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With a background in both fine arts and interior design, I love all things diy and I am obsessed.. creating a polished look for less! With my husband + DIY partner, we are now documenting the process.. of making our rental our home. Thanks for visiting!

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Blogger Styling Home Tour | Christmas 2016
    on Dec 6, 2016 in christmas
    The chill in the air definitely has me thinking about winter and Christmas! Are you ready!? I love this time of the year!Today, I'm so honored to be a part of The Blogger Styling Christmas tour, hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co! If y...
  • Friday Five | 12.2.16
    on Dec 2, 2016 in friday favorites
    Etsy is the perfect place to look for unique, custom, one of a kind Christmas gifts! I love everything in Danielle's shop! Check out Studio McGee's guide to hanging lights! Please pin from original source, here, thanks! ...
  • Michaels Makers Challenge | September
    on Sep 1, 2016
    It's September 1st! I'm so excited for fall - it's been such a HOT summer - only a few more weeks of the heat!For this month's Michaels Maker challenge - I decided to do a hybrid of summer and fall - so I created a simple table scape - reflecting bot...
  • Lower Bathroom Renovation Complete
    on Aug 30, 2016
    Today, I'm SO excited to share with you our newly renovated downstairs bathroom!Here's a refresher of what it looked like before - WOW has it come a long way! Everything (with the exception of the round mirror) came from Home Depot - I love the...
  • Friday Five | 08.19.16
    on Aug 19, 2016 in friday favorites
    Sorry for the lack of posting - I had a good reason! My brother got married!!! It was a great long weekend! My brother has both a serious and studious side, he also has a funny side (growing up, he loved teasing me!) He's always been very devote...
  • Bathroom Progress
    on Aug 9, 2016 in bathroom
    Over the weekend we tiled our bathroom floors and I'm loving it!! We also finished the vanity (peak here) since then, we've secured all of the drawers and doors and installed the hardware.This week we're working on our concrete countertop mold - afte...
  • Friday Five | 08.05.16
    on Aug 5, 2016 in friday favorites
    So much goodness at Rejuvenation! I've been thinking a lot about health recently - what we put in our bodies and on our bodies - Carmel shares her experience and what products she loves here. Please pin from original source, here, than...
  • Bathroom Progress
    on Aug 2, 2016 in bathroom
    We've been busy working on our downstairs bathroom! Over the weekend, David and his Dad worked on the electrical, which also resulted in moving the plumbing since it was RIGHT in the middle of where our new sconces are going (it's always something, r...
  • DIY Magazine Feature
    on Jul 25, 2016 in bhg
    Last spring - BHG came out to our Tennessee apartment and photographed it!! The photos ran in DIY Magazine (a perfect fit for us!)It was just a few days before we moved, but when BHG wants to come out, you say YES!You can find the whole spread in the...
  • Friday Five | 07.22.16
    on Jul 22, 2016 in friday favorites
    Hi everyone - I don't know about you, but it's been a long week! Lots to do at work and I haven't been feeling the best :/ SO glad that it is Friday! I don't typically think about retail stores for window treatments (I normally DIY) But consider...
  • Friday Five | 07.15.16
    on Jul 15, 2016 in friday favorites
    If you're local to DC / Frederick MD - be sure to stop by Sweet Clover this weekend! You're sure to find something amazing! I believe my striped trunk (featured in Redbook Magazine!) is still available!) I also found that rattan loveseat and passed i...
  • Jord Watches + Hilton Head
    on Jul 13, 2016
    Today, I'm super excited to share my newest obsession - Jord Watches with you!I don't share a ton of fashion related posts around here, but I do when it's something that has really caught my eye! I've seen Jord watches floating around the blogosphere...
  • Friday Five | 07.08.16
    on Jul 8, 2016 in friday favorites
    Did you know that Nordstrom has an extensive home decor section? There is a range of prices from low to high! A good example of pattern mixing! Monochromatic color scheme - a large organic pattern, smaller geometric, and a stripe. Plea...
  • Bathroom Reno Mood Board + Process Photos
    on Jul 5, 2016 in bathroom home depot renovation
    If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that we are renovating our bathroom on the main level!Here's our inspiration board!tile // faucet // sconce // pulland the before! Not much that I like here - OK nothing! Everything is changin...
  • DIY Tassel Throw | Michaels Makers
    on Jul 1, 2016 in michaels makers
    Sorry to be gone recently - I was SUPER busy installing two models in Atlanta - be sure to stop by my Instagram for a few peeks!--I can't believe it's already July! Where did June go!? This month's Michaels Makers Challenge is all about DIY trends! I...
  • Friday Five | 06.17.16
    on Jun 17, 2016 in friday favorites
    Love Studio McGee's new pillows! Please pin from original source, here, thanks! Did you know that there is a level built into your iPhone? It's under compass! Perfect for hanging pictures! Love Brittany's new patio! So colorf...
  • DIY Industrial Bar Cart
    on Jun 15, 2016
    I love bar carts! They are super versatile - whether it's storing your favorite beverages, organizing crafts, or an extra work surface in the kitchen - they come in handy often.Stop by eHow to see how we made this bar cart from solid wood, and campai...
  • Friday Five | 06.10.16
    on Jun 10, 2016 in friday favorites
    Love this bathroom! Please pin from original source, here, thanks! I'm loving this chair upholstery pattern mixing! Love that the front has a white background, organic pattern and the back has a darker background and a smaller scale ge...
  • Blogger Stylin' Home Tour Summer 2016
    on Jun 8, 2016
    I'm so excited to share my summer home tour  - in the Blogger Styling Home Tour, hosted by the amazing Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. A big thank you to Lindsay for giving me to motivation to get a few projects done and get my home sum...
  • Tiered Terracotta Planter
    on Jun 6, 2016 in ehow outdoor
    It's no secret around here that I love growing things - especially in planters (see more here, here, here, here). Now that we own (instead of renting), we still love planters because it keep most of the critters away - plus it adds a nice layer to ou...