Happy Monday everyone! Today I’m participating in a blog swap where different DIY and home decor bloggers “swap” blogs for the day and post on each other’s sites, sharing a little about themselves and their projects. How fun is that?! Today, the beautiful and talented Beth from Unskinny Boppy is here, sharing some of her most popular and favorite projects. You’re definitely going to want to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy browsing through not only these projects, but also her entire site. You’re definitely going to feel inspired!
Without further adieu, meet Beth!
Hey guys! I am SO excited to be a guest on Katie’s blog today.
First off, let me give you a little background on me- I’m Beth from Birmingham, Alabama. I’ve been sharing my home and DIY projects for over a decade at my blog, Unskinny Boppy. When one of our mutual friends (holla at Stacy!) suggested we kick it old-school style and join together for a blog swap, I was all in. Sharing fun ideas with other like-minded folks is the thing I love most about blogging, so I’m excited to share some of my DIY and design ideas with you today.
Since Katie is addicted to DIY, I’m gonna assume you guys are, too? If so, we’re gonna get along just fine.
One of my most repinned DIY projects was this HUGE wooden star made from reclaimed wood. When I say huge, I mean HUGE. This sucker is 4 feet wide from point-to-point! Inside the post, you’ll find a plan with measurements so you can make one just like it. Click here to see how to DIY a Giant Wooden Star.
We originally created this star to decorate a Christmas mantel, but now it hangs upstairs in my attic-turned-playroom and office space.
Which brings me to my favorite room makeovers! When we moved into our house, our attic was just a big empty shell, but I could see the potential instantly. This room is now my home office and the kid’s playroom area. Typically it’s a dumping ground for toys, but here are some pics when it was actually cleaned up. You can see that the giant wooden star found a new home in this space… Click here to see the attic renovation before and after.
My favorite part of this room is the book nook we carved out in the back corner. We installed a laundry chute so my son could toss his dirty clothes directly into the laundry room, and to conceal the chute we built a bench seat and a set of bookcases that is the perfect book nook right under the eaves of the attic. Click here to read all about the attic book nook.
When I saw that Katie has a garden bench made from an old Chevrolet tailgate I knew we were kindred spirits because I, too, like to decorate with tailgates. Here is my son’s bathroom makeover featuring a vintage Ford tailgate on the wall. Shoutout to all my tailgate loving gals! Click here to see the boy’s bathroom makeover.
As I type this post, I’m sitting on my back porch enjoying a glorious spring day in central Alabama. This back porch is my latest project and my new favorite place in our house. For years our back porch has been sitting empty, all sad and forlorn, until I finally got the urge to decorate it this month.
So, after a few coats of paint and a new swinging day bed… this is what it looks like today! Click here to read all about the back porch makeover.
I hope these posts that I’ve shared will give you guys a taste of my decorating style. If you like what you see, I’d be honored if you would stop by my blog and look through my archives to see if there are any other rooms you would like to pin. I’d also be super stoked if you wanted to be my friend on social media or join my e-mail list.
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Thanks for joining me today! Happy decorating and DIYing, y’all!