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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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DIY Rustic Farmhouse Coffee Table

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DIY rustic farmhouse coffee table with FREE printable directions - via Life on Shady Lane blog

We needed a table for our basement renovation/man cave but couldn’t find exactly what we wanted, so we decided to just build one ourselves using some redwood posts we already had on hand! We wanted something sturdy and substantial, and that’s exactly what this is. It would be perfect in any living room, but works especially well in a room that gets a lot of use, because it is so sturdy. It turned out really well and looks so great in the…

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DIY Pinecone Ornaments

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DIY pinecone ornaments via Life on Shady Lane blog

This year for Christmas, I only decorated the top 2/3 of our tree…and I only wanted to use shatter-proof ornaments. Henry’s little hands move far too fast for me to be able to keep him away from the tree at all times, and I just wanted to keep him safe. So, I opted to leave all “special” ornaments in storage for this year, and just went with gold and white shatterproof ball ornaments. But when I was finished decorating the tree,…

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Antiqued Painted Sign

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Quick tip: how to make a new painted sign look antique

You may have noticed our Bakery sign hanging above the china cabinet in our kitchen – you can see it in the photo below from my Antique Ladder and Pendant Lights post [here]. To make the sign, I just painted a piece of wood white and used stencils to paint the letters. As soon as it was finished, though, I knew it wasn’t quite right. It looked a little too perfect. I wanted to make the sign look a little…

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How to Shiplap a Wall for Cheap

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How to Shiplap a Wall for Cheap

I mentioned a few weeks ago that we were going to makeover our living room [you can see that post here.] I love our kitchen and dining/hearth room, and just couldn’t bring myself to love our living room for some reason, so I knew we needed a change. We moved the rug we had in the room and sold our couch, and have since found a new couch and comfy accent chair. The room still needed something to make it…

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