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    Interior Design

    Sneak peek of Peight’s Christmas room

                One Christmas when I was about 14, my mom decided to re-do my room as my Christmas present. Being the interior design freak that I am I was giddy with excitement! She locked my out for a few weeks and asked me a few pointed questions about what I wanted.
    On Christmas morning I was the first person to get to “open” a present and my mom swung open the door of my new room as I squealed with joy! There was vintage chenille bedspread and a slew of beautiful pillows on the bed. She had added a second box spring so my bed was extra tall, like a princess and a super fluffy duvet just begging to be snuggled in. Then on the walls was a purple, my fave color at the time, wall paper around the top few feet of the room. Then there was a chair rail and the majority of the wall was big floral wallpaper that I was obsessed with. Across the purple top half my mom had taken fringe and swagged it across the solid purple wallpaper. That was my favorite part! Ugh I still remember laying in bed each night looking at it and feeling so lucky! I had a desk in the corner with a beautiful lamp and chair that I did all my homework at. This was by far my most memorable gift I ever received as a child.

    Knowing that I am raising a like minded 8 year old I figured this was the perfect year to give her a room make over! She loves decor and has LOTS OF OPINIONS about her room! Ha some are good and some are interesting;). I want to make this space all that she wants it be, while still being the practical, sophisticated space it needs to be for her growing and maturing self.

    I have purchased some pieces already and I reused lots of things we already had. Painting furniture can make such a big difference in updating a space. Plus having Ty in my life to add the wood working of my dreams doesn’t hurt. I am going to show you some of the decor inspo and save the woodworking and final details for a big reveal post after Xmas. You can follow me on pinterest HERE to see my inspiration for this room! Can’t wait to show you the big REVEAL SOON!!!!

     

    Interior Design

    Simple and easy open shelves

    I get a lot of questions about these floating shelves in my kitchen and I am happy to say that they are SO EASY TO MAKE! Once you measure the width e you want to fill, you an head town to the Home Depot and grab a piece of Douglas fir either 12”, 10” or 8” wide and 2” thick. Then have the wood department cut it down to the size you previously measured at your home. Mine are 10” deep, 2” thick and 28” wide.

    You can grab and shelf or closet hardware that you like but I used THESE for mine because they were cheap and easy to install. Make sure to grab drywall screws that can support up to 50lbs and get out of there! Ha


    Before you mount the brackets stain the wood any color your heart and home desire. I used a coat of weathered oak and polyurethane on mine. Then inside your home decide visually where you want your brackets to be placed and drill the drywall screws into the wall accordingly. Once both brackets are in and level you can attach the precut and stained piece of wood from Home Depot. It is that EASY!

    This is one of the very first projects I did after we moved in and finished renovating and it made it finally feel like home to me!!!

    Floating shelves is a fun trend to follow because it is easy to install and easy to remove if you change your mind a few years down the road.
    Hope you add some floating shelves to your homes and let me know how they turn out!

    Interior Design

    Gift guide for the home decor enthusiast

    Do you have some one in your life who loves home decor??? Are you afraid to buy for them because you  don’t  know if they will love it? Wow, this sounds like an infomercial but I have assembled a safe list of gifts to buy, that aren’t style specific, and will work in every home. From your mother in law to your out of state best friends, you can’t go wrong with this home decor inspired gift guide!

    1.Glass vases 2.Gallery wall frames 3. target basket 4.pom pom blanket

    5. floral prints  6. wear black, paint white shirts 7. place sets 8. woven rug 9. white fluffy duvet

     

    Interior Design, teaching

    What I wish I would have known before starting our renovation

    Do not get me wrong, I LOVE MY HOUSE, as you know if you follow me on Instagram! However there are some things I definitely with I would have done differently. Time and money were a constant issue when we moved into our home. We were living in the back half of our house with two  babies that were both under two years old at the time, and we had more projects then dolla bills. You can see tons of before and after photos HERE of our home pre-renovation.

    First, let’s talk wall texture. We have this chunky orange peel texture in our home and because we were knocking out a whole room and lifting our kitchen ceilings we had an opportunity to pay a little more to have the whole home re-textured to a beautiful modern smooth texture. Due to being exhausted of this renovation and the fact that we were already living in half of the home (how would we retexture the part we were already living in?) we decided to just match the existing texture and hope for the best. The best meaning that we had plans to shiplap most of the house any ways. Surprisingly it has bothered me more then I thought. Orange peel textured walls make simple things like wall papering, wainscoting and painting fun patterns on the  walls way more difficult. You can’t get straight lines and need to add wood or try making your own smooth texture when putting up any architectural wood detailing. Wallpaper sticks to the texture of your walls, if you have textured walls, then you have textured wall paper. That bothers me! Ha hindsight is 20/20 right?? If you have the money and the time, I highly suggest smoothing out that wall texture to give you a beautiful smoother surface to build on. Since then, we have added more shiplap but kids rooms and bathrooms are still textured and hinder my ability to create some of the spaces I have been imagining.

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    Interior Design

    Want, need, wear, read, gift guide for Dads.

    When it comes to shopping for the men in our lives, I prefer to get them somethings I know I will want to steal/borrow;). If you missed my tutorial for my sons Ikea bed hack, you can find it here, but I used this Ryobi nailer and I was obsessed with it! Battery operated and SO EASY TO USE! Trust me, but this for him and then hang all the shiplap by yourself when he is gone! Ha he will seriously love it.
    The beard grooming is something my husband loves and it makes that food catcher around his face smell good and feel as soft as a cloud.
    The jacket was one of the things my husband specifically asked for so it was as simple as that. Don’t you love those kind of presents?
    Last, but not least, EVERYONE should read Chip Gaines boo as fast as they can! If you are and entrepreneur or want to be, this book will inspire and motivate you to follow your dreams.
    I love you guys and hope you can make the husbands in your life very happy this year!

    Ryobi Nailer

    Beard grooming kit

    Carhart Jacket

    Capital Gaines

    Interior Design

    Ikea bunk bed hack

    IT IS FINALLY HERE! Full disclosure, this video is very raw and was originally a live video on Instagram! Ha but I am so happy that you all can try this now too! It is so simple, I promise anyone can do it. I hope you enjoy the video and make sure to tag me in Instagram @finderskeepersdesigns when you try it! Plus check out this Ryobi nailer to help make it even easier.

     

     

    Farm Tables, Interior Design

    Friendsgiving table scape + best sweet potato pie recipe

     

    Friendsgiving has quickly become one of my most favorite celebrations of the year! One of my favorite things about having a “home” is having it full of people I love. Getting to spend time in a space I created, to get to know each other better and make memories together.
    This is our third year having this big Thanksgiving style dinner with our closest friends. Seeing as how cooking is not my best talent ;), we divide of all of the thanksgiving food favorites amongst the 6 of us and bring enough to share. I always make (or in this years case, bribe my mother in law to make for me) the best sweet potato casserole you have ever tasted. We fry a turkey and basically eat like kings and queens!
    Making the table scape is my talent and I love having fun with it, and I have created 10 steps to making your very own beautiful table scape that will impress your family and loved ones!
    I will post the recipe at the bottom of this page, along with links to the birch logs and wooden candle sticks.

    Make sure to pin this to Pinterest if you love it, so you can come back to it.
    Happy eating friends!

    1. Consider a Color Scheme
    -you can use classic fall colors
    -keep it neutral and more organic

    2. Use Local Materials
    -trim branches from your front yard, neighbors, or family members
    -make sure to buy you pumpkins early if you want fake ones because they sell out at Michaels early.
    -use things from around your home to personalize your table scape ie: old books or candle holders.

    3. Mix Styles and Patterns
    -mix textures and patterns to keep your table visually interesting
    -napkins/plates/branches

    Such a fun night with some of my very favorite people. Happy Friendsgiving to all of you! If I could have you all in my how around my table to tell you how grateful I am you are here with me, I WOULD! You know I would! Love you ❤️

    4. Try One Stand Out Piece
    -something larger and eye catching in the middle of the table and let it waterfall out from the center.

    5. Less is more…More is more!
    -Sometimes it’s all about the initial wow factor and you can edit and take away things when it is time to actually eat ALL THE FOOD
    -Snap a pic of it first when its perfect and then less is more to actually eat

    6. Throw an Unexpected Twist
    -use something creative and interesting that your guests wouldn’t expect ie: mini pumpkins with names stamped on them for place holders or old books to place silverware on!

    7. OR Stick to a Theme
    -arrange a collection of like items together for maximum impact!
    -there is power in arranging a group of all alike things in a cluster to draw attention and make a visual impact!

    8. Keep it Functional
    -always have premeditated plans on how to interchange some décor for food ie: remove main centerpiece for turkey or fill in gaps with side dishes.

    9. Mix Materials
    -keep it visually interesting by adding an eclectic feel through pattern and texture mixing.

    10. Remember the Room

    -this is my interior designer tip: add pillows to your head chairs or benches.
    -make sure décor on your buffets or walls coordinate with your table scape
    -if your aren’t cooking all the food (I never do that) make sure fall candles are lit
    and holiday music is playing.

    BIRCH LOGS

    CANDLE STICKS

    Luan’s Sweet Potato Pie

    2 lbs of Sweet Potatoes (approx 3)

    Baked and peeled

    3 Eggs

    1 C. of milk

    1/8 tsp. nutmeg

    1/2 tsp. cinnamon (use half in recipe and save half for topping)

    1 C. pecans (use half / save half

    1 C. brown sugar (use half / save half)

    2 tbsp. pure cane sugar syrup (steens brand)

    1/4 tsp. salt

    2 tbsp + 1/2 tsp vanilla

    1/2 stick butter (real butter. softened)

    Directions

    mash potatoes, add eggs, milk. Add 1/2 of the pecans, 1/2 of cinnamon, 1/2 of brown sugar. Add all other ingredients.

    Combine other 1/2 of cinnamon, nuts and brown sugar then sprinkle it on top.

    BAKE preheat 350 degrees for 45 min

    THANK ME LATER

     

     

    Interior Design

    My Christmas trees

    I got a lot of questions yesterday about my Christmas trees and so I knew I had to share! I LOVE MY CHRISTMAS TREES and you will not believe how cheap they are! Bless Walmart’s heart for putting out pretty things on a small budget. I was just as surprised as you might be at how beautiful these are in real life. The large tree is not pre-lit but I prefer that on inexpensive tree, because their bulbs tend to burn out quickly and it looks weird to wrap new lights around burned out ones! You know what I mean? So go cheap but go un-lit. The little one was only $25 so I went for it pre-lit because it was my only option and I am happy to replace it next year if the lights don’t last at that price! I love the mini ones on the little side table next it too. I found these a long time ago, but linked a similar one also from Walmart to make it easier on you if you want this same look! Throw these bad boys in some vintage baskets or in a box you force your hubs to make and merry rustic Christmas to you! I Amy still be adding ornaments to these after thanksgiving, but for now I am loving the simplicity! Happy decking the halls friends!

    Tall skinny tree

    Little Flocked Tree

    Mini burlap tree