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Spring Mantel and Photography

Click through for 3 brilliant and time-efficient ways to liven up your home for the season!

Time is valuable.  And there's not nearly enough of it... (Can I get an Amen from any ladies out there?!?!)  If you can empathize, never fear; I've got some incredible suggestions for you today...  A beautiful spring mantel and the world's three easiest ways to decorate for spring. To view the full instructions and tips, CLICK HERE. I'm sharing this tutorial at Love Grows Wild today, so drop in to get all the details on how you can save time and make your home beautiful! In the … [Read more...]

Wall Quotes GIVEAWAY

Enter at maisondepax.com to win $50 to wallquotes.com - adorable vinyl wall quotes and art for your home!

Well, friends, I have some fun news for you today!  I'm so excited to share with you an adorable shop I discovered, Belvedere Designs.  They sell an amazing variety of quotes and vinyl art for your walls. This week, they are celebrating the launch of their new website with a variety of giveaways and free printables... Visit their blog for more party details!  Even better, we get to celebrate here at Maison de Pax by offering a $50 credit to one of you! You can then choose from any of … [Read more...]

Beauty Comes with Age

This stunning carrier made from reclaimed wood holds 6 antique milk bottles and makes the perfect rustic yet elegant piece of decor!

I would love to claim this as my latest DIY project, but I can't... What I can do, though, is tell you that this may be one of my favorite decorative pieces I own. When the wonderful people at Bambeco contacted me to see if I'd like to review one of their products, I had no idea what I would find.  I went to their website, and 30 minutes later, I was still sitting in front of my computer drooling over their gorgeous products. Everything from home decor to gifts to gadgets and … [Read more...]

Exciting News: Boutique Maison de Pax Now Open!

Find gorgeous European photography and other unique home decor at https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaisonDePax

I am so excited to share this with you today, my friends!  I've been mulling over this in my head for some time now, and the logistics have finally come together...  So celebrate with me that Boutique Maison de Pax is now open on Etsy! You all have been so kind and had many questions about much of my European photography that I have shared at times on the blog...  It makes the perfect artwork for almost any home, and I use it all over mine! So I wanted a way to share it with you. … [Read more...]

DIY Mud Room Unit

Who couldn't use more beautiful and functional storage? Don't miss this DIY mud room unit in the laundry room at maisondepax.com

Oh my, this post has been a long time in coming, hasn't it?  I first shared my inspiration for our laundry room makeover last September (yikes!), and I am now ready to reveal the room one corner of the room.  Ha!  But it's a fabulous corner.  Check out our gorgeous new mud room unit: Let's remember where we started when we moved in two years ago. After a little lipstick on our pig, we had a cuter but still-not-very-functional space. Now, we've pulled up the floor, moved the … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Gray Crib Makeover

Want a Pottery Barn style crib without the price? See this tutorial for a stunning crib makeover at maisondepax.com

Am I the only one who sees the irony in the fact that this is my third recent post about baby things (following chalk painted mason jars and diaper cakes for a baby shower), and yet none of them are for my baby who is due in just one month?  In fact, the only post I shared was my general plans for her nursery... The truth?  I haven't shared much about baby girl or her room because I haven't done much.  We're down to a month, and we don't even have a name!  This is so obviously our third … [Read more...]

15 Things to Make This Spring

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I was so happy to guest host the Inspiration Exchange last week.  The talent and creativity were incredible!!  From that party, I easily found 15 fabulous things YOU (and I!!) should try making this spring...  Honestly, it was hard to choose only 15.  Thank you for sharing your amazing projects, and be sure to check out some of these awesome features. Also, the other hostesses will be sharing their features on Fridays throughout the month, so if you don't see your project featured here, or … [Read more...]

How to Make a Diaper Cake

An easy-to-follow tutorial at maisondepax.com to create your own diaper cake; you couldn't have a more beautiful and practical gift for a mother-to-be!

Diaper. cake.  It just sounds kind of gross... doesn't it?  I won't even tell you the funny questions I got from my 3-year-old when I told him I was making a diaper cake.  So. completely. awkward.  And I have to confess that the first time I saw one of these, I thought to myself, "You've got to be kidding me!  That is the biggest waste of time I've ever seen!!"  (I'm really not a very good blogger, am I?  I'm supposed to love all these crafty things... sigh.)  But I have since changed my … [Read more...]

Chalk-Painted Mason Jar Tutorial

Click through for step-by-step instructions to create your own gorgeous painted mason jars!

Well, friends, the adorable personalized wood monogram sign giveaway has ended (the winner will be contacted via email).  But never fear, you can still enjoy these beautiful, handmade, painted Signs by Andrea at a discount exclusive to Maison de Pax readers!  Just use the coupon code PAX15 at checkout.  Hurry, it expires 4/15/14! On to today's project...  My all-time most popular post has been (drumroll please......) these American Flag painted mason jars.  Don't get me wrong, I think they're … [Read more...]

DIY Stairwell Bookcase (from reclaimed wood!)

stairwell bookcase with light sign

Before I do anything else, I want to remind you to enter this fabulous giveaway going on right now.  You can win a gorgeous, personalized, painted sign...  It ends Sunday! This might be my favorite random-yet-brilliant idea so far, especially given that we only had to buy one sheet of 1/4" plywood for the whole project...  Either that or I'm just having way too much fun photographing things in my new attic space - between the skylight and the whitewashed planked ceiling, it's a photographer's … [Read more...]