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Butler’s Pantry Makeover

Gorgeous butlers pantry and kitchen makeover with affordable sources | maisondepax.com

As I shared in my spring home tour (which you can visit here if you like), I have so many room-by-room tours to share with you all. There's nothing like putting your house on the market to make you get it really clean. If you haven't already, be sure to enter to win one of three $100 Kirkland's gift cards being given away on the spring home tour!  And if you'd like to see more of our home, visit this little teaser tour or our full home tour here.  Now that those public service … [Read more...]

Adorable Easter Crafts (M&MJ #98)

Adorable DIY ideas and crafts for yourself, your kids, and your home this Easter!

Welcome... to week 98 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I can't believe Easter is almost here.  With a long winter and an early Easter this year, it has completely snuck up on me... But there is still time to focus on what matters and celebrate our Savior.  And maybe some time for some adorable and fun bunny projects, too! ;)  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 … [Read more...]

Spring Home Tour

Spring decor ideas plus 10 practical ways to freshen up your home for spring | maisondepax.com

Happy Spring!  I know it's been about a million times milder this winter here in Texas than other parts of the world... And I'm still relishing the sunshine and warmth.  I'm sure y'all are, too.  To celebrate, I've joined Jen from Migonis Home and 23 other bloggers to bring you our spring home tours.  Welcome! Since I kind of jumped the gun and shared a little teaser home tour last week in honor of our house being listed (we are moving for my husband's job... exciting and sad all at the … [Read more...]

Teaser Home Tour

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Well friends, the time has come... Maison de Pax is going on the market today. I have so much to show you. I wish you could all come over, have a cup of coffee, and sit on my back porch or stand around my new kitchen island and soak it all in.  We could laugh about the hiccups along the way; you could tell me all your favorite stories about your home. We could make just a few more memories here... But I guess you'll have to grab your cup of joe wherever you are (and you can bet that … [Read more...]

Colorful Spring Sweets (M&MJ #97)

Delightful, colorful treats - perfect for spring! via maisondepax.com #recipe #spring

Welcome... to week 97 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Spring is finally here!!  At least in Texas.  We've had sunshine for the last three days... And it feels glorious.  I hope you're enjoying it, too!  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 … [Read more...]

How to Update an Old Sconce

Awesome $4 update to outdated light fixtures! maisondepax.com

Please tell me I'm not the only one who has something I just walk past every day and choose to ignore. Confession: there was an 8' x 4' hole in our kitchen ceiling for over six months. Gulp... But that's not what I mean.  I mean those little things in your house that bug you, but you simply choose to ignore them.  For me, it was these brown sconces.  They just looked dated and cheap, and they definitely didn't add anything to my eclectic office vibe.  So what's a girl to … [Read more...]

How to Give a New Piece an Antique Look

A simple, step by step process for creating a gorgeous antique look | maisondepax.com

I am humbled and honored by all the encouraging responses from my DIY Trumeau Mirror (tutorial here) I shared last week.  You all are the best!  As promised, here is the tutorial on how I gave this new piece an antique look. This antique paint technique could obviously be used on almost any piece, but I'll be sharing specifically for this project so that you can recreate your own Trumeau mirror if you so desire. The tools I used to create this look: (remember, the piece was … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Treats (M&MJ #96)

Delicious treats perfect for St Patrick's Day! maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 96 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Don't these St. Patrick's Day treats look amazing?!  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 … [Read more...]

Stamped Concrete and Aged Brick Patio

gorgeous stamped concrete and antique brick patio | maisondepax.com

I shared a sneak peek (ok, maybe a little more than a sneak peek) of my back porch when I shared our news about moving.  But today I'm going to share all the details.  What we did and why.  We chose a combination of stamped concrete and aged brick... And I love it. I had every intention of finishing the landscaping and paint and then giving you all a full tour with a new photo shoot... Here's hoping I get that chance.  Right now, though, our back porch is covered in kitchen-renovation … [Read more...]

How to Build a Trumeau Mirror

DIY Trumeau Mirror tutorial: step by step instructions on how to build your own | maisondepax.com

This is one of those projects I've had in my mind's eye for a couple of years... even since I found an old mirror in our attic. The silvering was a little messed up, but I think that just adds character, so I thought an antique looking frame would be best.  And as you know, I have a thing for French design. ;) This was really fun to make, and fortunately, it's easy to customize to your own liking. Now before I give you the step-by-step instructions, I must first apologize … [Read more...]

Spring Inspired DIY Projects (M&MJ #95)

spring inspired diy projects | maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 95 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Who is ready for a little sunshine?!?!  Bring it on, Spring!  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 … [Read more...]

Gray Chalk Paint Coffee and Side Table

Gorgeous, simple gray chalk paint coffee and side table makeover | maisondepax.com #diy #paint

In preparation for the big move, we've been cleaning up and rearranging furniture.  Well, one thing led to another, and last weekend I found myself painting the coffee and side tables from the playroom. As if I needed more things to do. But, honestly, aren't they lovely? If you've been following for some time, you might recognize the side table, which I painted last year and gave a fun, chippy finish.  But for some time now, I've been planning to sell them.  We just didn't need … [Read more...]

The Kitchen… Before

basic plans to facelift a dated kitchen | maisondepax.com

Well, after the big announcement on Monday (you can read it here if you like), I'm going to follow it up with something even more spectacular... Ok, maybe not.  Maybe I'm just going to share pictures of our "before" kitchen.  I thought you might like to know where we were starting and why, just before we put our house on the market, we bothered to give it a facelift. To be honest, it's not terrible.  It's a pretty good size; more counter space would be nice, but it's big enough for … [Read more...]

Awesome DIY Wall Decor (M&MJ #94)

Awesome DIY wall decor projects | maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 94 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Did you catch my earth-shattering announcement yesterday?  If you did, you know why I don't need any more wall decor right  now.  But a girl can admire, right?  These are such great 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 … [Read more...]

Hindsight is 20/20 {and How My World was Turned Upside Down}

gorgeous stamped concrete and antique brick patio | maisondepax.com

We have finally almost finished our back porch renovation.  It's lovely... and useful... and amazing... but that's not what I'm here to share with you today. Today is a bittersweet day.  A day when I show you our beautiful new back porch (which, yes, still needs some paint and plants... but I couldn't wait to share it with you)... and a day when I tell you that we won't be able to enjoy it as we thought. The antiqued brick I carefully selected. The herringbone … [Read more...]