Kelli’s Home

Modern fire place mantle with shiplap and white subway tile.

A New Fireplace with Shiplap and White Subway Tile

My husband, Peter, and I love our home. It’s the perfect size for our three boys and us. We live in a subdivision not far from a large city, and this set up keeps our lives simple. We are close to the grocery store, close to malls, close to an interstate, close to family, and…

Colorful + Floral Inspired Wedding Shower Decorations (with Vintage Sheet Bunting)

(Please note affiliate links were used in this post.) Decorating is not really my forte. I don’t have trouble picking out what I like, but the thoughts of coordinating and organizing and melding together are a bit intimidating. I love decorating my house because I can do what I like. I don’t have to worry…

White Ceramic Hanging Pot

You guys. My husband hit it out of the park this year with my Mother’s Day gift. I think I had pinned this hanging indoor pot on last year’s Christmas list, and somewhere along the way Peter took note. His gifts have vastly improved over the years. One year he gifted me a toothbrush case…

Sewing Room Storage | Simple + Creative Solutions

A few months ago, I posted the before and after pictures of my sewing + craft space. It was a space that severely needed some organization. Since requesting my husband to create some built ins for my sewing space would take a little too much time right now, we turned to the next best place…Ikea.…

A Craft Space Before and After (Using Ikea’s Hemnes Book Shelves)

I’m really not sure if this is third trimester nesting kicking in or my husband and me accepting the reality that my craft & sewing supplies are here to stay. When I started sewing around the 2007 time frame, I had no idea how much joy it’d bring me almost ten years later as a…

The Tale of a Yellow Chair (and a few tips for painting with enamel paint)

We live on a street where almost all the neighbors know the other neighbors. The kids run through everyone’s backyards and stop to play with toys that happened to be left out. If you go outside in the evening, be prepared to talk with the neighbor or another someone passing by. It’s a great place…

An Inexpensive Alternative to Canvas Prints

A few months ago, I made some triangle bunting for my three year old’s bedroom. As I was attempting to explain to my son the aesthetic appeal of home decor, I told him we’d hang a picture of one of Pop’s cows. Case was somewhat confused about the triangles hanging in his room, but once…

A Spring Pillow Cover

This springy pillow cover has been listed in the shop! I made a curtain and cut a bunch of quilt blocks and decided it’d be best to make a pillow cover too. 🙂 I’m still loving this low volume bundle of fabric.

A Repainted Mint Green End Table

Peter and I continue to learn how these precious two little boys we have can be very hard on furniture. We’ve been reminded that investing large amounts of money into our living room pieces may not be overly wise right now. (Fortunately, we live next door to a family that tends to throw away lots…

Five Kid Friendly Hacks that were Worth our Time and Money

Life really changes when you have kids, doesn’t it? Sometimes Peter and I wonder what we did with all our time before having children. They bring some of the biggest blessings in life and some of the greatest challenges.

A Homemade Planked Wood Wall Hanging

Posted by: Kelli I think I have mentioned over and over on this blog about our desire to make our home a place that reflects our family. Today, Peter and I were surveying our yard talking about where to plant an apple tree we have being delivered the beginning of next month. As we walked…

How to Make a Door Knob Hanger – A DIY Tutorial

Posted by Kelli We recently did a revamp in our entry way. A little brightening and freshening up in our home can go a long way for me. We love our home, and it was relatively new when we bought it. We have slowly, over the last four years, transformed our home to make it…

Before and After of an Entry Way

Painting a Dresser with BB Frosch Chalk Paint Powder

Posted by: Kelli A couple months ago, my husband and I were outside on a Sunday afternoon. Our neighbors were taking their trash out to the curb for the Monday morning trash pick-up. They carried out what appeared to be a perfectly fine buffet with two doors on the front. It was adorable and perfect…

Before and After of an Entry Way

I’m thankful I married a man who is willing to do a few house projects. He understands I take a bit of joy in having our home appear aesthetically pleasing to my eye. It seems as though our ‘house project’ list never ends, but we do tend to finish a few projects along the way.…

A DIY Tutorial for a Doorbell Sign

Posted by: Kelli Nap time is not necessarily my favorite part of the day, but it ranks pretty high most of the time. The days when my boys don’t sleep at the same time, or the days they take extra short naps can be a little more difficult. I don’t always have something I want…

A Handmade Playhouse for the Backyard

Posted by: Kelli I don’t remember my dad helping us, but I am sure we couldn’t have stacked all the logs on our own. My sisters and I had a log cabin of sorts growing up. We had to climb up to the top of the stacked logs to get in because we didn’t have…

Philippians 4:8 Free Printable

I had one of those days where things just weren’t going well.  Nothing horrible happened; it was just a combination of small things and a not good attitude on my part.  In an attempt to focus my heart on things that matter (and in turn to help my attitude), I applied Philippians 4:8 specifically to…

Garage Sale Edition #2: A Reupholstered Bench

Last summer I found this bench at our neighbor’s garage sale. Is that proper neighbor etiquette? To buy home decor from your neighbor? I also bought my big white ‘R’ from my next door neighbor. I guess I like their tastes. 🙂 I bought this bench for $5.00. It was too inexpensive to pass up.…

A Big Wooden Letter ‘R’

You may have read that we love garage sales around here! Home decor is something great to shop for at garage sales. I recently found this wooden letter ‘R’ at a garage sale (it was actually my next door neighbor’s garage sale…is it good neighbor etiquette to buy their unwanted home decor??) for just a…

A quick DIY Project: Upgrading a Barn light Pendant

This is where it all started. I found this picture on The Yvestown Blog. The decorating style of this blogger captures me. I love her use of color.