jacks when renovating…no need for them!

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  4. Colleen Bansley

    The backsplash looks amazing! Love white subway tile- timeless and classic! Never thought to do gray grout though- I love that idea! I love the pendants so can’t wait to hear about those!!

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  5. Amanda Risius

    Can’t go wrong with subway tile! We installed it in our bathroom last year and let’s just say, I will be hiring out the project next time ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Sarah

    Sorry girls. I think this post has finally done me in. For being a DIY blog, there has been a lack of any real DIY lately from you (I don’t count mistletoe as DIY). I started reading after you were guest contributors at IHeartOrganizing, and although I like some of your projects, I feel your blog just isn’t worth my daily read. I understand the need for sponsored posts, but feel that they should at least feel genuine. You had a post about how great Crane and Canopy bedding is, but Casey has switched back to her old West Elm bedding in her new home. And then there was the sponsored post about using Sharpies to write on office supplies. Maybe you should scale back on the number of posts. There’s something to be said for quality over quantity. Also, I’m getting a little bored with all of the repeat ideas. Why does a person need Board and Batten in three rooms of their home? Why do all bedrooms have to have white bedding? Why do all living rooms have a white sofa and a wall of white builtins? You two acted as if Maggie’s condo makeover was an amazing decorating achievement, but you basically copy and pasted your own homes into her space. Maybe Pinterest isn’t the best thing to check for inspiration. Personally, Pinterest and blogs are all becoming the same old rehashed trends. No one is starting trends, just redoing what others have already done. Sorry if this seems harsh. I did enjoy your blog at one time, and wish you would get back to what made it great. Bridget’s office makeover series have been the only posts I’ve truly enjoyed lately.

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  2. Barbara Varanka

    I have been thinking about doing subway tile, but wasn’t sure if I should swap out the faux granite counters (yeah…) first. But, this post inspired me! We can paint and add the backsplash, and then tackle the counters someday. I love the to-do lists at the end of your posts! They inspire me, too.

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  3. Diana

    Even those your walls were light colored, it’s amazing what a difference the tile made! This would be my preferred kitchen back splash too! We’ve also removed all our phone jacks when renovating…no need for them!

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  4. Colleen Bansley

    The backsplash looks amazing! Love white subway tile- timeless and classic! Never thought to do gray grout though- I love that idea! I love the pendants so can’t wait to hear about those!!

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  5. Amanda Risius

    Can’t go wrong with subway tile! We installed it in our bathroom last year and let’s just say, I will be hiring out the project next time ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dorm Makeover with Dormify

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If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you know that we have been totally crushing on Dormify lately. Dormify is a company that sells everything you would need to decorate the COOLEST dorm on campus (literally everything). ALL of their products are completely “on-trend” & have us thinking, “where the heck was Dormify when we went to college?!” Plus, any company that was created and is run by a Mother-Daughter Duo gets an A++ in our Playbook.

Long story short, we heart Dormify so much that we have decided to team up with this amazing company in the Fall to makeover a very special dorm room! We want this room to be unique, full of personality & inspiration, and most importantly… a place to make memories for a very special girl in our lives. ย 

Dorm Room Inspiration with Dormify

Before we get to our plan for this room, allow us to tell you a little bit about the girl young lady behind this dorm project.ย  Grace is the younger sister of one of our good friends, Terry. Terry was the best man at Casey’s wedding, and we’re both very close with his entire family.ย  And to make things even crazier…Grace is actually a former student of Bridget’s! We’ve watched Grace grow up over the past decade, and cannot believe she is heading to college in the fall. Man oh man, the thought of that makes these two rookies feel very old.

Since Grace is such a special girl going through such an exciting time in her life, we know we have to make this room ah-mazing. We put together this mood board using products from Dormify. The hard part wasn’t picking products, but more so trying to narrow down which products we should choose– Dormify has so many great looks to choose from! Plus, Grace will be rooming with one of her good friends from high school, so we wanted to make sure the look was one that both Grace and Francesca would love. The good news: they approve of the mood board and can’t wait to get started preparing for the Fall!

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Beyond choosing the Dormify decor alongside Grace & Francesca, we also assigned them some DIY homework to complete over the summer. <– Grace probably thought her homework days with Bridget were over (last assignment, I promise Grace!!). We just couldn’t resist, plus we think a few small projects could be the perfect bonding opportunity for the soon-to-be roomies!

dormifyWe can’t wait for the fall and will keep you guys updated along the way. If you have a special college student in your life, you have to check out Dormify and let us know what you think.ย  All of their comforters are reversible, so you get two looks for one price tag AND you could coordinate with your roomie without being too “matchy-matchy”. And keep your eyes peeled, Dormify is also being sold in select Macy’s stores!

And for those college girls who love being trendy, but may not have the “eye” for home decor…Dormify recently released dorm packages…. they’ll send you the whole look (literally everything) for one price tag. Could you imagine if all home decor companies started doing this?!

Grace & Francesca, see you in the fall on campus! <– don’t forget to bring that homework.

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  1. Amanda Scott

    I wish this was around when I was shopping for my first dorm (6 whole years ago). I love that a lot of it is very youthful but you could use it for years mixed with adult purchases (or you can hand it down). I hated having to toss so much of my college stuff because it was too busy/cheap/childish, it’s just so wasteful! FYI full/queen blankets n comforters do indeed work for twin beds, and you can actually use it post-dorm.

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    I wish this was around when I was shopping for my first dorm (6 whole years ago). I love that a lot of it is very youthful but you could use it for years mixed with adult purchases (or you can hand it down). I hated having to toss so much of my college stuff because it was too busy/cheap/childish, it’s just so wasteful! FYI full/queen blankets n comforters do indeed work for twin beds, and you can actually use it post-dorm.

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Faux Wood Flower Box Tutorial

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Disclaimer: This is by far one of my LEAST favorite DIY projects in the history of the DIY Playbook. Even though I’ll go back to the normal positive tone after this rant, don’t let anything about this post make you believe that this wasn’t the most ANNOYING and FRUSTRATING process ever. For one reason and one reason alone– drilling into concrete/brick is absolutely awful. And unlike I was, do not be fooled by the YouTube videos that make the process look graceful and simple. Not. Even. Close.

More like a ____(insert swear word here)______ ย MESS!

Now that we got that negativity out of the way, let’s get back on the positive train and proceed with today’s project, shall we? Faux Wood Flower Boxes.

IMG_2519A part of my summer DIY to-do list was to incorporate some charming flower boxes under my windows. I love the look of flower boxes but didn’t love the price tag that came along with real wood flower boxes. And quite honestly, May has been the craziest month EVERRR so I was not in the game to completely DIY wood flower boxes on the cheap.

So after a little internet research and not finding a cheap alternative, I stumbled upon these cheap plastic boxes at our local hardware store. At $9 a pop, these were more in my price range, yet the orange-y plastic look wasn’t going to cut it against the red brick. Enter brown spray paint.ย IMG_2554I gave these plastic flower boxes TWO coats of spray paint just to make sure they were completely covered.IMG_2557Eventually I flipped the boxes and spray painted the inside of each of them as well. Somehow the plastic-look was gone and these boxes transformed into giant KitKat bars and every time I look at this photo I immediately crave chocolate. Anyone else see it?IMG_2566I put a coat of that same brown spray paint on the brackets I bought as well. Each package of brackets (good to hold one flower box) cost about $9, making the total for each flower box and hardware combo $20-ish. This project definitely isn’t free, but considering that one wood box can cost upwards of $50, I’d say I did pretty well cutting down the cost.ย IMG_2863Let me re-emphasize one more time… do NOT let this picture allow you to think, “wow, that doesn’t look too hard to do, I can totally tackle this project after work one day”. I made that mistake so you don’t have to. After literally FOUR trips to our local hardware store in one evening, I was very close to throwing those oversized KitKats in the garbage. But having already invested a little over $100 in the project for 6 window boxes, I couldn’t bring myself to throwing that money down the drain. After some frantic calls home to my dad and lots of swearing, I was finally able to secure these bad boys to the brick (about 5 days later).

A few tips when drilling into concrete:

1. Use Concrete Screws
2. … and a Concrete Drill Bit
3. Use Lots of Muscle
4. .. and a hammer
5. Drill into the mortar (aka the brick’s “grout”) as much as you can so you can avoid drilling into solid brick.
6. When drilling into the mortar, don’t tighten the screw too much or you’ll “blow out the mortar” and have to start OVER. (Again, I made the mistake so you don’t have to)

Literally it’s been about a month of having these babies up and even though they feel sturdy to the touch, I continue to have nightmares that I’ll come home someday and the brackets will be broken off.

IMG_2545unnamed-1Knock on wood, all flower boxes are still currently hanging (and filled with flowers!).

IMG_2551IMG_2853I had two sets of double windows where I had to hang two flower boxes instead of one (3 inches down from the bottom of the window to the top of the flower box is what is recommended online). So on top of what a freaking NIGHTMARE these things are to hang, you have to try to make sure both boxes are level with each other. <– add insult to injury why don’t you flower boxes. Rude.

When all was said and done, I don’t think they’re exactly perfect, but in my eyes, they’re as close as they’re going to get. And although I will probably continue to curse this project until the day we move out, I am pretty proud of myself for sticking with it and figuring it out… all by myself.
IMG_2841IMG_2868Now all that was left to do to these flower boxes was to add flowers. I tossed some coffee filters on top of the holes so that dirt didn’t leak out when I watered them and filled each of them up with potting soil.
IMG_2871Lesson Learned: Drilling into to concrete is officially my worst enemy. I hope we never have to work together again…. like ever.

But now that the hard part is over, let’s switch gears away from all of this complaining. See the flower boxes WITH flowers here!ย IMG_4491IMG_4525FlowerBox
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Beauty: How-To Create Full Eyebrows

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I have a confession to make.

I’ve hated my eyebrows for just about my entire life. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve thought they were too bushy and too dark.

It makes me sad to think that as a little girl I was so self-conscious about them, but I really was. I remember wanting to get rid of them when I was in maybe 4th or 5th grade. I was on a trip to the Grand Canyon and I begged my sister to tweeze them in the back of the car on the vacation. She did, it hurt, and I was splotchy red for the remainder of the trip. Ouch.

Fast forward 20 years…I’m finally embracing my full brows and I’m totally behind the new filled-in, well-defined eyebrow trend (let’s please keep it trendy for as long as possible!) In fact, I’ve gotten so many compliments on my eyebrows that I have really grown to love taking some extra time to fill them in and make them a little bit “bolder.”

So I thought it would be fun to show you guys the product I’m loving lately that really helps make my brows pop, without looking like they’re drawn on with a sharpie.

Brow-Wiz

It’s called Brow Wiz and I picked it up at Sephora. I just had them try out a few colors on me to find the perfect shade for my brows.

On one end is the actual pencil and the other end has a nice eyebrow brush. I typically take the pencil and lightly fill in any sparse areas to make them look darker.ย eyebroweyebrowThen I flip the stick over and comb my eyebrows through with the brush. You can also use the brush to lighten up some of the pencil color if it gets a bit too dark in certain areas.

Finally, to highlight my brows even more, I swipe on a light shimmery eyeshadow across my brow bone.

And that’s about all the extra time I add to my beauty routine to make my brows fuller and more defined. Ever since I started doing this, my makeup doesn’t feel complete unless I’ve spent a few minutes working on my brows. I think it just makes my face and eyes look that much better.

It feels great to finally celebrate this part of me that I’ve tried to alter my entire life. Even if fuller eyebrows go out of style soon, I’m still sticking with this look…because it’s a trait I should have embraced a long time ago.

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  1. Lindsey Hammer

    I am so excited to see this! I have always been the same way, in the 6th grade I tweezed about half of each brow off. 15 years later I am still trying to recover from it. I can’t wait to try the brow wiz to help while still growing part of them back in!

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  1. Lindsey Hammer

    I am so excited to see this! I have always been the same way, in the 6th grade I tweezed about half of each brow off. 15 years later I am still trying to recover from it. I can’t wait to try the brow wiz to help while still growing part of them back in!

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Kitchen Backsplash Plans

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Is it me or is my poor kitchen totally neglected here on the blog? The sad reality is that this poor kitchen is neglected both on the blog and in real life. This room gets practically no attention from me; not as a cook and not as a DIY-er either.
IMG_9023Today, we are changing that! No, I am not here to report that I have taken up cooking in 2015… not even close (sorry Matt). I’m here to report that this corner of our home is not going to be neglected here on the blog too much longer. I’m officially giving our kitchen a little extra LOVE right in time for Valentine’s Day.
Kitchen BEFOREBefore I get into the DIY details, let’s chat about how I’m not head-over-heels in love with our kitchen and haven’t been since the day we moved in. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful to have moved into a home that had these amazing appliances and brand new cabinets. I’m definitely not complaining, I’m just saying that if I were to choose the kitchen combo I probably wouldn’t have picked this cabinet/countertop colors. I guess it’s just a little too dark for my style and creates a little imbalance in our open floor plan. The one side of our home is super white and bright with our built-ins and then this side of the house is kind of dark and lacks that crisp white look that I love so much.
And don’t get me wrong, the function of our kitchen is amazing, the storage is pretty awesome and I love having an island. This room just isn’t screaming “Bridget’s Style” at the same volume as the rest of the house does. And that’s where today’s DIY project was born.
Kitchen BEFOREMy mission is to use what I already have (because that can’t really change inside of a budget) but add more of my white, bright style. To do this, I’m tackling my first ever DIY kitchen backsplash project (with the supervision of my dad). #ohboyyyy
IMG_9021My plan is to completely DIY the backsplash and change out the outlet covers to match the bright white backsplash look. I’m anticipating that this project will probably equal up to all of the time I have spent in our kitchen since the day we moved in… combined. ย And heck, maybe the new backsplash will motivate me to spend more time in the kitchen doing a little less DIY and a little more cooking.
TileHere’s the marble(ish) subway tile that I plan on using. Thanks to the poor team of associates that got stuck hosting a Q&A with me the other night for over an HOUR in the Tile Shop, I think I’m ready to tackle this project. Ready to backsplash or not, I know I’m more than ready to add more white into our kitchen that’s for sure!

Wish me luck (I’ll need it),

bridget

Psst: If you follow us on Instagram, you know that I have already DIY-ed ourย back splashย and this post is a little delayed. The good news is that I’m LOVING the new look, the bad news is I’m just finalizing the “After” shots. Tune in next week for the full reveal along with the random tips I learned throughout our tile journey!ย 

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  1. Heather

    You are having the same problem as I am with our kitchen. Our house is blue, gray, white, bright and light, and the kitchen is the same coloring as yours. It is totally weighed down on the back side (or the north wing as I call it) of the house. Or cabinets have a little more red and the counters are very similar, so I am so curious to see what you do.

    I feel bad changing such nice things, but they just dont work for our style.

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    1. DIY Playbook

      Heather! I’m so glad you “get it”. It’s so hard to explain because like you said, the kitchen is so NICE… just not the same look as the rest of the house. I don’t want to be a spoiled brat by not loving the look, it’s just different.

      Thank you for commenting!! I’m glad I’m not alone.

    2. Heather

      No, you are not alone! You actually have one thing better going for you….natural light! We have french doors in our kitchen, but no real light gets in because the location. So it is like this dark, black hole sitting there with new cabinets and appliances.

      I feel bad even thinking about painting the cabinets and lightening up the back splash, but black hole syndrome.

  2. Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    Ugh I can’t WAIT until we can redo our kitchen!! I love the backsplash you choose, I’d like to do one like that

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  3. Diana

    This is exactly why I’d rather buy a house with an out of date kitchen and do the remodel ourselves! I completely get why you don’t want to go through the time and money to change all new stuff! And good luck tiling! My husband did it for the first time this summer with our new shower surround. He watched a lot of youtube videos to prepare!

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  4. Kjaydee

    I commented on your IG post about your backsplash that we were starting ours, but it got pushed back, so I’m kind of hoping we don’t get around to it until your post. hah!

    I know the cabinets are BRAND NEW, but have you considered painting them white? Or at least the top cabinets, for a tuxedo look? With high quality paint and the right setup, painting cabinets can look professional and custom. I wouldn’t blame you if you were scared of painting brand new cabinets, but maybe something to think about down the road instead of completely new.

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    1. DIY Playbook

      I love this idea! And yes, I hope we can help with a few tips before you get started. You’ll have to keep me updated!! The 10 things I learned post is coming on 2/17.

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  1. Heather

    You are having the same problem as I am with our kitchen. Our house is blue, gray, white, bright and light, and the kitchen is the same coloring as yours. It is totally weighed down on the back side (or the north wing as I call it) of the house. Or cabinets have a little more red and the counters are very similar, so I am so curious to see what you do.

    I feel bad changing such nice things, but they just dont work for our style.

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  2. Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    Ugh I can’t WAIT until we can redo our kitchen!! I love the backsplash you choose, I’d like to do one like that

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  3. Diana

    This is exactly why I’d rather buy a house with an out of date kitchen and do the remodel ourselves! I completely get why you don’t want to go through the time and money to change all new stuff! And good luck tiling! My husband did it for the first time this summer with our new shower surround. He watched a lot of youtube videos to prepare!

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  4. Kjaydee

    I commented on your IG post about your backsplash that we were starting ours, but it got pushed back, so I’m kind of hoping we don’t get around to it until your post. hah!

    I know the cabinets are BRAND NEW, but have you considered painting them white? Or at least the top cabinets, for a tuxedo look? With high quality paint and the right setup, painting cabinets can look professional and custom. I wouldn’t blame you if you were scared of painting brand new cabinets, but maybe something to think about down the road instead of completely new.

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Wooden Chest Refresh

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Bridget & I often go on and on about our love for thrifting. There’s just nothing like visiting our local antique shops and thrift stores in hopes of finding a gem amongst the piles of items. But 90% of the time, we just browse and leave empty-handed. It’s still fun, but it’s nothing like the rush of finding something that you actually want to scoop up and put in your car immediately.

I recently had that awesome “rush” feeling, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it today.

Be-Happy-SignYou guys have seen this little nook here on the blog before. It’s in our family room right by the TV area, and the basket holds all of our wrapping paper and gift giving essentials. We found the wicker basket at an estate sale in St. Louis (for less than $10) and it’s been a welcome addition to our home. But recently I was jonesing to replace it with something a little more substantial. Perhaps something that could offer a bit more storage, and something that didn’t shed little pieces of wicker everywhere. #notfuntocleanup

Chest-Before-HorizontalSo imagine my excitement when I found this wooden chest at my local Salvation Army store for only $30. It was in relatively good condition, and I could tell that the solid wood piece was definitely well made. After a text to Finn for his “man approval” (and receiving the green light) I scooped this baby up and brought her to her new home.

After a closer inspection, I decided that the wooden chest certainly didn’t need an entire overhaul. Instead, it just need to a little refresh to bring the wood back to its former glory.

I’ve read about Restor-A-Finish on a few of my favorite blogs, and decided that I would give it a try for this project. It’s supposed to breathe new life into old antiques, without the rigorous steps that accompany a strip/stain/poly method of completely refurbishing a wooden piece. Feed-N-Wax goes along with the Restor-A-Finish as a way to finish off the piece and give it a nice, shiny coat. (Kinda like shampoo and conditioner). So I grabbed these 2 products before getting started on my mini refresh.

Magic-WipeMagic-Eraser-AfterMy first order of business was to get rid of some of the weird gunk that was on the chest. Honestly, not really sure what was on this thing. Stickers? Gum? I actually probably don’t want to know. I used a Magic Eraser (my new favorite cleaning supply) and scrubbed away at any suspicious areas. In about 5 minutes, it was look much better…and a lot less gunky.Before-after-one-coat

Then I got to work with the Restor-A-Finish. I simply followed the directions on the back (wipe-on with a cloth, wipe-off with a cloth) and I immediately saw a difference. It covered up water marks and many of the surface scratches and spots with just one coat. It also made the finish a tad bit darker, which really brought out the natural colors in the wood. I was pleasantly surprised to see it worked so well without a heck of a lot of work.ย DSC_0044

I followed up with the Feed-N-Wax and that really did add a shine to the piece. That too was really easy to apply (wipe-on, wipe-off) and I even put a coat of it on a couple of my other DIY wood pieces (our coffee table, our side table) to give them a little TLC.

The chest was done in about an hour. No stain, no crazy dry time, no big mess.ย Side-View-Wooden-Chest

If you have deep imperfections in the wooden piece you’re looking to spruce up, then this might not be the best method for you. Instead, I would only recommend doing this if your piece has some surface flaws, water spots, or light scratches. Consider the Restor-A-Finish method as a facial, while a strip/stain/poly method would be an actual facelift. Know what I mean?

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So there you have it…a mini makeover of our new thrift store find. This simple refresh eliminates a lot of the intimidating factors that come along with DIY’ing a piece of wood furniture (staining, sanding, waxing, etc.) Would you give this method a try for your next furniture project?ย wood furniture cleanercasey_sig

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  1. Jaclyn Lorimer

    Super cute & functional–I’ll have to remember those two products for a couple of future projects I have in my back pocket. Thanks Casey!

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    XO, Jaclyn

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  2. Liz Gordon

    Wow, the difference (for the amount of work) is amazing!

    I found your blog through IHeartOrganizing and you are now one of my new favorites! I live in a 3 bedroom/1.5 bathroom townhouse so it is so exciting to finally find a home decor blog written by people in a very similar situation. Now, if only you guys could tell me how to make the space work once you have to start making it livable for a child! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had my first baby just over 3 months ago and have been trying to find creative and attractive ways to store and incorporate baby stuff into our living spaces.

    On a different note, where are those lovely slippers from??

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      Liz,
      We are so happy that you found us! Congrats on the baby…what an exciting time. You’re right…we haven’t done any posts about making a nice space with a child in the house. Maybe someday that will be on our posting schedule! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      The slippers are actually from Nordstrom Rack, Jessica Simpson brand. Sooooo comfy! I got them for Christmas and have worn them just about every day. Ha!

      Have a great rest of your weekend!
      Casey

  3. Cathy Cortes

    Looks so good! That’s a great option to try those products. I’m so intimidated to redo a solid wood piece with sanding & staining.

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  4. Emily Reed

    This stuff is amazing! We inherited a bunch of antique furniture that had been badly neglected for the last 15 years. Some good ole’ scrubbing with Murphy’s and both of these products brought them back to life! The mahogany one is awesome for the 50’s style pieces. And I love the smell of the feed-n-wax – you can’t beat walking into a room and smelling that orange. Some of the pieces were in a heavy smoke environment, but this has eliminated the odor on the outside. We’re still experimenting on getting rid of the smoke/must smell on the inside of the cabinets and drawers.

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    1. Anita W. Rohmer

      I just read that coconut oil would take out musty odors! I have’t tried it yet but will soon! I LOVE that stuff for LOTS of things!

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  1. Jaclyn Lorimer

    Super cute & functional–I’ll have to remember those two products for a couple of future projects I have in my back pocket. Thanks Casey!

    Visiting from LorimerLiving.Blogspot.Com

    XO, Jaclyn

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  2. Liz Gordon

    Wow, the difference (for the amount of work) is amazing!

    I found your blog through IHeartOrganizing and you are now one of my new favorites! I live in a 3 bedroom/1.5 bathroom townhouse so it is so exciting to finally find a home decor blog written by people in a very similar situation. Now, if only you guys could tell me how to make the space work once you have to start making it livable for a child! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had my first baby just over 3 months ago and have been trying to find creative and attractive ways to store and incorporate baby stuff into our living spaces.

    On a different note, where are those lovely slippers from??

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  3. Cathy Cortes

    Looks so good! That’s a great option to try those products. I’m so intimidated to redo a solid wood piece with sanding & staining.

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  4. Emily Reed

    This stuff is amazing! We inherited a bunch of antique furniture that had been badly neglected for the last 15 years. Some good ole’ scrubbing with Murphy’s and both of these products brought them back to life! The mahogany one is awesome for the 50’s style pieces. And I love the smell of the feed-n-wax – you can’t beat walking into a room and smelling that orange. Some of the pieces were in a heavy smoke environment, but this has eliminated the odor on the outside. We’re still experimenting on getting rid of the smoke/must smell on the inside of the cabinets and drawers.

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The tale of an A-door-able Painted Door

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(Disclaimer: We have partnered with Valspar to bring you this post. All opinions are 100% our own. Now onto this a-door-able makeover…)

Remember when I painted my front door a few months back? I chose a color that is bright, bold, and totally gave the occasional passer-by a sneak peek as to what the decor was all about inside. Well apparently bright, bold, beautiful doors are starting to run in the family. #goodgenes
Door BeforeMy older sister (remember, the one who recently got married?) moved into her home about two years ago. The doors were this hunter green color, which was actually really unique and totally worked well for their home. However, the paint was chipping and these doors had seen better days.

[[Enter an annoying DIY inspired little sis, a family not hesitant to share their opinions on what the new door color should be, a lot of indecision, & finally a gallon of Valspar Reserve to save the day…]]
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…. and this is what you get! A bright, bold, and gorgeous new door color that totally breathes a breath of fresh, sassy air into their a-door-able home. I mean, talk about an All-American front door color. It definitely gets the stamp of approval from these two DIY Rookies.
Backdoor beforeBut the fun part of this a-door-able makeover is that it doesn’t end at the front door. My sister’s house has doors on doors on doors… and every single one of ’em underwent time in the Valspar Reserve beauty shop.

red doorred_doorEach door is more gorgeous than the next! I just love how the red POPS next to the grey siding.ย Green Door BeforeBut my favorite transformation of this painted door series is probably this one. Can you spot the differences?

red doorwayA bright door AND a fresh new fence…. yes, please! Like how clean and amazing does this tiny white fence look next to the red?

backyard doorMore doors?! I think this is the last one.. last but certainly not least! Wow, I may be a little biased since this is my big sis’ house, but this traditional red is totaling stealing my heart. Bright, bold, and G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!
Valspar reserveThe color is Valspar Reserve’s Exterior Semi-gloss Radiant Red (1009-3).ย IMG_1141This product is amazing because it’s Primer + Paint in one. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about priming the door, waiting for it to dry and then painting it (again). It’s one stop shopping, which is a total MONEY & TIME saver. And the exterior paint is supposed to have much better protection to the sunlight and harsh outdoor elements than other exterior paints = less paint in the future! #winwinwin

Plus, Valspar’s website is filled with so many resources to help you pick the perfect paint color for your space. I mean seriously, you may be shopping for paint for days (ask my sister, she’ll tell you first hand). The color wheels are hypnotizing in a magical way that makes you want to paint your whole house and maybe even your neighbors too.

I love that they picked radiant red because this red really does follow my front door rule of:ย picking a color that gives the passerby a hint of what they’d find in your home. My sister’s house definitely uses hints of red to accent, so an accented red door seems to fit into the mix flawlessly. Maybe I’ll work on sneaking in to get you guys some pics of this adorable home. Give it time, I know I can win her over.

Red FlowerOverall, this a-door-able makeover was a success! And geez, if I’m gushing about their DOORS this much, I can’t imagine how excited I’ll be for their first born. #helicopteraunt

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Glitz, Glam, and not-so-gold Bedroom Mirror

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Yesterday, I showed you guys our gorgeous new tufted headboard for our master bedroom. It definitely added dimension to the space and makes it feel much more complete, yet you could tell the area was still missing a little somethin’ somethin’.

Need-something-over-bedThe area above the new headboard was begging for some action. I knew that I needed to find something great to add some height to the wall. I didn’t want to do frames because on the opposite wall you’ll find two picture ledges full of them! Then, I thought maybe a big canvas with some art might look nice. But to the right of the bed, you’ll find our quote on canvas sitting atop our large dresser.

So my choice? A round and quirky convex mirror!

Home-Decorators-Collection-MirrorI found this mirror online at Home Decorators Collection and immediately fell in love with the style. Because it’s convex (very similar to Bridget’s mirror found here) I figured it would add tons of light to the space. Outdoor light would come in through the windows and bounce right off of the mirror, illuminating the entire space (or at least that’s how it went down in my head.) It was a tad pricier than Bridget’s FREE mirror – seriously, how does that girl find such great scores?! – but I took the plunge and purchased it online before I could think twice.

Gold-rimmedWhen it came I knew that it would work perfectly in the space. I loved the shape, the size, the hint of glam it had going on. The only thing that wasn’t working for me? The inner gold rim on the mirror. I liked it a lot…I mean who doesn’t love gold? But we have absolutely z.e.r.o. gold in our master bedroom. Zip, zilch, nada, nothing. No gold accents going on in our master bedroom whatsoever. But we do have a heck of a lot of silver…

Metallic-PaintSo I grabbed some painter’s tape, silver paint, and a brush and got to work transforming my mirror from gold…to silver.

Silver-Painted-Convex-MirrorThat teeny tiny DIY made the mirror fit our room that much better. It took about 15 minutes to paint, and now the silver mirror looks pretty dang good in the space.

Master-Bedroom-with-mirrorIt just goes to show that you don’t need to keep everything you buy as is. Sometimes it’s worth a little extra effort to make a piece work for your space. Don’t pass up something you love when you can easily transform it with a little bit of elbow grease!

Now cue the eye candy of our new headboard and glam mirror combination…

Gray-Headboard-White-MirrorSide Note: It’s sooooo hard to take pictures of a mirror without actually being in the shot. So I seriously (no joke) coordinated my outfit to our room colors so you wouldn’t be able to spot me from a mile away! I wore a gray and white ensemble during this photo shoot. Let’s play the game…how many times do you spy Casey in these photos?

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Right-side-of-bedHeadboard-and-mirrorThere isn’t much more to say except I’m head-over-heels in love with this glitzy mirror and our new and improved master bedroom. The soft rug, plush headboard, and glam mirror have really taken this room to the next level and I couldn’t be happier to share this retreat with my sweetheart. casey_sigP.S. The answer to the photo hunt game was a tricky one! You’ll spot me twice throughout the photos, and Finn photo bombed one as well. HA!

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  1. Brooke P

    Looks great! There’s a Home Decorators store out in Lake Zurich that you can both shop in and order stuff from their site, best part is free shipping if you order in store ๐Ÿ™‚

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7 thoughts on “Glitz, Glam, and not-so-gold Bedroom Mirror

  1. Brooke P

    Looks great! There’s a Home Decorators store out in Lake Zurich that you can both shop in and order stuff from their site, best part is free shipping if you order in store ๐Ÿ™‚

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