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|Entry Redo|

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Our entry has been blah for pretty much the entire time we have lived at our house. We added paint and a new light fixture, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to brighten it up and make it inviting! 

We came across a hell of a deal at Lowe’s over the weekend that we couldn’t pass up. HARDWOOD floors that were originally $75 a box for only $25 a box! 

Now, if only we could have replaced the flooring in our entire house. Anywho, quick, easy install. It looks absolutely gorgeous. I told my husband I wanted to move my chair to the front entry and just live there. 

We created faux shiplap by cutting a 4×8 piece of 5mm plywood into strips of 6 inches and spacing it about a nickel’s width apart. 

I went through and painted in between the cracks with a brush and then rolled the rest. I had a light yellow color behind the planks so I didn’t have to paint the wall before installing the faux shiplap. *YAY*






Check out how great it turned out. Let me know what you think!



Voila! 


All in all, this entire entry way project with flooring, closet door, faux shiplap, and paint [we already had the trim] cost less than $200. SCORE!

Our next work in project is the front door. We have stripped the paint from it and will be staining it. Before and afters coming soon 🙂

Until the next door opens,

We Are The Marshall’s

|Bathroom Reno Reveal|

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Ya’ll… The guest bathroom is done(~ish)! Done enough to post! [We lack painting the open shelving] It has been long over due, and I am so glad that it is functioning. Three people and one bathroom under one roof just doesn’t cut it for me. Especially with me being the only girl in the house! [I need my space.]

First off, please keep in mind that we gutted this bathroom [top to bottom], which is why it took fooooorrrreeevvver! So worth it in the end.


During Demo: What a mess!

Replacing and installing insulation in the subfloor.

Floor ductwork and platform built for AC unit.

Moving light fixtures and putting up headboard ceiling.

Shiplap everywhere! 🙂

Floor leveler down and sanded. Flooring installed.

Cement board for tiled shower installed & remaining shiplap installed.

Tile Installation, Grouting and Sealing.

Finishing Touches.

 

And Voila! We have a functioning bathroom! :]

Until the next renovation,
We Are The Marshall’s

 

|It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year|

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I absolutely •love• to decorate for the holidays! Christmas being my favorite! For the most part, my tree is pretty simple, I only put sentimental ornaments on it [bought from vacation, homemade, gifted, etc]. I didn’t want the traditional tinsel garland, so I decided to try out the Cranberry & Popcorn garland! Super easy! With that, I also made Cinnamon & Salt Ornaments with Rhett! [DIY for both below] It turned out absolutely perfect. I’m. In. Love!

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I ended up making a total of four 5 foot strands of the Cranberry & Popcorn garland. Here’s how:

CRANBERRY & POPCORN GARLAND

  • I popped 2 bags of popcorn last week and let sit in the fridge until I was ready to use.
  • I had my cranberries sitting out in a vase [for decor until I was ready to use as well].
  1. Cut 10 feet of fishing line [I used two arm to arm outstretched lengths]
  2. Thread onto a needle and tie a knot at the end.
  3. Always start and end with 2-3 cranberries.
  4. Put about 8-10 pieces of popcorn in between each set of cranberries.
  5. Once you are at the end of the line, tie in a knot. Voila!

DIY CINNAMON-SALT ORNAMENTS

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of very warm water
  1. Combine all ingredients together in large bowl.
  2. Put on floured surface and knead until dough forms.
  3. Roll out to desired thickness.
  4. Cut with cookie cutters or create your own ornaments.
  5. Let dry for at LEAST 24 hours [I flipped mine over & let dry for another 24 hrs].
  6. You may paint after completely dried, brush with Modpodge or just leave as is.

I cut this recipe in half and it made approximately 12 small/medium ornaments.


Today, I have been super busy! Obviously, with the above DIY’s. 😉 However, even with all of that, I managed to make a trip to Hobby Lobby. I found some great buys! Everything I purchased was 50% off, so that made the trip even better. I was able to purchase additional Christmas wrapping paper [because you can never have enough], my “outdoor flowers” [because I cannot keep anything alive], gifts for my Secret Pal @ work, as well as a few home decor items. You have to see my FAVORITE!

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This galvanized Farm House ‘milk carrier’ was only $10! I’ve decided to keep all of my dried goods [pasta, beans, grains, etc.] in mason jars in it, as well as some fresh flowers I picked up at the grocery store earlier this week! It turned out so perfect!

More cleaning and re-arranging happening tomorrow! It’s never-ending in a house with a toddler!

xoxo,

We Are The Marshall’s