Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Inspiration for future DIY projects

Did you guys watch House Hunters last night?  If you tuned in, I hope you enjoyed the episode!  Hubby and I really did have a great time shooting the show and working with the folks from HGTV.

The show was filmed in the early part of last summer so a lot has changed around the house since we moved in.  Most of the rooms are near 75% complete now but I am knee deep in a ton of projects to finish things out.  Some projects are taking longer than I would like simply because I am on a DIY kick and wanting to add some of that character and craftsman charm to our modern home in our decor :) 

I am sharing with you today some of the photos I am using for inspiration as I knock out my next set of DIY's!

Master Bedroom Nightstands


I am trying to give our bedroom a modern meets rustic vibe so to finish out the room we still need nightstands, a console table,  a cozy reading corner, and curtains.  Currently we have a burlap/nail head headboard and gray walls with a bold purple stripe.  My idea for the nightstands is to go rustic to add charm to the modern room. Originally, I had my heart set on mirrored nightstands but decided against them as 1- they are way too expensive and 2- our room would be completely modern with no rustic charm which is not me at all.  So I decided I will be chalk painting nightstands a distressed grayish-white and using pallet wood on the tabletop.  I hope these turn out how I envision them in my head!

Entry Bench


So far, our entry way consists of a black and white gallery wall of family and friends.  I plan to create a distressed bench to go under the gallery wall for a cozy entry way and to add some craftsman flair.

Repurpose Armoire for the office/craftroom/nursury


I have an old armoire from my previous bedroom set that I just couldn't decide what to do with.  Until now!  I am going to chalk paint this bad boy into something awesome to house my crafts for now and for Baby H when he or she comes to the world (I am not preggers, by the way).  Just thinking ahead!

I want to use the same idea from the master bedroom nightstands for this project.  A distressed grayish-white with a pallet wood backing.  My current armoire has doors, so I am going to take those off and add a shelf to open it up like what is seen in the above photo.

Cork Mouse Pad



Since I buckled down and finally decided to go ahead and use our third bedroom that we are planning to use for a future nursery as a temporary office/craft space until we are blessed with the news of Baby H, I need some decor to make the space comfortable.  A rustic mouse pad is a good start!

Burlap Bulletin Board


Along with the rustic mouse pad, I need a charming bulletin board for notes and photos.  I had a failed Pinterest project attempt at a bulletin board a few weeks back and this is the one I plan to make to replace it.  I am still going to keep the other one in honor of my labor hours- just decided it should not be on display as it was an epic FAIL :(

I hope these ideas help get you inspired to finish out any unfinished projects around your house!

Photo Source List

Nightstand
Bench
Armoire 1
Armoire 2
Cork mouse pad
Burlap Bulletin Board

14 comments:

  1. I found your blog through watching House Hunters last night! I saw you were a blogger and wanted to look you up :) Great episode and house choice :) I can't believe that was filmed so long ago! I would love to read a post on how you were selected and the "behind the scenes" stuff of HH most people don't know about.

    Emily

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    1. Hi Emily! Thanks for stopping by. I will put together a HH behind the scenes post soon :)

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  2. I also found your blog from seeing house hunters. Yall were too cute, I had to look you up! Would love to see pics of what you've done with the new place!

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    1. Hey there, Sarah! Thanks for stopping by. For sure- I have taken tons of photos of the progress so far and just haven't had time to write up a post yet, but it is on the to do list for sure :)

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  3. I also found your blog through house hunters! I would love to see updated pictures of your beautiful home! Love the DIYs you've come up with so far and can't wait to see them done!

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    1. Hi Shana! Thanks for stopping by. For sure- updated photos of the house is on the list of future posts to do! I will also post the DIY projects once they are complete (pray for me that they turn out right!!!) :)

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  4. Hi Tasha! I found your blog through watching house hunters a couple of nights ago. I thought it would be weird contacting you but I can see I'm not alone..LOL! Anyway, I enjoyed the episode and would love to see more of your DIY projects. I read through a lot of your posts and I love it....my gosh you were a beautiful bride. I look forward to reading more in the future. God bless you!

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    1. Hey there, Nicolette! I am happy you came by and no it is not weird at all! I have some future posts lined up to show some of the DIYs I have done around the house so far, and will post future projects as they are complete. I look forward to seeing you around the blog and God bless you also :)

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  5. Hi Tasha, I am a fellow blogger who lives in North Texas !! My husband and I moved here from Southern Calif more than 13 years ago and we love it !!
    I enjoyed your episode and your house is the one I would have picked too !! I know more about the behind the scenes because of another blogger that was on the show a few years ago who explained it all to me !! It sure sounds like a lot of fun to do that show !!
    I am looking forward to seeing what you are going to do to your house, it sure sounds like you have a lot of great ideas !!
    God Bless !!!
    Stephanie

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    1. Hello Stephanie! Thank you so much for coming by and for your kinds words. Neighbors- that's awesome! I would love to check out your blog. I will definitely have posts coming up to keep you all updated on progress around the house. God bless you as well and I hope we see each other around the web again soon :)

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  6. Hello Tasha,

    Let me begin by introducing myself. I am a friend of your husband going back to our days in undergrad together in the St. Louis area. To my surprise I'm going to bed and before I turn off the television I see him and you on the introduction to House Hunters. Of course I stayed up past midnight to watch it and as I told him via text I was smiling from ear to ear watching you both. I am very proud of you both and bragged to others that I have a friend that was on House Hunters. Excellent choice of house by the way.

    I wish you both continued success and truly admire what you two represent. May God bless.

    Cory

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    1. Hey there, Cory! Thank you for stopping by the blog and leaving me a note. I have heard a lot about you! My husband is definitely lucky to have such awesome and genuine friends like you in his life. I look forward to meeting you one day soon :)

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