Before and After Community Center Makeover With National Painting Week

Before and After Community Center Makeover With National Painting Week

Side View of Chairs After (917x1280)
Hello Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week.

Nice to meet you.

So happy it’s May and there’s sunshine and birds tweeting and cows lowing and crickets chirping and we’re having a fish fry in the country.

The fish fry is to celebrate our new re-furbished and re-painted and re-made over and re-furnished community center.

I can’t say thank you enough to Sherwin-Williams all the volunteers and individuals who helped to make this possible.

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14 Things You Can Accomplish With an Imagination Room

14 Things You Can Accomplish With an Imagination Room

imagination room paint colors

When you are in seventh grade and you have an imagination room tucked into the corner of your house at the top of the stairs, the world is your oyster.

There’s nothing you can’t accomplish.

No place you can’t visit.

No dream you can’t achieve.

After all Dr. Seuss was right “You have brains in your head, You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

Oh, my seventh grade friend….

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It All Started With A Can of Paint

It All Started With A Can of Paint

view from here

Several months ago I was contacted by Sherwin-Williams to participate in National Painting Week 2016.

If you’ve followed along with the blog, you’ve seen other rooms I’ve created for them.

Like this one.

Or this one.

Or this one.

But this time Sherwin-Williams wanted to try something different.  Something bigger.  Something better.  Something much more amazing than a simple room makeover.

They wanted me to make over a space in my community.

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The Imagination Room Makeover

The Imagination Room Makeover

Before side window view picture

If you drove by last Tuesday and caught a glimpse of a cartwheel through the windows.

That was me.

Just an ordinary day in an ordinary farmhouse with an ordinary girl in red lipstick and yoga pants with paint on them getting ready for another room make-over.

I’m partnering with Frog Tape to think outside the box and completely make over a room from top to bottom.

And just between us?

I think this is my favorite make-over I’ve ever done before.

So let’s go all Julie Andrews and start at the very beginning.

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English Inspired Stone Paver Patio Makeover With Wayfair

English Inspired Stone Paver Patio Makeover With Wayfair

summer flowers in urn

When Wayfair contacted me and asked if I was interested in partnering with them on an outdoor space, first I said yes.

Then I decided to go all Downton Abbey and create an English inspired stone paver patio.

Kind of like the Earl of Grantham meets a farmhouse meets concrete pavers from the home improvement store meets the back meadow.

It’s a little bit country and a little bit English manor house.

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Spring Laundry Room Makeover With Birch Lane

Spring Laundry Room Makeover With Birch Lane

laundry soap

A little over a month ago Birch Lane contacted me to see if there was a space in my house I wanted to add a little spring refresh to.

And did I need a little help?


As a matter of fact I do.

Then I jumped up and down and tried a cart-wheel and thought I might take up yodeling to celebrate.

Birch Lane Spring Refresh Campaign Photo

I knew I had the perfect space for the refresh.  I’ve been wanting to add a little something to the laundry room.

At least that’s how the conversation went when I explained it all to my husband later.  Just a little bit here and there, I told him.

And somewhere between a little bit and a little something…..

….I kind of got a little carried away.

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Before and After Geometric Hexagon Wall

Before and After Geometric Hexagon Wall

before room

So today is the day we have been waiting for with great anticipation for weeks.

We’ve been sitting on the edge of our seat and talking about it and rolling our eyes and crossing our fingers and toes and wondering when it would finally get here and what we should do to get ready.

We even had a count down.

T minus 45 hours and 16 minutes.

You’re probably thinking it’s this before and after room makeover.  And while the room looks amazing and I can’t even believe it turned out like it did and the geometric hexagon wall that we created from scratch takes my breath away.  But that’s so not even what I’m talking about.

We have been waiting for something even better.

The season premiere of Fuller House.

I know, right?

DJ, Stephanie, Kimmy and Uncle Jesse are in the house.

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The Day the Mattress Went Up the Stairs

The Day the Mattress Went Up the Stairs


This post was written in collaboration with Leesa Mattress.

farmhouse bedroom with color

A long time ago in a land far away we switched up all the rooms.

Some people went upstairs and some people went downstairs and I told you we were making over the rooms from boy rooms to girl rooms.

That was about a century ago.

At least that’s what my daughters tell me.

But we are working on the upstairs now and we are planning on mixing a little vintage with a little farmhouse.

Here’s the foundation for a room for one of the twins who wanted more of a farmhouse room.  She’s an old soul who loves Little House on the Prairie.

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