MAKEOVERS

  • FRONT ENTRY MAKEOVER

    Hello friends!  I don’t know about all of you, but I’m thinking about what kind of year I want 2017, and what I want to get accomplish.  Much of what I want to get done for my house is more or less “finishing” rooms and spaces in my house.  Some are big projects, and some […] Read more…

  • EMERALD GREEN HALL CLOSET MAKEOVER

    Hello friends!  I hope your 2017 is off to a great start!  In the spirit of giving the new year a fresh start, I took on a hall closet makeover.  It was in pretty rough shape (see the ‘before’ picture below).  I don’t know if I’m just excited about what’s to come this year, or […] Read more…

DIY

  • METAL TOOL CHEST MAKEOVER

    Hello friends!  As promised, here is the skinny on how I DIY’ed my hand-me-down metal tool chests, metal cart, and vintage tool boxes.  They were part of my recent garage makeover for the One Room Challenge. Here is what they look like now… Here is what “the before” looked like… I bought two small tool […] Read more…

  • MIDCENTURY MODERN BENCH TUTORIAL

    Hello all!  I’m sorry it’s been so long since last posting.  I’ve been hard at work getting my garage makeover wrapped up and I’m excited that I only have a few little things to do and then it’s done.  Funny thing is that it felt like I wasn’t making any progress for weeks.  Then suddenly […] Read more…

  • FAVORITE BLACK AND WHITE PAINTS

    Hello friends!  If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’ve been trying out white paints for a couple projects here at The Striped House.  Choosing paint colors it HARD.  I love so many colors out there, but I’m especially picky about my blacks and whites.  And if you have followed The Striped House […] Read more…

  • FAVORITE METALLIC GOLD SPRAY PAINT

    Hello friends and Happy Labor Day! Keeping with my theme of “Favorites” lately, I’m here to share my latest find.  And it’s a good one!  Have you ever bought and tried a metallic spray paint only to be disappointed with how the finish turned out?  *raising both hands*  I kept reading about other bloggers singing […] Read more…

DECOR

  • FAVORITE PAINT TOOLS

    Hello!  This post is one that I’ve wanted to do for some time.  If you know me, I’m always painting.  Off the top of my head, I can list 10 different paints or primers that I’ve bought in the last 4 months.  And I still have 3 more rooms to paint!!!  So here are my […] Read more…

  • MODERN TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR

    Happy Holidays everyone! It’s that most wonderful time of year where everyone can unleash their inner decorating persona, go a little overboard – and it’s totally acceptable!  I’m always excited to see how other bloggers decorated their homes for Christmas.  Years ago, pre-The Striped House, I would become blissfully sucked in to blog hops where […] Read more…

OTHER GOODNESS

  • BEST OF THE STRIPED HOUSE 2016

    Happy New Years Eve everyone! I love celebrating the New Year.  It’s a fresh start.  An incentive to reach your goals and make your dreams, however big or small, come true.  Fun fact about me:  Futuristic is my #3 strength according to StrengthFinders.  So I’m pretty much always in a state of looking forward, and […] Read more…

  • Best of The Striped House 2015

    Happy Holidays! Before I forget again, The Striped House is finally on Facebook and Twitter – follow along! I always like this week between Christmas and New Year’s and how it gets me pumped up for resolutions and goals for the coming year.  I even got a pretty new planner to help me get my thoughts […] Read more…