Gray and White and Marble Kitchen Reveal

Two-toned gray and white cabinets, marble subway tile, Carrara countertops, a big farmhouse sink, and brass hardware give this kitchen a classic yet modern look.

Two-toned gray and white cabinets, marble subway tile, Carrara countertops, a big farmhouse sink, and brass hardware give this marble kitchen a classic yet modern look. ______________ A special thanks to Wayfair and Moen for providing products for this space! As a mom of three littles ones who recently celebrated Christmas, trust me when I say that I know the meaning of anticipation.  They … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Organizing Kids’ Closets

No matter the size of the closet (or the number of kids sharing it), these tips will help you create a system that will enable your kids to keep their own spaces organized so you don't have to keep organizing kids' closets over and over again.

No matter the size of the closet (or the number of kids sharing it), these tips will help you create a system that will enable your kids to keep their own spaces organized so you don't have to keep organizing kids' closets over and over again. _______________ Before I begin today, let me tell you that I am NOT one of those color-coded people.  My closets and files are not always pretty to look … [Read more...]

The Best DIY Projects and Decorating Tips of 2016

So many fabulous diy projects, decorating ideas, and home decor! best of maisondepax.com 2016

As I said on January 1 when I shared my favorite cozy blankets this season to enjoy this winter, I cannot believe a new year is upon us again.  Before we blaze ahead to 2017, though, I wanted to take a moment to recognize the top 10 posts of 2016, and I'm so glad to be joining a group of other amazing DIY and home decor bloggers to do the same.  If you want to find THE BEST of THE BEST diy … [Read more...]

Chic Modern Cabinet Hardware

Chic Modern Cabinet Hardware: gorgeous knobs and cabinet pulls at a variety of prices - you'll be surprised how affordable some are!

Looking for modern cabinet hardware?  These silver and brass options would look beautiful in any space. Whether your style is farmhouse, modern, or traditional, these chic knobs and pulls will make your space sophisticated and lovely. ______________ I've had a sink and faucets sitting in my garage for months.  I've had tile picked out almost as long... And I knew what countertops I wanted years … [Read more...]

Affordable Modern Farmhouse Sconces

Affordable Modern Farmhouse Sconces: Swing arm wall lamps, rustic modern metal and glass sconces... Perfect for bedside, kitchen, office, anywhere!

Bring that farmhouse chic look into your home with these excellent online sources for affordable modern farmhouse sconces: use them for bedside lamps, kitchen lighting, bathrooms sconces, and more! ______________________ I get questions all the time about the accordion sconces I put in my sons' room as bedside table lamps.  Unfortunately, those are only available from time to time, but since I … [Read more...]

20 Gorgeous Neutral Rugs

20 gorgeous neutral rugs! From traditional to modern, these neutral rugs are a great complement to any space. Bring in texture and beauty with one of these great finds.

There are so many gorgeous neutral rugs available online... So soften your space with one of these neutral toned area rugs.  _____________ In my recent fall home tour, I got a particular number of readers commenting on the amount of texture and variety despite my rather neutral color choices (which, for the record, was exactly what I was going for... yippee!).  I just love neutrals, especially … [Read more...]

Rustic, Feminine, Neutral Little Girl Room with Daybed

Elegant, neutral little girl room with wood tones and a stenciled accent wall: A gray-washed trundle bed provides the perfect anchor for a gorgeous, neutral yet feminine little girl's room.

A gray-washed trundle bed provides the perfect anchor for a gorgeous, rustic, feminine, neutral little girl's room. This post is sponsored by hayneedle.  All opinions are my own. __________________ I can't believe my daughter turned two this summer.  It's not as if it was a surprise (we did, after all, know when it was coming)... but it still came as a bit of a shock to me.  We packed away … [Read more...]

Best Tools for DIY Painting

Painting is one of the easiest DIY projects... But the right tools makes all the difference! Find out all the must have tools for professional looking DIY paint jobs!

Painting is one of the easiest DIY projects... But the right tools make all the difference.  Find out all the must-have tools for professional looking DIY painting! _____________ I think paint is probably my all-time favorite DIY resource.  With the right tools, you can paint practically anything... And it's often one of the most cost-effective transformation options, too.  Mr. Pax sometimes … [Read more...]

How to Hang a Plug In Chandelier

How to hang a plug in chandelier: gorgeous wood bead chandelier in front of a stenciled accent wall

Want a chandelier but don't have an electrical socket there?  No problem! Learn how to hang a plug in chandelier. __________________ I think light fixtures are like the jewelry of a room; they accent, polish, and bring elegance to a space.  (On a slightly related note, I think my jewelry is getting lonely... I may just have to break it out with my yoga pants and t-shirts. ;) ) And there are … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids to do Laundry

laundry time saving tip: teach your kids to do their own! Simple tips to teach young children to do their own laundry...

Want to know a HUGE laundry time saver?  Find out why it's worth it and how to teach kids to do laundry at a young age... ______________ I grew up with three brothers, and one of my favorite things my mother ever said was "The more children I had, the more convinced I was that I knew nothing about parenting." Let that soak in for a moment... Honestly, she was (and is!) an amazing mother, … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Closet into a Mudroom

How to turn closet into mudroom: What an adorable space! Baskets and hooks turn a closet under the stairs into a functional mudroom space for a family.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Liberty Hardware. All opinions are 100% mine. Find out how to to turn a closet into a mudroom with a few simple steps. ___________ Sometimes I think I am my own worst enemy... I hate clutter. I can't stand mess. I twitch at the thought of disorganized chaos. But - and here's the problem - I am not a fan of detest organizing. I'll let … [Read more...]

DIY Gel Stain Cabinets (No heavy sanding or stripping!)

How to use gel stain: maintain wood grain and update a bathroom with orange oak into a modern, sleek space with no stripping or sanding!

Breathe new life into tired, outdated cabinets with this step-by-step, affordable tutorial for updating cabinets with gel stain.  Keep the wood-grain look of stained cabinetry without the work of heavy sanding or stripping!   Y'all.  I'm SO excited today to introduce one of my oldest friends.  Vanessa and I met on the first day of college when we were both just 17.  Like me, she has three … [Read more...]

Best Building Tools for DIYers

The Best Building Tools for DIY-ers | perfect for all skill levels, every DIYer will want to add these tools to their list... includes budget options!

Find out the best building tools for DIY-ers.  Beginner to advanced, you'll want all these tools for your next DIY project! _____________ My high school chemistry teacher was from Minnesota.  To her Texas students, that might as well have been the North Pole.  I still remember her waving away our incredulity about temperatures 20° below zero with her matter of fact tone and mid-Western accent: … [Read more...]

Fireplace with Built Ins Inspiration

gorgeous white fireplace mantel

Inspiration and plans for creating a fireplace with built ins... ________________ Last summer when we moved into our house, I knew that the flooring and the fireplace were top on my list to change.  (You can see how we changed the floors here.) I love the concept of a four-sided fireplace, but the stark black metal box (and its bronze decorative painting) was not my style.  Plus, the … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Hard Wire Light Fixture into a Plug In

antique bed, vintage accordion sconce, shiplap walls, vintage school desk as bedside table... LOVE this little vintage bedroom!

Do you have a sconce or ceiling light fixture but no electrical receptacle for it?  See below how to convert any light fixture from a hard wire into a plug in so you can use it anywhere! _____________ Months ago I came across these gorgeous, vintage looking, industrial accordion sconces, and I knew they would be perfect in my son's room, especially on the DIY plank wall we recently … [Read more...]