The #1 Trend in homes…SHIPLAP!

The #1 Trend in homes…SHIPLAP!

Shiplap…how did we ever live without it?! It doesn’t matter if you discover it in an old house (remember when we found it in the Sparrow House Guest Bedroom?!) or create it from scratch in your new home, it really is the perfect “pop” in any home! We get a lot of questions about HOW to DIY Shiplap in your own home if it isn’t pre-existing in the structure. It may sound like a daunting task, but it really is doable for just about anyone to DIY. We recently did this in one of our Old Sweet Home episodes and walk you through the entire process there! You can watch the full episode of our DIY shiplap wall HERE.

Design: Raili Clasen Design Photo: Ryan Garvin

ALSO….We are revealing our BIG announcement TOMORROW!!! Can you believe it’s finally here?! We have been itching to tell the world and can’t wait to finally share what we've been working on with each of you! Tune in tomorrow by following us on Instagram and Facebook!

3 of Our Favorite Staircases

3 of Our Favorite Staircases

Staircases are often on of the most ignored spaces in our homes, yet we all use and abuse them daily! Why not make something you have to walk up and down every day pretty??? In honor of our countdown until our announcement this Sunday (eeeeek!), here are our THREE favorite statement staircases for you to incorporate into your home without breaking the bank.

 

Painted Staircase

Design + Photo : Ishka Designs

We love the idea of painting staircases to create a statement in your house without breaking the bank! Pick a bold color you love and go with it (we're loving yellow lately)! If you're worried about the paint gradually rubbing off due to a high volume of foot traffic, paint only the face of the stairs and not the top (as pictured above).

 

 Mural Staircase

Design: Old Home Love | Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

If your really wanting to make a statement, THIS is the staircase for you! Not only is this staircase a TOTALLY doable to DIY, it’s also really affordable and quick to do! To view the full tutorial by Old Home Love, click HERE.

 

Classic Wood Staircase

Design + Photo : Wit & Delight

If you're lucky enough to score one of these staircases that’s salvageable in your home, send us ALL the pictures!!! There is nothing more timeless and beautiful than the craftsmanship of a wood staircase. If your stairs are looking dingy and need a little loving, we recommend sanding them down and putting on a new coat of stain. It's an easy spruce up and the results are a classic staircase that you will love and have in your home forever!

 

We can’t wait to share our news with you all in just THREE days!!! Stay tuned for our big announcement this Sunday by following us on Instagram and Facebook!

Do This/Not That: Kitchen Cabinets

Do This/Not That: Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen design is HARD, but one thing that shouldn't be up for debate is whether or not to take your kitchen cabinets to the ceiling. Spoiler alert: we are definitely on team tall cabinets...TAKE THOSE PUPPIES ALL THE WAY UP!

Cabinets that stop short present some challenges. Aesthetically, they just don't look as nice. That open space just acts as a landing place for dust and grease to stack up. Remember every kitchen in the 90's and all the silk plants people used to stick up there? We're talking plastic ivy people, time to tuck that away into the archives of "never again".

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