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diy adorned screen door

September 18, 2014

diy adorned screen door (1)

after falling in love with this screen door, the hunt was on for something similar. only then did i realize that such ornate screen doors didn’t exist within our budget. oh no! i found beautiful antique doors that were the wrong size, handcrafted doors that were out of our budget and standard ‘farmhouse’ doors that seemed to be everywhere already. i wanted something unique, easy and affordable. so, i embellished my own!

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this project came together in just an afternoon and was so much fun to make! here’s what i used:

- standard screen door
– 4 vinyl corner brackets (also available in pine)
re-screening tool
– knob of your choice (like this one)
– 8 screws and a drill
– caulk
– paint of your choice + a paintbrush
screen door hanging kit
*optional: new screen wire

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first, remove the screen from the door by simply pulling up the old tubing. place the corner brackets where you want them in each corner and attach them using two screws and a drill (the screws will easily drill right through the vinyl). once they’re attached, caulk around the seams to give it a nice finished look  (i skipped this step and wish that i hadn’t!). once the caulk is dry, paint the screen door, front and back and let it dry thoroughly. apply two coats if necessary.

next, you’ll want to re-install the screen using a re-screening tool. i used new screening wire that i purchased at the hardware store, but i think you could also just replace the original screen. the original screen will already be cut to fit exactly, and a new screen will need to be trimmed later. trimming it later is probably preferable so that you don’t have to be so precise in your installation.

attach the new knob of your choice and hang the screen using a screen door hanging kit. i did all of these steps all by myself (the hubs was out of town and i was determined to surprise him!), so if i can do it, i know you can!

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the sound of a screen door slamming is such a nostalgic noise to me, it just takes me right back to my childhood! so when installing, i was sure to include the old-style screen door spring. :)

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a cozy reading nook

June 24, 2014

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cozy reading nook

curling up with a good book on a rainy day is one of my favorite things to do. here are a few things i think might make a perfect cozy reading nook! head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to read more and grab the sources to these beautiful products!



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useful and beautiful

October 16, 2013

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useful & beautiful

have nothing print by kelly cummings

though i’ve lived by this philosophy for a long time,  i’ve never seen it so beautifully illustrated. when it comes to things in my home, if it’s not something i cherish then it’s out. each time we move and set up a new home, i like to take things slowly. i really try to feel out which spaces need what and try not to just start putting things away without giving each piece much consideration. it’s turns out to be a slow process, but one well worth the effort. this is also why i love to thrift and antique when we travel places. some of the most special pieces in our home have come from different places that we’ve been together. i love it when the things in my home have a story to tell.

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chasing paper removable wallpaper (1)

brilliant. chasing paper’s removable wallpapers are brilliant! they are simple and stylish, and all you have to do to apply them is peel and stick. they’re perfect for serial movers, stylish mamas, renters, diy-ers, and, of course, commitment-phobes. and since they stick on pretty much any surface, you can use them for all sorts of projects, both small and large. so go ahead, get creative. visit chasing paper to see more!

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cheery homewares from leif

September 25, 2013

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i always look forward to seeing what’s new over at leif. all of their items are just so cheerful, don’t you think? i first fell in love with this copper planter, and then i couldn’t stop oohing and ahhing over the rest of their happy wares. above are just a few of my favorite things, in all their peachy glory!

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Aug 2 // home

August 2, 2013

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home. and my favorite tree, the guinea chestnut.

the august break this month, i’m excited to be participating in the august break, where i’ll be sharing photos with you from my personal life each day and taking a break from writing “regular” content for going home to roost. meanwhile, i’ll be preparing our hearts and our home for baby roost’s arrival and taking some very special time to spend with my love before we welcome our first son into the world. find out more about the august break and how to join here.

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bring in the trees!

June 25, 2013

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lately, i’ve been all but obsessed with bringing a few trees inside. after adding this tree to our space, i just can’t get over how fresh and airy it makes the place feel! plus, they work  as incredibly good air filters. i’ve done quite a bit of research on which plants are best for indoor use, and i’ll be sharing them with you a little later this week, so stay tuned!

do you have any trees in your home? if so, what kind is your favorite?

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wallpapered stairs

May 13, 2013

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vintage wallpapered staircase

after we move in to our new place, i’ll have a set of stairs that lead nowhere other than my very own lofted studio space. since the entire area will be dedicated to creativity, i’m thinking about doing something inspirational to the staircase itself. you know, something to get my creative juices flowing before i even arrive.  i love how sarah over at sarah moore vintage wallpapered these stairs using scraps of vintage wallpaper she’d collected over the years. though it’s a busy look, i think the style and colors really pull together to give it lots of sweet character. doing a simple search for ‘wallpapered stairs’ will quickly give you a glance at all the possibilities a little wallpaper can provide!

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