I am so excited to (finally) finish this faux fireplace tutorial for yall. This project is simple, and it’s not fancy. I love it because it is a basic, cheap DIY that you can easily take and mold to your own style. I keep our home decorated fairly clean and simple. I like a lot of straight lines, which ends up meaning that things are often easy to build. Things are also often easy to build because I am NOT a master DIY-er or handywoman (and neither is my husband). I am going to share with you how we did it. Disclaimer: I am sure there are more “official” or “proper” ways of doing it. But that brings me back to my previous statement. I am not a master. This way worked great for us! This is for anyone else out there who wants to DIY, but needs to keep it easy!
We bought a builder-grade house. And (surprise) it came with builder-grade mirrors. You know, the plain-jane mirrors connected by the little clips. I knew that I wanted to do SOMETHING to make them look better. I contemplated buying new mirrors altogether, which was turning out to be very expensive. So I searched for a more budget-friendly alternative! One of my Instagram buddies, @societyofsumner, had posted how she framed her builder-grade mirrors. Hers came out so good. And I knew I had to do it! I did a little internet search and there are A LOT of people who have done this in various ways. I’m going to share with y’all how I did it. And if you aren’t already wondering… the whole project cost me about $75 for both bathrooms! Continue reading
Wallpaper is officially making a comeback, yall. And it is so much better than it was in the 90’s. Peel and freakin’ stick! Hell. Ya. But I get it, even the peel & stick is a little daunting. Hopefully this post puts you at ease. Because I have never applied wallpaper before. But it was 100% doable and makes a real statement! Seriously. It also makes everything else easier to design around, in my opinion. Once I had my grey brick wallpaper up, it kind of “set the tone” for the room & made everything else easier to pick.
Whenever I post a picture of my master on my Instagram (@everydaykacie), I get so many messages about my wallpaper. Does it peel in the corners? Was it easy to put on? Would I recommend it? So I decided to write this to answer all your wallpaper questions, & offer a couple tips, too.
Yes, everything in this list is UNDER $50. I wanted to put together this round up because I think a lot of people don’t realize that you can get REALLY cute decor items without emptying your bank account. I mean, we already have to buy presents… possibly expensive plane tickets… and our property taxes are due. So I think we can all agree that budget-friendly holiday decorations are basically awesome! I’ve organized it by store. There’s everything from tablescape items to wood signs to pillows to tree decorations. If you have any questions, just post a comment & I will try to answer it! I had a lot of fun searching for these budget-friendly buys, and I hope you enjoy looking through them & find something you like 🙂
This is probably my most commonly asked question on my Instagram (@everydaykacie). “Did you make that headboard or buy it?” And the answer? I made it! And it’s probably the easiest DIY project I’ve ever done. Ever. I’m not lying. Here are step-by-step instructions on creating your very own wooden headboard in under one hour for under one hundred dollars! Can’t beat that.