Wow, I finally finished all the projects on my list to create this cozy modern living room! It was two years in the making but it was definitely worth it. Do you love how it turned out? I’m sure loving the time spent with my family in this room. It’s just the best to create a space your whole family can enjoy. Now it’s time to share all the details on how I DIYed this dreamy living room so you can pull your favorite elements and recreate them in your own home. But first, let me help you really appreciate this transformation with a before and after picture.
Isn’t Christmastime the best? I love all the holiday spirit, family time, yummy treats, and of course the decorating. It’s especially fun when I can look at everything I put up and think, “I made this!” If you’re looking to DIY your Christmas decorations this year or looking for a fun family project for the holidays, I’ve got 3 DIY Christmas decoration ideas with tutorials to share with you. You’ll have to let me know which one you like most.
Okay, getting this project on the blog has been a long time coming. I just had to share the details of this super fun giant DIY lite brite I surprised my kids with last Christmas. When you were younger, do you remember playing with lite brites? You know, the toy where you got to make fun pictures that lit up and looked magical? I loved playing with those as a kid. So I thought, why not try making one? But I wasn’t going to make just any old lite brite. I was going to make a giant DIY lite brite. Like all DIY projects, this one took some problem-solving, but it turned out amazing in the end. Let me break this project down so you can recreate it.
Do you know someone who wants to make those Pinterest board dreams come true? Or someone who’s ready to pick up a few power tools? Are you that person? 3 years ago I started sharing my DIY projects on Instagram and what an amazing journey it’s been. Now I’m doing things like renovating my entire kitchen and turning my dining room into the Hogwarts Great Hall. It’s crazy. The best advice I have for the beginning DIYer is to just start. And to help I’ve got 8 gift ideas for the DIYer.
Operation DIY Hogwarts Great Hall Thanksgiving is complete and I am here for it! I haven’t been this excited about a project in a while and I love how it turned out. Are you as excited to see these pictures as I am to share them? I’ve been asked, why create a Hogwarts-inspired Thanksgiving? Well, a big reason for this project was my kids. They are obsessed with Harry Potter, especially my kid Blake (watch this video to see his reaction). So why not turn this space into the Hogwarts Great Hall? I had to bust it in real-time to finish this room in time for Thanksgiving this year. Now that the holiday has passed, I can share all of the details with you.
Wow, it’s finally done!! Last year I decided to transform this space into the perfect playroom for my kids. I thought the space was really cool already (I mean look at those before and after pictures below). But I still felt like there were some details missing to give it that magic. So I picked up my tools and got back to work. Before sharing the full loft playroom DIY reveal, let me take you through the process.
Well, WE DID IT! In just 48 short hours, my super talented friends (Lindsay @frills_and_drills and Mysha @remingtonavenue) and I flew to Utah and transformed my niece’s bedroom into a space she never wants to leave! This will never get old to me. I love the transformation process, and the emotional lift that creating gives. This “old and boring room that looked like a T-REX stomped on it” now looks like “magical fairies came in and did my room!” according to Brooke. I am thrilled with how this space came together. It’s simple, it’s magical, it’s PERFECT.
Keep scrolling for the big bedroom transformation reveal and links to everything we used in the process!
The garage needed an upgrade, so I decided to epoxy the floors and paint a GIANT quote on one of the walls. Spontaneous, right? I spend so much time in my garage and it’s been an eyesore ever since we moved in, so painting this wall and redoing the floors was just the refresh this space needed, and I’m so happy with how both projects turned out.
I finished the DIY quote wall just before my kiddos went back to in-person school after a whole year of virtual school at home. We battle a lot of anxiety in this house, me included…and this quote really spoke to me for how I want to set the tone for them for this year. It’s not until we actually take that leap (and potentially fall) that we realize we can fly.
When I saw Studio McGee’s Iva dining table I knew I had to have it but didn’t want to spend the $4,200. I decided to take on the challenge of building this table myself because I really loved the designer look of it. There’s nothing better than a DIY solid wood table that’s kid-friendly, durable, and functional all in one.