Stenciled Bathroom

The main reason I haven’t done a post on this bathroom is because it isn’t finished. It isn’t entirely my fault, but I am now approaching a year of an unfinished project. Palm to face. 

My first excuse is I didn’t have a ladder that worked in our super high ceiling, super weird shaped, small bathroom. Safety first people. I need to either buy a ladder that works, ladder suggestions welcome, or an assistant to hold our current ladder at the right angle while I climb to finish. 


My second excuse is I’m pregnant, and shouldn’t be around paint. I’m gonna go ahead and call this project won’t get finished until after this little baby boy graces us with his presence. 

In the meantime, I have had a ton of questions on how I did it so I’ll tell you how I shiplapped and stenciled 95% of my bathroom. 

This is the stencil I used. You can buy it here


My methods in here were actually experimental. I have used this exterior double sided tape before to hang light objects, but wasn’t sure how it would work to hang shiplap. My reasoning to use tape was because I didn’t have a nail gun, and if it worked it saves a step of filling nail holes anyway. 

Materials

  • Shiplap- 1/4” underlayment plywood (cut into 8” planks- Home Depot cuts it for you!) 
  • Scotch mounting tape 5lb
  • Chop saw or some saw to cut wood to length 
  • Tape measure 
  • Caulk
  • Paint 
  • Stencil 
  • Paint Roller

I started with the stencil after marking where I wanted my shiplap to run to. I wanted a wainscoting so I marked it at 48”.

I used Sherwin Williams Alabaster for the stencil and the wall color is Sherwin Williams Intellectual Gray. 

The stencil took me a minute to figure out. I trimmed it down a little from how it arrived. I would line up the middle areas and sides to where it was almost touching the shape below or beside. It took time because if the stencil below wasn’t dry enough it could smudge. I also should have been better at removing paint from the stencil. At the end I had a build up of paint, so I would suggest wiping it along the way to prevent that. 

I can’t explain the random paint below the stencils. 



I stenciled and stenciled. 

I simultaneously decided to start adding this shiplap at this point. Maybe because I was tired of looking at that paint blob. 


Home Depot had ripped my plywood to the correct 8” planks, but I had to cut them to the correct length. Light switches and plates should be removed and the shiplap cut around the outlet and the cover replaced on top of the wood. 


I placed the double sided tape cut into approximately in 3” pieces every 6-12” on the back of the shiplap. Across the whole back of the board. 

Using a level, carefully attach it to the wall by pushing. You have to be very careful to place it to the wall level because there is no adjustment once the tape is stuck. 


Once I finally got my shiplap done I painted it using Sherwin Williams Alabaster. 


I still want to add some trim to the top of my shiplap and obviously finish the stencil. So long as you don’t look up all the way the bathroom looks great! 😉

Bookshelf Styling Tips 

At our old house we had two identical built ins to either side of our fireplace. They were the only display area in that house, so I had them all cutesy.  I packed it all up to move it to our new house, but never loved the way it all worked within our new bookshelf built-ins. 

This post is sponsored by Christmas Tree Shops And That. Post may contain affiliate links. 

I decided to focus on this space because it’s a center point of our home. I was asked to participate in some shopping challenges where I’ll go into the Christmas Tree Shops And That store with four unique missions. I knew I could dominate my challenges because Christmas Tree Shops And That has a huge variety of decorative items in all styles. I love farmhouse and boho styles of decor. I typically have a meshing of the two styles in my home. I decided the built in itself needed a little extra farmhouse charm before adding all the new decorations from And That. 


I had great success with my wallpaper plank project a couple months ago in our dining room. I knew I wanted to do the same in the living room, but decided to use a slightly different product: a shiplap white wallpaper. 

Adding any type of wallpaper or paint would add a lot to any book shelf. In certain spaces bold wallpaper can even be a super fun option. 

Edit
It was a very easy project. I talked more about how I did it on my post for the dining room built in, find that post here. On these, I laid the paper how it came instead of cutting it into planks. 

Styling Tips

 I made a short list of some go to decor items that work great with any style, and are easy to pair together for shelf styling. Just find pieces that fit your taste in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

  • Frames- Frames are a great way to fill built ins or bookshelves in a colorful, unique way. The options are endless. I was impressed with the selection and price of frames And That offered.  As my girls grow, our photos keep multiplying creating a need for more frames. I haven’t been good about pictures in our new house. I’m trying to add more in, and a bookshelf is a great place to for it. I found these beautiful blue frames to add a pop of color and texture. We have Xs kinda throughout our farmhouse styled home and these frames are the perfect match. Shop And That’s adorable frames here

  • Baskets- I love using different textures in my designs. Baskets are always a great and affordable way to bring some texture to a shelf or wall. I found these woven baskets that may have a coastal vibe, but I think also work for my farmhouse style as well. I got two to use on both sides of my bookshelves. Shop And That’s large selection of baskets online here


  • Faux Plants– Whether a flower or some greenery a faux plant can add so much to a space. Texture, color, dimension.. all the words. Andddddd they can’t die! They look pretty eternally. I chose some topiary balls and white peonies. 

  • Lights– This must have is a little unconventional in decorating, but lights can add so much to a space. Shelves can create a shadow and the beautiful decor can be shaded out. I decided to add a more whimsical touch with string lights. And That had a ton of options of string lights, in all different styles. I chose the dainty, fairy lights and strung them along my decor pieces. Shop And That’s large selection of string lights here. 



In addition to the shelf decor, I picked up a few textile pieces. My husband likes our air freezing cold, so I always need a throw blanket. These beauties below are light fabric for summer and were both under $15. This farmhouse basket is also avaible at And That, it works great to hold the throws and pillows, and I love that it has metal weaves along with the basket material. Shop And That’s throw selection here. 

Striped Blanket 

I couldn’t resist a matching pillow or two, too. Shop And That’s pillows here. 


Finally, my mantel couldn’t get left out so I grabbed some candle holders, topiary balls, and small lantern to spruce it up to match the newly styled shelves. The prices are unbelievable on all of this and I couldn’t be happier with how my living room spruce turned out. 


One final thing I love about And That is all the state gear they have. I got this Georgia plank, but they also had some cool pillows and other location based decor items that were great, and would make a great gift. Find a Christmas Tree Shops And That store here. 

Thank 

Master Bathroom Tour 

I don’t get to spend nearly enough time in here. I never used to take baths, but then I became a Mama, and now I love a good bath. I have it all set up for an evening soak if my kids will just go to bed! Fingers crossed. 😉


Our bathroom is quite large. On one side we have double vanities and a bathtub. On the other we have a shower and a makeup vanity. 


We used wood plank tiles on the floor. It’s from Floor & Decor and is called Ronne Gris wood plank tile. We used Carerra marble in 6×24” rectangles laid in a subway pattern. For the floor and shower enclave we used Carerra hexagon tile mosaics. 


The paint colors are both Sherwin Williams: the walls are Sea Salt and the trim color is Alabaster. 


The shower has a bench, but we still don’t have a shower door. 


I have always wanted a makeup vanity area. It’s so nice being able to sit and dry my hair or do my makeup. 



We used oil rubbed bronze for our fixtures and hardware. 


If you need me I’ll be right here. 


Sources 

Floor tile 

Hexagon Tile 

Rectangle Carerra 

Faux Basket Pendant


This may be the easiest DIY I have ever done. 

I saw some awesome baskets at Joann’s Fabric and loved the shape and pattern of the weave. It screamed light pendant to me. There are so many ways you could even add light without wires. Small string lights or battery operated pick lights could be attached to make them operational. 

All the materials and equipment I used for this project was:

  1. Basket (s)
  2. Rope (mine is 1/2”) 
  3. Scissors  
  4. Command Hooks ( I used the 3lb) 
  5. Tape measure 

First take the end of your rope and weave it down and then back through the basket in even places on the basket. 


If your basket has no holes you would have to measure and drill/ cut the basket to allow the rope to go through.

Grab the two ends of the rope.


Tie it in a knot that’s taunt to the basket. Make sure it’s relatively even so the basket will hang straight. 


That’s it!! You made the pendant part! Now to hang it. 


I used Command Hooks because I’m not always the most decisive with my projects. I didn’t want to make holes and change my mind. The baskets are light weight so it’s no challenge for the hooks. I may make it permanent one day with screws or hooks, but not today. 😀

I started with the middle pendant, moved to the right and then measured for the left to make it all even. 


Easy peasy! Below I linked some basket that would work as pendants and some pre made basket styled pendants as well. 

Paint Colors

Believe it or not we only have like 6 paint colors in our house. (Not including my girls rooms that’s their space.) 

I have a post on all of our exterior selections you can find here


The layout of our home is so open, I felt the colors needed to mesh all together. And to be honest, it was overwhelming trying to pick a ton of colors anyway. 

I found this palette with Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams. It was the perfect warm gray tone I wanted. I love a warmer, brown gray as opposed to a cool, purple toned gray. 

I knew I wanted my bookcases in our living room to be this dark color. Everything sort of built around those. I needed a light, neutral gray to balance these cabinets and it so happened this color stick had all the colors. 


We used SW (Sherwin Williams) Amazing Gray 7044 on our entire bottom floor. The walls in our kitchen, great room, mudroom, foyer and stairway are all Amazing gray. 


For cabinets I initially wanted gray. The Worldly gray color is much more gray to my eyes on the color stick. For some reason, I’m not totally sure why, but this color; Worldly Gray, reads so creamy greige in our house. I have grown to kinda love it. Our kitchen cabinets, and baby gates are this color. Our island is stained using a spray stain by NGR in brown. 

Our trim color in our whole house is SW Alabaster 7008. Our dining room built in is also Alabaster. 


Our bedroom is SW Intellectual Gray 7045. It’s a beautiful and tranquil color. It looks great with our SW Sea Salt 6204 bath. This is the only color I took that wasn’t on the color stick. Sea salt is a great color that looks very different in different spaces. It’s actually more a green toned color but reads more blue in our house. 




Our basement we continued this same color scheme. We used shiplap wood instead of drywall. It’s painted SW Worldly Gray 7043.

Our cabinets are SW Intellectual Gray 7045. The bar is stained shiplap wood in Minwax Provencial. 

I hope this is helpful for all those who have asked for our paint colors. 

DIY Wood Wallpaper Planks

From day one, I wanted to add wood to the back of the built-in, in the dining room. It wasn’t a priority by any means, and I went through some different game plans in my mind.

The room began like this. Not bad, but always missing something.


This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to the sponsors Boutique Rugs and Weaber Lumber. 


Building cabinets in my past life, I originally planned to use a legit material in this cabinet: pine v-groove board laid vertically. (This is what our kitchen ceiling is made of).  However, I decided because you couldn’t really touch the area and it didn’t need to actually be durable, I would just use wallpaper.

I got some suggestions to add color into the room and while I still haven’t painted the awesome nickel gap shiplap on the walls, sponsored by Weaber lumber, I only have the heart to go the alabaster route. I like the lighter color in here. Sorry for all those that voted darker on my Insta poll.


When I also had the opportunity to partner with Boutique Rugs, I was so excited! They offer a ton of really beautiful rugs in all different sizes. I knew this was the way to get the color I craved. I found this gorgeous rug, The Elaziz (7’6”x 10’3”). It can be found on their website, or by clicking here, and is so pretty! The colors are bright and vibrant without being overbearing. Boutique Rugs has great prices and I’m very happy with the quality of this rug.


One small problem though, after receiving this beautiful rug, I decided the color I painted the built in, inside was clashing.

I had tried to stencil it and it looked terrible.

Scouts honor, I had no intention of tackling this wood wallpaper project yesterday, but I had to share my gorgeous rug and I couldn’t kill the vibes with an ugly cabinet back.


I found this wood wallpaper by Valspar at Target. I liked the color, but didn’t like the pattern of the wood. I haven’t been able to find a herringbone wallpaper I like, so I decide to make one.

I’ll share my steps and the materials needed below.


For this project you’ll need:

          • Scissors
          • Razor (not necessary if your scissors are sharp enough)
          • Wallpaper rolls (1 roll covers 27.5 sqft.)
          • Measuring tape
          • Square

        xI started by cutting the “wood” into pieces.


        I marked the center of my space with blue tape.

        I proceeded to start in one corner of my cabinet and angled it approximately. You can be very technical and measure and calculate the angles but if you’re lazy like me you can do the “ish” method. This isn’t real wood. You will use the razor later to clean it up so be slightly sloppy, always following the rule of having extra and not less.



        Continue all the way up.


        For the center chevron where the two sides meet: the top angle of the piece must be longer than the center line to have enough to trim. You will go back and trim the center line all the way down.


        See stencil fail above. Here is my starting point sort of pushed into the corner at an approximate angle that looked good. I made sure the piece went further than the center line.


        This product was easy to cut and use so I would leave it slightly long and trim it with my scissors or razor.


        You can also cut first and then go back and hold it up before removing the back and remeaaure the other side and cut. You risk making a mistake more this way.


        Continue this the whole way. When you fill the space go back and mark the center again. Carefully cut the center line all the way down and remove extra on the outside of the center line.


        Repeat the whole process on the opposite side, trimming the center line at the end.

        You could do a tighter pattern but I wanted the full chevron looking straight on at the cabinet. To do this you would measure to the center the same way but would then divide those two spaces and do one more pattern. More cutting for sure though.

        As you do the top area that connects try to connect the pattern. Mine is not perfect but the darker piece is in a chevron pattern all the way across.

        This rug is so beautiful with the denim chairs. The colors are great!

        After I finished the chevron pattern, I added the wallpaper to the sides but going in the correct pattern. It went fast because I just cut the correct sizes and laid it out rather than using the planks method.


        I am loving how this whole space turned out. It’s a little more boho than I usually go but it still vibes well with the rest of the downstairs.

Spring Garden Center 

Aside from a rough start with the pollen and confusing temperatures, Spring is the most wonderful time of the year. The world comes alive again. Color slowly creeps back into the dead and dry landscape. 

This post is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company. Post may contain affiliate links. 

It is a renewing time of year; your home decor should bring the same cheery feeling to the inside your home. Your home should feel warm and inviting just like the spring temperatures. 


It should evoke the same feeling as stepping outside on a warm spring day to hear birds chirping and sun blazing down. Beautiful blooming flowers and the mixture of new fresh green leaves livening up the landscape. Fresh, fun colors with natural elements are an easy way to achieve this Spring garden look. 

I was so excited to have the opportunity to partner with Tractor Supply Company to share Trisha Yearwood’s exclusive, beautiful home decor collection. 


It is a great assortment of functional pieces to use in and around your home. Industrial elements mesh with classic country colors. 


This line is full of simple, but beautiful decor pieces that can be dressed up or down easily. I decided to bring my garden inside so I can enjoy some Spring foliage sans pollen. 


The pieces I chose from the line are the pedastal servers (green and teal), the adorable finials, and the milk bottle carrier. 

I used these pedestal servers as a gardening supply center drop. I have some flowers planted along our front porch so, I plan to use this spot as my garden drop. My gardening gloves, trowels, and watering cans can be left here on the way in to the house. 

These servers could also be dressed up more for a party to serve food off of. The finials are effortless style that could be added all over the home. 

I stacked a large and small pedastal server together to give more dimension. This small house I used in my Christmas decor doubles as “green house” decor in my garden center. 


You can shop the pieces I used from the exclusive Trisha Yearwood Home Collection at Tractor Supply Company below. 

And be sure to shop the rest of the line here.

Overall, I am impressed with the beautiful pieces in this collection. Scroll through their site or visit your local Tractor Supply Company store. I know I am eyeing more of the fabulous pieces they are offering. 


Dining Room Revamp

Post in partnership with Christmas Tree Shops And That, a store I absolutely love! All sponsored items are from their new line The Grainhouse™. This post contains affiliate links, full disclosure here.

I was thrilled to start off the New Year partnering with And That. (for short) They recently launched a brand new line, The Grainhouse™, a beautifully curated line of farmhouse essentials and decor at unbeatable prices. I want to start off by offering a huge thank you to this terrific company for helping this revamp happen.


I have been eager to finish our dining room. Our original table was too ornate and fancy for my matured taste, but I was going to live with it. I painted this room to match the upholstered material and was fine with using it. That is, until, we moved in and the realness of an open concept home was glaring at me.

This table did not fit in our new house, literally. It was huge. So, thanks Craigslist for the connection, and you’re welcome to the nice fellow who was dreaming of my table. (He told me so picking it up.) Bye, bye table! I proceeded to use the cash to buy a more suited farmhousey feeling table. End dining room revamp.

So there it sat, waiting for some final love. Some entertain your family and friends in my comforting space love.


Enter The Grainhouse Line at Christmas Tree Shops And That, and I easily styled this space.


The line is just full of entertaining goodness! They had the best selection of farmhouse style baskets I have seen in one store and honestly the best prices too.


I stocked up on some beautiful dining-ware and serve-ware. The lettuce serving plate is seriously so cute. They also had a smaller version of the lettuce server that I think I need to go back for to use as salad plates.


I loved how the dip bowl was used, in store, as a server for cups. They had all different sizes and materials (marble and wood, oh my!) of cutting boards and serving boards.



Also some of the cutest farmhouse pillows I ever did see. Some were sold out online, but were in the store.


Ignore the boo boo on the wall; (PT. 2 revamp will fix this, if you have been following my IG stories you’ll know what I’m talking about) I had a battle with a piece of double sided tape and the tape won 😵. Just focus on that pillow perfection.


This line offers so many cute signs too, like the rustic, galvanized farmhouse sign and the local sign. I also snagged an adorable pantry sign for the kitchen.


This affordable line is an easy way to revamp a space without spending too much or worrying about coordinating.


The fabrics and material used in this line offer so much texture and the perfect colors. This braided runner comes in multiple colors. All the colors go together and are easily mixed and matched within the line.

I bought most of my stuff in store but the line can be found online here. 

Sources

1. The Grainhouse™ Solid Chenille Herringbone Square Throw Pillow

2. The Grainhouse™ Large White Embossed Leaf Platter

3. Grainhouse™ 16” Mango Wood Paddle Serving Board

4. The Grainhouse™ Solid Braided Cotton Table Runner

5. Grainhouse™ Wood Dip Board“>

6. The Grainhouse™ Textured Stripe Square Throw Pillow

7. The Grainhouse™ 24” Metal “Farmhouse” Wall Decor

Easy Peasy Thanksgiving Tablescape 

I had all the supplies for my table scape on hand, but if you don’t it’s easily obtainable materials and probably on sale as Christmas decor moves in. 

All the pumpkins are from Target or the Dollar ​​Tree. The scale I purchased from Joss & Main but it’s carried other places too.
I made one set of the candle sticks on the built in from Home Depot table legs screwed together.  The other set came from Goodwill. I stuck some pumpkins on top to “Thanksgiving” them. 

The candle sticks I got at Hobby Lobby 50% off. They have such a fabulous selection of candles. The garland is a mixture of one from here and one from the Target dollar spot. 

The cute chalkboard cutting board and chargers are from Decor Steals.  

The table, benches, chairs, and table runner are from World Market. 


The placemats I found at At Home store. 


The jars with cranberries are literally recycled jams, spaghetti sauce, and pickle jars I have been hoarding. I filled with water and fresh cranberries (from Costco $3 for a ton) and voila fancy tablescape! 

Farmhouse Basket Shades DIY

Hindsights 20/20. Yada, yada, yada yada.


We all know the feeling; “I would have done it this way, knowing what I know now.” I try to make informed decisions to avoid this inevitability of life. However, no one is as smart as their future self; so, knowing what I know now, I would have never bought pendants lights for my kitchen with glass. Why you ask?

  1. Cleaning. A small round object can’t be that hard to keep clean. Wrong! Everything sticks to these globes and they are impossible to remove all the streaks. Impossible, I tell ya!
  2. The opening to the globe is for a tiny hand. I have a small hand! Apparently not a tiny hand, but small nonetheless. I can hardly squeeze it inside. The result is an impossible to clean perfectly, globe (my anxiety can’t take it), but also a difficult to clean globe too!
  3. They don’t photograph well. This isn’t as big of a deal as the first two. I actually like them, clean obviously, in person so a picture is a small annoyance.
  4. Finally, opportunity cost. Everyday I stare at these dirty, dusty pendants is another day I loose with the perfect shade.

In order to preserve my marriage, I did not ask to replace the pendants that are less than 2 years old. Scouts honor, I didn’t mean to pick the most annoying pendants ever, but there they are constantly making my clean kitchen feel streaky and dusty. 😩

I needed a solution! I have been pondering and pondering to no avail! Then when I found a pendant with a basket type shade I felt the inspo flood in. Basket shades would look great in my kitchen!

I found a bushel basket initially, and a Pinterest picture to confirm my inspo. It was gonna be perfect until Michaels only had one basket I needed. I have two kids, taking them to store is the equivalent of the anxiety the pendants give me. I dragged my two kiddos to the store twice looking for these baskets all the while they have them as displays! I asked if I can just buy them since they are out and they wouldn’t. Not cool. I still like the idea of them and I guess since it’s a cheap fix I can experiment if I ever want to.

As a result of being annoyed searching I found an alternative that I think I like ever better.


These baskets have a lot of texture and are a great size and shape. I got them at Michaels for  50% off  $29.99 or around $15 each. $45 for the update. I couldn’t even buy one new pendant light for this.
I wanted to spray paint the metal on this basket because our existing fixture is oil rubbed bronze and I wanted it to match. I only had this can of Charcoal Rustoleum chalk spray paint lying around and the color was a decent match.


I used a wire cutter to cut the center of the bottom of the baskets, in a circle. I did this so it would  slide onto my exisiting pedant. I used the fabric to create a border and conceal the sharp edges that were cut.


The edges will be sharp so be very careful! I used hot glue and the existing fabric to cover the edges. I just folded it over the sharp point and hot glued.

Once my shades were ready I removed the glass shades, carefully, so I can use them in the future if I change my mind. (Not happening!)


My shades went on very easy with the pendants. the circle I cut out fit around the bottom of the light and stayed. Depending on how your pendant is you may have to attach it somehow.

I love how they turned out, they changed the whole feel of our kitchen! 

Here is the before: 

And the after: 


 

Shop some of the items in my kitchen below.