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Laundry Room Renovation Phase 3- Tile

If you haven't seen the first two phases of this laundry room renovation you can do so my clicking here
For this phase I teamed up with Jeffery Court to showcase this beautiful tile on the back wall of our laundry room. We will be tiling around the floating shelves we built in phase two. 

We have a lot of wood elements going on so this tile will bring in some contrast.  I wanted something beautiful but not too busy. I think this tile and the wood complement each other really well. 

I wanted to try a new product I found. This Mussel Bound replaces using thin set mortar. Essentially, it's like using double sided sticky tape. It does exactly what it says and works really well. 

It came with these tile spacers. I actually don't care for them. If I was to do it again I would use this Mussel Bound but with better quality spacers. 

We started in the middle by measuring the wall to find center. Thats where we started the tile to work our way out so the cuts we needed to make were on …
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Laundry Room Renovation Phase 2- Floating Shelves

If you haven't already make sure you check out the first phase in this laundry room renovation. We added shiplap to our ceiling which turned out so good! You can find it here.
The first part of this process is of course shopping! My favorite.  You can find me skipping down the isles pretty much every Friday to start a new project or pick up more supplies for a current one. 
1 Top Choice Maple Plywood 2 Select Pine Boardswall cleat two 8' boards 3/4x 1-1/2 x 96wood gluewood fillerwood stain & conditioner (I used Dark Walnut) & sealer 
Tools: Table SawChop Sawnail guntape measure4' leveldrill

Here are some photos of the exact products I bought at lowes.  I did a terrible job at taking photos for this blog post so I had to screen shot my Instagram stories so don't mind the wording on the photos.

We had the ply wood stripped down to 12" pieces. 

By Bye old shelf

He used this tool to remove anything left hanging and remaining pieces from the shelf.

Below are th…

Laundry Room Renovation Phase 1- Shiplap Ceiling

Lowes carries this amazing shiplap. Why is it amazing? It's because it's cheap! This ceiling only cost $70. 
1. Pine wood shiplap from Lowes 2. Hole saw 3. Nail Gun 4. Jig saw 5. liquid nails 6. Minwax conditioner 7. Minwax Dark Walnut Stain 8. Miter saw 9. Maybe a table saw (to rip the last board down to fit)

Here are the before pictures of our very small laundry room.

This project for our space took 11 boards. Our ceiling is 71"X 76".  Each board is 6.5" Wide.  You first need to decide which way you want your boards to run. We decided to run them the 71" length.  So I took 71 divided by 6.5 which gave me 10.92.  We rounded up so 11 boards were needed.    
I first conditioned the boards which helps the stain apply much smoother. Then stained it with my favorite stain. 

My husband marked the studs 

He measured each space where the boards were going so that they fit perfectly. He cut them using his miter saw.  He applies liquid nails then secures the boards with h…

Walmart Decor Finds you didn't know about

Walmart has really stepped up their game when it comes to quality home decor pieces. I selected a few of my favorites. You can click the image and it will take you to their site to shop directly. 
Walmart carries 3 different pieces like this. They are perfect to jazz up your laundry room. 

This bench is an amazing price. I'm thinking this bench for under my big window in my bar room. I have a Jack Russell who would love to sit on this while waiting for me to come home. You can also use it for your dining table which I would do when taking photos of that space for my instagram so I can see the tablescape better. 

This is defiantly on my wish list! I have a spot in my backyard. I plan on hanging a big screen TV above it. Perfect for cocktails and sports. 

I love this table runner! I currently have it in my dining room and its a great addition to my neural decor. 

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Fourth Of July Inspiration For Your Home

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   Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post. Today I wanted to share how I sprinkled just a little bit of Fourth Of July decor around my home. For me, what's great about this holiday is I don't have to store any of my reg decor. I just sprinkle it in with my existing stuff. When I decorate for Christmas I put all of my normal decor away to make room. 
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I love decorated my dining table. This is a pretty big size room and we decided to utilize the other half of the room as our bar. We like to host parties.  

 Close up view! 

These bunting flags you can get all year round at Walmart. Just a fun and festive added touch.  I found the pillows online at Kohls. 

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I love T…

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Here is our side yard that faces east. 

I thought long and hard about this written form tutorial and this was such a long project I thought this DIY would be better in video form. There are so many details we learned along the way that I thought it would be best to link you to the videos I made on how we created this chicken coop.  We had no plans, I just took some inspiration from pinterest and winged it. Thats kinda how my husband…