Wood Slat Trend

via Rich Brilliant Willing Leading up to making my wood slat headboard last week, I had been falling in love with wood slat everything โ€“ walls, cabinets, furniture. I just kind of want to throw it on everything! Since I kept finding the most beautiful images on Pinterest, I just decided to share a bunch…

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Favorite Modern Vintage Rugs

So a few weeks ago on Instagram I shared about the rug I have in the picture above. It was a Marshalls find that I was wondering where to put โ€“ the bathroom was the clear winner for it after everyone voted and thatโ€™s where it is now (and Iโ€™ve been loving it in there!)….

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  • Molly M StaggsTuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:01 pm

    Modern Vintage for sure.  I bought a similar one to yours at At Home.  The plan was for the bathroom too!  ๐Ÿ™‚ ReplyCancel

    • MandaTuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:44 pm

      Yay, I love my bathroom so much more since adding the rug!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸผReplyCancel

Healthier No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Every time I walk into a store lately, those peanut butter eggs are begging to jump into my cart!! Oh Easter candy, youโ€™re ruining all my good intentions for eating healthier! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Since Iโ€™m trying to be good and so far have resisted all the candy, but still have been craving peanut butter & chocolate,…

DIY Wood Slat Headboard

My room has been mostly neglected since moving in here. I just threw a mattress on a bed frame and did no decorating or anything in there. It was basically just a tiny white room with a pile of white blankets. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I had originally planned to make this headboard last year for my room…

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  • gmail email loginWednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:08 am

    I love this headboard, this is what I want but can’t find in store! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!!ReplyCancel

  • lenorakauth@gmail.comFriday, April 5, 2019 - 1:00 pm

    Seems silly but how did you attach to wall? My 1st dyi๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathMonday, April 8, 2019 - 11:30 am

      Not silly at all! I actually didn’t end up attaching mine to the wall because it fit so tightly around my bed frame and between the walls of my small room. You could try a furniture anchor or use a small bracket/corner brace to attach it to the wall or you could attach it to your bed frame depending on what your frame is made out of.ReplyCancel

$13 DIY Faux Marble Countertop

While working on my brotherโ€™s kitchen cabinet makeover, I decided to try out a few other easy fixes that would be renter friendly and see how they went. I know tons of people have used contact paper to cover up ugly countertops but I had never believed it would work well enough to try it….

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  • LexyTuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:50 pm

    I was wondering if that was contact paper! This looks incredible! Glad to hear it’s held up so well! ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathTuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:38 am

      Thank you!! I honestly am SO impressed with it. I’ll probably do it at all future rentals! Ha!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah WilsonTuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:44 pm

    Hello,

    Can you please tell me the Brand and Name/Style of Marble contact paper you used? Love the look!ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathTuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:37 am

      Thank you! It’s linked above under “what you need” for the project! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Erin BrouilletteFriday, March 22, 2019 - 11:58 am

    Do you have any suggestions for cleanly doing a seam? My counter is longer than the 78″ max length role and I am curious if it would peel up and get dirty and/or be really noticeable? Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathTuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:36 am

      I’ve heard from other people that it’s not too bad with the seam. I had to cut mine a little bit so there was a slight seam along the back of the sink and I haven’t had any problems with it peeling up. The noticeability would depend on what kind of contact paper you get and how dark the marbling pattern is. The one that I linked I don’t think would be too noticeable but definitely wouldn’t look seamless. I would suggest trying to make the seam line up with the edge of the sink or a corner of the counter if that’s possible.ReplyCancel

  • AllisonWednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:32 am

    You know what’s really terrible for a renter? Moving into an apartment or home that has covered the counter with contact paper. It stains. It never ever doesn’t have tears with old food worked into the cuts, and it’s paper so all the previous residents’ germs are in there because they’ve cleaned it with something abrasive or at the very least a scrubby side of a sponge. Yes, it’s cheap and looks great at the start, but please don’t leave it behind for the next gal.ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathWednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:30 pm

      Sounds like maybe you’ve had a bad experience with it! Thanks for the concern! Every landlord I have ever had would require that it be removed prior to leaving anyways. So, of course, we plan to remove and clean the counters as any responsible tenant would do. That’s what makes it a great option like removable wallpaper for renters that just want a functional space that also is more their style than the ugly, stained, cut-up counter that was already in the apartment when they moved in! Then they can just remove before they go and leave the landlord with the plain old apartment that they started with! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

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