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Mantle Mirror Round Up + DIY Gilded Mirror

October 5, 2017



1. Madeleine Mirror
2. Primrose Mirror
3. Bellesol Mirror
4. Cho Mirror
5. Classical Buffet Mirror
6. Brass Metal Loop Mirror
7. Somette Mirror
8. Arched mirror

We searched high and low for this round up of mantle mirrors, and these were the finalists! However, if you are feeling nifty, I am including how I gilded our current mantle mirror that Gabe found for $30 at a local flea market. It took me twenty minutes so promise it’s easy!


Make//Hang .04 – Circular Hanging Mirrors

September 26, 2013

DIY Hanging Mirrors | In Honor of DesignBlues | IHOD

DIY Hanging mirrors - IHOD
DIY Hanging Mirrors | IHOD

Each month I have tried to work on a different corner of our house. It takes me ages to decide on decor items. I have had my eye on circular hanging mirrors for about a year now, but wasn’t willing to pay the price. This is a cost effective solution and a fun gift idea as well! These are now hanging in our main bathroom:)


Rope Cord
Circular Mirrors (Found mine at Hobby Lobby)
Hot glue
Fabric or felt patches


1) Measure out your cord for the length you want to hang. Place the end on the circle tab on the back of the mirror and drown in hot glue. Cover with a fabric or felt piece. Repeat on the other end.

2) Start to hot glue a second strand of rope cord around the back edge of the mirror. (Hot glue will not stick to mirror glass, but it will the back. After you have made it around the back once, continue to loop and glue a second round attaching the rope to the first layer of rope.

3) Once you have completed a full two or three loops around the mirror, but your rope and glue behind torwards the back.

A few other DIY’s from the Make // Hang series: Washi tape frames and Giant Cork Letter DIY

If you try this DIY out, be sure to share! Use hashtag #makeandhang so I can check out the results! 

Our Bedroom Renovation Reveal

May 4, 2023

bedroom makeover - primary bedroom design

We just wrapped our bedroom renovation, and it’s time for a little before and after fun. I had Augustine in our room till he was almost 8 months old so it was never a convenient time to paint and move things around. We never prioritize our bedroom since we are only in there at night, but what an incredible difference it makes to have a peaceful retreat to breathe in! After thinking through how to work with some of our old furniture pieces, I made some design plans to put in motion. Excited to share the outcome….


$500 Powder Room Renovation Reveal

February 7, 2019

bathroom renovation, powder room makeover

It may have taken a few weeks longer than expected, and quite a few more unforseen hiccups, but it’s finished! Today we are breaking down this $500 Powder Room renovation challenge including before and afters, sources, and tips!


Home Update: Upgrading Ceiling Fans!

October 29, 2018


Okay so now that we have covered hardware….another really simple switch to make that can update a space? Ceiling fans! They have the ability to outdate a space almost as quickly as a bad wallpaper;) If you are staging a home to put on the market, this might be something you can swap that can actually make a big impact on a room. I really love the selection and price points at Hunter Fan, so we found an option that worked both in our living room and our master bedroom.

Master bedroom update.

April 11, 2018


I think we often put a lot of our time and resources into our living room and kitchen areas because it is where we spend the most time. I totally underestimated how much a difference it would make to put some effort into our master bedroom. It is the only room in the house that usually isn’t ransacked with legos, cars, and magna tiles. It is a space we can retreat to at night and start off on the right foot in the morning in a peaceful environment. Granted, it rarely stays clean, but what an oasis it has been for us!

Living room makeover reveal!

September 15, 2017

Our home isn’t large by any means, but it is all that we need. The open layout is what we loved most about this home, and the natural light that pours in makes it feel much more spacious than it actually is! Since we spend most of our time in the dining and living room areas, I couldn’t wait to make this space feel like home. It’s been a year in the making so I hope you enjoy the before and after photos of this living room makeover!

(a picture of the living room before we moved in)


fireplace before

fireplace after

We started this room with the fireplace makeover, which Emily Harris finished with a stain to give it an aged stone look. We also painted the walls a clean white to get a fresh start. (More on how to choose the right white paint for your room here.) 

floor carpet before

herringbone floors after

Over the summer we were able to start up the floor process. Since the rest of the first floor is hardwood, and white carpet is impossible to keep clean, we went ahead and ripped the carpet. We brought in a really good flooring remodeler who installed red oak floor boards in a herringbone technique. He sanded it down, and stained the boards in a grey hued natural wood finish. (Feel free to email me if you want his contact info!) We will eventually be staining the rest of the floor this color as well. This made the most significant visual difference in the room!

As you may remember my initial design board for the room, I chose the furniture pieces + rug as the main focal points of the space. I loved the versatility and classic color of the Sven Charme Sofa by Article, but I would say as long as you can take a good Sunday nap on it, what more could you want? Well, it’s safe to say I would replace my bed with the Sven Sofa if I could. Midcentury modern style doesn’t always mix with functionality and comfort, so I was really surprised to find this option! Considering our first couch was as uncomfortable and poorly made as they come, we have nothing but gratitude for a comfy one!

I can’t seem to quit the pink velvet phase, so it was love at first sight when I saw this slub velvet wingback chair from Anthropologie. I somehow found the queen to this king chair on craigslist a few days ago, and still can’t believe the height and color worked out so well! I love the color this duo brings into the room.

This rug continues to be the place everyone wants to sprawl out on because it is super plush and soft. I don’t know how long we will be able to keep it clean, but after years of dark rugs, I wanted to play off the natural light this room gets as much as possible! The design is by Momeni Rugs and you can find it here. We used the 7’10 x 9’10.

As for the bookshelf and picture ledge, this how-to will be coming soon! Gabe made a simple construction and figured out a good way to hang them to be well supported. I love old books and have slowly collected them over the years. We actually want to turn one of these walls into a full on home library one day. If our books are in sight you are much more likely to pull them to browse through, read, and reference.  Books are also a great way to bring color to a room, and I color coded them mainly for the purpose of being able to find a books easier. Okay, who am I kidding. I totally color coded them because I am a visual perfectionist who loves symmetry and color schemes.

Shockingly the kids don’t try to climb this ladder after one time of explaining they could fall. I mean, I thought at least Max would be hanging from the shelf by now! I lucked out and found this ladder at an antique market. It can be hard to find one over 6ft. I will probably replace some of the art on the picture ledge when I finally print photos, but how about those old city prints? Was geeking out when I saw them! They are from Brim Papery.

While our basement was being finished, we really needed a place to hold our little ones books, toys, and school books (for the hybrid school model we are doing this year). I searched high and low, and finally found these window benches that had all the storage I was looking for. They were everything I was looking for! I used the same color as our walls to paint one coat over the cream color they came in. These have been a sanity saver when it comes to clutter!

This seems to be the magnet room now for our family of 7. We all end up here for family game or movie night, to lounge, read, or enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the air trying to avoid spilling it as babies climb on top of you;) Since a creative mind never really stops turning, I am already onto the next room!  Let me know if you have any questions about the space, and thank you for following along the progress!

A special thank you to Article, Wayfair, Momen Rugs, and Anthropologie for helping me pull this room together! Lord knows it would have taken 5 more years otherwise!

Couch: Article c/o
Large Black and White Floral Canvases – IHOD Shop print downloads at Easy Canvas Prints in size 30” x 40”.
Chair: Wingback in Rosewood slub velvet via Anthropologie
Rug: Momeni
Hourglass wooden side table: Anthropologie (A similar style for less here, and also love this one!)
Mirror: thrifted and antiqued
Ladder: flea market find
Window benches: Wayfair
Pillows: Anthropologie + Wayfair
Floor lamp: Anthropologie
Leather pouf: Lulu and Georgia
Gold hammered vase: Target
Hanging planters: Ikea,  Loom and Linen Supply 
Framed art: MintedLandscape print, Cactus print
City Art: Brim Papery
Planter: Flea market
Plant: Peace Lily via Lowes
Throws: Anthropologie

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