April 1st?! How are we already 1/4 through 2019?! I’m not really into April “fools” but I am into DIYs and Spring is the perfect time for projects. I am especially excited about today’s post. Not only is this a project I wanted to do for a while but I will also be sharing a few other talented & creative ladies. At the end of this post you’ll find the links for their projects, make sure to check them out!
I decided to refresh our entry with a DIY easy accent wall…with wallpaper. I know wallpaper might seem like a big commitment there is a multitude of “peel and stick” options that can be easily applied and removed.
These are the last two photos I found on my phone showing what the entry view was when you open our front door
It isn’t a large space which provided a perfect opportunity to try out something new.
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Given that this was my first time, I was pretty happy that the entire process took under an hour. I’m sure it could be done faster once you get the hang of it. I did have an extra set of (much taller) hands which was a big help. This wallpaper really brightened up the space and added some interest. I wonder what I should wallpaper next?
Now go see the DIY projects these ladies have been up to
Beau Place Like Home
Calling All Creators
Bungalow One Seventeen
Rusty Barn Blog
I hope this helped you find some DIY inspiration, wishing you the best of luck with your Spring projects!
It all started with this shower curtain.
Well, that’s not entirely true…I had the urge to refresh our hall/guest bathroom for the last year or so but I was waiting for the right inspiration…which struck me in the form of a vintage (inspired) floral print shower curtain. It was love at first sight and the colors a perfect complement to the tile & paint already in the space-which we aren’t planning on changing at this point. Now that I had my direction I started watching for sales and hunting deals for everything else to go with it.
There was nothing wrong with the decor that was in there other than the fact we didn’t pick it for ourselves. Everything in this bathroom was originally purchased years ago to stage a friend’s house that we were helping flip. When we moved into this house we gained a bathroom so we used what we already had on hand. After 4 years it was time for a change.
It took me about a month to find & collect the rest of the items in preparation for the refresh. I wanted to have everything on hand and do it all in one shot. I cleared everything out to start with a blank slate.
First I swapped out the globes on our light fixture for a quick, easy & cheap update.
Next I started adding things back in starting with the linens, wall art then accessories.
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The soap dispenser and little clock were both clearance finds which is great for me but means I don’t have any links to share for those 😦
It feels good to finish my first project this year, even if it is a small one.
How is your 2019 to-do list coming along?
Last week’s post was about the itch to switch and the projects we have planned for our house as we start the year, but I left out the cottage. First and foremost, we plan to visit and enjoy our little cottage as much as possible! Even though we finished the interior last year, there are still some projects on the horizon.
On our agenda for 2019 is “finishing” the basement. The basement is a good size; it is the exact same footprint as the upper level. However, the ceiling is very low and without “jacking up” the entire cottage there is no way to change that. Also, to access the basement you have to walk around the outside, there is no interior access. We have no intentions of this ever being a living space, so our version of “finishing” will be making it into a more pleasant storage and utility space. This may may not seem like the most exciting or creative DIY to plan for but it will be an improvement nonetheless and therefore I am looking forward to it.
Here is our basement to-do list for this spring/summer:
We are also looking into the possibility of putting on a metal roof but that is a plan and a post for another day…maybe even another year. It will be a few months before I have any basement progress updates to share but I wanted to let you know what’s to come for our little cottage in 2019.