Hop onto the Way Back Machine with me, folks, and let’s take a little spin. Allow me to remind you how this backyard shed supreme looked 18 months ago when we moved into this house. In a word, dreary. I am SO excited that I am now staring at a bright and colorful and USEFUL space for me to use for so many things!
You know how sometimes people say imitation is the best form of flattery? Well… I don’t know if I buy that, but consider this post flattery to the MAX! I saw this image somewhere sometime and it instantly burned into my brain. It’s from the incredibly talented Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess. Knowing her, she spend months and months and months curating and collecting. I started looking at the flea market one weekend and immediately felt discouraged and impatient. So… I reached out to my friends at DecoArt, they sent me some of their glass stain and I made my own!
You know how I sometimes post a shiny pretty “room reveal?” (I have a whole page of ’em right here!) Man, those rooms are nice. Tidy. Not a rogue sock or dust bunny to be found. That’s basically the norm around here, but today my friend Chelsea from Two Twenty One challenged us to DIG DEEP and try our hardest to stage our normally pristine homes the way one might “imagine” a regular ol’ house might look. Just so we’re clear… this was a STRETCH. Let me know what changes you might make to achieve that “keeping it real” look… I’m afraid I’m a little out of my depth here.
There’s no way to do this briefly so grab a cup of coffee… this is going to be a whopper. First of all, thanks to Linda from Calling it Home for the motivation and thanks to ALL OF YOU for being such wonderful cheerleaders throughout the last 6 weeks. SUCH fun! Just to remind you where this all started… May I submit Exhibit A. We moved into this house last April, and the formal dining room had become a dumping ground for everything from craft projects to dog food to extra furniture. Not good.
I’ve been blogging for almost four years which means there is LOOOOOTS of content that I’d love to fuhgetabawt. The first year was an ignorant haze, and the second year was moderately more clued in, but still not noteworthy. All to say, there are lots of projects that I LOVE but… whether because of crappy photography or bad lighting or a combination of the above, just aren’t anything I really share a lot. One of those projects is a custom light-up sign that actually *does* get shared a lot on Pinterest, but I’m SUPER excited to be sharing a new fresh and shiny clean tutorial for the one I made the same way and hung in Martha’s room recently.