Hey friends! I'm back again with an update for our One Room Challenge Master Bedroom Design! So I shared last week our plan, and them some really horrible before pictures. I am so happy to report that we made PROGRESS! Our curtains are hung and nightstands are in place! Blake even assembled our bed, but I don't have any bedding yet. As soon as I get that figured out, I will share it! Okay no more babbling, here it is! Okay so I LOVE the look of thick, heavy linen curtains. However, I just didn't have it in the budget to spend hundreds PER PANEL of curtains. So... here is my DIY Linen-ish Curtains! Featuring... none other than, paint drop cloths. And Bleach. Lots of bleach! I found my
Hi friends! The time if finally here! This fall, for the first time ever, I am a guest participant in the One Room Challenge! If you are not familiar, designers from all over all pick one room and have 6 short weeks to completely transform it. The cool part, is that anyone can enter as a guest participant! So I have been following/reading the One Room Challenge series for years. I have always wanted to participate, but have never really had time or a room to enter. But finally, as you already know, we have moved into our new home and I have a whole HOUSE I could enter. But... the master bedroom. Oh, the poor, pitiful master bedroom. Our bedroom has never been a room I've been proud of.
Hi friends! It's been a while since I've updated on the house. We are officially moved in! I can't wait to share each room individually with you, but today I am just sharing some snapshots from my instagram (@allieyoungblog) of random things around our house! Be sure to follow me on instagram to see latest updates! Sneak peak into Rowan's nursery! I'll share this space soon! My husband made this sweet little cabinet for me and I actually have a DIY tutorial on this sign! Click here! Ya know, just my favorite thing about fall! I've changed this space 400 times since we've moved in, but I cannot get enough of that shiplap and barn door! I've actually
There are so many beautiful options out there for flooring right now! You can literally find just about any type or style to fit in any budget. I want to share my top picks, and what homes they would work best in! Build Direct- Engineered Hardwood European Oak Whitewash: This is probably my absolute favorite look. Such a timeless, classic option. I have loved it every since I saw it on The Lilypad Cottage Blog... she used it throughout her new home and it is stunning! Click here to see it in her new lake house! 2. Lowe's- Pergo Max Premier Newport Pine Handscraped Laminate: Laminate is a good budget friendly option that comes in so many different style. I'm loving this hand
I wanted to share a little bit about what you need to know when choosing a floor plan for your home. This is for sure the scariest and biggest unknown we had. I mean, I could easily pull up my "Dream Home" board on Pinterest and pull a plan from there, but I had literally no idea how to even start with figuring out how much house I could afford. We were fortunate in the fact that we had friends that had built before with our same builder and we knew we were wanting a home that was very similar to their budget. Using zillow.com is also super helpful when trying to figure out how many bedrooms/baths and square footage your budget will allow. You can search for newer construction homes in your
One of the biggest struggles we had after we decided we wanted to build was "where do we start?!" It was so easy to decide that we wanted to build a home, but after that... we were a little lost! Here is my disclaimer: I am NO expert by any means, and I am just sharing our personal experience. I'm sure every builder, every bank, every client has different experiences... I just want to share ours so that maybe it gives you a little insight into the whole process! First up, we had to find a lot that we wanted and find a contractor. Sometimes these go hand in hand... it seems like lately a lot of developers that own subdivisions also act as contractors and you have to use them to build your
Hi! We are in the middle of packing our house up as well as packing for our trip to Washington, but I had to share this sign that I updated really quick! Super quick and easy project! Here is the sign before... I think I picked this frame up at a yard sale several years ago.... I added a piece of cardboard, painted it with chalkboard paint from Hobby Lobby and then cut out this phrase from the silhouette store. But that was like 3 or 4 years ago, so it was time for an update! I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the letters out of regular adhesive vinyl. Since I mainly use my silhouette for my etsy shop, I forget how fun it is to make a project for the house! The fonts I used for "Let's"
I know you've seen these gorgeous magnolia wreaths everywhere! I have been wanting one so bad, but I couldn't justify the $95 price tag. I made this one in about 10 minutes for around $15! I can't wait to find a spot for it in our new home! I found everything I needed from Hobby Lobby when florals were 50% off! Supplies: Green Wreath Form ($5.99) 1 Magnolia leaves bundle ($17.99) Hot Glue Gun Glue Sticks It ended up being around $15 for everything after the 50% off discount, because I already had the hot glue gun/glue sticks! All of the leaves come right off of the stems! Begin with your first leaf and add a couple dabs of glue to hold it in place. To add your second leaf, layer
Hi friends! Since we are getting ready to pack up our first home, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite projects and favorite things we have done to this home. We bought this house 4 years ago, and it has been a perfect place to start our marriage together! One of the first rooms I decorated was the kitchen nook. I called it the "dinning room" for the longest time, and Blake made fun of me every time... it's obviously a far cry from a true dinning room, but it's home to two of my favorite projects: barn wood shelves and our barn wood table. These shelves are so special! The barn wood is from my Grandparent's old barn that my dad gave me. Blake thought I was
The room I am most excited about designing is of course the kitchen! I have definitely put the most thought into this room's design. Oh, and I change my mind daily. BUT... I have spent some time researching my favorite colors, and I think I have narrowed it down to these. I still want to go get samples of these colors and try them out first to see how they look in different light and how they work together. First up is kitchen cabinets. I love both extra white and pure white.... nothing too exciting. The picture I included is one of my all-time favorite homes. She uses Sherwin Williams Pure white on both her cabinets and trim. She also uses Repose Gray for her wall color, which is one I