June 2015 in Review

You know what’s weird? I feel like I get more DIY and decorating projects done when I don’t have a house of my own. Maybe because I’m not spending tons of time cleaning? If that’s the case, I need a full-time maid… and throw in a cook while you’re at it.

So June was an extremely busy month for me! If you’re new here or just haven’t caught up in awhile, sit back and relax… here’s the past month in review!

DIY 4th of july wreathPatriotic Wreath
My first ever red, white and blue wreath.
Still can’t believe it after 4 years of blogging.

fourth of july bunting banner4th of July Bunting Banner Free Printable
I’m still so obsessed with this.
And it’s not too late to throw together for this year’s party!

4th of july candle holdersPatriotic Candle Holders
I’ve been seeing this twine wrapped trend everywhere and just had to try it!

wildberry cheesecake rollsWild Berry Cheesecake Rolls
Yes, they taste as good as they sound! Trust me.

rope nautical wreathRope Nautical Wreath
Because this just looks like summer happiness on your door!

coral blue girl bedroomBlue & Coral Kids Bedroom
An entire room makeover for under $300!

painted tin vaseTin Vase Makeover
$3 clearance item completely transformed!

DIY wall shelfDIY Wall Organizer & Shelves
So easy to make! Definitely on my to do list for the new house.

easy DIY flower lamp shade makeoverDIY Lamp Shade Makeover
Because who really wants a plain white lamp shade?

blue and pink girly bedroomRocking Chair Makeover
Another $10 Goodwill find transformed into something awesome

do you take lei away clark kensingtonGuest Bedroom Mood Board + Paint
Yes, the next room makeover has already begun! Read all about it.

Whew, another crazy but fun month!

Can’t wait to show you guys what July will bring,
including our finished guest bedroom makeover, my brother’s kitchen, and more.

Stay tuned!

Guest Bedroom Mood Board + Paint

Well now that Ellie’s temporary bedroom is officially complete, it’s time to start working on my brother’s guest bedroom, AKA my temporary bedroom (and Ben’s I guess).

A couple weeks ago I showed you guys some nightstands I painted for the space, but I’m now ready to start working on the rest of the room. Here’s what I have in mind…GUEST BEDROOMNothing too crazy in this room since it’s small, about 10 x 11ft. I knew one of the biggest moves I wanted to make in this room would be the wall color, and I wanted to go outside my comfort zone. Then I remembered a paint sample of the OPI color palette from Ace Hardware I had from my painted striped box I made last month. The color I was thinking of was called Do You Take Lei Away, a light clay color.

guest bedroom paint ace hardwareI tested a little spot in the guest bedroom… kinda pinkish I first thought. But when it dried it was actually really gorgeous. So I went out and bought an entire gallon. I mean why not, it’s only paint right?

testing ace hardware paint colorAnd pretty soon the entire room was filled with this amazing color that was bold yet subtle…
does that even make sense?

guest bedroom paint

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And the color seemed to work with the color scheme and mood board I created.

guest bedroom paint opi palette

guest bedroom paint colorSo now I need to put the finishing touches on this space. Big plans ahead! I’m actually working with Ace Hardware to get this room completed over the summer. I still have a dresser to paint, more textiles to add, some minor adjustments to my newly painted nightstands, and new lighting. Can’t wait to show you guys the progress!

If you want to see more projects from the Ace Hardware team,
check them out HERE!

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 I am a member of the Ace Bloggers Panel and Ace Hardware has provided me with materials for this project. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.