Shiplap Master Bedroom

Master W Ship 3

Hey!  Welcome back to week two of our Master Bedroom Makeover.  This is so much fun.  Ask my hubby! #kidding

Do you ever think, “oh this will look great.”  Get it home and then…. no. Gotta go?  I’m usually pretty good at picking up my odds and ends for a room but I’m struggling y’all.  After I walked the mall the other day I had a VERY sleepy toddler.   I had to move my car around to the other side of the mall, get out the babes from her car seat and go into TJ MAXX, making TWO trips to purchase two end table lamps and a floor lamp for this room.  I must mention that Eva was walking slower than molasses for these trips.  After we were home, I decided the two night stand lamps were too bulky.  However, I love the floor lamp.  So, off to TJ Maxx again to return the two.  That’s a lot of work with a little babes by your side! I’m exhausted typing that! LOL

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint End Table Makeover

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Table Makeover

I’m LOVING these challenges lately!  I mean, give me something I love to do WITH a deadline, I’m gonna get stuff done y’all!

Jessica over at Domicile 37 whipped up two new challenges for the year, the DIY Knock It Off Challenge (Kate Spade DIY Gold Dot Wine Tote) and then this super fun challenge!  This challenge will take place the last Tuesday of each month.

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Farmhouse Master Bedroom Makeover Series [Fixer Upper Style]

And on to the next room….

We have been moving right along.  I finished the Playroom last month.  This month and some of next will be dedicated to our master.  The room, that never gets the love it deserves.   For us, when it comes to decision making on what room we are going to do, our master bedroom and bath always get knocked down the list.  Well, not anymore!

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Styling a Buffet [Rustic, Vintage & Farmhouse Style]

Do you love to decorate, then move it around again…and again?  Just me?  I’m obsessed!  And now, little E is an interior designer in the making!  Seriously, funny story.  When I was decorating her desk for the Play Room Makeover.  She was sitting in her chair and I was displaying the items on her desk to take pictures.  She would move something, then I would move it back, then she would move it again!  Like, seriously?!?

So today, I’m sharing some tips on styling a buffet.  Yesterday, a couple gals shared their tips and today, a couple are sharing too!  This little hop covers all kind of items.  Styling tips for coffee tables, mantles, buffets etc.  If you’re coming over from Monica’s beautiful blog, welcome!

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My First Year in the Blogosphere [Happy 1st Birthday Shabby Grace]


Thanks for stopping by to celebrate!  I can’t believe it’s been a year since I ever so nervously hit the PUBLISH button for the first time.  It’s been fun, a learning adventure and SO much more.  I’m happy I found a place to share my love of home decor and have YOU as my audience as we slowly transform our builder grade home into a white – farmhouse – cottage oasis.  We spend so much time at home, we want to make it the way we LOVE it.

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Shabby Chic Kid’s Bedroom

Eva Val 9

And, we have a toddler just like that.  Seems like yesterday we were finally bringing her home from the NICU.  So now, here we are transitioning her nursery into a toddler room.

I won’t lie.  We co-sleep.  Eva has NEVER once slept in her room.  After coming home from our vacation last month, I decided it was time to “work” on getting Miss Eva into her own bed.  Her room is upstairs and our master is on the main level.  This has always been difficult for me.  We started to work on it and we were doing alright.  We get up a lot in the middle of the night and sleeping next to a monitor is near impossible for me.  I think this whole transition is harder for me than her.

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Your Home Decor & More Link Party [Number 4]

Hello! Welcome back to the 4th Your Home Decor and More link party! Fantastic projects shared last month! Let’s continue to share all the wonderful home decor and DIY project’s you have done this past January. Remember, to share home decorating and projects in this link party. Although very yummy, we have not branched to recipes just yet. Thank you!
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Creating a Functional & Organized Playroom

Hey guys!  I’m back with some more playroom fun.  I couldn’t be happier with results of Eva’s Playroom Reveal and all the kind words from you guys.  I really appreciate it!  Today, there’s MORE room reveals as we wrap up our New Year New Room Challenge.  Be sure to click around the links at the bottom of my post.

Again, I would like to thank Stephanie at Casa Watkins for putting this challenge together.

While preparing and designing this room, I thought a lot about organizing and using the space to the fullest.  I also wanted to simplify the room.  I’m here to say, that after I organized and went through the toys, leaving only a fraction of the toys in the room, Eva is in there more than ever.  Therefore, “less is more!”

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Cleaning Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Kitchen Cabinets

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is HOT on the net, especially Pinterest.  It’s clear that many people are searching for ways to update their homes without spending a fortune.  One of my most popular post is my 6 Month Review of my Annie Sloan Painted & Waxed Kitchen Cabinets.  It’s no surprise!  People want to KNOW if it’s a durable option before taking the plunge.  Speaking of taking the plunge, check out how I Painted Our Kitchen Cabinets.

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How to Apply Artisan Enhancement Fine Stone

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Pigeon in the Parlour in Holly, Michigan.  Product was given to me in exchange for this post.  All thoughts and opinions of this product are my own.

Hey y’all!  I have something fun to share today.  Remember last month when a group of gals and I participated in a Secret Santa Gift Exchange?  Well, also in our box of goodies was a thrift item.  The rule was the item had to be under $5.  We would then transform or repurpose the item we received.  Today I’m revealing what I did with my very cool thrift item from Sharon over at Pretty Practical Home.

Here they are!  So cool, right?  I know I say this a lot, but RIGHT when I saw them, I knew exactly what I was going to do with them!

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DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Graphic Stock.  In exchange of this post, I have received a year membership to their site.  All thought and opinions of their service are my own.

Create and Share Button

It’s Create & Share time!  I just love this challenge that Stephanie over at Casa Watkin’s host each month.  In case you’re new to the challenge, a group of bloggers receive the same product or service and we create our own project with it!  Be sure to catch up on all my past Create and Share projects:  [August – September – OctoberNovemberDecember]

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A Modern, Bright & Fun Playroom Makeover

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Lampsplus, Minted and Framebridge.  Products were received in exchange for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.  If a purchase is made through my links, I will be compensated at no additional cost to you.  Thank you for supporting Shabby Grace Blog.

It’s the big day for Shabby Grace Blog.  The reveal of Miss Eva’s playroom is here!  My handwork has definitely paid off.  I’m really loving this new space in our home.

If you’re new here today, welcome!  Some bloggers and I have been participating in a “New Year New Room Refresh Challenge.”  This challenge is hosted by the lovely, Casa Watkins.  Two weeks ago, we presented our room and plans.  Last week, we showed off our goodies from our sponsors (Minted, Framebridge, RugsUSA and Lampsplus) and this week, half of us are revealing our rooms!

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Cruise Vacation Tips [Babies & Toddler Edition]

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A blog post NOT home related?  Yay!  It’s a nice change up from the normal post and I’m always happy to provide information that I feel others will find useful.  Plus, I get asked about our cruising experience ALL the time, so why not?

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New Year New Room [Play Room Makeover – Week 2]

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It’s week two already and I’m beyond exited to show y’all the updates on the play room!  Eeeeekkk!

So, first, let’s be honest.  When we were on vacation, this room was painted and the woodwork was completed.  I didn’t do it.  That’s how I like to paint a room, you with me? LOL

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New Year New Room [Playroom Makeover – Week 1]

I’m backkkk!!!! Yay, it feels SO good to be back home.  We had a great time and I missed you all!  It was a beautiful break from the everyday normal around here.  We enjoyed lots of sun, beautiful beaches and learned a lot about each island.  Getting off the plane yesterday in freezing cold Michigan was quite the shocker!  Holy Moly!

Well, it’s 2016.  I have a few goals in mind for the blog AND I’m excited to work on new projects around the house.  I’ll keep you posted on those goals, but for now, let’s talk PLAYROOM.  Miss Eva is getting a playroom makeover.  I mean, she pretty owns  Right?  I’m also teaming up with some other ladies for a “New Year New Room Challenge.”  I’m stoked!  Not only am I excited to get this room whipped into shape, but also to see what my blogger gals are up to in their space!  This will be fun guys.  Each Tuesday in January, we will keep you posted.  Last week in January, the big REVEAL people!  That means, I gotta get to work.

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Review of the NewAir AW-211ED 21 Bottle Wine Cooler

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in conjunction with NewAir.  My thoughts and opinions on this product are strictly my own.  I received the wine cooler in exchange for this post**

Hey guys!  Christmas is over and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves!  We had a lot of fun and our Christmas decor is already DOWN.  I love taking it all down just as much as I enjoy putting it all up.  It feels good to organize and clean, our home feels refreshed.  Now to sit back and enjoy the New Year.

One thing I adore about the Holiday season is entertaining.  I LOVE wine and to entertain so when NewAir reached out to me I was excited to review their 21 Bottle Wine Cooler.

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Secret Santa 2015 [Blogger Edition]

Who doesn’t love a good game of Secret Santa?!  Now that I’m a stay at home mama, I’ve missed playing with my co-workers.  Well, thankfully my blogger friends were up for the challenge.  I figured it would be fun and it would be a great way to get to know eachother on a more personal level.  If you ask me, it turned out super fun and I was pretty geeked to find my little package on the front steps all the way from TEXAS!

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Your Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Perfect Linens.  All thoughts and opinions of their products are my own.  This post also contains affiliate links.  If you click on these links and purchase an item, I am compensated with a percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Shabby Grace Blog.

It’s almost cruch time!  Those holiday gifts aren’t buying themselves!  I’m here to save the day.  I’m collected a few “For Him,” For Her” & “Couple Gifts” for your all your gift buying needs.  Also, let’s welcome Perfect Linens.  Perfect Linens are the sheet experts with over 30 years of experience!  I receive their product in exchange for this post.  Let’s just say, I’m happy I did.  Their products are a step above the rest!

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Rustic Reindeer Crate

**This is a sponsored post.  All thoughts and opinions of this products are my own.**

Hey guys!  Lots of projects going on in the Shabby Grace home!  This month is and as been CRAZY in blog land.  It’s exciting and fun.  I’m definitely digging this whole blogging gig I got myself into.  One person in particular, that has been extremely helpful, is Stephanie at Casa Watkins’ Blog.  I’m very grateful for her, her ideas and hard work.  She also started this Create and Share Challenge and it has been a huge success.

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