5 Ways to Redo This Room

5 Ways to Redo This Room

I thought it would be fun to do something a little different with the 5 Ways post today. I’ve got a real room with real decorating dilemmas and solutions to share with you today. Reader Julie sent some pictures of her family room, and we’re going to come up with some ideas that will help her to Redo This Room!

Displaying Kids Art on the Wall–{Hot Tip!}
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Displaying Kids Art on the Wall–{Hot Tip!}

School is over and summer is well underway.  But I bet if you are anything like our family you have kept special papers, report cards, and art projects all in some type of bin, box or folder.  One of the things I have noticed about my kids is that the more I showcase their projects the more they try.  I love decorating with my kids’ art work and I find that they feel such a sense of pride when their artwork “makes it” on our walls.

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How to Create a Gallery Wall {with meaning!}

How to Create a Gallery Wall {with meaning!}

I am going to show you the little gallery wall I made in my studio. I will admit gallery walls seem very intimidating.  Do you go for the same color frame? Do you have all different kinds of frames?  Do you try and vary the color in your frames or stick with a scheme?  How do you add personal pieces but still make it look cohesive?  How do you space them just so?  How do you make it look put together but eclectic?

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Banquette Dining

5 Ways to Get This Look: Banquette Dining

 I found this amazing dining area with banquette seating, pictured at Better Homes and Gardens.   There are lots of things that appeal to me about this space:  the natural lighting, the banquette seating, the simple drum shade,  the cheerful fabrics, and the gallery-style artwork above the windows.  I challenged myself to find at least five tutorials for projects that might help me replicate the look of this room.  

Mini Gallery Wall

Mini Gallery Wall

I am working on a gallery wall at Denise’s house so I got the bug to do one in my own.  I have plans for a large one but for now I started small with a Mini Gallery Wall.  I purchased nine 5”x7” frames from the Dollar Tree and used some leftover spray paint from previous projects to create a nice little gallery of pictures of my husband I over the last 15 years for our master bedroom wall.

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