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Super Bowl Party Recipes (M&MJ #90)

These look delicious! And perfect for Superbowl or any big party...

Welcome... to week 90 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Remember, if you're reading this via email or reader, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  And don't forget, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects will be visible on five sites!  If you don't already follow these gals, you can find all our social media links below! Five Heart Home | Pinterest | Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin' DIY on the Cheap | Pinterest | Google … [Read more...]

Black and White Painted Stairs

Totally transformed by paint! Gorgeous, simple black and white painted staircase | maisondepax.com

This has been a long time coming... I was so proud of our ability to complete our attic renovation (especially our whitewashed planked ceiling) within about 6 weeks. While I was 7-8 months pregnant. Now if that doesn't deserve a gold star, I don't know what does. ;) The room was framed, floored, painted, planked, stained, whitewashed, and fitted with an awesome custom bookshelf/stairwell railing made from reclaimed wood.  And the stairwell still looked like this. Actually, … [Read more...]

Chalk Paint Mirror Makeover

One coat chalk paint mirror makeover - no sanding, no top coat! maisondepax.com

When I shared my DIY eucalyptus wreath a few months ago, I received almost as many comments about the mirror it rested on as I did about the wreath itself.  And I know why... The antique window shape, the panes, the crisp white, the hint of bronze peeking through at the worn edges. And the best part?  1 coat of paint. 1 wet rag. 1 gorgeous finish. I started with this beautiful mirror.*  The shape was perfect, but the finish was a bit too heavy for my space.  It had a textured, … [Read more...]

DIY Valentine’s Day Projects (M&MJ #89)

Adorable DIY Valentine's Day projects! maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 89 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! With three boys in the house, I'm not much of a Valentine's Day decorator... but even I can appreciate these adorable DIY projects!  Remember, if you're reading this via email or reader, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  And don't forget, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects will be visible on five sites!  If you don't already follow these gals, you can find all our social … [Read more...]

DIY Planked Gray Chalkboard

Gray chalkboard - so cute! maisondepax.com #diy #tutorial

Chalkboards are nothing new.  I'm still a fan, but I realize that DIY chalkboards have been around for quite some time... but this one I made recently has two fun characteristics: it's planked.  And it's not black. This adorable gray chalkboard (has anyone noticed my gray obsession?!?!) is perfect for a little encouraging message for your loved ones.  Or yourself. ;)  It would also be perfect for menu planning or other lists.  With a little scrap wood and some Country Chic Paint, you can … [Read more...]

Coverless Book Bundles

So pretty! Great idea for old, thrift store books | MaisondePax.com

This is one of those posts I'm almost embarrassed to write... You know, because they're so unbelievably easy that I wonder if you'll just roll your eyes at me? Like my Sharpie pillows... Or the burlap wrapped rosemary trees... Or my no-sew napkins. This, my friends, is just what it looks like: coverless book bundles. Or, in less eloquent terms, books I got for almost nothing at the thrift store and ripped the covers off. And just to pretend this is a more complex or … [Read more...]

Faux Oxidized Metal Finish Tutorial

Turn an old rusty plant stand into a gorgeous side table with this patina tutorial via maisondepax.com #upcycle #diy

If you've been following for a while, you know I love a good trash to treasure... and I love age and patina... even if it's fake.  And today, my friends, I have another easy tutorial for you that hits both those marks.  Do you have any old metal plant stands?  Then you're in luck. I originally shared this tutorial on Love Grows Wild, but after your wonderful response to my faux oxidized copper candlesticks tutorial, I thought you might want to see this one, too.  I started with an old, … [Read more...]

Fresh Recipes for the New Year (M&MJ #88)

Fresh and Beautiful Recipes

Welcome... to week 88 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Am I the only one trying to eat differently this year?  Trying to pretend I didn't eat a few mounds of holiday treats?  Keep reading for some yummy, fresh, healthy meal ideas.  Remember, if you're reading this via email or reader, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  And don't forget, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects will be visible on five sites!  If you don't already follow … [Read more...]

How to Create a Fresh and Cozy Look for the New Year

10 easy ways to bring a fresh and cozy look to your home | maisondepax.com #winter #decor #decorating

The New Year is a time of new beginnings... A chance for a clean, fresh start.  And I, for one, want that same sense of beginning anew to be present in my home.  To remind me of the hope, joy, and peace available each day. After the flurry of Christmas - the decorations, holiday treats, and busy company - our homes need a breather (at least I know mine does!).  So after every Christmas box was back in the attic, I found myself putting a very few finishing touches on my home... keeping it … [Read more...]

Decluttering Tips: 5 Functional Storage Suggestions

Great functional suggestions for organized bookcases and storage | maisondepax.com #organization #declutter

I started the year off with 5 habits to maintain a clutter-free home, and today I'm back with more ideas to kick off the New Year on the right foot.  Speaking of, if you have any suggestions or tips, feel free to join in the fun on social media with the hashtag #happynewyearhappyhome.  I'd love to see your suggestions! Today's suggestions ended up taking on a major theme: bookcases.  I think having proper storage is ESSENTIAL to being able to keep your home organized and your surfaces clear. … [Read more...]

Delicious Chocolate Recipes (M&MJ #87)

Need a chocolate fix? Don't miss these delicious chocolate recipes! maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 87 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Happy New Year!  Welcome back.  Remember, if you're reading this via email or reader, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  And don't forget, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects will be visible on five sites!  If you don't already follow these gals, you can find all our social media links below! Five Heart Home | Pinterest | Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Bloglovin' DIY on … [Read more...]

Decluttering Tips: 5 Habits for Your Home

Brilliant! Simple, do-able ideas to keep a home free of clutter | maisondepax.com #organize #tips #declutter

New Year's Resolutions...  I'm only 5 days late (did anyone else feel like the holidays stretched out until yesterday?), but that delay has given me plenty of time to think about these things we commit to doing.  You know, the ones we are determined to accomplish: weight loss, cleaning, and a million other habits... but we simply can't sustain them.  Don't get me wrong, I love a good commitment and challenge, but I think there is also something to be said for needing ways to sustain and complete … [Read more...]

The Best of Maison de Pax 2014

So many fabulous diy projects and ideas! best of maisondepax.com 2014

Is it really almost 2015?  I can't believe it...  This little project of mine has grown exponentially in this last year, and I have YOU ALL to thank.  I can't believe how much encouragement and sharing has gone on, and I am humbled.  In case you are a recent addition to the family or you simply missed something this past year, I've collected all my top posts from 2014.  All in one place. In January, I shared updates to my office, including tips for choosing the right paint color and how … [Read more...]

Christmas Lights at Night {a home tour}

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

I just LOVE twinkling Christmas lights.  As I shared in my Christmas home tour, I cannot get enough of them this time of year.  It's like I have to drink deeply enough to last me until the next holiday season... So I need them.  In.  Every.  Room. And I so enjoy them in the dark that I thought I'd offer you all a glimpse of what I see in my home.  Let me start by saying that I am NOT a photography expert, and I've never photographed Christmas lights at night.  This was all a grand … [Read more...]

Painted Burlap and Craft Paper Gifts

Brilliant! Painted burlap, craft paper, and wood tags make beautiful gift wrap for any occasion | via maisondepax.com

Yes, my friends, I have yet another gift wrap post for you today... I hope you aren't getting tired of them yet.  We've just been having way too much fun wrapping gifts at my house this year.  I'll spare you the ones my children painted...  Let's just say red and green together make brown.  Smeared all over craft paper.  But a happy 2 and 4 year old working hard to make things for other people makes one happy and proud mama.  But I digress... Today I'm sharing two beautiful looks I … [Read more...]