Reader Question – How do you feel about the size of your home?

ranch house with large front porch

A couple of weeks ago I received this comment from a reader... "We are closing on our house this Friday, it is 1523 sq ft. When I told friends and family, a lot of them think it is a little small. I would love to see a blog post on your thoughts on house size". I think that is an excellent topic for a post, so lets dive right in. The average … [Read more...]



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

outlet over a plank 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 l … [Read more...]



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

toddler room progress

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...]



The Most Embarrassing Post I’ve Ever Written

(horrible) star bedroom

Three years ago today I started Domestic Imperfection. For the first two blogiversaries I put together giveaways as a thank you to my readers for all the support. This year I didn't plan anything though, mostly because it's a whole lot of work and only one or two people win things. So instead I'm going to do something better...I'm going to … [Read more...]



DIY Ironing Board Holder

DIY wall mount ironing board hanger

For years now I've kept our ironing board in the tiny hall closet, wedged between the door and the shelves.  As soon as you would open the door the ironing board would hurl itself at you, eager to be needed. Fortunately for me and unfortunately for the ironing board I usually just caught it, got what I needed, and stuffed it back in. Now that the … [Read more...]



That one time I won a washer and dryer (and then had to re-remodel the laundry room)

Samsung WF405ATPAWR

Y'all. I won a washer and dryer. Won them. Me. I'm still in disbelief. I actually received them back in November and am just now posting about it (thanks to the second part of the title). Even though it's been a few months I still ogle and caress them each time I start a huge load of crusty boy laundry. It started back in August when I saw this p … [Read more...]



Crazy Easy DIY Art

Crazy easy art

I'm finally getting around to posting about some of the DIY art that adorns my new industrial bathroom shelves. Sorry to leave y'all hanging! We had a family wedding this weekend (yay for awesome new sister-in-laws!) and I've been up to my eyeballs in trim for weeks. I'm just caulking and painting so it's not even blog post worthy, but it is … [Read more...]



Simple Industrial Pipe Shelving, Bathroom Edition

industrial and modern shelving

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...]



Why You Should Always Listen to Pottery Barn (a bench story)

farmhouse table and metal chairs

In my last post I told you about how I bought the galvanized metal chairs I have been lusting after for years. Today we're talking about the other side of the table...the farmhouse benches. These are the complete opposite of my metal chairs... their homemade, cheap, and NOT sturdy. And even though I spent ridiculous amounts of time stalking my … [Read more...]



That one time I actually spent money

Lyle Side Chair

Happy 2014! It's my first post of the year....and I don't have some awesome, creative, one of  a kind project for you. I have seven projects that are about 80% finished, but I just can't seem to get them to the "ready to photograph" stage. I also have about 14 hundred ideas floating around in my head and I just want to drop everything I'm working on … [Read more...]



The Top Ten Posts of 2013

organized pantry

Before we jump into the top posts of 2013 I just wanted to say thank you for all the sweet comments and e-mails I got after posting my Christmas house tour.  I haven't had time/energy to respond because the flu hit our house on Christmas Eve. I am just starting to feel somewhat normal, the kids are still deep in the flu trenches, and by the grace … [Read more...]



Christmas House Tour, Domestic Imperfection Style

ornaments

Merry Christmas Eve! I'm sure everyone is busy preparing for tonight and tomorrow, but I thought I'd finally pop in with my house tour just in case anyone is online. I don't know if y'all saw all the holiday house tours this month, but there are a ton of them. Evidently house tours at Christmas are a big thing in the DIY blog world. I have sifted … [Read more...]



Snowflakes in a Frame (and a giveaway)

metallic snowflake decor

Today I'm sharing with y'all my third and final Christmas craft. This one is a little more difficult than the other two, but still super doable. You should probably read the tutorial though, instead of just scrolling through the pics and taking off on your own. Yeah, I'm onto you. Yesterday's idea was for all those old frames that are missing … [Read more...]



Empty Frame Christmas Ornament Art….or something like that

Empty frame Christmas decor

Alright, today we have Christmas craft number two! I really enjoyed spending time with my glue gun for craft number one, so we (that would be me and the glue gun) decided to keep a good thing going and we made these things (I honestly have no idea what to call them)... I started out by collecting some old frames that didn't have any glass in … [Read more...]



Jingle Bell Wreath

Jingle bell wreath tutorial

Well, nine days till Christmas! Are y'all ready? I'm just now decorating...we got our tree up this weekend and I completed a few Christmas crafts to share with y'all throughout the week. Then this weekend I'll have my Christmas house tour - Domestic Imperfection style. Let's kick this week off with Christmas craft number one, a classic jingle bell … [Read more...]



Uncommon Goods Giveaway

Ziplock candy dish

Let's talk about Christmas gift giving for a second. I know each family has different ways of handling Christmas gifts. Some buy for every person, some draw names, some just do a White Elephant (or Dirty Santa, or Yankee Swap, or a variety of other names.) We have done each of those ways. It used to be that we got a gift for each person, and … [Read more...]



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...]



Crazy Easy Folded Pillows

easy no sew pillow cover

I've posted a few insanely easy projects over the years, but the one I have for you today takes the cake. I like to call it the "one minute pillow" because you can literally make it in under a minute (unless you have to take pictures of it for a blog post, then it takes significantly longer). There's no sewing, no gluing, no buying pillow forms, … [Read more...]



October Ramblings

a year of pictures

Well, October finally happened...we've been waiting and planning for October for a while. So what is this big event? Adam quit his job. His completely steady, stress free, well-paying job. And at the moment, he doesn't have another one lined up. Here's the story (the longish version). Adam is an adventure guy. His favorite pastimes include … [Read more...]



How to Make Dirty Grout Look New

How to paint and seal grout

Way back when, sometime during our kitchen remodel, I talked about replacing our kitchen floor. I've never liked the tile... its a subtle pinky/flesh color, it's shiny, it NEVER looks clean, and I just generally think it's ugly. It's the cheapest builders grade tile you can buy and the grout looks terrible. Some horrible person must break in at … [Read more...]