FOLLOW ME

If you’re anything like me, you change your mind on what you want adorning the walls in your home…..daily.  I like to change decor by the season, by the holiday, and by my mood.  The downside of my ever-changing wall art, is that we are constantly patching and re-painting holes in the wall – only to put new holes in the wall right after.   I saw a 5′ floating photo ledge on the Pottery Barn website for $149 and I thought that would be the perfect solution, but I refused to pay $149 for a shelf.   So, with my husband spearheading the project, we decided to DIY this floating photo ledge our self, and it ended up being one of the easiest DIY’s we’ve ever done!  And it only cost us $30 + a few tools and stain/paint that we already had.   Because of how beautiful, stylish, and functional they are, I had him make me two!

I feel like if I start this post with a ‘before’ picture, I won’t have to say anything else to explain why this DIY was so necessary.  These hollow doors needed a makeover, and they needed it fast.  So here it goes, the ‘before picture’…

We’ve lived in this house for 3 years and I’ve hated how tiny and closed in our entryway is.  When you first walk into our house, you are quickly greeted by our 3-sided brick fireplace that jets right out into the room.  Don’t get me wrong, I love painted brick – but it’s a little in-your-face, ya know?  That, coupled with an out of style front door and little space for a coat rack or table – it’s just not ideal.

One day it dawned on me that although I can’t smash through the fireplace with a hammer (yet), and I can’t make this space any larger – I can at least make it prettier.   And let’s face it, this space needs a lot of prettying up.

Here in the Berkshires, we still have about 6″ of snow that has not melted, with predicted storms this week.  Most of the Winter, I love the snow and all the feels that come with it.  But, mid-March is when I start to feel like I need to move out West or down South – ya feel me?  Especially when it’s the FIRST DAY OF SPRING!  I am ready to hear the birds chirping, ready to see the tulips sprout, and ready to get outside without my winter parka.

To try and get in the Spring spirit, I decided to make a spring hoop wreath for the front door!  It was literally one of the easiest DIY’s i’ve done, and cost me under $20 for the entire thing!  Seriously, I don’t care how crafty you are, I promise this is a DIY you can handle.

Give. me. all. the. shiplap.

This was one of the easiest DIY’s we’ve done in our home, and made a huge difference in our master bedroom.  It took an ordinary bedroom to a farmhouse bedroom in minutes!  Ok, hours….but seriously, this project only took us a few hours and one trip to Home Depot.  Any project that requires only one trip to the hardware store is a solid win in our household.

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