Updating Door Knobs and Door Hardware with Kwikset & National Hardware

Updating Door Knobs and Door Hardware with Kwikset & National Hardware

[This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked, in this post is provided by Kwikset and National Hardware; all opinions and reviews are my own.]

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We have been working on many projects during quarantine! A couple easy and affordable ways to update your home is with door knobs, deadbolts and hinges! They may not be the first thing your eyes jump to when walking in a home but it can instantly breath new life into a home, while making it feel unified and cohesive. Take new door knobs, hinges and new paint on your doors /trim and you’ve got a winner winner chicken dinner!

Door Knobs Before 

Our door knobs were the brass door knobs from the 90’s with a mixture of updated lever satin nickel door knobs.

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Now…I thought I would do a “smart” thing, several months back and spray paint my door knobs/hinges, well let me tell ya, that did not work! Complete fail! 

Kwikset

When we began the process of looking for door knobs, I researched all the companies that carried door knobs, dead bolts and all the things! What I found was a company that has been around since 1946. Kwikset is a company that is committed to delivering unmatched security features to homeowners and puts their customers’ safety above all else. Kwikset continuously improves the security features in its products to meet or exceed industry standards. Plus, with Microban and the lifetime mechanical and finish warranty, it’s a win win in my book!   

Selecting Hardware Finish 

When I began looking for what style of door knob we wanted, we knew we wanted to go with satin nickel hardware  throughout our home. We also wanted a style of door knob that we felt would be classic and timeless!

Electronic Deadbolt 

For our front door, we decided to try a electronic deadbolt.

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We chose the Satin Nickel 888 Smartcode Electronic Deadbolt with Z-Wave Technology for our front door and absolutely love it!!!

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Reasons We Love Our Smartcode Electronic Deadbolt:

  • Z-Wave Plus Certified with the Z-Wave 500 chipset
  • Extended wireless range and superior 128-bit wireless encryption
  • Up to 30 user access codes for family and guests to use at the door
  • Secured keyless entry convenience
  • One touch locking
  • Dramatically reduced interior size and sleek metal design
  • 30 user codes plus master code feature for added security
  • 5 digit keypad with dedicated lock button
  • SmartKey® technology – the lock you can re-key yourself in seconds in three easy steps
  • 30 user codes plus master code feature for added security

Exterior Doors

For our other exterior doors we chose Cameron Security Set in Satin Nickel. One of the best features about these sets is the Smart Key feature, which allows you to re-key your lock with any KW1 Keyway Key!!

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Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knobs 

We choose the Satin Nickel Cameron Knob  for our bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Love the finish and it also installs so easily!

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Beautiful quality for your home!

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”I feel like hardware is like the “jewelry” to your home! It adds just the perfect finishing touch!” ~ Quote from my friend,  Cindy .

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Close up!

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With Microban, germs are scared to hang around on our door knobs!

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I feel like the Cameron line flows seamlessly throughout our home!

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Last bedroom (full view).

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Girls Bathroom

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Close up!

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Closet/Hall Knobs 

We also chose the Satin Nickel Cameron  line for our Closet Knobs. I love the Cameron line so much!!

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Walk-In Attic Door Knobs

For the attic doors, we wanted to make sure we had a door that locked with a key. With little ones still running around, we didn’t want them to get into a space that they didn’t belong!

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We chose the Satin Nickel Cameron Knob Keyed featuring SmartKey for all three of our walk-in attic doors!!

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Close up!

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National Hardware 

National Hardware prides itself on being an industry leader, continuing to launch high quality, innovative products that exceed industry standards. Their products are meant to withstand the harshest weather elements with WeatherGuard™protected products. WeatherGuard™ provides superior long-lasting corrosion protection – 3x more than standard zinc.

Security Latches

One other item we knew that was needed since our youngest child likes to open exterior doors, is security latches on all of the inside of the exterior doors.

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We chose the Security Guards  in Satin Nickel.

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Satin Nickel is my favorite finish! Can you tell?

Hinges: Interior 

Updating the hinges were a breeze!

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In fact, our oldest adult daughter actually installed all of the interior door hinges & knobs! Girl power!

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We chose the 512rc Door Hinges  in Satin Nickel.

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Hinges: Exterior 

For the exterior hinges, we chose the 512rc Door Hinges  in Satin Nickel.

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All of our doors and trim received a fresh coat of paint as well! I just feel like these updates make a huge impact on our home’s appearance, overall! I truly love making our house into a home!! Thank you so much for taking your time to read today! If you have any questions, please reach out!

P.S. If you can spot the “blooper” or the item (s) out of place, comment here and if your correct, I will send you one of our handmade wood cutting boards!

❤️-Shae

 

Modern Farmhouse Master Bathroom Renovation

Modern Farmhouse Master Bathroom Renovation

[This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by Pfister, Kwikset , National Hardware and Jill & June; all opinions and reviews are my own.]

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The day is finally here! Your going to be shocked at the transformation of this modern farmhouse bathroom reveal! This renovation has all of the modern farmhouse elements- classic white subway tile, glass accessories with modern satin nickel hardware, warm wood tones, tile flooring and vintage shiplap ceiling. Come see how we transformed this room!

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I still remember the first time we walked into this house. We knew the house had “good bones” and the layout, front porch and land is what drew us here. We knew from our Realtor that most people were passing on this house because the master bathroom was not updated. My husband and I have been diy’ers for twenty plus years so we knew we could transform this home into the home of our dreams. All we needed was a little faith, a lot of patience and some hard work!

First things first. You can’t have a reveal without a few before pics, right?!

Before Photos:

Bathroom Full Shot

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Vanity & Mirror View

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Shower View

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Renovation Process:

First things first! Demolition of the old shower insert and tub.

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The hubs working with his saw-zaw to tear out the the insert.

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Getting there!

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After everything was torn out, some of the walls needed to be re-framed to accommodate the size of the new shower, along with a frame for the shower seat.

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Next was installing the shower pan liner, along with the mud bed.

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Framed shower seat with shower bed liner & mud bed.

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After the mud bed was completely dry, about 3 days later, the shower walls went up!

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The red guard was rolled on and it’s a rubber membrane material to protect against water.

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Shower Tile:

I have always wanted to learn how to tile, so my husband taught me how during our renovation! I tiled the first two walls, all by myself, with my husband making the cut pieces.

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I really enjoyed tiling our shower and having my hand in the work of our bathroom! When I got tired, my husband would help apply the thinset!
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Making sure each tile was lined up just right!

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My husband cutting the tile pieces.

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My husband tiled the 3rd wall and the shower seat, along with the shower floor.

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Shower Wall 3

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Shower Floor

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Removing Old Flooring:
There was two layers of flooring. The first layer was put on by the previous homeowner. It was the pre-cut square linoleum tiles with a layer of sticky glue underneath. The bottom layer was the original linoleum to the house. It was a sticky mess! 

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Painting the Cabinets:

We decided to keep the vanity to save costs. I decided to paint the inside and outside of my cabinets with my diy chalk paint. You can find that recipe here . I used Sherwin Williams in Snowbound.

Floor Tile:

First on the agenda was adding the backer board then adding the thin set with tile.

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Removing Popcorn Ceilings:

This was the last room to remove popcorn ceilings in our house 🙌🏼 We removed the popcorn then patched and painted!

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Shower Ceiling: 

We chose to do a shiplap ceiling with vintage board & batten to the ceiling! We also added two recessed lights and a fan. This picture is beginning to add the wood.

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The boards had what we originally thought was several layers of dirt. What we were surprised to find was several layers of dirt with a layer of mold underneath. It took several applications to treat the mold and remove it completely!

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Making progress!

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Almost done! Just need to add the other recessed light.

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Wood Countertop:

We had a huge red oak tree fall on property a little over a year ago. My husband had an idea to mill the wood! We have already made several shelves & wood cutting boards from this wood! I had the idea to use the wood for a wood countertop in our bathroom. It would basically be at no cost, just our time.
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Removing old countertop and sinks.

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Out with the old and in with the new!

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New countertop installed and I am applying the first coat of matte poly. I applied four coats of matte poly while sanding lightly in between and no sanding on the final coat.

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Installing the Shower Door:

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Installing Mirror Frame:

We decided to keep the existing mirror. We made a wood frame and painted it the same color of the cabinets.

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Installing our Jaida Pfister Faucets:

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Installing Cabinet Knobs & Drawer Pulls:

We installed glass drawer pulls and glass knobs.

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After Photos:

Bathroom Full Shot

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Bathroom Vanity Before & After

Bathroom Countertop 

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Accessories:

My husband and I designed and built a towel ladder rack. All of my Turkish towels are from Jill + June  and they are so soft plus oversized! Loving the tassels!

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Shower View with shiplap ceiling

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Shower View with Shower Seat

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Master Closet & Linen Closet:

During the renovation, we also renovated our master closet and master linen closet.

Master Closet Before

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Master Closet After

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Master Linen Closet:

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Bathroom Organization:

And a renovation wouldn’t be complete without bathroom drawer and and cabinet organization!

Bathroom Drawer Organization

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Final Thoughts:

We are enjoying our newly renovated bathroom so much! It is so nice to have a master retreat! This is a wonderful gift to be able to give to each other. We have never taken a trip alone together or had a honeymoon! It’s about time, since we are celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary this month! Also, this bathroom would not have been completed yet if it wasn’t for the help of our two oldest (adult) daughters! They truly helped make our dream bathroom come true!! Team work really does make the dream work!

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List of products and links used during our renovation:

Jaida Faucets in Brushed Nickel with Spot Defense and Push ‘n’ Seal are from
Pfister . Spot Defense is perfect for a busy mama like me!

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Ladera Towel Rings with Spot Defense in Brushes Nickel are from Pfister . Love their sleek design!

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Ladera Tissue Holder in Brushes Nickel is also from Pfister . My favorite feature is how you can just lift up and change out the roll like a easy breezy summer day!

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Our Cameron Bed/Bath Door Knobs in Brushed Nickel are from Kwikset . I love its simplicity!

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Our Interior Door Hinges in Satin Nickel are from National Hardware .

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That concludes our renovation! Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our master bathroom renovation! If you have any questions, please let us know!

❤️-Shae

 

 

 

How to Style Around Your TV

How to Style Around Your TV

[This post contains a sponsored link. The item featured and linked, the “better together” sign in this post is provided by A Simple Place on Main; all opinions and reviews are my own.]

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Today, I was invited on a blog hop with my friend and host, Terrie plus a few of our blogging friends! We want to share how we style around our tv! Lots of people struggle with decorating around their tv, I, myself, am included!

A Little Decor Background:

When we decided to get out of our 90’s decor style vibe, not knocking it because I will always have a heart for 90’s decor style, we decided to go the farmhouse decor route. The farmhouse decor style reminded us a lot of yesteryear and of simpler times, like of those that our grandparents had as children. A lot of the vintage decor you see in our home will be from one of our grandparents. We feel so blessed that they wanted to give us something of their own that meant so much to them!

Farmhouse Style:

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Farmhouse TV Cabinet:

One of the very first pieces of farmhouse style furniture we built was our farmhouse tv cabinet. I originally stained the wood a gray color but recently painted it with my diy chalk paint. Styling the inside of those shelves and styling above the tv has not been my strong suit but I love how everything has turned out in this space! I don’t usually have a vision, my ideas usually just come to life with some changes here and there!

White Shiplap:

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Next we added vintage shiplap to our wall. What made it even better is it was fo’ free 🙌🏼  I started off by painting one coat of white paint but a year later, decided to remove the white paint with Citristrip. Since all of the paint would not come off, it gave the wood and white wash look, which we loved! It gave the space such a warm feeling! 

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Styling Plus Functionality In Your TV Cabinet:

Styling inside the tv cabinet, I wanted decor plus functionality. Vintage books from a local thrift shop along with Target’s line of Hearth & Hand Faux Fern Arrangement  and Faux Locus Arrangement .

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Very budget friendly at a couple dollars per book and $5 for the Target arrangements. On  the bottom shelves is where my functionality comes in with Hobby Lobby’s Wire & Metal Galvanized Baskets .

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If you catch them on their 50% off sale, they are only $12.50 each! In those baskets, we store games and controllers for the Nintendo.

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 The middle of our tv cabinet is the boring stuff like the cable box, ect that I wanted to hide. The bottom basket holds a basket I purchased from Target about 15 years ago which stores dvds and remotes, so hence the sliding (or should I say “hiding”) doors.

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Now, above the tv is my most favorite space!! My sweet friend Linda from A Simple Place On Main makes the most absolutely BEAUTIFUL wood word signs!! I actually met her at our local Vintage Market Days and we chatted for at least 30 minutes or more, along with my friend Cindy .

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Each wood sign is made with baltic birch that is 1/2 inch thick, then it is custom cut, painted and shipped to you! Linda even has an Etsy Shop where you can purchase your wood word sign and right now there is free shipping with orders over $35!! Can y’all tell how much I love her signs?! Now I need one for our newly renovated master bathroom!

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I hope that I’ve been able to inspire you on How to Decorate Around Your TV! Please check out my friends to see how they’ve decorated around their tv’s as well!

❤️-Shae

Reasons to Choose Organic Cotton Sheets with American Blossom Linens

Reasons to Choose Organic Cotton Sheets with American Blossom Linens


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This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by American Blossom Linens; all opinions and reviews are my own.] 

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We all know that eating organic food and avoiding pesticides is great for our bodies! We also know that avoiding harmful chemicals that are in products, that we put on our skin like makeup, shampoo’s, deodorants, ect, but have we thought about the difference in organic and conventional bedding?

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Why choose organic bedding? The same reasons we choose organic produce, skin care products and cleaning products. Organic bedding is a healthier option without all the harmful chemicals. Organic cotton isn’t treated with the toxic chemical pesticides that conventional bedding is exposed to.

726F6C18-0203-4640-B5B3-D573830B0925For example, the wrinkle resistant sheets are treated with chemicals that release formaldehyde. Long term exposure is not good for our health. Conventional sheets are also dyed with inks and dyes that may contain heavy metals. Organic cotton is also more comfortable and breathable than compared to its synthetic counterpart. Organic bedding will leave you feeling cool and comfortable!

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Let’s sum it up in six reasons to buy organic cotton sheets:

1) Organic cotton isn’t processed with harsh chemicals, making it great for people with sensitive skin!

2) Organic cotton isn’t grown with harmful pesticides!

3) Organic cotton is a breathable fabric!

4) Organic bedding isn’t made with harmful chemical additives like “wrinkle resistant” treatments that release formaldehyde.

5) Organic cotton bedding is made without harmful dyes and inks that may contain heavy metals.

6) Organic cotton bedding is usually stronger, making it hold up to wear and tear better than conventional bedding because chemical processing weakens the fibers.

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I was absolutely thrilled to receive American Blossom Linens Organic White Sheet Set, that comes with FOUR pillow cases!! Let me tell you all of the reasons that I love our new sheet set!! American Blossom Linens are manufactured right here in the USA! Their fitted sheet is made with an extra deep 16 inch pocket to provide a good fit for any height mattress! The “Top” and “Bottom” labels make putting the fitted sheet on with ease so that you get that perfect fit! American Blossom Linens organic cotton is grown by family farmers.

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American Blossom Linens Guarantee:

-All of their products ship to you for free!!

-Sleep with them, wash them and live with them! If for any reason you aren’t satisfied they will give you a full refund, up to two years later! Now that’s a guarantee I love!

Please check out more on  American Blossom Linens  website about their organic cotton sheet sets and bedding. I promise you will love them just like we do! They also were kind enough to send me a coupon code for y’all to use!! If you will use “SWEET20” at check out, you will receive 20% off your purchase!!

❤️-Shae

How to Style a Small Outdoor Seating Area

How to Style a Small Outdoor Seating Area

[This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by Abba Patio; all opinions and reviews are my own.] 

How to Style a Small Outdoor Seating Area

Do you want to create that perfect oasis in your back yard, patio or deck? No matter how small, your yard or balcony can be turned into a relaxing backyard oasis for you and your family to enjoy! There are numerous decor elements that you can add to make an enjoyable space on these upcoming hot summer days!
4DC3BA33-E3EB-4BD9-BE58-EA89EE37969FI love “shopping my home” for items that I already have on hand, especially during the Covid-19 quarantine; like these planters that I we had stored under our deck. I have had these for 15 years, so I decided to add a coat of black spray paint, that I also had on hand, to spruce them up! Like new again! We recently visited our favorite nursery so I added a fern to each planter. I added the chairs for comfort and two pillows, which were a diy. You can find that blog here . You could even add a hammock!
84C9D6C0-A590-454A-866A-F6023039FDD8Add in a small table with a couple of plants and throw a blanket over a chair, for those chilly spring nights. My friends over at Abba Patio were so kind to send our family their 9 ft Market Umbrella with Auto Tilt and Crank. They also sent us their Plastic, Free-Standing Round Umbrella Base in Brown.

A997F504-CA3C-4589-A131-9FF6DEB4B952The Market Umbrella is amazing with its auto tilt and crank! We chose the color beige. The 9 ft umbrella is enough space for two lounge chairs or a 4-6 person round table. It is also has a rust free coating! The base is recycled plastic and a steel pole! It can also be filled with water to create a more stable base plus its weather resistant! These pieces will last in your backyard for years to come! Budget friendly pieces and the quality is wonderful!

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I hope you have enjoyed styling your backyard oasis with me! The options are endless!
❤️-Shae

Pop Up Camper Remodel

Pop Up Camper Remodel

Last year, February to be exact, we bought a 22 year old pop up camper for $500 on Facebook Marketplace. 7232F62F-38D2-4DBB-8DEF-BF3B247FD681We knew this camper was a diamond in the rough! We dreamt of all the family vacations we could take in this little pop up. 

FIRST THINGS FIRST-INSPECTION 

We took the pop up home and popped it up.D24D2384-69E4-4B61-8579-724ED8458C12We knew initially that it had some water damage and after some research, found out that these types of campers with ABS roofs, leaked.
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ABS CEILING & ROOF REPAIR

CEILING:

My husband found a solution for the sagging roof and it was going to be by placing two, 2 inch u-channels on the interior of the roof.

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We then left the camper popped up on a day when it was raining to make sure it would not leak! It worked! No leaks!

ROOF REPAIR WITH FIBER GLASS:

Next step was to replace the roof. We tore off the ABS roof then replaced it with a fiberglass top and painted it with marine paint. You can find that you tube video HERE . In this picture, you can see two coats of the fiber glass roof material on the roof.

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INTERIER REPAIRS-REPAIRING ROTTED WOOD

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For the interior, my husband needed to replace several sections of rotted wood. One was the top on the small cabinet by the entryway, part of the floor at the entrance, a section of wood beneath the bed, by the shower plus a small section on the seated area.

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PAINTING-INTERIOR

After replacing the wood, it was finally time to paint the entire inside of the camper!

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We painted everything, including the ceiling, in Ibis White  from Sherwin Williams. We took off all of the cabinet doors to make the painting go a little easier. I decided to spray paint all of the hardware and knobs to save cost.

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REPLACING CUSHION COVERS-HOW I SEWED COVERS

Next was making all of the cushion covers for the camper. I decided to use the existing cushions & zippers, since they were in good shape.

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REPLACING OLD MATRESSES

We could not use the old mattresses that came with the camper but we did find some mattresses at a local discount store for $19.99 each! We bought plastic mattresses covers to protect them at Home Depot for $8 each.

REPLACING BEDDING

We purchased our bedding from Beddy’s and they are an absolute dream! Absolutely perfect for campers! Ours is the Modern Gray All Cotton. Beddy’s has given me a coupon code for y’all to use! If you use SSG20 at check out, you can get 20% off your purchase! Thank you Beddy’s!

CURTAIN ALTERNATIVES

We have not replaced our pop up camper curtains with the typical camper curtains.

8177E0D1-EFF8-49AE-B934-78F300E0225DWe did use a few sheers from Wal-Mart that we attached with double sided adhesive strips, just to give a more “at home” feel to the camper. I bought two sets, as each set came with two.
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CAMPER BATHROOM-SHOWER REPAIRS

The shower only needed a cleaning and a new faucet.

3FF31442-B55B-4DF2-A637-A682E598EEFASome of our paint has chipped by the shower area but it’s not a huge deal to us since this is a camper.

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REPLACING FLOORS

 

4D5039D0-85D1-4F1D-AAE9-F68A9EF38AE7I decided to use stick down floor “hardwood” vinyl “planks”. I even staggered it to make it look like hardwoods. I bought two boxes for $15 each, at a local discount store called Ollie’s.

REPLACING CANVASES

F06D3A41-E0B3-414A-B776-2E5CAC539A8FOur biggest expense in our makeover was new canvases but we felt like it was a must have! We ordered them from Bear Creek Canvas . Their site is so easy to use! All you have to do is select the camper manufacturer, ours is Coleman, select the model year, 1997 for us, select if you want a complete canvas replacement or partial canvas replacement, ours was a complete replacement, then select your camper style, such as a no wing model, 1-4 wing model or a pickupper, ours was a 2-wing model. Once you have all of that selected, it will give you your price for the replacement. Our total was $1,050.00. The customer service was also wonderful!

CHALKBOARD PAINTED MENU BOARD

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PAINTING-EXTERIOR 

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The exterior also got a paint job from head to toe! We painted the exterior with a marine paint in Repose Gray  from Sherwin Williams. (We only use SW for all of our painting needs!) We had lots of helpers that wanted to help remove the old vinyl from the exterior of the camper and help paint!

FIRST TRIP

Leaving out for our first trip in the camper! 

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REPLACING CAMPER TIRES & SPARE TIRE 

We also replaced the tires on the pop up and purchased a new spare tire. The old tires were in good shape but we just wanted to make sure we had new tires, since we were driving so far away on our first trip. The best deal we found on tires were at Wal-Mart on sale for $26.99 each.

THE SUNSHINE STATE

Fort De Soto, FL

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ACCESSORIZE 

Most all of our accessories for our pop up came from a local Five and Below store- from our little stool, to the rug, to our outdoor mat.

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TROUBLE BEFORE PARADISE 

About 3 weeks before our first camping trip, our pop-up would not stay popped up so we had to order a Coleman Wiffle Tree Alternate. We were praying it would come in before our trip and that it would be the only issue and be resolved quickly with this new part! Thank God it worked and in just about 3 days before our trip! We purchased that part from Popuppaarts.com .

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TALLY UP

We spent a total of around $2,300 on our pop up makeover. Here is a breakdown of the costs:

$500-Pop Up Purchase Price

$1,050-Canvases

$80-Paint

$45-Mattresses

$60-Wood

$125-U-Channels

$125-Fiberglass Roof

$81-Tires

$20-Shower Faucet

$50-Fabric for Cushions

$30-Vinyl Flooring

$5-Wood Colored Caulk for floors

$144-Wiffle Tree Alternate-Part for lifting camper up

EGMONT KEY, FL

Wesley & I in Egmont Key at the lighthouse.

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SUMMARY


It was a lot of work but we are so glad to have little pop up to travel in! Definitely a bucket list item! Our two adult daughters helped us so much and we could not have done it without them! Definitely a family effort! You can read about some of our travels here . If you have any questions, please email me! What is your favorite thing about our renovation of the camper?

❤️-Shae

 

 

 

 

DIY Grapevine Magnolia Wreath

DIY Grapevine Magnolia Wreath

DIY Grapevine Wreath:

It’s always a pleasure to team up with my friend Terrie from  Decorating and More with Tip for one of our decor challenges! This week we are challenging ourselves along with several other bloggers to make our own version of a grapevine wreath!

Gather Your Supplies-

I started off with a plain grapevine wreath that I found from a local thrift store, back a few months ago. You can also order online from any craft store. Micheal’s has this one for $4.99!

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Next, I purchased these magnolia leaf bushes from Hobby Lobby for $8.99 when they were half off. Just wait for the sale!

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I also decided to paint a few of my leaves to take away some of that brighter green in the wreath and just tone down the overall look of the leaves. I purchased three paints colors from Wal-Mart in the Apple Barrel brand acrylic craft paint, in the colors, Melted Chocolate, English Ivy Green and Kings Gold. These colors are just fifty cents each.

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Creating Your Wreath-

To create my wreath, I began taking apart the magnolia leaves and hot gluing them to the grapevine wreath, angling the leaves in different directions, to give dimension to the wreath.

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After I had all of my leaves placed into my wreath, I went around the entire wreath and painted a few leaves of the Melted Chocolate  ,  English Ivy Green  and Kings Gold .

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This is the wreath with just the Melted Chocolate brown leaves painted.

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This is the wreath with the Melted Chocolate brown and the English Ivy green painted on the leaves.

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For the lighter green, I mixed Kings Gold and English Ivy Green, both with equal parts.

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After painting the leaves, here is the finished product!

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Now to style in my home!

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I decided to style on my antique door in my dining room! I love how my wreath turned out!! It’s perfect for my space!
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Please hop over to my blogging buddies to check out what they designed for their grapevine wreaths!! My friend, Mary from Shady Oak and Sassafras  has the cutest wreath so please check her out! I am also loving my friend Pamela from DIY Vibing  .

❤️-Shae

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Spring Brunch Table with Kirkland’s

Spring Brunch Table with Kirkland’s

  Spring Brunch Table

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[This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by Kirklands; all opinions and reviews are my own.] 

      SIMPLE SPRING TABLE

Tablescapes are one of my favorite ways to be creative! With spring right around the corner, I wanted to create a tablescape that would be neutral, casual with a farmhouse touch.

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I already had most everything on hand like the dishes, table runner, crystal glassware, chargers and greenery. I picked out this beautiful  White & Mango Wood Cake Stand  from Kirkland’s. I wanted to use it as my centerpiece for my Spring Table Brunch. With a cake stand, I feel that it is versatile from serving foods to adding a candle or a plant!

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The next item I chose from Kirklands for my  tablescape was their beautiful Charcoal Plaid Napkins  . The napkins add a simple touch of charm and  complete Spring Table Brunch.

LET’S GET STARTED ON CREATING THE TABLESCAPE! HERE’S HOW:

I like to add my table runner first, then begin layering with my chargers, adding in a dinner plate and lastly, the smaller bunny plates. I also added the crystal glassware that was a gift from my mother. On top of the layered plates, I added the Charcoal Plaid Napkins from Kirklands.

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Now it’s time to add some height to the tablescape. I began with the White & Mango Wood Cake  from Kirklands. I decided to add a faux fern in a planter for even more height. Next, I grabbed a couple of my vintage & mason jars, along with a couple smaller new mason jars. I added fresh baby’s breath flowers to those jars for an added element of height as well! One thing I love about creating a tablescape is using all the greenery! I love adding frosted eucalyptus while mixing in a few cut pieces of lambs ear.

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These decorating ideas are sure to create a neutral and bright table for spring! I enjoyed sharing these tips with you, as well as the pieces I found at Kirklands to create this look. If you have any questions about creating this look, please let me know!

❤️-Shae

 

Antique Bottle Collection

Antique Bottle Collection

It’s that time again for our monthly Thrift Store Challenge where we are challenged to find something from a thrift shop, antique shop, estate sale, yard sale, rummage sale, Craigslist or FB Marketplace and make it our own by styling in our home. Hosted by Tara from https://stilettosandshiplap.com/  and Emily from https://lecultivateur.com/   .

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Over the course of about a year, I have been collecting antique bottles of all variety! I found a couple of larger antique mason jars, antique milk bottles & antique ink or medicine bottles (I believe). I paid .10 cents each for the mason jars and the milk jars were .25 cents, at two separate estate sales. Then I found the small glass bottles at my local antique shop for $2 and $3 each. We also like to drink Boylan Bottling Co glass cane cola’s. I like to collect those bottles too!

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I love styling antique glass jars and bottles in my home! The options are endless! This year for spring, I decided to incorporate my antique bottles and jars with lavender! Lavender is one of my favorite flowers to style in my home for the spring and summer months!

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I have a small buffet hutch that I style differently each season, in my dining room. I chose to use my flower market sign that my husband and I made, along with eucalyptus, a couple hanging white flowers, lavender and of course those antique jars! Simple, yet I love it! I’m am beginning to fill my home with touches of spring!

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I hope that y’all have enjoyed our Thrift Store challenge for the month! Please hop on over to the other ladies blogs and check out what they’ve found this month on our Thrift Store Blog hop!

❤️-Shae

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https://lecultivateur.com/2020/02/17/thrifted-treasure-candelabra/

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https://thisfulllife5.com/diy-pallet-wood-shelves/

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http://jessicabsimmons.com/thrift-store-transformation:-nursery-shelves/

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https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/my-little-thrift-store-find-rocking-horse-makeover/

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https://stilettosandshiplap.com/thrift-store-challenge:-roses-are-red,-violets-are-blue/4680/

Valentine Hearts Ribbon Garland

Valentine Hearts Ribbon Garland

Today, I’ve been invited to team up with my friend Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip and several of our blogging buddies to bring our readers inspiration with “hearts”. I knew exactly what I wanted to do when Terrie invited me to this challenge!

Guess what I took out of my craft closet? My painters canvas drop cloth, of course!  I always have one on hand from previous projects from curtains to pillows! I decided to make a canvas drop cloth “ribbon” garland with hearts!

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First things first..I made a heart template by hand drawing a heart on a piece of copy paper. Then I placed my heart template onto the canvas drop cloth canvas and traced the heart template with a pencil onto my canvas drop cloth.

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I decided to make 7 hearts, so I needed 14 in total, with each heart being 4 inches in size. I planned to stuff my hearts with tissue paper to give them more of a fuller look and to help them stand out more on the garland.

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Next, I sewed around the edges of two of the hearts, leaving a 1/4 inch from the edge. I also left enough of a section unsewed (open) so that I could stuff with tissue paper. After stuffing with just the right amount of tissue paper, I placed the heart back onto my sewing machine and sewed up the remaining edge.

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After finishing all of my hearts, I moved on to the “ribbon”. I used some twine that I already had on hand. You can find it at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby or any craft store.

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For the ribbon, I decided to do 21 inches in length and 2.5 inches in width. To make the ribbon, measure the size you want to use and cut a small slit at the top of your canvas for the starting length and rip down to the desired length. Measure and do the same for the width. The amount of ribbons that you will need will depend on the size of your ribbon and the length of your garland. My garland is 58 inches and I have around 40 ribbons.

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To tie your ribbon onto your jute twine- I am going to show you in a series of photos, how I tie my ribbon onto the twine. Hold your ribbon and loop it around a couple of your fingers. Now, flip your ribbon upside down, as you bring it up to your twine.

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Take the loop section of your ribbon and hold with one hand then pull the ends into the loop.

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This is the ends pulled through the loop.

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Then pull tightly to secure your ribbon’s knot.

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Now, go and do this several more times until you’ve completed your garland! I did this 40 times!

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For the hearts, I just did one small tack of hot glue and sort-of evenly spaced them. By evenly spacing them, what I actually mean is what looked best via my eye!

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You could style your garland on your mantel, on a wall in you living room, the possibilities are endless when it comes to using this garland! You could even add colored ribbons in to go with the changing seasons!

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I chose to style my garland on our little girls kitchen set! The girls and I had a fun afternoon of making handmade Valentine’s cards! We even had tea with their dolls too! I hope ya’ll enjoy our blog hop and hop on over to visit the other ladies to see what they’ve come up with for our “heart” challenge!

Love, Shae

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Bluesky at Home
https://blueskyathome.com/4-red-and-white-diy-valentine-heart-decorations

 

The House House
https://www.thehousehouse.com/diy/february-diy-challenge-hearts/

 

CD Country Living
https://cdscountryliving.com/three-sweet-and-super-easy-diy-heart-shaped-wreaths/

 

Barn House Mess
https://barnhousemess.wordpress.com/?p=913

 

Sweet Southern Grace Blog
https://sweetsoutherngrace.blog/2020/02/04/valentine-hearts-ribbon-garland

Through A Vintage Door
https://throughavintagedoor.com/valentines-diy-challenge/

 

DIY Vibes
https://diyvibes.net/diy-valentines-day-heart-sign/

Paula Campbell 4
http://paulacampbell4.wpengine.com/?p=60