Unfortunately no joke for you today, it's been a rough weekend.πŸ’”
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Unfortunately no joke for you...

The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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 Also deer 🦌 πŸ’–
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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I am thrilled with these so far and am loving them as are the younger human and furry members of the fam! #tilt
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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It's way down on color but a massive punch of pattern and I luurrvvee it. (Picture me karate chopping mixed with cha-cha-cha'ing πŸ’ƒ)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! πŸ₯°
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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And why I never thought of putting plants up there, it only took me 8 years πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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What do you call a...

When you are rockin a fresh 'do courtesy of the badass ladies from @overtonecolor and come upon some rad murals...πŸ“Έ
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I did a quick color pop using their Plumberry kit. #overtonecolor #partner I stopped going to salons last November as my hair was fried but I seriously missed colors. Thanks to #overtone I am back baby!  Plus, it's great for my hair, I can do it at home and it's loads cheaper.  A match made in heaven. πŸ’–
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And since it's been a hot minute and I'm inspired by the ladies sharing #GirlShowYoFace, it's a perfect time to share!
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I'm the peep behind the feed! πŸ‘‹ The crazy, mom-joke telling, pushing the boundaries, outside the box DIY'er with a heavy dose of 'tude. 😜
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I've got 4 kiddles, a lead foot and a thrift obsession. 😁
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My kids think my fave food is salad, I swear a lot, and I hate feeling closed in. 🎢 wide open spaces 🎢
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I struggle with anxiety, am an avid CBD'er, suck terribly at Math and have an irrational fear of food poisoning. πŸ₯©
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Whew! Now you know probably way more about me than you wanted to! πŸ˜‚ Let's celebrate each other, I'd love to know more about you and your bad self! 😘
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What’s It Like Now? Updates on Fave DIY’s!

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We have done lots of diy projects and I thought a few of my absolute faves deserve updates!Β  As in how are they holding up?Β  How does it look now?Β  And is it really worth doing?

I’m sharing the info, the low down and the skinny for ya so you can decide if these are projects you want to take on!Β  So let’s start with an outdoor diy that I have had some requests on recently.

The Ikea Applaro sectional sofa.Β  I posted all about how we did the sofa facelift project here.Β  Sooo, how is it doing now a year later going into it’s second summer of use?

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Last spring freshly painted!

Awesome!Β  The sofa has held up like new.Β  We do put it away in the winter however it’sΒ weathered rain, hail, 4 kids, 4 dogs and even some snow.Β  And this bad boy is still looking pretty darn fantastic. I would absolutely do this project again!Β  I highly recommend it if you have one of these Applaro sofas and it has lost it’s finish (disappointingly fast).Β  Just make sure you thoroughly sand and clean it before you apply a good outdoor paint!

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This spring! I know this shot has the cushions on it but you can see some of the mint/blue color!

Here’s the sofa!Β  No chips, peeling or cracking has occurred and I am still thrilled with this project.Β  For more shots of our outdoor patio check out the outdoor tour and blog hop here!

The metallic wall in the master bedroom.Β  This one gets lots of love and questions so it had to make the list!Β  (Here is the original how to post.) How does it hold up?Β  Does the patina last?Β  Do you seal it?

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Here it is freshly done a year and a half ago.

And now! My how this room has changed!

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As it is today.

So in answer to the questions.Β  Yes the patina stays and looks just as good if not better than we first did it.Β  It has continued to “age” and almost deepen in color.Β  Nope, we definitely didn’t seal it as I wanted it to naturally do it’s thing, whatever that would be.Β  And how does it hold up?Β  Well the only change I’ve seen, other than the deepening in color is where it is regularly touched or leaned against.

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Here is the space right behind the euro pillows on the headboard part of the wall. See how where we lean against it it’s darker?Β  Repeated touching of the wall impacts the color of the patina.

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Here is a corner of the wall, you can clearly see the bronze paint on the far right.Β  But inward a little bit is the bronze patina that has been touched repeatedly as people walk through here and brush it.Β  Just random spots of darker markings.

I would absolutely do this again.Β  Even with the few spots (that you don’t even notice unless you REALLY look) it’s a beautiful living wall that changes and develops the most beautiful coloring.Β  A+++++ from me! (see link above for full tutorial and list of products used!)

Since we’re in the bedroom how about the wood ceiling!Β  (see the room with the plain ceiling before above)

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Well it hasn’t fallen and hit us on the head yet so I call that a win!Β  lol In all seriousness it’s just as beautiful as when it first went up. (pic above)Β  We were very thorough in our installation efforts so I think it did the job. (see the full diy deets here!) It adds a warmth and character to the space that was seriously missing before so another def do again!

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Here it is now!Β  Still up and looking amazing

The metallic effects floor……. I was very excited about this floor and spent 2 days working on it.Β  (here’s the full diy post deets)

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I’m thrilled to report that it looks exactly the same!Β  And it’s wearing unbelievably well. I sealed this one so the patina has remained exactly as pictured and there are no random wear spots or marks like the metallic wall in our bedroom above (due to the sealing!).Β  Honestly, I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to do this again on a concrete floor.Β  It’s so gorgeous and gives so much dimension.Β  I just wish it was in a bigger space!

And how about that greenery wall in the office/schoolroom?Β  So many people think it’s either photo-shopped or real greenery.Β  I’m here to tell you it’s neither!Β  And it’s been up for a good 6 months.Β  What do I think of it now?

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It looks exactly the same and I LOOOOVE it!Β  It feels amazing, it looks real and it has stayed in place! (other than the rogue leafy piece my youngest has pulled off, which I just pop right back on) I would absolutely do something like this again. Maybe go really crazy next time…..and I’m not sharing my ideas just yet. ; )

Those are some of my favorites and how they have lasted over time.Β  If you have questions on any of my projects hit me up!Β  I’m happy to answer questions and I am definitely open to another post sharing more “after’s”.

How have your diy projects lasted the test of time? Any you would like to share? Any you would not do again?Β  I always love to hear from ya!

And don’t forget to hit up the subscribe button in the sidebar to stay up to date on all things going on over here.Β  You know I’m unpredictable!Β  (wink wink)

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