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A Beginner’s Guide to Wallpapering

wallpaper A few weekends ago I had my first experience with wallpapering (those of you who follow me on Instagram stories may have seen some behind-the-scenes action). Sarah and Emmett had already warned us about their first experience putting up wallpaper in their hallway from their Ohio home. Good or bad, I am somewhat OCD and can be a perfectionist when it comes to house projects. Dan is wonderful when it comes to helping out with projects, but (bless his heart) does not have the eye for detail that I have. So, we enlisted the help of his father who has lots of experience wallpapering in his home. Quite honestly, I went into the weekend thinking I was going to steer clear of the nursery while those two worked on the project (mainly so I wouldn’t be a pest and freak out if something went terribly wrong). However, as it turned out, I worked alongside my father-in-law to complete most of the room and pleasantly surprised myself at how much I enjoyed it. For those of you who are as intimidated by wallpaper as I was, I am going to do my best to break it down step-by-step to make your lives much easier (if and when you decide to tackle a DIY wallpaper install). I apologize in advance for the quality of some of these images: since I was knee-deep in wallpapering, I was only able to grab a few quick in-process shots on my iPhone.

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DIY Citronella Candles
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DIY Citronella Candles

With the backyard being finished, we’re serious about enjoying it. We’ve been spending a TON of time outside grilling, hanging, relaxing, and soaking up every last bit of summertime. I love being outside, but there’s one thing that instantly puts me in…

Chic Cornhole Set
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DIY Cornhole Set (with Free Pattern Downloads!)

Given we just finished our backyard, I’m pretty pumped that we can fully take advantage of the space and entertain before it’s too late this season. With that comes barbecues, cold beverages, fires, and yard games. Growing up in Kentuckiana, I’ve…

Custom Stucco Seating DIY
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Custom Outdoor Seating DIY

Lots of people are asking how we built the custom outdoor sofa. I’m not going to lie… Emmett and I weren’t exactly sure how it was going to turn out because we’ve never built anything like this before, but I…

Paver Patio DIY
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How to Install A Custom Paver Patio

To kick off the second day of Backyard Week, I’m bringing you everything you need to know about installing a paver patio… the good, the bad- and the ugly. Trust me when I say you can save a TON of…