Barn Door for the Basement Bonus Room

barn door

Pinterest has a ton of barn door designs.  I usually have a good idea and a clear vision of the details when I start a project.  However, I did not have a clear vision for the design of the barn door for the basement bonus room.  I really had no idea what design I wanted, so I did a lot of Pinterest and Instagram searching.  It was not until I came across this image on IG from The Handmade Home that I knew what I wanted.

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Coffee Table Update

coffee table update

I almost didn’t even blog this because I thought it probably seems like such an insignificant change.  It may seem like a pretty small detail in the larger scheme of things to most people.  However, after living in our house for almost 12 years, I have learned that sometimes it takes a lot of little changes to make your home “right” in your eyes.  So every little change really is not insignificant as it is an important part of the whole.  The coffee table update in our living room is one of these seemingly insignificant changes that I am going to share with you today.

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Coffee Bar

coffee bar

I could (and have) spent hours on Pinterest searching example after example of coffee bars.  Plain and simple, I love them.  Therefore, I had to have one.  And I had the perfect spot in the corner of my kitchen just waiting for me to make it pretty and more functional.  I cannot wait to show you my new coffee bar!

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DIY basket light

DIY basket light

This DIY goes right along with my love for basket walls and swag lights because it combines the two!  I have made some changes in a corner of our kitchen recently (more to come on that soon) and I wanted a cute accent light to help make the area look complete.  The plan is to have my dad install some recessed lights in our kitchen sometime this year so I did not need it to give off a ton of light but I needed more of a “night light” of sorts.  I have been seeing lots of basket lights on Pinterest so I thought I would try my hand at my own version.  Keep reading for the full DIY basket light tutorial.

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Upcycled Green Chalkboard

green chalkboard

We made a few changes to our living room recently in the form of new carpet and a new sectional sofa.  In the process, I needed to remove the door that normally would close off the living room to the stairs going up to the dining/sitting area.  In the past, we actually liked having that door to either trap corral the kids when they were little in the living room and/or keep the dog out.  Now that the kids are older and the dog is gone, we didn’t really have much need for the door.  And after the carpet and the new sofa was in, I was really loving having that doorway open.  So we had this big hollow core door that we were going to have to get rid of.  After finishing the bonus room in the basement, I knew that I wanted a large green chalkboard down there for the kids (ok fine, for me to decorate).  So I decided to upcycle the door to make a giant green chalkboard.

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