Mason Jar Pendant Light

How to make a mason jar pendant light. Includes a few options for the easiest way, the cheapest way, and the way you SHOULDN'T do it

  You know those projects that should be really easy...the ones that should take you less than an hour but end up being a complete time suck and turn out NOTHING like you had planned? Yeah, me neither. Never happens. Except like every fourth project or so. I've been planning to hang pendants in the guest room instead of doing … [Read more...]



Introducing Paint-A-Pillow + A Giveaway

painted pillows

Many of you know that Cutting Edge Stencils is a sponsor of Domestic Imperfection. It all started when I won one of their stencils in a giveaway and used it to create the paisley stenciled table, which became the project that got my blog off the ground. I have worked with Cutting Edge ever since (almost three years!), they are a fantastic company … [Read more...]



DIY Gold Sunburst Mirror

How to make your own sunburst mirror for $20

Ever since I started remodeling the guest room I've known exactly what I wanted to put above the bed....a wooden pallet sign with a song verse on it. More specifically, the beautiful and terrifying chorus from Oceans by Hillsong ... Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk upon the waters Wherever You would call me Take me … [Read more...]



The Top Ten Projects of 2014

The top 10 projects of 2014

Happy 2015...I hope everyone had a great holiday break and is ready for the new year! Ours was great, though we did have to skip some events and stay home because of sickness. Every year y'all, every year, like clockwork, we get sick at Christmas. This year it wasn't even sickness (though it might have been a combo), it was cedar fever. If you live … [Read more...]



DIY Faux Stone Wall (aka the best thing ever)

DIY accent wall with fake stones

I'm not even going to mess around with a proper intro paragraph in this post, let's just get to the good stuff. Behold... Before - After - I love it SO MUCH. Now that pictures are out of the way, let's get to the story. Since deciding to re-do the guest room I knew I wanted something interesting on the wall behind the … [Read more...]



Sharpie mugs, $20 Christmas gifts, and the elephant in the room

Teacher gift for under $20

*This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. All opinions are 100% my own. If you've ever used pinterest then chances are you've seen these "sharpie mugs". The idea is that you buy a cheap plain mug, personalize it with a sharpie, and voila! Crazy easy personalized coffee cups. Now, I've been DIYing for a while now and I can tell you … [Read more...]



My Painted Shower – One Year Later

painted shower tiles

Last October I did something crazy....I painted my shower. The post I wrote about the process has become one of my most popular, probably because (much like my paper bag flooring) it's just an unusual concept. Anyway, since it's been over a year I figured its high time for an update. After all, whats the point of posting crazy tutorials if I'm not … [Read more...]



Rustic Christmas Art

X-mas

It's hard to believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away...where did time go? If it wasn't getting dark crazy early and making me feel like I'm cooking dinner at midnight I almost wouldn't believe it. Today I have a simple Christmas craft to share with you. It's the only one I have planned for the year because I'm not one of those organized … [Read more...]



Cowboy bedding and the opposite of buyer’s remorse

Zara kids cowboy bedding

Some things in life should be really simple. Deciding what to make for dinner, Christmas shopping, and buying bedding should all be things that you just decide on without taking up too much time or energy. Something like buying bedding, for example, should not require an entire blog post. But alas, here we are...I'm up at midnight writing one and … [Read more...]



Tomato Cage Tables

DIY gold wire side table

Sometimes I get the itch to try a project just for the heck of it. Even if I think it will fail, or look horrid, or be a total time-suck...I just want to give it a shot. These tables are one of those projects. I've been wanting to bring some gold into the house somehow, and I figured guest room bedside tables would be a great way to do that. The … [Read more...]



Home Depot Celebration of Service

adam and ashley

Note: This is a sponsored post for The Home Depot Foundation. Every thought, opinion, and experience is 100% my own. Many of you know that my husband, Adam, is a veteran. Shortly after we married he joined the Army and served for six years. We were stationed at Fort Drum, NY the entire time. He fought in two wars, spending a year in Afghanistan … [Read more...]



Guest Room Paper Flooring (and why I’m disappointed with it)

paper flooring

This summer I started redoing my guest room, and the first step was new flooring. I wanted to do paper bag floors, mostly because they're cheap and beautiful, but also because I wanted the flooring to match in my boy's room and the guest room (they're right next to each other). CLICK HERE TO READ MY ORIGINAL POST ABOUT INSTALLING PAPER BAG … [Read more...]



Mexico, 23 week pregnancy update, and help with baby names

Resort

It's been a little quiet around here lately, but for good reason...Adam and I got back from a vacation earlier this week! We went to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico for five days, and it was amazing. This summer when Adam graduated from the police academy and we celebrated out 10th anniversary, he told me he wanted to go on a vacation. I was … [Read more...]



Upcycled Giant Chalkboard

upcycled kids room chalkboard

A couple of years ago I made a chalkboard for my kitchen/dining room area. I use it every single day for my household to-do list. It's probably one of the things in my house I use most (that's not an appliance, computer, or sink). Recently the boys have taken an interest in it, and each day they drag their little step stool over to the … [Read more...]



The bunk beds that we didn’t build

kids twin over full bunk bed

Is there anything more satisfying than crossing a big item off your to-do list? Well, yes, there is...but crossing things off my to-do list is pretty high on my list of things I love. Building bunk beds has been on our to-do list for a really long time. That's not the bad part though, the bad part is that I made the mistake of telling the boys … [Read more...]



$30 Giant Map Decor

Huge Texas map - $30 DIY

Remember this big Texas map? It only cost me about $30 to make. It wasn't some once in a lifetime garage sale, antique store, or curbside find either...I'm can tell you exactly how to make it for the same price. Adam and I made it about four years ago (pre-blog) for above our sofa, and it's been hanging there until I recently moved it to the … [Read more...]



A Completed Wall + Office Organization

rustic guest bedroomoffice

This is my first post with the BHG Live Better Network, and the challenge for October is to get your home "holiday ready" using Better Homes and Gardens products. Now, by that I'm pretty sure they meant holiday decor, but I'm not much of a seasonal decorator and to me "holiday ready" means getting the guest room ready for holiday guests. So I've … [Read more...]



Why the guest room isn’t becoming a nursery

Barn homes

Since announcing that I'm pregnant with baby #3 I've been asked a few times if the guest room is going to become a nursery. The short answer is "no"....the long answer is the rest of this post :) To be honest, I'm not going to prep for this baby at all. It's not getting a nursery and I'm not altering the boy's room. We're just going to put this … [Read more...]



Let’s finish a room already (to-do lists and self-imposed deadlines)

638W

You may have noticed (or maybe you're blissfully unaware), but I haven't finished a room in a while. A long, looong while. Plenty of rooms are in the works (let's be honest, they're all in the works), but I just can't seem to finish any of them. Maybe it's some sort of mental block I have against actually finishing rooms and publicly proclaiming … [Read more...]



Forcing Fall

festive fall wreath

According to the calendar summer is over and fall is upon us. Although Texas has cooled down a bit (thank goodness), it's still summer here. It's hot, everyone is in shorts and flip-flops, and I haven't seen a single colorful leaf or consumed anything pumpkin flavored. We even went to the beach this weekend. And while enjoy living in a state with … [Read more...]