Wood Accent Wall Using Shiplap Planks This DIY wood accent wall tutorial is so easy! Checkout the tutorial to see how to add a wood wall to any room using tongue and groove boards. It's easier than you would think. (Affiliate links are provided below for convenience. For more information see my disclosure, here.) One of my favorite ways to add warm rich texture to a space is to bring … [Read more...] about Beautiful Wood Accent Wall | Easy Step-By-Step DIY Tutorial
Growing up, my dad always planted a garden and taught us kids the importance of being able to grow your own food. Now that we finally have a home of our own, I am so excited to put his teaching into practice and start my very own vegetable garden! As the weather has been getting warmer I have been doing tons of research on what our first garden should look like in order to yield the best results. … [Read more...] about Our First Garden – The Plan
You may be surprised to hear that one of my favorite places to shop for affordable decor is Amazon. Don't get me wrong - I love Target, World Market, and Home Goods just as much as the next girl. But the convenience of finding almost ANYTHING I am looking for and having it at my doorstep within 2 days - you can't beat that! You may have already seen a few of these items featured in our home. The … [Read more...] about 11 Affordable Decor Finds on Amazon That’ll Look Good with Any Style
How Do You Make A Dark Room Look Brighter? These 5 easy tips will help you to brighten a dark room without taking on any major renovation projects, or breaking the bank! Have you ever wondered what colors brighten up a dark room? Even if you're working with a room that has no windows or no natural light, there are still was that you can make a room appear bright through decorative … [Read more...] about How To Brighten A Room With These 5 Easy Tips!
When we first walked through what would be our new home, we were surprised to find a fireplace in the main living area. The real estate listing hid the ugly wood paneling box in all the pictures. And when we first laid eyes on it, we knew exactly why. I mean look at this thing... it was in need of a fireplace makeover! Honestly, at first glance we thought it was one of those faux … [Read more...] about How We Transformed Our Ugly Fireplace Using Stacked Stone
Welcome to my new blog! Last October my husband and I purchased our very first home (you can view the full tour here) and as soon as we signed on the dotted line, my mind was already swimming with all things home decor! Bright whites paired with warm woods, clean lines mixed with rustic finishes... I couldn't stop! My Pinterest boards were bursting at the seams! I immediately went to all of my … [Read more...] about Joyfully Growing – the blog
This post will show you how to distress wood beams to make a DIY mantel. Its an easy DIY project, and will be a huge upgrade for your fireplace! DIY Distressed Wood Beam Mantel As soon as we bought our house, we started thinking about ways to upgrade the look of the basic builder grade gas fireplace and add a mantel. We are always looking for ways to stretch the home renovation and decor … [Read more...] about How To Make A Distressed Fireplace Mantel | DIY Mantel
Pancakes have always been one of my favorite foods. In fact, pancakes were the very first thing I ever learned to cook on my own. You can imagine how happy my parents were when that happened - no more being woken up to the sound of, "When are you going to get up? I NEEEED pancakes". Yes, they were a necessity in my life ;) We ate pancakes every. single. weekend morning. And to this day, I still … [Read more...] about Fluffy Homemade Gluten-free Pancake Recipe