Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Our Inspired Collection #3

Welcome Back to
Our Inspired Collection!

Our feature for last week is Sharlie at The Front Porch Farmhouse.  We loved how she's switching things up in her pretty home.  Stop by and see how she's finding new uses for some of the spaces in her home.

A big thank you to those of you who joined us last week! Please spread the word and tell your blogger friends to join in the fun.  

We're excited for week three of Our Inspired Collection 

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Our Inspired Collection #2

Welcome to our second week of 
Our Inspired Collection

Thank you so much to those of you who linked up to share for our very first Our Inspired Collection Link Party!  It was so fun and so inspiring!  Check out our winners...

How beautiful are these DIY Lavender Sachets from Sandra at Charmed Crown Blog ?!!  This would be such a sweet gift to give and the way that she created the lavender print on the front is pure genius!  Love it!

This Living Room Reveal by Junk Chic Cottage is absolutely stunning! From her beautiful slipcovered chairs, to her perfectly chippy architectural salvage pieces, this space is airy, bright and beautiful!

Finally, Kelly from The Tattered Pew did a beautiful job styling her front porch space for Spring!  Head over to her blog and check out her beautiful space and, my favorite, her beautiful church pew!

A big thank you to those of you who joined us last week! Please spread the word and tell your blogger friends to join in the fun.  

We're excited for week two of Our Inspired Collection 

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Making a New House Our Own

I wanted to share a change we've made to our new home.  I know you're thinking, why are you changing a brand new home?  Let me explain.  We found our home right at the very end of construction.  The location of the house, size floorpan, and colors were perfect.  Plus, our house had sold that we were leaving, and I didn't want to move into an apartment.  We moved forward and bought the house.  We've lived here over a year now, and we love it! There was just just one thing that I wanted to change.  I needed more light in the dining room and wanted to be able to see out to the front of the house.  So, I started thinking, looking at ideas online, did lots of Face Timing with my Sister, and got a lot of wonderful ideas from friends on Instagram.

I called a contractor to see if my ideas were even possible.  Good News!! I was going to be able to open up that wall! We emptied the dining room of everything, and they got to work.

         Here is the dining room empty                                               All of our furniture stacked up

My idea was about to happen! The only thing I was disappointed with was that I was going to lose my shiplap wallpaper.  I'm currently brainstorming on where else I can use that wallpaper.  I loved it!

Our guest bedroom before.  This is all we could fit in this room.

The front bedroom we had was really very small and we weren't using the closet.  The closet is what backed up to the dining room wall.  So, I decided once the wall was open, to utilize the closet area as a butlers pantry/coffee bar.  I had a wonderful contractor who was open to my ideas, and rolled with my crazy changes as we went along.

This is what it looked like when we opened the wall up.

Here is where we had the only problem during the process.  I imagined the closet opening would be centered with the new dining room opening.  Thank goodness I had a patient contractor.  We decided to move the opening.  So much better with it centered with the new opening and the window.


We repurposed the original closet doors and we are now using them on a barn door slider to maximize space.  So happy with that decision, because I really wanted barn doors somewhere in the house.  Having the barn doors also allows us to continue to use the space as a guest room.

Here's the link to the hardware I purchased.

We repurposed the original shelving from the closet and added shelves on either side of the butler's pantry.  I also had them add a quartz counter top on the side with the coffee bar.  I ordered a small white fridge and put it under the coffee bar.  This is so convenient when we are entertaining.  There are coffee and other drinks right there beside our dining room for our guests.

We still use what was the guest room as a guest room.  I purchased a small sofa sleeper for us to use when we have guests.  I also have room for an office on the other side of the room.

The other wonderful part of the transformation, is the amount of light we have in our dining room, all the way back to our living area.  It was so worth doing this, and has made the house just right for us, and our needs.

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading about how this change has made our home more functional for us.  I hope Ive inspired you to make a change you've been wanting to make to your home.

Also, don't forget to join myself, Haley at Statelyhomelane and Desiree at Camelotartcreations for our new Link Up, Our Inspired Collection, tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Our Inspired Collection Link Up #1

Our Inspired Collection Link Up! #1

Hi friends! I am beyond excited to be hosting my very first Link Party here on the blog! I have joined so many link parties as a participant and couldn’t be happier to host my very own! For bloggers link parties are a great way to connect with other bloggers, drive traffic to your site and get your work seen! For readers this is an awesome way to see some amazing home decor and DIY inspiration and find new bloggers to follow along with!
I hope you love what you see!

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Haley, www.statelyhomelane.com
I’m a Wife and Homeschooling Mom to my 3 sweet boys! Creating functional, comfortable and beautiful spaces for my family is my passion. Blogging has become an amazing outlet for me to fuel my creativity and inspire others! Sarcasm is my love language and carbs are my BFF!

Heather, www.everevolvinghome.com
“I’m a Wife and Mom to 3 grown men. I started my blog to share my decorating adventures and my hobby as a DIYer. I named my blog Ever Evolving Home because I’m always changing things up!”

Desiree, www.camelotartcreations.blogspot.com
“I live in Central Florida with my husband of 11 years & 4 children that I live for and can’t imagine all grown up! I have a passion for decorating on a budget, DIY’s, antique furniture, and inspiring others! Coffee and sweets are the way to my heart.”