Charlie Brown Inspired Christmas

sparkly ornament on cake stand

This week has turned into a little Christmas decor extravaganza, hasn’t it?  I was on my way home from school yesterday, ready to get to work on a little winter set-up in the dining room when I was suddenly inspired and changed my plan.  I was listening to K-Love, who played a scene from Charlie […]

Spruce and Pine Cone Wreath

spruce and pine cone wreath

We spent the weekend decorating our house for Christmas.  I have tons of fun crafts to show you this week and wanted to start off with a wreath I created using branches we snipped off from the bottom of our beautiful Christmas tree {I’m claiming it’s the most perfect Christmas tree I’ve ever had-you’ll get […]

Thanksgiving Tables…


{Click images for source.}         I’m over at the CSI Project today sharing how I created the very simple Thanksgiving table scape in our lovely new dining room!  Go visit:)

Dining Room Reveal

wide angle dining

Ok, so you’ve seen most of the dining room already, but it didn’t feel right to not have a proper reveal {and since it’s all dressed up for Thanksgiving} so here we go.  You can read details on our barn style wainscoting, silverware art, barn door shelf, curtains {here and here}, buffet {blast from the […]

Barn Style Wainscoting

dining room wainscot view

You may have realized by now that we like our house to be unique.  Wood headboards can be beautiful, but why not make a wood wall?  When we were ready to upgrade our kitchen, we went with some DIY concrete counters with lots of  personality.  Rather than buying a mirror frame or some molding to spruce up our builder-grade mirror, […]

Barn Door

barn door on wall

I’m not exactly sure what to call this…art work? shelving? super cool barn door on the wall?  Doesn’t matter what we call it, but we love it.  It’s the newest addition to our dining room makeover. Isn’t it awesome?  I know it looks a little high in this picture, but we have some wainscoting going […]

Dining Room Update: Curtains

dining room curtains

When we were in Chicago for our friend’s wedding a couple weeks ago, Mike and I made a little suburban run to Ikea.  Our closest Ikea is about an hour and a half away so we decided to stop at one in Chicago while we were up there to pick up the curtains I talked […]

Oversized Silverware Art Work

sideview silverware art

You may remember me talking about our dining room inspiration and wanting to add an oversized piece of artwork above our buffet like this one: Since we were trying to keep a tight budget on this room, I tried to come up with a way to DIY something on a large scale that wouldn’t cost […]