Monday, April 1, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
Shiplap is filling homes across the country. I recently saw a home that updated an office with shiplap. Adorable and affordable! Love that! AND LOVE Chip and Joanna Gaines for bringing this neutral wall covering to our attention. Shiplap can give you a beautiful feature wall without having to choose an accent color you may not be too crazy about in a few months. If done wisely, it doesn't have to be expensive either. Here is what you will need to create your own shiplap without breaking the bank.
What You'll Need:
nail gun and nails
compound miter saw
1/8 inch tile spacers
250 grit sandpaper
paint (with primer included)
NTS: (Note to Self) Did you know that Lowe's and Home Depot will cut your plywood into planks if you don't have the tools at home?
Step 1: Prep Your Planks
Measure the wall you plan to shiplap and make sure you get enough plywood to cover the wall. 6 inch planks ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 / by Amber Tice
I love what I do. I love the people that I meet along the way. I love seeing their families grow on social media, and through snail mail. My life is so much fuller now that I have learned how to open up (just a little bit) to people. I never used to be open with others that I didn’t know well. I rarely gave people a chance. As a result I have few friends (which isn’t a bad thing), and spend a lot of my free time by myself. I make these choices daily, and to some extent I am still that same person deep down who likes her “alone time.” However, there is definately something to be said for opening up and showing someone a little kindness. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to show affection, or love for others. I just felt awkward about it (and still do) and so I taught myself how to distance myself from those uncomfortable moments.
What I have learned over the past 16 months is how to reach out to people to let them k ...