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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

Arrow Table

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...]

DIY “Perfection” Clocks

diy clocks sign

I love a bunch of old dried lavender, but I'm not usually drawn to purple otherwise. Despite that, I was excited about the challenge this past month from Country Chic Paint to create a project using a sample sized jar of their color Perfection. And with a name like that, how can you go wrong?! And though I'm planning these as gifts because, like I said, I don't have any other purple in my home, I had so much fun photographing them in my new attic space. I love the bold, smooth, purple … [Read more...]

The Inspiration Exchange Party

MdP three post collage

I am so excited to be guest hosting the Inspiration Exchange this week!  Those of you who know me probably aren't surprised that I couldn't stay away from parties for long... I'm way too social! :)  I really am honored to be guest hosting with these amazingly talented and creative gals, and I have found this party to be filled with tremendous beauty and inspiration - I hope you are able to bring and find some of each! Spring Kitchen Nook 5 Tips for Getting the Look for Less Craft … [Read more...]

Bookcase Styling with Signs by Andrea + GIVEAWAY

bookshelf styling and giveaway

Disclosure: I was compensated for this review, but as usual, all opinions are my own! Do y'all remember those fabulous bookcases Mr. Pax built last summer?  And my promise that I would style them soon?  Well... I am now confessing that 9 months later, everything is still exactly the same.  Almost everything.  I have an adorable new addition that I can't wait to share with you.  Even better, YOU yes YOU have the opportunity to win one of your own amazing personalized signs by Signs by … [Read more...]