State of the House, 2017 – Main Living Areas

Alright, who’s ready for an interior house tour? Fair warning, this is not some beautifully staged, perfect house tour that you find all over home blogs, this is a very unfinished and unpretty tour so you know exactly where the house stands. Today I’ll show you the main living areas (areas in red below), and in the next post we’ll do the bedrooms, … [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...]



Sliding Door Media Center

So my sliding barn door failure isn't the first barn door hardware Adam and I have DIYed. About 18 months ago this beauty was created... I never blogged about it for two reasons... I don't have a single picture of the process. I know I took a boatload of pictures but they seemed to have disappeared...I'm pretty sure I accidentally … [Read more...]



Rustic Glam Wall Clock

For years now Adam and I have had this ridiculous bedtime routine. We put the kids to bed, and after that we pretty much just veg on the couch, snack, talk, and binge watching whatever we are currently binge watching on Netflix. Then comes that time where it's starting to get late, and Adam asks me "what time is it?" He's super responsible at … [Read more...]



Small Hallway Reveal (It only took me a year!)

Last November I stenciled the little hallway the connects the master bedroom to the living room. Calling it a hallway is actually quite generous, "nook" would describe it better. I stenciled it using the Birch Forest Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, which was time-consuming but turned out great. I fully intended to decorate the area after I … [Read more...]



The Grass is Always Greener (Three Years of Yard Work)

Lets start at the beginning...the very beginning.  In 2008 Adam and I purchased our first home. It had been on the market forever and despite being a newer house it needed some serious TLC. One of the major downfalls and the first thing everyone noticed was that it had no yard. No grass, no driveway, just a lonely house surrounded by gravel...the … [Read more...]



A Birch Forest Hallway

There is an awkward little hallway that leads to my master bedroom. Actually, calling it a hallway is quite generous...it's really just a wall that blocks people from being able to see our bed from the street. That probably doesn't make much sense, so allow me draw you a (horribly inaccurate) picture. So as you can see, the wall is weird - but … [Read more...]



How To Make Curtains

Yesterday I told you how to make your own curtain rods, and today we are moving onto curtains!   Curtains are so superbly easy to make. If you can sew a straight stitch on your sewing machine, than you can make curtains. If you don't have a sewing machine (or just don't want to use it) then don't leave just yet, you can easily make these curtains … [Read more...]



How To Make Your Own Curtain Rods On The Cheap

Making your own curtain rods is super easy and super cheap.... it's a project you can do even if your not a DIY kinda person.  I made a rod for just under bucks, including all the hardware. . The secret to the homemade curtain rod is electrical conduit, which you can find at any hardware store. I love this stuff and have used it all over my … [Read more...]



(Pre Blog) Living Room Floor & Shelves

One the first projects we did after moving in (besides painting over all the pink) was ripping up the carpet in the living room and hallway replacing it with wood. We did this in December of 2010, so you will have to excuse the crapiness of the photos. I had no idea that anyone besides my family would see these, as it was a pre blog project. … [Read more...]



The Debrowning of the Living Room

I love my living room. It's big, open and bright. I like the style (afterall, I did it) and the way it's coming along. However, despite the fact that it looks a bazillion times better than before... it's still very brown. Sure it has green walls, but the overall feel is brown. Allow me to prove my point... I have brown … [Read more...]



Ceiling Fan Lampshades – Second Time’s the Charm

A few days ago I posted about the lampshades I made for our ceiling fans. I also mentioned how much the husband hated the (very girly) fabric I choose to cover them with.  Despite hating them, he did say "If you like them that's all that matters". Awwww, so sweet. Now I really had to change them. As a refresher, here is a before picture of the … [Read more...]