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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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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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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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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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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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Basement Remodel: A Hanging Bar

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DIY Hanging Bar, Basement Remodel

Since the beginning of this project, we have been planning on incorporating a bar into the basement remodel. Our goal is to create a space where people can  hang out, watch tv, have a drink, etc. that was not the living room. Our living room is at the very front of our home and it’s small, so it’s not a great place for a bunch of people to hang out. Plus, the previous owners of our home had already sort…

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Antique Ladder and Pendant Lights

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Antique Ladder and Pendant Lights

Yesterday I posted my IKEA pendant makeover…but today, you get to see the WHOLE thing, antique ladder and all! I mentioned when we were having hardwoods installed, we took down the ceiling fan in our kitchen. I’m talking like, one week before the hardwood guys were supposed to arrive, I realized that we needed to re-texture and paint the ceiling. And while we were at it, we might as well take down that old fan because we knew we wanted…

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IKEA Ottava Pendant Makeover

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IKEA Ottava Pendant Makeover

You may remember that before we had new hardwoods installed, we took down the 1970’s ceiling fan that was in our kitchen. We knew that we wanted to replace it, but we weren’t sure what exactly we wanted to replace it with. So we took it down, had the ceilings painted and hardwoods installed….and lived without light in half of our room for entirely too long. I wanted to make sure I picked the right lights though, so I wasn’t really…

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Screened in Porch Progress

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Screened in porch via Life on Shady Lane blog

A few weeks ago, I told you guys about our plans to screen in our home’s side porch. Brandon got to work right away and it took about two full weekends to finish. It was a lot of hard work – I know because of how many hours my husband put in, and how many trips to the hardware store he made. Also there may or may not have been a teensy bit of profanity as he was figuring it…

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Porch Plans

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Since our kitchen and dining room are essentially finished, we have decided to plan for new projects. I’ve got about a million and one ideas in my head for this house, so when I say “plan for new projects,” I actually mean that we are getting ready to work on one. One of the things I really loved about our house was how much porch and deck space it had. The front porch wraps around to the side of the house, but…

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