Double bypass sliding barn door system – A DIY FAIL

Last week in my guest room reveal I mentioned the closet doors and how they were one of my biggest DIY fails to date. So lets talk about that. I was really excited about these and planned to write this great tutorial, because really...who wouldn't want an awesome DIY double bypass sliding barn door system (say that five times fast)? No one, … [Read more...]

Southwestern Guest Room Reveal

Time for another reveal post! Can you tell I'm trying to tie up loose ends on this house before I completely move onto the next one? Although this room turned out so well that I think I'm just going to move it right into the next house and try to change as little as possible. Anyway, here it is! Here is what the room looked like … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Pendant Light

  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...]

DIY Gold Sunburst Mirror

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...]

DIY Faux Stone Wall (aka the best thing ever)

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...]

Tomato Cage Tables

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...]

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

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...]

A Completed Wall + Office Organization

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...]

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

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...]

Sewing a Euro Sham Pillow with Flanges

 Today I have a simple tutorial to share... A couple of weeks ago I showed you the new bedding for my southwestern guest room, and today I'm going to show you how to make the euro sham pillows. (Those are the big orange ones in the back BTW, I know different people call them different things.) Euro shams are generally large square pillows, … [Read more...]

Modern Southwestern Guest Room Bedding

For years now the guest room has been black, white, purple, and yellow. It's the first room I decorated when we bought our house, and while it was fun to do I stopped liking it a few years ago. When we ripped out the carpet and swapped all the beds this summer, I decided to redo the bedroom. Because that's what I do...start projects before other … [Read more...]

The Perfect Neutral

A few times a month I get e-mails from readers wanting to know which paint colors I've used in my home. I can't help but cringe when I get those e-mails because I have the worst, least helpful answer EVER.... that I mixed them myself. The green in my living room, bathroom, and laundry room was the result of too many green paint samples getting … [Read more...]

Shopping for Southwestern

First, a confession. I have exactly zero projects to blog about. Lots of things are in the works, but nothing is at that glorious, complete, bloggable stage yet. And while I'm obviously pretty good at just not updating the blog for weeks on end, I thought that during this dry spell I'll take you shopping with me. Online shopping that is, since … [Read more...]

The Official Domestic Imperfection House Tour! (And A Link Party)

Welcome to my house's been a long time coming, right!? Currently my empty house tour tab is one of my most clicked things on my site, yet there has never been anything in it. To think of all the poor DIYers and curious souls I disappoint every single day. No more! So welcome to my always in progress, blurry pictured, somewhat messy house … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom Frame Wall

A couple of months ago I posted before and after pictures of my guest bedroom. Though I'm happy with the main wall, the other side of the room is a bit boring. So now, my after picture becomes my before picture. . I wanted to make a frame wall, so I started collecting frames. Really random ones. .  . Then, while shopping at … [Read more...]

Guest Room Before and After

Since the guest room was a pre-blog project I don't have any pictures of it in progress. Trust me when I say that every item in this room could be its own post! Here are the before and after pictures...I wanted this room to have a totally different color scheme and design than the rest of my house, and it certainly does! . The … [Read more...]