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Black and White Stenciled Bathroom Floor

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DIY: How to EASILY paint your tile floor for a budget friendly modern update! - Black and White Stenciled Bathroom Floor

This black and white stenciled bathroom floor project is the perfect way to freshen up old tiles and give them a modern look – on a budget! A big, huge THANK YOU to Rust-Oleum and Royal Design Studio for sponsoring this post! I have been talking a lot lately here on the blog about our upcoming upstairs bathroom renovation (here and here). And while that’s currently being worked on (I’ll share a progress update soon!), I couldn’t help but feel…

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Pallet Wood Framed Chalkboard

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A DIY pallet wood framed chalkboard - inexpensive and simple way to make over a cheap chalkboard!

This pallet wood framed chalkboard makes a great (simple!) DIY project Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I have been stepping away a little bit from this blog and social media on the weekends to give myself a little bit of a “recharge.” I know I won’t have much time at all to relax in September/October when the baby gets here and I’m trying to take care of a newborn AND chase a toddler around, so I’m attempting…

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Vintage Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Plan

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A vintage modern farmhouse bathroom plan that features crisp whites, warm reclaimed wood, and brick accents. Our plan for the renovations on the second floor of our home is to have them finished by the time baby gets here at the end of September. I’m currently taking bets on whether or not that’ll happen. ;) We’re actually getting pretty close…with the exception of the biggest part of the renovation: the bathroom. I showed the “before” photos of the bathroom [here],…

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Master Bedroom Progress: Stenciled Wall

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Master Bedroom Progress: Stenciled Wall

I wanted to share a little bit of our master bedroom progress today, because I’ve shown the stenciled wall a little bit on Instagram, but not here on the blog! The last time I showed bedroom’s progress, the accent wall was just painted a gray/black color. You can see that post [here]. I wanted to liven it up, though, and was thrilled when Royal Design Studio said they would send me a stencil to use. I went with the Zahara Moroccan…

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A New Rug and Table for our Porch

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A New Rug and Table for our Porch via Life on Shady Lane blog

Happy FRIDAY! It has been rainy and cold here all day today, but I decided to try and combat the “rainy day blues” by sprucing up our screened in porch just a little bit. I realized that I haven’t shown our porch in a LONG time (you can see the last post [here]) and I wanted to show you how it looks now. It still needs some pretty decor, but we’re getting there! A few weeks ago, I found a…

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An Upstairs Update

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Upstairs Update via Life on Shady Lane blog

I realized today that I’ve gone an entire week without updating you on what we’ve been up to lately in regards to the upstairs of our home. We do so much work updating and renovating this house along with the usual homeowner-related stuff like mowing, gardening, etc. that sometimes I forget to share the small, un-exciting projects. So today I don’t have an overly exciting post for you, but I wanted to let you know that we ARE continuing to work…

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Henry’s Room: New paint + Clean Carpet!

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Henry's Bedroom: New paint and clean carpet!

Happy Friday-EVE! This entire week I’ve felt like it was one day ahead of what it actually was. So today it feels like it should be Friday…but I guess I have to wait a little longer for the weekend. ;) Home projects tend to move a little slowly when you have a toddler running around the house, so it’s been a while since I shared an update on the bedrooms upstairs. I just finished painting the master bedroom ceiling, so…

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Our Upstairs Bathroom: Before

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Our Upstairs Bathroom: Before via Life on Shady Lane blog

Ok guys, are you ready to see the scariest thing I’ve ever shown on my blog? Brace yourselves. Introducing: our upstairs bathroom. I showed you our two upstairs bedrooms [here] and [here], but before then I had never shown ANY of the upstairs of our home. The entire year and a half we’ve lived here, we have lived solely on the main floor. We still have some work to do on the main floor, but we have decided to finally…

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Then and Now: The Kitchen

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Then and Now: The Kitchen via Life on Shady Lane blog

The other day I started a fun new series here on the blog called “Then and Now.” I started with our living room [here] and it was so fun to look back at the changes that we’ve made and all of the work that we have put in. Today we’re moving to the next room as you walk through the house: our kitchen. Side note: I’ve mentioned before that this room is so dang hard to photograph because it doesn’t…

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Then and Now: Our Living Room

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Then and Now: Our Living Room

Happy APRIL! Hopefully this means warmer weather is on the way. ;) Sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed when living in a fixer upper. We look around and realize how much work still needs to be done on updating our home while still trying to fit in everyday chores like laundry, washing dishes, mopping the floor, cleaning windows, and scrubbing the toilet. Oh and then there are things like working and raising a toddler. It’s a lot! But when I…

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A Pop of Blue in the Entryway

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A pop of blue, modern farmhouse entryway via Life on Shady Lane blog

Are you guys getting sick of my antique church pew yet? I feel like I’m redecorating it all of the time, but I’ve decided it’s my favorite thing to mix up in the whole house. I thought I might feel the same about our bookshelves (see those [here]) and while I do enjoy changing those up, I tend to just add a few things here and there and mix things around a bit. I finally got the shelves styled how I…

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The Other Upstairs Bedroom – Before

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The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

Happy Monday, friends! I’m furiously typing this as Henry naps – getting blog posts done with a toddler roaming the house just isn’t quite possible, so I’m hoping to get it finished before he wakes up. ;) The other day I showed some “before” photos of one of our upstairs bedrooms [here]. That one will be our “master” bedroom. Today I’m going to share with you the before photos of what will soon (hopefully) be Henry’s room! This room was…

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Our Upstairs Bedroom: Before

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Hi! I know it’s been a looooong time, but I’m still alive, I promise! I mentioned the other day over on Instagram that we had an exciting announcement to share, and that’s the main reason for my absence on the blog. I still haven’t shared and…I still can’t announce it just yet (sorry!) but we’re getting closer! A little hint: it’s house related! The start to our weekend was a little rough. I woke up with a stomach bug Friday…

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Sunday Instagram Roundup

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Sunday Instagram Roundup via Life on Shady Lane blog

This past weekend was a rough one. Henry had some kind of stomach bug and so we didn’t want to take him anywhere out of the house for fear of exposing him to more germs and because we didn’t want to get anyone else sick. So we stayed in the house for the whole darn weekend, with the exception of a few trips out (Brandon and I took turns running out to get food because I hadn’t grocery shopped in…

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Sunday Instagram Roundup

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Sunday Instagram Roundup via Life on Shady Lane blog

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! I’ve been getting our house ready for Spring for about two weeks now, but I finally took down my last remaining winter décor (some winter pillows) this week. I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll make Spring come faster. That’s how it works right? You can see last week’s Sunday Instagram Roundup [here], and you can follow me on Instagram [here]. Our china cabinet got a little Spring makeover as well. That magnolia wreath has now been…

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