How to Achieve an Antique, Layered Paint Look

how to achieve an authentic looking antique, layered paint effect - step by step tutorial with easy to follow instructions | maisondepax.com

Looking for that old, chippy painted look?  This tutorial will show you how to achieve an antique, layered effect even on new furniture. If you've followed me for any time at all, you know that I love juxtaposition - the fancy, former-English-teacher (aka super nerdy) word for contrasts. ;)  I like to combine  traditional rugs with unfinished tree trunks for side tables or clean line … [Read more...]

Office Updates

stunning dark teal office with rich wood accents

Someone recently told me that she couldn't believe I had only been in this house seven months because it looked like we had lived here for years (which I think was a compliment ;) )...  But I had to confess that the downstairs is much more put together than the upstairs. When we moved into this house, everything was cream.  Everything.  I've been slowly working my way through the upstairs … [Read more...]

Neutral and Rustic DIY Home Decor Ideas

love these diy neutral and rustic home decor ideas | maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 142 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Wood grain, calming neutrals, a touch of industrial... Today's features are right up my alley. :)  Check them all out and share your recent projects below.  Remember that your links will be shared on all 5 sites. Please follow your dedicated hosts. To see the latest content from us, check out the first 5 links in the link party. Thank … [Read more...]

I love Paris in the… morning.

a darling little breakfast bistro table with Parisian touches | maisondepax.com

Once upon a time there was this girl. And she hated mornings. I mean hated mornings. She was more of a night owl.  ;) But she figured out that with three little children who wake up fairly early and run at eight million miles per hour all day every day that it is seriously beneficial to her health, spiritual well being and - let's face it - sanity if she can wake up before those little … [Read more...]

Bright and Colorful Patterned Crafts

beautiful, bright, and colorful patterned crafts! maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 141 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Y'all know I'm a neutrals girl at heart, but this week's bright and colorful crafts have me seriously rethinking my m.o.!  Check them all out and share your recent projects below.  Remember that your links will be shared on all 5 sites. Please follow your dedicated hosts. To see the latest content from us, check out the first 5 links in … [Read more...]

Chunky Gray Knit Blanket (+ GIVEAWAY)

Gorgeous diy chunky knit blanket in a soft gray wool | maisondepax.com

This post is sponsored by We Are Knitters.  All opinions are my own.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter to win a fabulous prize! I love trying new things...  Seeing new places.  Eating new foods.  Meeting new people.  And, in case you haven't noticed, I love creating things with my own two hands.  There's a rush and thrill - not to mention a beautiful sense of accomplishment and … [Read more...]

Gray and White Girl’s Nursery

I just love this room! Gray and White Girl's Nursery: patterned stencil accent wall and soft gray and white textures create a beautiful, serene space for a little girl | maisondepax.com

A sweet gray and white nursery with a fun accent wall is a beautiful starting point for a room that can grow with the girl. I shared a tutorial for the stenciled accent wall in my daughter's room last week, and - as promised - I wanted to share a fuller look at her room. Since she will be transitioning to a twin bed soon, I wanted to use many of her same things from her nursery at … [Read more...]

Hearty Soup Recipes for Winter

Hearty soup is one of the best and easiest things for dinner on a cold day. These delicious soup recipes will have your meal calendar all set this winter!

Welcome... to week 140 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I love seeing all the incredible talent shared by you all each week!  Thanks to you, my meal calendar is all filled up for these cold winter days. :)  Remember that your links will be shared on all 5 sites. Please follow your dedicated hosts. To see the latest content from us, check out the first 5 links in the link party. Thank … [Read more...]

How to Make a Paper Heart Chain

How to Make a Paper Heart Chain: such a simple decoration for Valentine's Day! These cut paper hearts make a gorgeous and easy banner | maisondepax.com

Learn how to make a paper heart chain with this easy tutorial!  It makes a perfect decoration for Valentine's Day. I know I'm not the only one who watches Downton Abbey... Call it one of my historical-fiction-loving guilty pleasures. But I also know there are plenty of people who are a season or two behind.  So without giving anything away, at the recent wedding of ______ and ______ … [Read more...]

Where the Heart Is (Decorating for Valentine’s Day)

beautiful, neutral living room with gray wingback chairs, natural textures, white fireplace, and a gorgeous wreath

I confess that I live in a constant state of tension.  Creating a beautiful home can sometimes get in the way of creating a beautiful home. And no, that's not a typo. What I mean is that the whole point of a beautiful home is that it contribute to a beautiful life within the home.  And no amount of perfectly placed throw pillows or fancy wreaths or designer furniture actually promises … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Bunting Banner (Free Printable!)

Valentines Banner Printable (square)

10 minute decorating is back!  And this month's theme is one we can all appreciate: love your kitchen.  I actually have kitchen update plans in process, so I took a slightly different spin for today's project and added a little love to our kitchen table area with a printable Valentines bunting. I am actually hosting a little ladies' Valentine's get together for my church soon, so I thought … [Read more...]

Sweet Valentines Treats

Sweet Valentines Treats: With strawberry, raspberries, chocolate, and more, these delicious dessert recipes are perfect for celebrating your loved ones on Valentine's Day!

Welcome... to week 139 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I am SO not ready for it to be February!  But if you're like me (and a little behind on life), tonight's features will get you caught up: all the sweet Valentine's treats you could need to celebrate with your loved ones. :)  Remember that your links will be shared on all 5 sites. Please follow your dedicated hosts. To see the latest … [Read more...]

How to Stencil an Accent Wall

What a gorgeous accent wall! This wall stencil gives the elegant look of wallpaper with a beautiful, lace tile design in gray and white. Just gorgeous for a little girls room yet sophisticated enough for anywhere in the house | maisondepax.com

This post is sponsored by Royal Design Studio.  All opinions are my own. Have you ever received that perfect Christmas or birthday present?  You know the one... something you never would have bought for yourself - or even thought you wanted - but when you take it out of the box and actually use it, you know you were destined for it? That's how I feel about this stenciled wall... I'm … [Read more...]