ORC Spring 2019 Week 5: The Jewelry & DIY Console

Its almost here. One more week till the big reveal. Man what a ride. It has been crazy this week for the powder room remodel on a budget. I feel like I say that every week, but anyway. This week's mission was to add the jewelry to the space. Okay no I'm not adding earring and necklaces to the powder room. Its actually the fixtures, mirror, & shelf. Both the light and faucet fixtures were swapped out. I wanted that almost mediterranean feel so I went with these pieces from Wayfair. The Jewelry Pieces Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won't cost anything to you! Check out my full disclosure policy for more ...

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One Room Challenge Spring 2019 Week 4: Let’s Paint

Its week 4 of the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge. More then halfway done, and man its been hectic up in here. Massive changes are taking place in my tiny powder room. Ahh I am so excited to see the end result, its so close I can see it. As always, please go check out the featured designers and guest participant back on the ORC blog. Awesome transformations on their way over there. But anyway lets dive into what was done this week. Finished Faux Shiplap Chair Rail Last week I had started the DIY faux shiplap chair rail, and was able to complete it this week. Man what a statement. And thats without paint. It still feels dark in there, but the colors that I have chosen will brighten the space up real quick. Speaking of colors, I ...

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DIY Rustic Vent Hood Cover

Hola my peep! So when I bought my home about 2 and half years ago, I knew without a doubt I wanted a beautiful old world feel vent hood. I researched like crazy, but every vent hood was either too modern or too pricey. So what do mom's do when they can't find what they are looking for, we DIY it. My husband was a little nervous about it. After all we are its a big ordeal, at least at the time for us to under take. But I was determined and I was;t going to stay with that generic cabinet over the vent hood 80s look. So here we go a DIY rustic vent hood coming at you. There she is in all her glory. When I said I wanted to rip all the cabinets off my husband was a lil freaked out. Then after it was done he was even more freaked out that ...

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One Room Challenge Spring 2019: DIY Faux Shiplap Chair Rail

Hello beautiful people of the world. Its that time of the week to update you on my progress for this half bath DIY remodel. I swear its been non stop busy for me. With Easter around the corner, and clients wanting their pieces ready before then. Its hard to get some work done on my poor restroom, plus add being a caregiver and a momma in the mix. I swear I really don't know how I pull it off. I know I said we would be painting and doing the floor too this week, but yo girl was hella swamped, so forgive me. But don't fret I was able to get some work done on my DIY Faux Shiplap chair rail portion of the project. Oh and Don't for get to check out the featured designers on their Week 3 progress as well as the guest participants at ORC.com. So ...

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Target Store Finds: Spring 2019 Farmhouse Decor Under 15 Dollars

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won't cost anything to you! Check out my full disclosure policy for more info. Don't you just love Target and their decor pieces? I know that Target is one of my favorite stores to hit for home decor. And the Farmhouse decor selection is off the chain, especially with the Heart and Hand line. Shout out to my girl Joanna Gaines. There is just one problem. Things can start to add up pretty quickly in there. Hold on, don't throw in the towel just yet. I found a few farmhouse goodies that are all under 15 dollars. Thats pretty sweet considering most of the items there are 20 ...

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One Room Challenge Spring 2019: Week 2 Demo Day!!!

Hola peeps! Week 2 of the spring 2019 One Room Challenge is here, and I am in full swing (no pun intended) of the half bath DIY remodel. Thats right no contractors here. Although, I was cutting this week pretty close since I had to finish up on some clients furniture orders, and had a family wedding to attend. But I was able to get some work in, so its all good. Like the title suggest its Demo day! I just love when Chip Gaines from Fixer Upper says that. Its time to swing some hammers shall we. So the plan for this week was to purchase the materials needed for the DIY faux shiplap chair rail, and start some demo. Although, I did purchase the materials , we actually couldn't start demoing the 1/2 bath till Sunday. Yes! Sunday, as in ...

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Easy 5 Ingredient Italian Turkey Burger

Ever have one of those nights that you just don't have meals planned? (Raises my hand) Ok so I kinda came up with this recipe on a fly. Its that day of the week when I have ran out of prepped and planned meals and don't feel like going to the grocery store. But I don't want to crap you know what I'm saying. So here is my creation a juicy Italian turkey burger. I added broccoli because you know health. I prayed that this came out good, I have had my failed attempts of creating a recipe with the anticipation of a yummy meal. Uh no it was a disaster and all that food went to waste. I really hate to waste food. I was pleasantly surprised how this turned out. Thank you jesus!!! Indeed he is great. Lets get Cooking! So lets get down to ...

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One Room Challenge Week 1: the Design

Its the season to spring into action and to "Do it Scared". I have never heard of the ORC (One Room Challenge) before until a Facebook group brought it up this past week. I am at the point in my life where I am tired of being scared and I want to show what I can do. Plus this room really needs some tlc. What is ORC? What it is is a biannual challenge for 20 featured designers to transform a room in 6 weeks. Also, anyone can participate as a guest. In addition, those guest will have the opportunity to be a feature designer in the ORC Fall 2019. Pretty neat huh? The Room So the room that I chose to do was the 1/2 bath or if you want to be bougie, "the powder room". Its one of the one rooms downstairs that is an eyesore. Its ...

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DIY Wall to Wall Floating Shelves

So you have an empty wall and are trying to find ways to fill it up, but you want it to have a duel purpose. Maybe you need something to organize your kid’s playroom like what we did. Well, My best suggestion would be some wall to wall floating shelves. Most floating shelf out there is basically an arm and a leg. Thats only for one shelf and its not even in your size or vision too. No worries to thatI can show you how to make some bomb wall to wall DIY floating shelves with the minimum about of tools and that won't break the bank. The Breakdown of the Floating Shelves The only major tools you will need is a circular saw, a drill, and a hammer. Pretty sweet right. The total cost in lumber was about $40ish for two 8ft 3.5 inch ...

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Poor Planning: Your Not Alone

Did you ever have that one day when everything was going right until poor planning stepped on your foot? Well let me tell you this happens to me quite often, so don't be embarrassed. You are not alone. I have a story that taught me about the consequences of poor planning. Hold on there is more, imagine having a 3 year old boy in tow. Now I am not hating on boys, but there is just something about a young boys energy and attention span that goes haywire after siting still for more then 30 seconds. So lets bring on the wine and I will give you a taste of one of the most exhausting nights of my furniture building career.  Heres the Scoop on my Poor Planning Ok so I got an order for a really big build. I was so excited to do a new ...

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