Knock Off Décor and TWELVE Knock Off Projects

Knock Off Decor Collage

I love looking at something and trying to figure out how I can recreate it myself for even less money. Call me cheap or frugal, but I could probably be a multi-millionaire and still pass up an item in a store to make it myself. It was this love for “knock-off” projects that propelled me {…Read More…}





Oversized DIY Chalkboard Sign

Huge DIY Chalkboard

Hey there! I’m Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage! I hope you’re having an absolutely wonderful July thus far! I’m back today to share another project with ya! I’ve wanted a huge chalkboard for what seems like a really long time. I think they’re fun, customizable and they definitely make a big statement on the {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Get This Look: High Ceiling Living Room

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Friends who have two story rooms in their homes tell me that those high ceilings can make decorating tricky. It’s a bit of a balancing act to keep the room from seeming cavernous when you are arranging furniture, draperies, and accessories. I spotted this lovely living room at Better Homes & Gardens, and it actually took me a minute to realize that this cozy room had a very high ceiling. This is the way to decorate a tall space. Here are 5 Ways to Get This Look.

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Summer Color Living Room

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As the days get warmer, I’m drawn more and more to the kind of colors that decorate beach towels and umbrellas. Sun-drenched rooms have the light to be able to handle saturated colors. This room by Holly Hollingsworth Phillips of The English Room was featured at House of Turquoise. It’s a good example of how a room with great natural light can support a bright, busy mix of color and pattern. Check out the tutorials I found for DIYing several elements of this inspiration room.

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