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Simple Pantry Open Shelving

Earlier this week I posted on how we added DIY built-ins to our pantry that we completed during the One Room Challenge. Today I am here to share all about how the open shelving above the built-ins to create more pantry storage! When designing our pantry portion of our pantry/laundry room combo I knew I wanted some closed storage and extra counter space because we are fortunate that the space allowed for it! I also have been eyeing opening shelving…

DIY Pantry Room Built-ins

A few months ago for the One Room Challenge we installed built-ins in our laundry room/pantry. We had never tackled a project like this before and we were excited to try our hand at built-ins. There were some speed bumps, along the way, but overall we felt like we did pretty well for a our first. On the DIY scale I would rate this a moderate project (if it's your first time doing built-ins). We learned a lot along the way…

How to Install Pre-Pasted Wallpaper

A few months ago for the One Room Challenge we installed this gray buffalo check wallpaper from Home Depot in our laundry room/pantry. We were a bit nervous to install it because we had never installed wallpaper before. When I say nervous I mean we were dreading it... a lot. It turns out it wasn't all that bad to do! There were some tense moments for sure, but we are very happy with the result! Nathan even said he would "consider"…

How to Refinish a Dining Table (without Stripping & Sanding)

Shortly before Thanksgiving I found a dining table at a thrift store for $25. I was so excited! It is solid wood, has 2 leaves, and can seat up to 10 people. Plus it has has a fairly simple design (4 straight legs with a bit of detail) - which was one of our musts for a dining table, we wanted it to be traditional, but simple. I couldn't ask for much more, especially with a $25 price tag. Thrifting…

Moody Dining Room Paint (& Lessons Learned)

Shortly before Thanksgiving I decided our dining room had to be repainted. Well, let's start at the beginning. When we first moved in our house the dining room looked something like this. Not terrible. It was at least a fairly neutral slate, but definitely not our style. After we moved in we painted (with lots of help from my mom) the entire downstairs, had new hardwood floors installed, added chunky baseboards, and replaced all of the light fixtures. I mean those original…

The Remaining 10% (& Thoughts on the New Year)

With a new year starting I usually like to take some time to reflect on the past year, what went well and what didn't. We accomplished a number of projects in 2017: We finished our hall bath renovation in January - which you can see here. This was technically part of the fall 2016 One Room Challenge, but due to some plumbing issues we weren't able to finish it until January.   We painted our kitchen cabinets - which you…

One Room Challenge Week 7: The Reveal

It’s reveal day for the One Room Challenge!!! I am so happy to say we are completely finished with our laundry room on time! This was not the case last year when we completed our hall bath for the One Room Challenge... which you can catch up on here in case you missed it!  If you are new around here, we completed revamped our laundry room (which is also our pantry and what we call our “dog room”) for this 7 week…

One Room Challenge Week 6: Open Shelving

It’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge. As a reminder the One Room Challenge team has extended the event by one more week so the big reveals for all of the guest participants will be next Thursday, November 16th! If you are new around here, we will be completing our laundry room (which is also our pantry and what we call our “dog room”) for this 6 week challenge. You can catch up on week 1 here, week 2 here, week 3 here, week 4…

One Room Challenge Week 5: Laundry Room Cabinet Install

It’s week 5 of the One Room Challenge. As a reminder the One Room Challenge team has extended the event by one more week so the big reveals for all of the guest participants will be November 16th! If you are new around here, we will be completing our laundry room (which is also our pantry and what we call our “dog room”) for this 6 week challenge. You can catch up on week 1 here, week 2 here, week 3 here, and week 5…

Friday 5 (vol. 7)

Welcome to The Friday 5 for this week where I share interior design ideas,  home decor inspiration, DIY, and organization tips and tricks… and really anything else as it comes to mind! ONE I have the One Room Challenge on the brain lately. Ashley from The Gold Hive is hand painting a mural in her office for the challenge and it is turning out so beautifully! I mean look at it, just stunning! She has some major patience for bringing…