50 {more} easy wall art ideas

wall art ideas

One of the most popular posts ever on this blog is this list of 50 DIY wall art tutorials. So to followup (and because great tutorials are constantly being created), I’m sharing 50 more easy wall art ideas! Let’s get started….

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francois et moi

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a beautiful mess

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a beautiful mess

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pom poms
sugar & cloth 

photo frame diy

kristen duke photography

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fiskars

ballard knock off painting

provident home design

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the bold abode

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live love diy

canvas art

burlap+blue

how to make your own sequin art

live love diy

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how about orange

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honey sweet home

herringbone canvas

I should be mopping the floor

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delineate your dwelling

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sugar and cloth

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curbly

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city farmhouse

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burlap+blue

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it’s always autumn

gem mirror

a beautiful mess

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mad in crafts

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the art of moseying

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do small things with love

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the handmade home

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bigger than the three of us

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jou jou papillon

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manmade

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100 layer cake

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the merry thought

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two delighted

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sarah hearts

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jenny collier

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a beautiful mess

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kittenhood

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ann marie and me

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design love fest

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kfddesigns

Dans le Townhouse_Rothko Inspired

dans le lakehouse

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oh happy day

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my so called crafty life

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look what i made

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little nostalgia

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vintage revivals

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blitsy

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pitter and glink

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pennies for a fortune

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gathering beauty

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the felted fox

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the anchored soul

    


3 tips for a healthier home


healthy home

Everyone has a favorite season, and Spring is definitely mine. If you’re one of the millions, though, that suffer from seasonal allergies, Spring can definitely feel less like a friend, and more like a foe. Allergies and asthma symptoms can be aggravated, and it’s hard to know where to start to feel relief.

healthy home tips

For me, it makes the most sense to start in the home. So today, I’m sharing 3 easy tips for creating a healthier home. In that vein, I am so thrilled that Bona is introducing the NEW Bona Free & Simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner, which is now certified and approved by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

This non-toxic, effective hardwood floor cleaner removes at least 93.33% of allergens from hard surface floors, and is free of dyes and scents. It cleans effectively and is hypo-allergenic, so it is safe for allergy-sensitive families.

Here’s a before shot of my floors. There’s definitely a buildup of pollen and other allergens in this part of the home, as the kids and I are in and out of the back door often.

healthy home tips

Just spray (or purchase the cartridge bottle that goes right into your Bona mop), wipe, and you’re done.

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And that’s it! Floors are clean, shiny and, most importantly, free of allergens and residue.

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Click here to sign up to be a Bonafide Fanatic and receive a $3 coupon to make your own home healthier this Spring and Summer!

Another easy tip to a healthier home? Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)! CFLs can save three-quarters of the electricity used by incandescent bulbs, and the cost to light your home with CFLs is less than one-third of the cost of lighting your home with incandescent bulbs. While CFLs cost more, they last longer and use less energy.

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And lastly, another easy tip for a healthy home is to check the safety of your drinking water. You can do this either by calling your local municipality for water-test results, or purchase a water test kit at your local home improvement store. If needed, install a water filtration system to ensure clean and healthy drinking water.

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So tell me, what is your favorite tip for a healthy home?

    


our new gray and white kitchen–before and after

This post has been over a year in the making, and it’s quite the understatement to say that I am so glad to finally be able to share it! At the same time, though, it’s a difficult post to write because how, (how?!) can I adequately explain all the time, decisions, paint swatches, trips to IKEA, gallons of paint, demo hours etc. that went into redoing this kitchen? It’s hard to do it justice, so we’ll let pictures speak for themselves…

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gray white kitchen ideas

Is it enough to say that I love (LOVE!) our new kitchen? Here are a few before pictures so you can see where we started…

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kitchen before burlap and blue

Go ahead, you know you want to pin ‘em. :)

We started in January (that’s January 2014, mind you) by tearing down the two walls that separated the kitchen from the living and dining rooms. When I say, “we”, I mean my husband and his father. I just tried to keep out of the way and not complain about the dust.

Just over a year later, we were finished!

 

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Some of the highlights and sources:

– The cork floors were put in about a year prior, and we really wanted to keep them

-Farmhouse sink and counters are from IKEA

-Light fixture over the sink is from Lowes, the semi-flushmount fixture is from Home Depot, and the two pendants over the island are Pottery Barn

-The white subway tile is MINI! I love it so. The grout is dark gray.

-We’ll eventually switch over all appliances to stainless, though I’m in no rush.

-My husband and his dad built ALL the cabinets. And installed them. And removed the old cabinets. Plus they demoed the walls.

-Did I mention how much I love it? And how we’re not {ever} doing this again?

Thanks for reading!