January 23, 2018

Supplies list:

Stencil (here)

Charcoal Chalk Paint (here)

White Chalk Paint (here)

Sealant (here)

3 Foam Rollers

Small Foam brushes

Small Paint brushes

Painters Tape


If you've never stenciled, here is a detailed tutorial (here). This post is purely tips for stenciling on a floor specifically, and not meant to replace the basic instructions given in the tutorial provided by the stencil company.

1. To create the black and white tile look I was going for, I started with foam rolling 3 coats of white ch...

November 8, 2017

I'd been wanting to put a runner on our stairs ever since River started walking. But since our long-term plan is to remodel the staircase into a more modern look, I knew anything I put onto our stairs would eventually be ripped off during demo. So, the need: a stair runner that costs enough to be worth while, but not enough to make me cry when it gets ripped off. Here was my solution:

Item List:

Runner Pad(s) (linked below)

Runner(s) (linked below)

Carpet Tape


Crown Staple Gun

Air Compressor


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Laura Helmick


Ex Interior Designer turned Mom of two boys. Firm believer that your home should just be a reflection of what you love; people often overthink it.   

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