What a fun and crazy 8 months this has been since starting @angelarosehome last Spring! I had no idea when I started this account, that I would have 50,000 people interested in my projects and home DIY. It is humbling, and I have loved being able to share what I love and help empower others to love their homes also. Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions about how I have grown, and what tricks and advice I have for other accounts wanting to grow. I wish there was one easy trick, but the truth is that it takes a lot of work, thought, and hours….but I love it!
There aren’t any shortcuts, but here are the 7 things I did to grow my account...and grow it organically (no gimmicks, no buying followers, no follow trains, no follow for follow etc).
I wish I had a huge assortment of tools and a huge gorgeous garage workshop. The truth is, I am using the most basic versions of just a few tools and I mostly work on my garage floor…BUT, I’ve still been able to get by building built-ins, wall moldings, shelves, furniture etc. with just 5 power tools. So here’s a quick list of the ONLY 5 TOOLS YOU REALLY NEED to get going on almost any home improvement or DIY project.
When I first saw the art ledge from Chris Loves Julia, I knew I loved it and needed one. The only problem was, their instructions involved a table saw to cut down one big piece of wood, which I didn’t have. Most people are in the same boat as me, so I decided come up with a way to do long art ledge, but with just a drill. It’s easy, I promise…just 3 pieces of wood! (You can also see this and many other DIY video tutorials @angelarosehome in my story highlights)
I am so excited to share this DIY large wall art tutorial with you! I love art, and large art…but I don’t love the price tag. I came up with a way to make custom DIY large wall art and all for $40 and in a couple hours. I used a wall tapestry from society6, mounted it on a frame, and then built a floating frame around it. Now it’s your turn to build one (make sure you tag me @angelarosehome so I can see your projects and share some of my favorites!) Also, I keep helpful video tutorials saved to my story highlights on my instagram @angelarosehome.
It’s done it’s done. I am so thrilled with how affordable this room turned out for the One Room Challenge. It was my first time participating since I only started my Instagram @angelarosehome account 6 months ago. I had a total blast! With my DIY closet doors, accent wall, and window framing, it was such a labor of love but so worth it. And what I love most about it, is that anyone can do it. I have all the tutorials (including the accent wall) saved to my @angelarosehome Instagram story highlights.
YES! I am so excited about this affordable transformation for the One Room Challenge.
This is an affordable and easy way to transform your gold mirrored closet doors, or any lame closet door…and for only $15!
This week was productive for the One Room Challenge, but there isn’t much to show for it. I had to repaint the wall because it was too dark. I actually ended up going with Essex Green…it’s a gorgeous black green!
I also started planning the closet makeover (tutorial to come next week). Trying to figure out a way to cover up the mirrored closet doors. Here is my original idea.
Week 3 of One Room Challenge is done! The room is painted! I ended up choosing a deep green called Essex Green by Benjamin Moore.
I used this paint sprayer to get the smoothest finish possible. Prepping was also made easier by this cool plastic with tape attached to it!
I am excited for my week 2 update for One Room Challenge! I finished this accent wall and it is ready for paint! I drew out the plans for this wall on some graph paper, and then adjusted it slightly as I went. It was actually way easier than board and batten. Check out my instagram where I am going to save all my how-to stories to my story highlights!
Alright! It’s happening. I am entering the One Room Challenge! For the next 6 weeks, I will be doing a complete makeover of my son’s bedroom…and I am so excited to share this transformation with you. Like always, I will be doing all the DIYs myself…and with all my power tools. I have big plans for a modern accent wall, new beds, closet redo etc. I would love for you to follow along. Now let’s start this thing (and follow along @angelarosehome)