Family Room Decor Ideas

 There have been some changes around our family room over the past six months or so and I never got around to sharing them here.  I thought I would share our family room decor ideas.  Really just an organization system and a new gallery wall.  But I thought y’all might enjoy seeing where some of these blog projects end up.

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Wood Quilt Square Knock Off

 Do you love that catalog look but hate the price?  That is where a knock off comes in.  My wood quilt square knock off is based on the Pottery Barn original.  It looks like a bunch of small wood pieces that are fitted together right?  I am here to tell you that this can be made without cutting any wood.  Amazed?  Then be sure to keep reading to find out how to make your own.  This post is a part of my design team status with DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own.    

Wood Quilt Square Pottery Barn Knock Off -- make this wall art for a fraction of the cost of the original!

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Using Crackle Medium with Chalky Finish Paint

 So DecoArt also makes a crackle medium to go with their chalky finish paint.  I just had to give it a try and see what it would do.  Y’all follow along below as I share my adventures in using crackle medium with chalky finish paint.  This is a part of my design team status with DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own.

Using crackle medium with chalky finish paint -- see how to make this chevron art with a rustic feel and learn more about crackle medium.         

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Cross Stitch Sign on Wood

 Cross stitch was my very first ever true “craft” that I learned.  So seeing it come back in new ways lately had me itching to do a project.  This one however doesn’t take nearly as long!  My cross stitch sign on wood can be made in just minutes.  This is a part of the design competition with my Cricut Explore however I am not compensated for this post. 

  Make your own cross stitch sign on wood using vinyl and your Cricut Explore.  

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Farmhouse Style Mud Room Organization and Ideas

 I was challenged by Better Homes and Gardens this month to make my home holiday ready and they are sponsoring this post.  For me the flurry of holiday guests sends me into nesting and organization mode.  Around our home, the guests all feel free to just pop in the back door.  Which means instead of entering through our foyer they are coming in through the mud room.  Hmmm…not exactly holiday ready y’all.  So I made it my mission to organize, clean up, and make my mud room ready for any holiday celebration that happens at our home.  

Mud Room Organization and Ideas -- incorporate these farmhouse style ideas into your own home!

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Making a Barn Wood Frame

 I have been secretly working on my mud room for a few weeks now and this week is the big reveal.  I am going to start with a few project posts then I will show you the entire room.  One of the first projects I tackled was making a barn wood frame.  You see I had this plain old builder grade mirror.  You know the one with those awful clips that hold it on the wall?  Well it was time to say bye to those clips and hello to gorgeous farmhouse style.  If you want to be inspired by even more rustic wood projects, be sure to scroll to the end of this post.

 Making a barn wood frame for a mirror -- turn a plain builder grade mirror into something with farmhouse style!

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Style a Bookcase in 4 Minutes or Less!

A few weeks ago I went on a hunt finding a bathroom cabinet. I was rescued and sponsored by Sauder to write this series of posts. I found an amazing bookcase that was perfect for our nautical themed bathroom. I thought I would show y’all that this bookcase is not only for the bathroom. I styled it a couple of different ways and both in under 4 minutes. How? I am about to show you!

Style a Bookcase in 4 minutes or less -- tips and techniques on arranging items in a bookcase or any shelf!

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HUGE Wall Art on a Budget

 We are all on a budget.  But sometimes you need some extra large high impact art for your home.  I have the solution to getting huge wall art on a budget.  You are going to love this project.  You can customize the letters, the paint color, and the stencils to whatever will match your home decor.  This one is super easy to create and will leave you with some high impact art that costs you very little.  This tutorial was originally posted over at Consumer Crafts where I am compensated for my participation in their design team.    Make this HOME art for large impact in any room!  Huge wall art on a budget!

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Rustic Gold Centerpiece

I had this idea to cover barn wood with some metallic gold paint.  It turned out awesome.  But I just couldn’t stop there.  This rustic gold centerpiece was the result.  Use this for a dinner party or even for Thanksgiving.  A few bottles and some barn wood can become this rustic beauty in just a few minutes.  This post is a part of my design team status with DecoArt.  I am compensated for my participation however all projects and opinions are my own.  

Rustic Gold Centerpiece -- mix gold with barn wood for an elegant yet rustic table centerpiece.
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Make Your Own Vintage Labels

 Do you love vintage labels on old bottles and containers?  Grab some kraft paper labels from Online Labels to make your own vintage look-a-like labels in minutes.  I have the free printables for you below and you can use some ink to distress the edges.  Follow along with the instructions below to make your own vintage labels. 

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