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Guest Post at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

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So, if you all got two posts on Wednesday… SORRY! Yikes. I’m trying to figure out this editorial calendar and didn’t realize that it would publish things in draft mode. Oops! I deleted the kitchen/dining room post (if you saw that one). Anyways, I promise I will have the before pictures of the guest bedroom next week. I was going to post today and then I thought I would just wait until I had a before/progress (with some junk cleared out). So, next week on that for sure.

Back to the original post title, I have my first contributor post up at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body today. Yay! I’d love for you to pop over there and let me know what you think!

Here’s a sneak peek.

DIY Wreath for Contributor Post at Designer Trapped

Have a great weekend!

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Where to Buy Cheap Foam for Your Projects

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So, I said that I would be back today with the before pictures on the Guest Bedroom. Oops, make that Friday. Ha. Anyways, I wanted to let you in on an AMAZING secret (or at least an amazing find) that I’ve used and LOVED! When we do new projects like making a headboard, a bench seat or even a loft… you always need foam. I have two options that I use and really have found to work. Hence the title, “Where to Buy Cheap Foam for Your Projects.”

Year before last, Luke and I made a headboard for our master bedroom.

Make this DIY Headboard for $30! This tutorial will show you how.

We did it so cheaply, because I had bought mattress pads on clearance at Target. Every summer, Target gets their dorm line ramped up. Come September, they clearance everything on it. The mattress pads have been in that line and cleranced the last two years! I regularly get them for about $6! I found this one at Kmart for $11 which is still a fantastic deal.

Mattress Topper for Upholstery Projects

The only thing you have to know when you use these pads is that you have to double the foam. The ridges need to face each other so that that you have a smooth top to upholster.

My second go-to place to buy large pieces of foam is Home Depot.

Buy foam at Home Depot for Cheap

Its a 3 inch pad (and I think they have 2 inch as well) that is 72 inches long by 24 inches wide. Get this… its $25! Seriously, that’s the best deal ever. We just used this foam in our DIY Loft and will use it again this summer for a project that we are planning.

I’m all about saving money on things so I really love these two options. What money saving tricks or tips do you have?

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Guest Bedroom

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. Ours consisted of work, family-time and some DIY projects. I always wish we accomplished more than what we did, but we have to live life, right? So, let’s talk about house projects. Yay! We are neck-deep in our kitchen remodel which is, for the most part, a joint project (meaning Luke and I work together). I was telling Luke the other day that I was feeling just blah with the house projects and the blog. Not that I wasn’t motivated or don’t enjoy it, but we are just doing HARD (time consuming) projects right now. The ones that don’t look good or photograph well until they are done. The grunt work type projects. Get my drift? I’ve actually taken on some of those by myself, but still, they just aren’t rewarding. So, my sweet husband said, “Why don’t you tackle something that you can do by yourself and is a project that gives you immediate gratification”.  I’m pretty sure he meant that I should update a planter pot or make another upcycled blind mirror. But, I took that as “You should definitely design and buy/make stuff for the guest bedroom”. LOL.

So, yep… it’s on. I have pinned LOTS to my “guest bedroom” board over the last few months. I love all of it, so it’s super hard to narrow down the look. But, basically, I came to two similar looks. Help me decide! I really love them both.

Guest Bedroom Mood Board By Bigger Than The Three Of us

The only thing that I have is the campaign dresser. It needs some work but it’s a keeper. Everything else would be new. I’m definitely going to DIY the bed. I’ve had that on my brain for awhile and I’m just itching to try it.

I’m going to try to post guest bedroom updates in real-time. I’m hoping to have an update for you each week! Wednesday will be the “before” pictures and, seriously, I’m cringing thinking about posting them. Until then. =)

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13 Creative Ways to Use a Closet

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Hi! I’m just popping in real fast to let you know that I curated a board for Hometalk about 13 Creative Ways to Use an Extra Closet. As I was compiling the tutorials, I was seriously BLOWN away by the creativity. It really has me thinking about other closets in our house and ways that I could enhance them!

13 Creative Ways to Use a Closet

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House Updates

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend! This was our first weekend without basketball on Saturday morning, which was nice! It was nice to be able to just relax in the morning. We had a birthday party Saturday afternoon, Church on Sunday, I had a photoshoot Sunday afternoon and a parenting class on Sunday evening. So, this weekend ended up being pretty full! We did squeeze in a bit of DIY though, which was nice.

Today, I thought I would just share some house updates. I’ll come back to them a bit later when we have actually made some substantial progress.

I’m taking the pictures from my IG account today… call me lazy. =)

First up is Greyson’s room.

Painting black walls in a kids room

We finished the loft last month and, this month, we are working on the walls in his room. I had originally planned to paint over all his walls with a bright white, but then I went dark on one wall and LOVED it. So, the one wall is going to be an accent wall and the others will be bright white. We are working on one project in his room that may top the loft build and I just can’t wait! #soexcited

Next up, is the kitchen. We have multiple projects going on in there right now. We finished the drywall over the main countertops (yay!) but still have to mud the cracks. We are working on building/drywalling the opening between the dining room and the kitchen. Nothing pretty to show there, but we have made progress.

By the eating area, I have been playing musical chairs (literally!). I bought the West Elm striped chairs for the kitchen, but they work really well in the dining room too. I just can’t decide where to put them. They roll extremely easily which is a bit of a problem in the kitchen, so we moved this rug into the kitchen until we can get a different one in there to help with the rolling.

Pattern mixing in the kitchen

I know for sure that I’m keeping the chairs that came with the table (the right one) but they need reupholstered. The fabric I picked last year has not held up well. I’m thinking about reupholstering them with the rug (sitting on top), but am undecided.

I think that’s about all! Well, actually I have one more thing. I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I’m now a contributor for Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body. What does this mean you ask? Well, every few months I share a new DIY project over there. I just finished my first project and will be sharing it in the next few weeks. I’ll make sure I post a teaser here where you can check it out.

Enough jabbering… hope you have a great day and I’ll see you on Wednesday!

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