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Category Archives: DIY

Weekend Recap

A day late on this post, but I’m catching up with the “Weekend Recap!” A lot is going on at the moment, all great things of course, but I’m trying to soak in every last minute of the “summer break” before the fall wedding season begins this weekend. :) I’ve been able to take a…

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  • Kristin Corrigan

    Stephanie – this is so fun!!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!  xoxo

DIY Board and Batten Trim

It has been a while since I have shared a DIY home project with you all! So today, I’m sharing how YOU can really jazz up a room with some wood, nails, caulk, and paint! When I was designing my home, I wanted the walls to have personality, but it had to blend with the atmosphere….

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DIY Kitchen Utensil Drawer Wooden Dividers

When I moved into my house last year, I was more concerned about exterior details looking situated. I knew going into the 2017 year, I wanted to focus on organization, especially in the kitchen! In January, I went through every cabinet and drawer and listed general kitchen utensils, appliances, plate ware and everything in between…

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Beach Themed Guest Bedroom Decor

It has been a year of sharing fun DIY projects and decor ideas, and I’m continuing the series today! I have shared teasers of this room, but this is the first time I’m sharing the entire space on the blog. :) It’s time to give you a tour of the guest bedroom, one of my…

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DIY FARMHOUSE REPURPOSED TABLE | PART III

This is the last and final post for the series, “DIY Farmhouse Repurposed Table!” I have shown you the big transformation as well as how to repurpose a table, now I’m sharing how you can repurpose dining room chairs! Typically, dining room chairs are wood/upholstery. Of course, though, there are different styles, but I hope…

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  • Kelsey

    Beautiful! What shop did you go to for the table and chairs? We’re in the market for a farm table for our new house and love what you did!

  • Hi, Kelsey!!

    I purchased the set from a local thrift shop called Noah’s Arc in Bealeton, VA! :) It’s small, but I find treasures once in a while! Another favorite shop of mine to find treasures like this is Restore!

    Thank you so much!!!
    Steph

DIY FARMHOUSE REPURPOSED TABLE | PART II

I have had many family members, friends and viewers ask how did I transform a plain table to the farmhouse look. If you missed the blog post where I showed the before and after photos, you must check out THIS blog post before reading the information below. :) It’s one of my all time favorite projects…

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  • Sarah

    Gorgeous!!! I absolutely love what you did! I can’t wait for you to blog about reupholstering chairs!! Thank you for sharing this.