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Friday 5 (vol. 6)

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! The Adored Abode is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  ONE  I have a simple gold bar…

DIY No Sew Faux Roman Shade

Today I bring you a tutorial on how to make a DIY no sew faux roman shade. This DIY was inspired by a need (more of a want) for a window treatment on the window above our kitchen sink. It is an odd shaped window, roughly 42” W x 40” H. Here is a shot of the window soon after we moved in, when our kitchen looked much different. When we first moved in I went around the house ripping…

DIY No Sew Headboard Slipcover

DIY No-Sew Headboard Slipcover We have been slowly refreshing our master bedroom ever since we moved in. We started with big stuff like having our popcorn ceilings scraped, new hardwood flooring and paint. Here's a little throwback to what our rom looked like when we first moved in. After that was completed we set up our bedroom furniture almost exactly as it had been in our old house and called it good because there were other areas of our house…

How to Live Through a Renovation (8 Tips to Remember)

Living through a renovation... is rough to say the least. We bought our current house almost a year and a half ago. I honestly naively thought we would be done renovating our by now. Or that we would at least have our main floor completely done, or the rainbow carpet ripped out from the upstairs. If you missed the rainbow carpet you can see it in our new house tour here. We are substantially done with the main floor, with the major exception…

DIY Custom Large Scale Art (for $30)

I was stumped for the longest time as to what to put on our fireplace mantle. For reference, our living room has cathedral ceilings and our brick fireplace goes from floor to ceiling, so our fireplace is roughly 20 feet tall. It definitely makes a statement when you walk into our house as you see the fireplace immediately when you walk in our front door. Here is a before picture of our living room from our entryway, with a view of…

Laundry Room Planning

With our kitchen 90% done we are already planning our next project… the laundry room, which happens to be right off the kitchen. When we moved into our house the laundry room was an empty room. The walls had painted over wallpaper, but other than that it was a blank slate. We just moved in the washer and dryer and put up some temporary shelving unit to act as a pantry. After our popcorn ceilings were scraped, skim coated, and…

My First Blogger Conference Experience: Haven 2017

It was about 3 years ago that I even figured out what a blog was and a little over a year ago when I decided to take the plunge to start my own blog. I had read about the Haven Conference on other blogs I follow, which is a home design and DIY blogging conference that is held every summer, and knew it was something I wanted needed to go to if I was going to make something more of…

Kitchen Update: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

If you have been checking in on Instagram you probably noticed that we painted our kitchen cabinets, and actually the kitchen is alomsttt done!!! Now it's time to catch up  on my posting back-log, because goodness knows there's a lot to share! Let's chat about how we painted our kitchen cabinets. This piece of the kitchen renovation was one of the two biggest projects we tackled for the space (the other being DIY faux-crete counters, which deserves it's a post of…

Kitchen Design Plan

Work on our kitchen remodel has officially begun! This has been a long time coming. Other projects around our house took much longer than expected to complete (I’m looking at you popcorn ceiling removal and hall bath remodel), which put our whole house renovation timeline behind what we had optimistically hoped for in the beginning. One thing with renovations you hear time and time again is everything takes longer than you expect… well I can attest that is most certainly…