Spring Vignette & Striped Mirror Update

Spring Vignette and Striped Mirror Update via thegoldensycamore.com

I’m so glad spring is here!  I feel like I’m constantly saying that, but it’s true!  I feel so much more energetic, ambitious, and alive with all this sunshine and warm weather.  And by warm weather, I mean 40s and 50s.  In a few weeks that won’t sound warm at all, but I’ll take it […]

DIY No Sew Drop Cloth Curtains

DIY No Sew Drop Cloth Curtains

You may know by now that I kinda sorta hate sewing.  I do it if I really have to, but you better believe it’s never more than straight lines!  So, when it came time to make the curtains for my daughter’s room, I really didn’t want to sew them.  I started pursuing Pinterest and found […]

Big Girl Bedroom – Curtains

Big Girl Bedroom Drop Cloth Curtains

With the ongoing renovations in the basement, I’ve been craving a project with a little more instant gratification.  We tore the carpet out and painted my daughter’s bedroom shortly after we moved in, but haven’t done much to it since that, so it was the perfect project for me.  I wanted to give the room […]

The Bathroom Has Walls!

The walls are up in the bathroom!

Hi guys!  I just wanted to stop in with a quick update on our basement bathroom renovation.  We finally have walls!  When those pieces of drywall went up it suddenly got really real!  No turning back now, right? We are going to try to work on making some sort of contraption to cover the window […]

DIY Gold Polka Dot Wall

DIY gold polka dot wall - thegoldensycamore.com

Hi guys!  I’m finally back with an actual project!  You know, something that I did and now I’m going to show you how I did it.  Remember those posts?  Yeah, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it?  I’m finally starting to feel like myself again.  The spring weather is breaking through and I’m finally finding the inspiration I need to work on some projects!  It feels good to be “back”!

DIY gold polka dot wall - thegoldensycamore.com

We’ve been working on our basement lately, which doesn’t provide many pretty pictures (yet!) and I’ve been itching to work on something pretty.  So, I decided to spruce up our oldest daughter’s bedroom.  Her room really wasn’t in bad shape, it just lacked personality […]

Classic Cottage Bathroom Design

Classic Cottage Bathroom Mood Board - thegoldensycamore.com

We’re getting along on our bathroom update.  Slowly, but surely!

We have been doing a lot of plotting and scheming these past few weeks.  Working out ideas in our heads.  Figuring out which of our million ideas will work and which won’t.  This is literally the most difficult design project I’ve ever worked on.  Not only are we totally starting from scratch, but our bathroom is in the basement.  Which means concrete floors and low ceilings.  The concrete floors aren’t such a big deal except for the whole plumbing issue.  We had to open up the floor to add plumbing for the new tub.  Now that the plumbing is done, we don’t have to worry about the floors anymore.

But we do still have to worry about those pesky ceilings.  We have a fun idea planned for the bonus room/playroom area, but it’s not something that will work for the bathroom.  So, low ceilings mean figuring out how to make them look nice without doing a drop ceiling.  A low ceiling also means having to figure out doors because regular sized doors won’t fit, they’re too tall!

Classic Cottage Bathroom Mood Board - thegoldensycamore.com  […]

How to Love your Home

How to Love your Home

Last week I shared a bit about how I’ve been having a hard time being happy with what I have.  And as a result, I’ve gotten a bit of design paralysis.  I know everyone has moments like these, but when I’m in the middle of them, I feel like I’m all alone.  And the worst person ever for not being happy with what I have.

I’ve got some pretty awesome readers and bloggy friends that helped me out of my little hole.  You all made me realize that I’m not alone and that it’s just a phase that will eventually pass.

How to Love your Home

And it currently is passing.  At least a little.

This week I’ve been able to see my home in a different way.  I’m focusing on […]

Basement Progress : Ripping Down and Building Up

Basement demo

So, I showed you my messy basement a couple weeks ago and I thought I’d give you a little progress report on how it has changed.  It’s still a total mess.  Maybe even more so now because we’ve started renovating.  But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  And that’s what matters!  I actually have been starting to paint a couple pieces of furniture, too, to help with the clutter.  Which makes me happy on two fronts – gets rid of clutter and I get to paint!  One of my favorite things to do!  :)

Basement before ripping walls down

(Office area before demo)

To be honest, I wasn’t going to show you these pictures.  I was going to wait until […]

Merry & Bright Free Printable

Merry and Bright Free Printable

Last week I posted a sneak peek of my Merry & Bright printable in my Christmas home tour.  And today I’m sharing the free download with my awesome readers!

Merry and Bright Free Printable

I kind of feel like my style this Christmas was a little bit hodge podge-y, but it all kind of worked together.  There was a bit of sophistication, glitz and glam, homemade goodness, and this specific area is a mixture of […]

DIY Christmas Reindeer & 8 DIY Reindeer Silhouettes

DIY Christmas Reindeer

Hi guys!  I’m back with my second post of the day!  Crazy, right?  ;)  This is such an easy craft, it will only takes a few minutes.  You could even have the kiddos help!

DIY Christmas Reindeer

Here’s how to make this little gal […]

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