A Finished Fauxdenza!

I'm in love with this fauxdenza. The final touches were a labor of love and totally worth it.

Putting the final finish on the wood that wraps around the fauxdenza gave me quite a bit a grief. I wanted it to be just right, which resulted in a lot of trial and error, but in the end we got it figured out.

The finish coat I used on the wood was a semi-gloss polycrylic. I wanted the wood to remain natural in color and polycrylic is a crystal clear finish that leaves no color tint behind.

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Cover a Lamp Shade in 5 Easy Steps

Creating a custom lamp shade can bring a special and sophisticated touch to any room. By covering your own shade you get unlimited fabric choices and are sure to get the exact look you are going for.

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Blackout Curtains: An Easy How To (I Promise)

Making blackout curtains can seem kind of intimidating but it's actually very easy.

Supplies you'll need for this project:

  • Fabric of choice (how much all depends on the size of your specific curtains)
  • Matching thread
  • Blackout liner
  • Lots of straight pins

Step one is cutting your fabric to the length and width of your choosing.

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Shades of White...Paint

Not all white paint is the same, not even close. When I decided to paint the nursery white I did some research on the best one for a bedroom/nursery.

As it turns out, there are so many different whites to choose from, but in so many different shades, that you really have to be careful which one you choose for your specific situation. For us, our crib is gray and so I wanted to pick a white that wouldn't clash with that. I also didn't want the room to feel too cold and gray, so I took that into consideration as well.

We narrowed the immense choice of whites down to 4.

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Finish Nursery: Check!

It's DOOOONE! I'm so excited to be presenting you with this adorable nursery! 

When we started this nursery we were on a budget and a time crunch.  Well, at least the budget stayed mainly in tact. As for time, you can blame my little nugget of joy for putting me off the schedule. But now that we're all done I'm so proud of how it all came together.  Let's see it! 

First off, you would not believe how much trouble the weather decided to give me when it was picture time! But in the end it all worked out.

Let's start with the entrance view.  

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DIY Geometric Photo Display

I've been thinking a long time about how I wanted to decorate the walls of our hallway.  And by a long time, I mean like since we remodeled over a year ago.

Sometimes I'd think it would be better to leave it bare, then I'd think we needed another picture gallery.  I constantly went back and forth. 

Then, I started thinking about a way to maybe showcase our Instagram pictures *ding* lightbulb. An idea hatched and I was off to create a sketch.

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Guest Bath Design

As I was writing this week's post about the bathtub, I realized that I have never shared my vision for what the guest bath is going to look like.

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