What's Next? Projects for this Fall

You might be thinking, your house looks great what else do you need to do? I still have a lot of projects I want to do! Some are small and some are a little bigger, but here’s a list of things I want to tackle by the end of the year.

Finish out the Craft Room closet

Shelf:  West Elm  Lamp:  West Elm  Curtains: Amazon Desk:  Wayfair

Shelf: West Elm Lamp: West Elm Curtains: Amazon Desk: Wayfair

I just finished the basement room with new paint, flooring and trim. I’m still working on outfitting it with the right furniture, but I also want to make the closet behind the curtain a real closet with shelves and maybe a bifold door. I at least want to get the shelves made so that the closet is more useful, so stay tuned for that!

Finish the Laundry Area

Rug: Bargain Hunt Cabinets: Ikea Sektion

Rug: Bargain Hunt Cabinets: Ikea Sektion

I just got the cabinets up above the washer and dryer, but I am still debating on what to do with the floors. Should I tile? Should I leave it? Should I cover up the wiring? As well as getting a new light fixture to make this feel like a real laundry room.

Landscaping

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This is probably more ongoing, but there is still a lot of landscaping to do, mainly in the backyard and the left side of the house that you never see. I want to take out all these holly bushes as well as figure out some kind of landscaping or path to the gate. The grass unfortunately didn’t survive over here, so I have to come up with something else. I want to clean up some of the plants in the front yard as well, so landscaping is constantly on my to do list. The problem is coming up with a solution for land where nothing will grow.

Guest Room

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I can’t believe I’m showing it in this state, but here it is. The guest room has looked pretty sad since I’ve moved in and that’s why you’ve never seen it on social media. It’s very thrown together with random things from around my house, and I want to make this room a little more put together. It’s also become a dumping ground as you can see and I want to fix that. I want to get a bigger bed and rearrange the space to have a little better fengshui!

I have more things on my list, but don’t want to be too ambitious! Let me know what project I should do first in the comments!





5 Essentials for a Cozy Bedroom

Everyone wants a bedroom that is their oasis right!? It’s where you sleep and wake up and probably spend a good part of your evening. A lot of times people don’t know what to do to make their bedroom cozier. It feels like something is always missing right? Well I’m here to share 5 things that I think will make your room feel cozier and that you will enjoy waking up to in the morning

1 Curtains

This the number one essential thing everyone needs. Even if you are in an apartment you can easily buy no screw curtain rods like this one here or here that go inside the window sill! I bought some Ikea curtains and curtain rods to stay budget friendly, but also warm up the bedroom!

Curtains:  Ikea  Curtain Rods:  Ikea

Curtains: Ikea Curtain Rods: Ikea

2. Art

Art may be the number one thing I recommend everyone has in their. It just adds such a personal touch and allows your guests to see your personality. Not to mention art just makes me happy and I love supporting artists and seeing something in my home and know its an original and handmade.

Art by Deann Rieves

Art by Deann Rieves

3. Rug

I’d say every bedroom needs a rug! A rug can bring so much life into a room! Especially if you have hardwood floors it will add a little warmth to your room and also make it easier to get out out bed when you have something soft to touch! I find Target to be a great place to find a affordable rugs and they are always running specials online!

Rug:  Target

Rug: Target

4. Mirror

Everyone needs a big mirror! It makes the room look bigger and also makes getting ready much more fun and easy. And having a bedroom you want to get ready in adds in to making it cozy!

Mirror:  West Elm

Mirror: West Elm

5. Candles

Candles are a must for a cozy bedroom! Light one up and you’ll want to stay in there forever! One of my favorite local candle companies, ecam and co, has this Sparkling Evergreen and it will smell just like Christmas! I’ve also teamed up with Ecam & Co to giveaway one Sparkling evergreen and a $20 Target gift card! To enter, visit my Instagram page and find this image! You can also check out more of her scents at eccamandco.com

Candle:  Ecam & Co

Candle: Ecam & Co