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DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

Make a Faux Cowhide Rug for Under $50

I seriously used to DESPISE cowhide rugs, but somehow they slowly knocked at my brain until I started liking them just a little bit. Then, I kept seeing them in home decor spaces that I loved, and my like for them grew into love. Now, I simply couldn’t wait to have one for our sitting room that I’m working on! I don’t know – there’s just something about throwing in a modern & unexpected element into a room that I just think is so very fun. A cowhide rug in a formal sitting room says “this room isn’t as serious as it looks“!

As much as I would have loved to run to the store and buy a real cowhide rug, our “dual-self-employed income” doesn’t justify that right now. I’ve got to be super thrifty and creative these days to get the looks that I’m dreaming about enter our current reality. When I saw some realistic looking cow fabric online and read some reviews on it, I had an idea to make a fake cowhide rug just for kicks and see how it turned out. I did just that, and I totally love the result! This fabric is fantastic, and the rug looks really cute. Let me share with you how I made a faux cowhide rug for our sitting room for less than 50 dollars and in under an hour.Continue reading

DIY Home Decor

Mood Board: Modern French Country Glam Formal Sitting Room

Don’t you think it’s nice to have a retreat in your home? Just a pretty little corner or a room that’s NOT kid-friendly? In our Garage House, we didn’t have a room that was solely for adults. In Our DIY House, I wanted to save our front sitting room as a special project for me – a beautiful little retreat that I could decorate with white and glass and non-kiddish things. This is also going to be a super duper feminine room. Sorry, Hubs – there’s going to be pink in here!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been slowly chipping away at this room and that my mom just finished reupholstering a stunning pair of vintage chairs I’ve had for almost a year. My goal this Spring is to complete decorating this room. Meet my “modern french country glam sitting room” mood board:Continue reading

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