Front Door Refresh

Charcoal Painted Front Door - The Inspired Room

A few weeks ago we noticed our door needed a fresh coat of paint. Between the dogs and all the traffic in and out, the paint was getting a little beat up. For the past year or so, we had been entertaining the idea of softening the front door color. Now that our paint colors are starting to flow better and we have a more clear direction for the overall color scheme of our home, the black just seemed a little harsh.

Coastal Entry

I love black doors, but since I had been questioning whether or not it felt too harsh in my house for so long, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to try a softer tone! Since we had plenty of our kitchen cabinet paint (Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal) and we knew it worked great in our overall color scheme, we thought we might as well start there! It was worth a try.

Dark Gray Painted Front Door - The Inspired Room

Turns out, we love it! See the difference? I only wish I hadn’t waited so long to try it!

My Small Backyard Deck Makeover {Before & After}

Pretty Small Deck

I t  seems like every summer I do a little sprucing up of both my front porch and back deck. Both are very small spaces (the deck is especially tiny), but roomy enough to use and enjoy. Both are pretty visible from the house, the front porch is where … ** Read more **

Another Swine Bites the Dust {Laundry Room Refresh}

Laundry Room Progress - White Paint

Ladies. I am pleased to announce that swine has been eliminated from the walls of one more room in my house. Our laundry room has been pretty much neglected (in the design department, not in the amount of laundry that has been done here) since we … ** Read more **

Raised Garden Bed Inspiration

Raised Vegetable Garden

BHG I love the look of raised garden beds. They add such a charming layer and help to define the different zones in a yard. There are so many lovely ways to create these raised garden beds, whether it's with wood, metal troughs, stone, bricks...the … ** Read more **

DIY Reclaimed Barrel Lamp & Wire Cage Lampshade

DIY Barrel Lamp-The Inspired Room

This post was created in a partnership with The Home Depot I made a lamp! I'm no longer a one hit lamp wonder. I found this small fun vintage wine barrel at a flea market for $14. Armed with the challenge to make a lamp inspired by this DIY … ** Read more **

A Little Garden Update: In the Backyard

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Iplanted a little garden in a few whiskey barrels a couple of months ago. Since I promised to check back in and haven't for awhile, I thought I would give you a quick update.  I planted some strawberries for the first time in two of the barrels and … ** Read more **