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

Birch Forest Stenciled Hallway

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

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Welcome to my house tour...it'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 t … [Read more...]



A Birch Forest Hallway

Birch Forest Stenciled 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 th … [Read more...]



Penny Countertop

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Last September we finished our butcher block countertops, but we didn't do our bar area. I mentioned in that post that I was open to suggestions and got the great idea to cover it in pennies and epoxy.  Well,  EIGHT months later it is finally finished! I started in December when I got the supplies for Christmas... then it was one of my No Spend F … [Read more...]



Lampshade Swicharoo And An Updated Corner

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When I started debrowning my living room a few months ago, the little space between my couch and chair looked like this... It lacked personality and frankly looked a little sad. Then I added my crappy $5 table and things started to look up a little. (Pardon the awkward toddler, this is the only pic I could find that had the whole lampshade in … [Read more...]



The Cutest Table I Ever Hated

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 I'm going to start this post off a little different than normal and show you the finished product first. See this adorable little table? It was a total pain in the butt. Projects going wrong before they go right seems to be a theme around here. I bought the table back in January for $10 at a thrift store. I actually finished it during … [Read more...]



Brought To You By The Letter M

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See this letter M? It's been bugging me for awhile now, it just seems so dark and dreary. I originally made it out of a clearance letter M and some scraps from our first apartment's curtains, but it was time for a change up. (I of course took pictures for y'all along the way, because I seem to have this problem now where I can't do even the … [Read more...]



How To Make Curtains

How to make curtains - Domestic Imperfection

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 w … [Read more...]



How To Make Your Own Curtain Rods On The Cheap

How to make your own curtain rods

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 h … [Read more...]



(Pre Blog) Living Room Floor & Shelves

DIY floating 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...]



Ugly Duckling Table

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The debrowning of my living room continues with another table redo. This ones a lot simpler than the last one and it's a table that's been sitting in our living room for awhile. And yes, its brown...how did you guess? Here is the before picture...   Here is the conversation between me and my husband when he caught me starting to sand it … [Read more...]



The Debrowning of the Living Room

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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...]



Tale of the Crappy $5 Table

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 This isn't one of those blog posts where I show a picture of a fugly piece of furniture and then a the beautiful after picture and say "ta-da, look what I did!" That's not my style, so this is a straight up illustrated story.  It all began one day when I found a beat up end table at a estate sale for five bucks. I've been on the lookout for some ta … [Read more...]



Ceiling Fan Lampshades – Second Time’s the Charm

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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 fan … [Read more...]



Ceiling Fan Lampshades

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For the longest time now I have wanted to change out the boring glass fixtures on our ceiling fans. Not because they're ugly, just because they're...regular. Not interesting. In this house, things that are totally functional and not ugly obviously need to be changed :) So here they are, in all their normalcy: Now in order to put a la … [Read more...]



Stenciled Toy Box

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For a very long time now we have needed a toy box. Our current "tiny toy basket" just wasn't working for us anymore. I could show you a picture of it all stuffed neatly in there, but lets face it ... 90% of the time, this is what our toy situation looks like. The first step to building a toy box was to nag proposition the husband to do all the … [Read more...]



Dead Tree + Fake Flower Awesomeness

DIY blooming cherry tree

Pottery Barn had some beautiful blooming branches in their spring catalog. I love how they look, but dang...they're expensive! So I decided to make my own blossoming branches. Now, if I lived somewhere else I could have gone outside, snipped some perfect branches, and called it a day. BUT...I live in South Texas and where trees consist mostly of s … [Read more...]