Pottery Barn Inspired Easter Banner

pottery barn easter bunny banner

The days I get a Pottery Barn catalog in the mail are the best, I love curling up with them and a cup of tea or coffee and ear-marking all the beautiful products and inspiring photos.  I saw this Outdoor Burlap Happy Easter Flag in the most recent catalog and loved it but as usual I wanted it for a slightly different purpose.  I thought it would be … [Read more...]

Anthropologie Inspired Chrysanthemum Vase

chrysanthemum vase

While perusing the Anthropologie website the other day over coffee I came upon the sweetest little Chrysanthemum Vase and I was instantly inspired to make my own. Do you remember my Faux Milkglass Vase transformation? Well, I had one little dollar store vase leftover who was forgotten during the makeover and it was screaming for a new look! Here … [Read more...]

Office/Craft Room Reveal (Full of DIY Goodness!)

Office Makeover

Are you ready? I am sooooooo excited to share my final office reveal with y'all today!  First, lets see what I started with, do you remember when I posted about my sons deciding to share a room and being left with this blank slate? Isn't the transformation awesome? Let's take a look at that picture of the room again and break down what went  … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Knock Off Magnolia Wreath

magnolia wreath

Last week my Black Friday shopping plans were very rudely interrupted by a nasty stomach bug that invaded our home. Instead of searching for a Christmas tree and braving the crowds buying gifts I laid on the couch and did a little virtual window shopping. One of the items I ran across was this stunning magnolia wreath from Pottery Barn. It's … [Read more...]

Coat Rack to Candleholder Upcycle

coat rack upcycle candleholder before after

Just a short and sweet post today to show how I took this old broken coat rack destined for the dumpster and made it into a larger than life candle holder inspired this Pillar Holder by my newest Pottery Barn catalog! I don't have the step by step photographed because as you can probably tell in the first pic, I was having some camera … [Read more...]

DIY Beadboard Headboard

diy beadboard headboard pottery barn knockoff camp bed

I recently made a Pirate Sail "headboard" for my middle son and my oldest wanted a headboard of his own.  I loved the Camp Bedfrom Pottery Barn Kids but not the $600 price tag. I also only wanted a headboard, not an entire frame.  I decided to build my own version after the success of building a headboard for our master bedroom. To start the … [Read more...]

DIY Fabric Covered Cork Board

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Our new house has a fantastic little "tech room" off of the mudroom with two built in desks.  Its like a mini office and it is where I spent much of my time writing my ultra-entertaining and informative blog posts.  It is a really nice idea but aesthetically there are some issues. The builder put the outlets above the built in desk area so you … [Read more...]

DIY Brass Bird Accents


As part of my Master bedroom eDesign from Amber B Interiors it was suggested that I accent our bedroom with subtle hints of gold and brass. One item in particular that was suggested was this little vintage brass bird from Etsy. When I saw that little bird I immediately thought of some salt and pepper shakers I had picked up off the clearance … [Read more...]

Boat Cleat Wall Hanger

boat cleat wall hanger

In a recent Pottery Barn catalog I saw a wonderful display of frames hanging from boat cleats.  As many of you know I have been slowly working a nautical/pirate theme into my middle son's room and I loved the idea of making him a sign and hanging it from a boat cleat! Source: potterybarn.com via Melissa-TheHappierHomemaker on … [Read more...]

Frugal Framed Art

frugal framed art

I needed some fast art to hang in the house but didn't have any photos or prints on hand.  I found some frames at Walmart for only $12 that included mats and I knew they would work for the space (and they definitely worked for my budget!) But what to put in them? I didn't have the budget to go buy an expensive print for this project with everything … [Read more...]

Pirate Sail Headboard

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I had previously mentioned that my four year old son Nash is big-time into pirates.  Its been over a year now since his obsession started and it is still going strong so I thought I'd give his room a bit of a pirate makeover.  Neither of the boys have bed frames currently and I had been looking around the internet at some of the cool boat-beds … [Read more...]