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DIY: Anthropologie-Inspired Wall Hanging

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Have you ever seen something really cool at Anthro and been like “I need this” but then your wallet goes “nah, you’re good”?

Happens to me all the time.

Most recently, I’ve been struggling to figure out what to put above our bed. I didn’t want to hang a picture, but I was having trouble finding something that fit our style and the style of our home. I wanted something that looked cool and unique and artsy, without costing a lot of money.

So I decided to make something that looks like it would come from Anthropologie without costing me Anthro prices. I searched around on pinterest and found ideal inspiration.

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DIY: Chalkboard Wall

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Have you ever had a wall in your house that you just stare at everytimDIYe you walk in and go “Man, this wall could be so much cooler.”?

I have that wall right now. Or rather, I had that wall. There is a huge blank wall in our kitchen that you see when you walk in. We want to put a barn door on it to make the back bedroom and bathroom it’s own suite, but it’s going to be a custom design project that we just haven’t gotten around to.

So for the past six months, that wall had looked… dull. Beige and artless. Accented only by a trashcan and Moose, it doesn’t fit with the vibe we want for our home.

So I changed it. Here’s how: Continue reading “DIY: Chalkboard Wall” »

DIY: Installing Privacy Window Clings

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I am obsessed with windows and letting light into my home.

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to actuate our dream of living in the middle of nowhere with hundreds of acres of land and no neighbors. (Jobs that require you to be in a certain geographic area, always bringing ya down)

We love our current home. The front wall of our condo is literally a giant window (also, it’s a garage door), our front door is a giant window, the space above our front door is a window. Needless to say, it is super easy to see into our home.

For privacy, we have a shade that we can put down in front of the garage door, but for the front door – well, that’s a free for all who walk by. While that privacy issue can be concerning, we also have the issue of the dogs being allowed to see everything outside. There’s been a lot of construction right across the street from our unit – new homes being built, street lights being put in, grading done wrong, street light wires being cut from bad grading, redoing the grading, etc. And we’ve got an amazing watchdog. Moose is aware of every person, dog, and vehicle that passes by our door. Unfortunately, she lets us know of every person and dog who passes on the sidewalk in front of our door. Vocally.

I wanted to put up the privacy screen to continue allowing light in, and to block Moose’s view out. That way we can have quieter days (7am and 5:30pm are the worst), and we can keep from becoming ‘the bad neighbors’ (my worst fear).

So after doing some research, I decided to go with the Gila Clear Mosaic Tile film. And, I’ve decided to share with you the best tips and tricks for installing this yourself and ensuring it looks great! Continue reading “DIY: Installing Privacy Window Clings” »

Renewed: My 100+ Year Old Church Pew

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Greetings! If you’re anything like me, you’re in denial about how close Christmas is to being here and pretending like you don’t have gifts to go out and buy for family and loved ones.

Instead, I will focus on our Christmas miracle: the rehab job we did on my beloved church pew. Continue reading “Renewed: My 100+ Year Old Church Pew” »

We Have A New House & It’s Kinda Cool

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Yo yo yo, welcome to our crib! We recently moved and we found a condo we really love. We really like our neighborhood, everyone who lives around us has dogs, I can walk and ride my bike to cool bars and restaurants and yoga.

I’ve been working to make it look livable inside, and finally have it to where we can relax at the end of the day and appreciate our surroundings. Since I used to love MTV Cribs and wanted to share our new home with friends and family who haven’t gotten to see it yet, I figured I’d give you a little preview!

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