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Painted Bathroom Vanity

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Bathroom Vanity Makeover

A freshly painted bathroom vanity with a Magnolia Home paint color and updated matte black hardware! This post may contain affiliate links. Remember the other day when I shared our black and white stenciled bathroom floor [here]? I mentioned in that post that I had plans to pretty up the vanity, as well, and actually completed it over a week ago but am just now getting around to sharing. Up until recently, I wasn’t sure I even wanted to paint…

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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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DIY Wood Look Lamp Makeover

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DIY Wood Look Lamp Makeover, perfect for adding a little farmhouse vibe to your home!

These DIY wood-look lamps are perfect for adding a little extra farmhouse vibe to your home! Sometimes I get in these weird DIY-crazed states where I feel like I’m just itching to get my hands on project after project. Maybe it’s a burst of creativity? We’ll call it that – it sounds better. ;) Anyway, you probably know that we have been working on the second floor of our home (see more here). We had a pair of lamps that…

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Screened in Porch Door Makeover

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A quick and easy door makeover, teal exterior door and yellow house

Our screened in porch door got a makeover this weekend! If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have heard me talking about how I’ve been thinking about painting our front door pink. It’s a gutsy move, I guess, but not really…because it’s a super fast and super easy change! However, I just couldn’t bring myself to commit and decided to go with something a little more on the “safe” side – painting our screened in porch door. I…

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Cozy, Charming Cottages

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The other day I shared a photo over on Instagram of a pink front door with wisteria growing all around it, and I was so obsessed and inspired that I started looking up more pink doors on Pinterest…(Follow me on Instagram [here] and Pinterest [here]!). And suddenly I fell into the deep, dark wormhole that is Pinterest. Does that ever happen to anyone else? You start looking at one thing, find another, and then all of a sudden you find…

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DIY Healthy Hair Oil

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DIY Healthy Hair Oil via Life on Shady Lane blog

Thank you to Infinity Jars for sponsoring this post! Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We spent ours doing all the fun things we could think of: antiquing, the zoo, a patio lunch, a movie at home, church, and gardening. So needless to say I needed a big cup of coffee this morning to get back into the weekday groove. I’m finally getting around to sharing the last of my 3-part mini series with Infinity Jars. You can…

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Affordable (and Pretty!) Bathroom Faucets

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Affordable and Pretty Bathroom Faucets via Life on Shady Lane blog

You know how sometimes you go into a store with something specific in mind and realize there’s only one option that is somewhat similar to what you pictured in your head? That’s been my experience when looking for bathroom faucets so far, although I have a few different ideas of what I like. I just know I want something different. And the stores I’ve been in either had nothing different, or there was like one faucet that I kind of, sort of…

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DIY Lavender Linen Spray

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DIY Lavender Linen Spray via Life on Shady Lane blog

Thank you to Infinity Jars for sponsoring this post! The other day I shared my recipe for a DIY Coconut oil and lemon sugar scrub [here]. I mentioned in that post that I was going to do a three part mini-series of DIY recipes, all with Infinity Jars, so today is part two of that series! You know how when you go into fancy home decor or bath/body stores, they always seem to have those amazing smelling sprays for your…

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DIY Coconut Oil + Lemon Sugar Scrub

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DIY Coconut Oil + Lemon Sugar Scrub via Life on Shady Lane blog

Thank you to Infinity Jars for sponsoring this post! Every year when Spring rolls around, I get the urge to freshen up my home by doing some Spring cleaning and adding in some fresh Spring decor (plants, plants, and more plants!). But this year, as the temperatures sloooowly start to warm up (I’m emphasizing the word “slowly” because I’ve been freezing all week – this girl needs sunshine), I have been getting more into creating natural products for our home.…

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The Best Farmhouse Range Hoods

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The Best Farmhouse Rangehoods via Life on Shady Lane blog

I was thinking earlier this morning about how we’re coming up on ONE WHOLE YEAR without a microwave. We took ours out on Easter day last year, threw it away (it was ancient), and have never looked back. I remember before I took it out and was considering not purchasing a new one, a couple people told me that I’d want “need” a microwave. But I was determined not to buy a new one. And guess what? I don’t even…

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Toddler Bedroom Inspiration

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Toddler Bedroom Inspiration

The upstairs of our home has two bedrooms and a bathroom. I showed some before photos of what will be our “master bedroom” the other day [here], and I’m already looking forward to finishing that room and decorating it. However, what I’ve been MOST excited about is decorating the 2nd bedroom – it will be Henry’s room! And let’s be real, kids rooms are just more fun. That’s the way it should be right? They’re for KIDS! I go back…

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Block Wall Foundation Repair

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Foundation repair via Life on Shady Lane blog

In case any of you ever were under the impression that life in a fixer upper is glamorous (I’m not sure who would think that, but just in case)…I’d like to share a few “real life” photos with you today. There is a small storage room off of our garage, and when we moved into the house we noticed that one of the cinder block walls in that room was bowing out just a little bit. We figured that it would…

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Staircase Gallery Wall Inspiration

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Have you ever heard someone say that, in order to create a home that feels personal, unique, and truly you, yet still beautiful and functional, you should be a collector? Meaning that you should not worry so much about buying matching pieces and decorating an entire room all at once, but instead buy things that you really love one by one, whenever you find them. The theory is that in doing this, you’ll create a home that automatically feels cohesive because everything in…

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