Simple Faux Leaded Glass and Our Rustic Pantry Door

There's nothing better than character in a house. Old houses are unique and tell a story, and my goal is to make our new house look anything but new. I think the pantry door and transom accomplish that goal pretty well. I bought the door from the antiques fair in Round Top a few years ago (not the failure of a trip I blogged about, but a … [Read more...]



A Corrugated Metal Ceiling

I know I keep talking about the hailstorm that hit earlier this year, but that dang hailstorm seems to have led to a lot of other things...like rustic beams instead of fake ones, a quick sale of our old house, and now a practically free metal ceiling in our living room. Since day one Adam and I have planned to put a metal ceiling on the living … [Read more...]



Eric and Kelsey’s Budget Living Room Makeover

Most of you know that Better Homes and Gardens is one of the main sponsors of Domestic Imperfection. Every other month they send me a Walmart gift card, then I incorporate some their products into a project I’m working on and write a post about it. So for my June post they e-mailed to say that they were going to send me a bigger gift card than … [Read more...]



Painted Interior

A couple of months ago (how has it been that long already?) I wrote a post about choosing interior paint colors for our new home. All those vertical paint samples above were the contenders, and we ended up choosing Shoji White, a very light neutral (the same color we chose for the exterior). So Adam and his trusty paint sprayer got to … [Read more...]



Interior Limestone

When designing and planning this house Adam and I knew we wanted a lot of rustic features inside our home. Metal ceilings, antique beams, shiplap siding, brick flooring, rock walls, and rustic wood ceilings and floors were all things we wanted to incorporate in one way or another. We particularity wanted an entire rock wall on one of the walls in … [Read more...]



Choosing interior paint colors

I don’t think anyone here would disagree with me if I said choosing paint colors is hard. There are just so many options, and they usually look very different on the wall than they do on a little paint chip. Saying you're “just going to paint it a neutral color” doesn’t make things any easier either...even though it may sound like giving up. … [Read more...]



Texture and Primer

For a long time I was doing really great at keeping up with blogging about progress on the house, but I’ve since fallen a bit behind. I’m going to do my best to catch up though, and today we have a thrilling post about texture and primer (which actually happened about two months ago). So the last time I updated y’all on the inside of the house … [Read more...]



Walls and Stuff

Last time I updated y'all on the overall house progress the framing had just been finished, and it looked like this... And now, it's looking a little more like a house. Walls! Windows! Kinda a roof! It's actually been progressing very slowly....it just won't stop raining. As soon as the house gets dried in (which means that when it … [Read more...]



Planked Walls and Upholstered Headboards (master bedroom progress)

Well, the master bedroom is slowly coming along, looking better and better each month! I'm trying to work on it a little at a time and not stress, since I realize we may never fully finish it before we sell our house. I'm okay with that, and in the meantime I'm really enjoying having a master bedroom that doesn't make me cringe. Anyway, this … [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...]



My Painted Shower – One Year Later

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...]



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...]



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...]



How to extend an outlet to be flush with a new wall

Two years ago when Adam and I planked our kitchen we had no idea what to do around the outlets and switches. We ended up just cutting the planks around the current outlets and leaving them like that. It never really bothered me...but I never liked it either. The great thing about being a serial DIYer (or a DIY blog reader!) is that you are always … [Read more...]



Planks and trim in the soon-to-be cowboy room

Last January (as in over a year ago) I posted my plans for remodeling the boys incredibly boring nursery and turning it into a cowboy themed room for them. Adam and I got started right away by ripping out the carpet, paper bagging the floor, and planking about a quarter of the wall...then we got distracted with some shiny new project and forgot all … [Read more...]



Simple Industrial Pipe Shelving, Bathroom Edition

I finally have a new project to show you! So remember that master bathroom remodel that Adam and I have slowly been working on? Well, we checked another project off the list. Meet my new shelves... I love the way they turned out...they add a ton of personality to the bathroom. I like that they feel light (since it's glass) but are also … [Read more...]



How to Refinish Outdated Tile (yes, I painted my shower)

(Update - Click here to see how my painted shower is holding up after a year of use!) Who here has really outdated tile in their bathroom but doesn't want to rip it out and replace it? (I'm looking at you, mom!) Did you know that you can paint it? I wavered about doing something with the tile in our master bathroom for a long time. It's not … [Read more...]



The Easiest Way to Tile a Backsplash

I have a sneaking suspicion that many of you have a tiling project you want to take on but don't, because you're unsure of yourself. I don't blame you, there are a lot of steps...planning it out, mixing the thinset (mortar), applying the thinset, applying the tile, waiting for it to dry, grouting, sealing.... I have good news for you. You can tile … [Read more...]



Birthing a Stenciled Bathroom

I'm back with a bathroom update! I didn't forget about it, I've been sloooooowly working on it this whole time. Last time I updated y'all on the bathroom it was APRIL (holy cow) and I showed you the finished dresser turned vanity. Well, here is what it looks like today! Yup, I stenciled it. We obviously did other stuff too, but this post is … [Read more...]



Shutter Wall

Today I have a project for y'all that is not actually mine. That is,  it's not in my house, it wasn't my idea, and I didn't have to do most the work. I didn't even take a single picture. So it was pretty much the easiest project ever, haha. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from your own projects and blog about something that you didn't slave … [Read more...]