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 recieving 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 

I 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. 

 

Dining Room

Our dining room is rather small for the scale of our house but it’s very open. The most that is done in here is eat so the size is perfect for that. This table expands but so far we haven’t needed it. We can fit 3 people on each side of the bench and 2 at the heads of the table. 

Dining Room Sources 

|1.  Rug | 2. Dining Table | 3. Bench |          |4. Chairs | 5. Chandelier |

 

The rug is my favorite, Target. It’s not super thick but it’s gorgeous and has held up well!  I love the pattern! 

The chairs are denim! Yes, like jeans. I love them they are bright but like jeans they have a neautral quality to them. 

These fabulous chargers are from Decor Steals. The napkins and table runner are from Tuesday Morning. The napkins are ruffled and so pretty. The throw pillows are from At Home Stores. 

Our hutch is a built in design and built by our company. It is painted with Sherwin Williams Alabaster and has seeded glass doors. 

Corner Nook Makeover 

This corner is visible as soon as you walk into our house. It was really bothering me just sitting there all naked and stuff.  

I started by adding some frames I got at Hobby Lobby, for a completely different project nonetheless, but the sizing felt just perfect for this wall. I was a little hesitant to shiplap our entire house for where we are located and resale reasons; so, I’ve started adding in some more rustic vibes using my decor. 

The paint color in this space is Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray.


I found this “wall art” from Kirklands but didn’t like it as was.

Photo Credit: Kirklands

I thought it needed a mirror to be complete so I had one cut at my local glass shop. They were nice enough to silicone it in for me so when I picked it up it was ready to be hung. 

It turned out so beautiful! 


I could have easily bought a bench for this area but I had one floating around our basement and decided to just give it a facelift. 


I painted the legs using charcoal Rustoleum chalk paint spray and Americana Blanca Créme Wax. 

I used a peice of wood that I drilled holes into to prop the legs up to spray all 360 degrees at one time. 


I sprayed two coats onto the legs. 


Next, I sealed and distressed them using a white wax. All this step takes, is brushing the wax on and then wiping back off to your taste. 

I covered the bench with the white and black Nate Berkus fabric I picked up at Joanns. 


I didn’t have a staple gun handy so I used hot glue instead. 

I ended up having to trim the legs I bought to fit the existing setup. 


Once the legs were the right size I put it all together and placed in its new corner home. 

 

After I found the fabric I got these two throw pillows to accent and it all came together better than I had imagined. 


White Shiplap Frames | Arched Wood Frame | Bench (DIY) | Bench Fabric (Out of stock online I bought it in store) | Bench Legs– Home Depot | Black & White pillow (Bought on clearance from Target- similar one is linked) | Cream & Blue Pillow (At Home Store) | Chalk paint | Americana Créme Wood Wax

Living Room

Our living room has become my most favorite space to be in in our house. With tranquil colors and bold patterns its modern farmhouse chic.

I found this chandelier for the living room on Overstock early on in our home design process. I think it was the starting point and set thLIVING ROOM 3e tone for the whole house. It can be seen from the kitchen, living, and dining room so I wanted it to be a statement piece but  also still flow. It is a very pretty light and is large enough to not look understated in this big room. It glows with such a pretty romantic feel, and the best part is that it didn’t cost a fortune! 

We origninally had a giant, brown leather sectional in here and it took up so much space and was so heavy feeling. It essentially made a wall blocking the whole space off. 



We moved it into the basement movie theater where it fit perfectly and its dark so it blends. 😉 I hadn’t been shopping for long and really wasn’t sure of the style I wanted when I found these tufted beauties. We got them at Woodstock Furniture Outlet but they can be found online too at Wayfair. 


 My husband and I own a cabinetry company in Atlanta, we designed and built all of our cabinets. The built-ins are painted in Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze and the walls are Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray.  The built-ins have metal mesh in the doors.



I love white furniture but I just could not sign myself up for stain treating and stress so I opted for a darker material on the sofas. Its almost a linen type material and a dark natural burlap color. So far so good on low stress sofa. Its beautiful and holds its weight against a two year old, 11 month old, rottweiler, and cat.


My girl Nala wouldn’t move so there’s her blogging debut. 


I’m into tassels right now and I love these yellow ones on this pillow for some summer bright color. 


The rug is from Overstock and is a bargain! This is a 9×12 and have been an excellent quality so far. It’s such a beautiful color. 


Having just said the statement above about my logic for not buying a white sofa, I guess I felt adventurous, or maybe it’s because they told me they were the last of their kind of the Magnolia Home collection at American Signature, whatever the motivation I bought two white chairs. I’m glad I did I love them but update to be had later on chair vs. family.


 The table with the metal planter bucket and leafy plant beauty is from Target and came unfinished I painted it white with Americana Decor white chalk paint. 



I love this coffee table so much. It’s from the Magnolia Home Collection at American Signature Furniture, it’s so beautiful and it’s a little wider than most so it’s exactly what I was looking for. Joanna got it right here for sure. Not surprised though. 

We have lots of newly planted hydrangeas plants and they can hardly support the weight of their blooms. They are so beautiful inside and out so I’ve brought quite a few in! 


I found the lantern on the table at Big Lots, the tray at Hobby Lobby that I painted with chalk paint, and the coasters at Bed Bath and Beyond. 


Both consoles tables are from Home Goods. I made the small candle sticks from table legs from Lowe’s. The tall ones are some kind of bottle I found at Goodwill painted with chalk paint. The farmhouse table lamp is from Target and is the perfect accent to our chandelier. 

The corbels are Magnolia Home and the pillows came from Target, At Home, Joann’s Fabric, and Amazon.

Sofa| Loveseat | CurtainsGeo Tile Pillow Chadelier | Rug | Coffee Table | Chairs (Magnolia Home- American Signature)| Console Tables (Home Goods) | Planter Bucket | Accent Table| Metal Accent Table (Home Goods) | Gingham Pillow Cover | Marble Coasters

Breakfast Room

Technically, this room is not a room but more of a designated space. We eat the majority of our meals here as a family. It’s a few steps off the kitchen so I can get my girls eating and keep cooking or start cleaning up while still keeping a close eye on them. 


For the design of this room I started with the curtains. We were unsure what type of blinds or shutters we would be using so I invested in some thick quality curtains for privacy. Patterned rugs and curtains can be a great place to start.

curtain
Photo Credit: Overstock.com

I found these gorgeous beauts on Overstock and fell instantly in love with the big, bold,  paisley pattern. They feel really soft and feminine but add some texture and color to the room.

I get so many compliments on them and they are probably the best quality curtain material I have ever had. Because we have such an open floor plan it’s mostly the same color throughout the whole downstairs to avoid looking choppy. Amazing Gray (Sherwin Williams 7044) has proven to be a great neutral color and looks great in this area and with the curtains.


I wanted to keep the light fixture as casual as possible and found the most perfect chandelier at World Market and for less than $200 it felt like fate. Our built ins in the living room even have an identical honey comb pattern metal mesh. I didn’t even realize it was the same until my friend pointed it out so I’ll just pretend it was planned.

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Our table was a great price and was exactly the style and size I was looking for. Pedestal tables are so charming and the gray weathered wood finish is beautiful.  The chairs have a neutral linen fabric and are comfortable for everyday use. Both the table and chairs are a great quality even with dirty little fingers constantly touching them.

 

With the curtains having such a bold pattern I wanted a natural looking rug that would blend and not stand out too much. I found this one at Target and on it was on sale which is always a plus. It comes in all different sizes and shapes but I ended up going with the 6′ round rug. It’s perfect for the everyday grind and has been holding up great and cleans easily, even with a Rottweiler and cat shedding all over the place.

kitchen rug
Photo Credit: Target.com

Our light needs some help hanging in the correct spot so I know our rug and table are still a little off center so look away if it burns you up and you need things symmetrical. It really bothers me, believe me, my big strong hubby has some work to do to get it all on target.

feeder boxes
Photo Credit: Decorsteals.com

The cute little planter boxes came from Decorsteals.com and were bought with no intended location. I think they add the perfect farmhouse charm to this area and get plenty of light for real plants. Keep checking their site to see when they feature them again!

All the sources for our breakfast room are listed below. What room do y’all want to tour next? 

Table | ChairsCurtains Rug  | Light | Planter Boxes | Drapery Rod |