PAINT your Backsplash! {Sawdust and Embryos}

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Hey guys!! It’s me, Beth (from Sawdust and Embryos) once again! Did ya miss me? I’m guessing not, since you follow my blog too! hehe… right? So listen… there’s an epic problem going on in our country, and it’s called: THE NAKED BACKSPLASH. Is your backsplash in the buff like mine was? Just a plain painted wall? It might be because tile is too expensive. Or maybe you can’t find tile in the colors you want. Or maybe you … [Read more...]

Girl’s room ideas {Makeover reveal #1}

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I’ve been working on my girls’ room for six months. Okay that’s a lie. I’ve been working on it for over a year. {Shhhh, don’t t tell them that this isn’t normal}. They are used to living a disheveled life with their mattresses on the floor. When we moved in to our new house three years ago, I had just bought bunk beds. Well, the girls’ room has angled ceilings, and we couldn’t use the beds stacked. I sold them in February … [Read more...]

Entryway Makeover Reveal!!

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Ok peeps, first of all, I hope you had a great weekend. I have been sicker than a dog. I have one. bad. cough. Yuck! I heard that whooping cough is going around in Utah, and I hope I don’t have it. I Googled it {BAD IDEA}. Now, I’ve got myself diagnosed with all sorts of BAAAAD viruses. The good thing is that I got to hang in my jammies all weekend. Ok, ok, I hang in my jammies 75% of my life anyway, but who’s keeping … [Read more...]

How to paint a floor {and what NOT to do}.

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You may already be thinking, “WHY would someone PAINT a floor?!?” Well, there are a lot of reasons why I decided this was the perfect decision for this space. Listen up before you prejudge. #1: The floor was damaged by the front door. It had been scratched and worn down by faulty weather stripping. {Yes we fixed this so that it won’t happen again.} #2: There are five doors in this space that wouldn’t allow a real rug. If … [Read more...]

Entryway Decor {evolution}

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My entry way has been a work in progress for years. In fact, I did an entire series on the entryway makeover in 2010 {yep, it takes THAT long sometimes to get our ducks in a row around here.}   To check out the first entryway makeover series, check out entry way makeover part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. Then two years passed and other projects were higher on the priority list! Don’t worry, we are always busy … [Read more...]

DIY Chevron Ikat Artwork Tutorial

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Happy Sweltering Summer ATT Readers! It’s me, Beth again from Sawdust and Embryos, back with another tutorial! …In hopes of stirring up some widespread creativity to help get you through the dog days of summer! Creating is like caffeine for my soul! You too? I knew it!So ok… I stumbled (almost literally) into this little vintage industrial-ish mini-table and chairs for 5 bones on one of my thrifting adventures. And it was … [Read more...]

Window Valance Color {vote for your favorite!}

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Photoshop is my best friend and sometimes when I can’t decide which color to paint something, I simply just check out my different options in Photoshop. I told you that I finally chose the fabric for my new curtains the other day, but now I need to decide which color to paint my window valance.{The hubby and I made the valance for about $30.00 by the way!} I am raising the valance to the ceiling also, but it was easier to … [Read more...]

Gallery wall installation complete!

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I know I posted about my gallery wall design after I designed it in Photoshop, and I’m proud to say that it is finally done! I changed my mind on a few things as the process unfolded and, for me, that is just part of the design process. I probably drive my hubby NUTSO with my wishy washy behavior, but it takes time to get things just right! And sometimes things just don’t turn out exactly as your vision, no worries, that … [Read more...]

Upholstering a bench is EASY

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I promised you it was easy, and I was not kidding. I upholstered this bench in less than 20 minutes. {Well, except that I couldn’t find my staple gun and that took five minutes more than it should have!!} I’m an idiot like that…I don’t ever put things away!!! Remember when I showed you this FUN colorful IKAT fabric!?!? I couldn’t wait to reupholster this bench with it! I bought the bench at DownEast Home (one of my … [Read more...]

Living Room Transformation review!

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When we bought our house almost THREE years ago, the house was very neutral and BOR-RING! So, we have been adding pizzaz and character ever since! The pictures below, demonstrate our journey of this process! In the picture above, you will see colored arrows that point to the part of the room that needed love and attention. Pink: the wall to the left of the mantle needed LOVE, and the room needed color! Yellow: The … [Read more...]