The Anti-Treat Advent Calendar with ideas for Family Activities

magnetic advent calendar

This week I have shown you two other advent calendar ideas – my Dollar Tree galvanized pail Advent Calendar and the Ballard Design Knock-off Pillow Advent Calendar. I will say today’s post is definitely the easiest way to pull off an advent calendar plus it is perfect for chubby little fingers to participate my removing {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Get This Look: Rustic Dining Room

look-for-less-rustic-dining-room

With Halloween behind me and Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, I can’t help but think of how much I’d like to have a beautiful dining room to host holiday gatherings. While gathering inspiration, I spotted this rustic/eclectic dining space with interesting woodwork and pretty colors. House of Turquoise featured this room from a home decorated by Four Chairs Furniture and photographed by Hiya Papaya Photography. Check out the five tutorials I found to get this look for less:

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Family Room Makeover Part 4: AirStone Fireplace Makeover

DIY stone fireplace

Now comes the fun part.  The AirStone fireplace paired with the wood mantel and the white IKEA Billy Bookcase “built-ins) is absolutely stunning and completely changed the whole look and feel of our family room.  Not only do we have more storage than we will ever need – we now have a focal point in {…Read More…}





Family Room Makeover Part 3: Building the Mantel

stone-fireplace-with-wood-mantel

So I started out showing you how we added some IKEA Billy Bookcases on either side of the fireplace and how we are attempting to make them look built-in.  Then yesterday I showed you how we framed out the fireplace surround and added wood to the fireplace hearth.  Well today we are moving onto the {…Read More…}