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Wooden Blessed Sign

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Is it Monday already?

I don't know about you guys, but I have lots of wood scraps laying around in the garage.  I decided to put them to use.  I like quote signs so this was an obvious choice.  

I chose a small piece of 1x4 and got to work.  With the addition of craft paint and a brush, this was an easy little project.

I first painted my wood with some black craft paint using my foam brush.  Since I don't have a cutting machine and I didn't bother to print and trace a stencil, I free-handed the words in pencil so I could erase if I made a mistake.  Which I did several times.  I chose the word blessed.

After a few coats of white paint to fill in my words, I had a cheap little sign I could put anywhere.  I used a tiny bristled brush for this step.

I paired it with my painted pumpkins for fall in the dining room.
How cute is this little wire basket I found in Dollar Tree?
I know with all the wood scraps I have, I'll be making more of these soon.

What easy project have you done la…

Behr Color Currents 2017

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The paint most used in my house is Behr.  It's affordable and the paint is easy to work with.  When I buy it, I know what I'm getting myself into.
Recently I saw they posted the color trends for 2017.  These are 20 limited edition colors that are trendy and will help you create a loved and livable home.  You can choose colors to fit your personality.

I think I am more drawn to the Composed Palette.  I am more into blues and grays.  According to Behr, the Composed Palette includes earth tones and jewel tones.  They are more of a backdrop to allow you to show off your other decor.  I love the Laid Back Gray and Wanderlust.  They are very similar to colors I already have in my home.

The Confident Palette has brighter colors.  They are adventurous and more dramatic.  These are colors I would consider accents or used more for the decor and not the walls.  But like the name says, if you want to make a statement, use a fun color.  I think these colors would look great in a kids room.

The…

Updated Board and Batten

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Hello and welcome to Friday.  Can I get a whoop whoop?

A few weekends ago I decided it was time to upgrade the board and batten in the back entry.  I wanted it to be a little taller and more hooks.  I felt like only the kids had room for their jackets and backpacks.  Their stuff was hogging it all.

Well now everyone's got some space.  We do have a coat closet to the left but it's easy to just walk in and hang up your purse or jacket without immediately going to the closet.


I had some leftover pieces from the bottom poplar boards in the garage so I just extended it up.  I like the two rows of hooks instead of just the one.


I had to buy a 1x4 for the top horizontal board and a 1x2 for the ledge.  I like the little ledge at the top so I can lean stuff on it.  For now it's got my paint stick project and a blue monogram.  It also gives it a finished look.


Check out those hooks.  I originally was going to go with the larger hooks that matched the lower ones from Ikea.  So glad I chan…

A Girly Gallery Wall

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I feel like I'm in the home stretch with my daughter's room makeover.  There are always a few small things I want to get done before I reveal them.  Ever since the room was painted gray, she's been loving it so I can take my time for all she cares.  Painting over the green made the room feel so much more calm and larger.
I knew from the start I wanted to do another gallery wall in her room.  I got rid of the old prints because she was over the whole butterfly thing and wanted to tone down the colors to just a few.  We've decided to stick with pinks, blues, white, and gold.  This print from Minted is the star of the wall.  I loved this print the moment I saw it.  It had all the colors we were going for and it had a playful effect with the watercolors.


I bought a few pieces from Hobby Lobby for those touches of gold.  They have awesome sales.  I bought the So in love with you canvas from Marshalls.  The rest of the prints I designed.  I just re-used the white frames from t…