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*
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
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.
And Voila! We have a functioning bathroom! :]
Until the next renovation,
We Are The Marshall’s
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!
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].
- Cut 10 feet of fishing line [I used two arm to arm outstretched lengths]
- Thread onto a needle and tie a knot at the end.
- Always start and end with 2-3 cranberries.
- Put about 8-10 pieces of popcorn in between each set of cranberries.
- 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
- Combine all ingredients together in large bowl.
- Put on floured surface and knead until dough forms.
- Roll out to desired thickness.
- Cut with cookie cutters or create your own ornaments.
- Let dry for at LEAST 24 hours [I flipped mine over & let dry for another 24 hrs].
- 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!
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!
We Are The Marshall’s