Vintage Fan Makeover

Painted Vintage Fan Makeover-2

Right when he arrived in Florida my husband started scoping out the thrift/antique/junk scene for me. He truly is a man after my own heart. When I arrived a week or so later he greeted me with the best welcome gift I could have asked for, a vintage fan! I had been searching for one for a while but they can be hard to find in good condition and not completely over priced. While I loved the gesture … [Read more...]

Managing Toy Organization Without a Playroom – The Struggle Is Real

Wrangling Toys in the Living Room-2

This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Taming the toy clutter when you have a three year old is no joke. I've been wondering if toy organization was even a real thing. I remember when P was first born and people would tell me "oh, babies don't need anything except for milk and diapers." Sure that's true - but if you want to survive and maybe even get a little sleep you … [Read more...]

Summer Home Tour

Making Home Base Summer Home Tour

Hi! Welcome to my Summer Home Tour! I'm so happy to be sharing a glimpse into our new home (finally)! When Marty from A Stroll Thru Life asked me to join her, and 28 other bloggers to share our summer home tours I was beyond thrilled. I thought this would be the perfect time to show you how the new place is coming along in here Florida. If you are popping in from Our Southern Home, welcome! … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Holiday Home Tour

Hi there! Welcome friends to the my holiday home tour! I'm so happy to have been asked by my friend Jen Migonis to open my home this holiday season! Throughout this entire week, talented bloggers are ready to inspire by sharing their holiday homes! If you are new to Making Home Base, we live in a cute rental here in sunny San Diego, CA. Believe it or not we get about 10 gloomy days a year and … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour

Fall Decorating Ideas

Ya'll I'm so excited! I'm sharing some of my fall decor with you today! If you are visiting from Honey Bear Lane, welcome! If you are just hopping on the tour, you are in for a treat! 15 bloggers are opening their doors and sharing what fall looks like in their home! Home tours are always a challenge for me. I love sharing with you guys but it's a difficult task to capture the decor the way I … [Read more...]

Stylish Drawer Liners

How to Make Drawer Liners Stylish

Guys! I'm finally organizing my desk! I'm not brave enough to show you what my drawers looked like before today but take my word for it when I tell you, it was scary.  I wanted to get in organized with some drawer organizers. While on the hunt for the perfect organizers, I found the most perfect wrapping paper and well, as they say, the rest is history. I think drawer liners can be a super cute … [Read more...]

Sofa Searching

Sofa Searching - 5 beautiful sofas

I'm on the hunt for the perfect sofa. We've had our couch for about four years now. We bought it before we even had a home to put it in and I was set on having a sectional...in dark brown. It wasn't necessarily the worst idea ever as much as it just doesn't work for us anymore. My style has changed plus we now have a toddler! Since we've haven't had our sofa too long I looked into just getting … [Read more...]

DIY Hand Painted Wood Sign

Colorful Hand Painted Wood Sign

Earlier this week I told you about my trip to Hawaii. I'm still dreaming about it. Since I couldn't bring the beautiful beaches back with me I thought I should do something to bring a little bit of ALOHA into my house in the form of this hand painted wood sign. I started sprucing up my powder room a few days ago when I realized I've had the same decor in there since my first house almost eight … [Read more...]

10 Tips To Spruce Up Your Rental

Ten Tips to Spruce Up Your Rental Home

Happy day friends, I'm so glad you are here! Can I tell you something? Something really exciting? I recently had the opportunity to write an article for Military Spouse magazine (!!!!). The article  published this month and it was amazing to see my words there in a magazine! If you are a mil spouse but sure to pick up the June issue of the magazine at your Commissary or exchange! I was thrilled … [Read more...]

IKEA HACK – DIY Upholstered Headboard from the IKEA TARVA bed

DIY Upholstered Headboard an IKEA bed Hack

This post includes affiliate links Get ready to pin ya'll! You guys are going to want to save this tutorial for later! I'm spilling all the details on the DIY upholstered headboard today! Remember a month or so ago, when I shared my inspiration for Peighton's room? I had this beautiful bed picked out but it was WAY out of my price range.  I had also put together a collection of awesome IKEA … [Read more...]

Little Girls Bedroom [Source List]

Little girl's bedroom with a complete source list

This post contains affiliate links I'm so glad you all are enjoying Peighton's new room! It's definitely my favorite place to be right now. Sometimes I just want to go sit in the chair with my feet up on that adorable pouf and pretend it's my room. If you missed it - you can catch it here. Here at Making Home Base I like to really challenge myself and make every project or every room as budget … [Read more...]

Decorating A Small Bedroom – Little Girl’s Room

Decorating A Small Bedroom for A Little Girl

It's makeover reveal day! Y'all, I am so excited about this space! If you recall a few weeks ago I shared the before of my daughter's room. I was really nervous about decorating a small bedroom because we need lots of storage without feeling cramped. The room was half nursery/half toddler's room and lacked character. Well, all that has changed now! When I was preparing to decorate her small … [Read more...]

Why I Bother Decorating A Rental Home

Why Bother Decorating A Rental Home

Today's post is for my friends who live in rentals. For those mil spouses who aren't crazy about that hideous carpet in their base house. I'm sharing my story of frustration, and how I came to accept our situation. I'm sharing why I bother decorating a rental home. *After publishing this I realized that it's not just the mil spouses that can feel frustrated by rentals. It's other renters, it's … [Read more...]

Little Girls Room Makeover Before and Inspiration

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Ya'll! Operation big girl's room began with a "big girl" bed a few weeks ago. I still can't believe my baby isn't a baby anymore! I've decided to keep my mind off the fact that she's a big girl, and I'm just going to throw myself into decorating her room and maybe by the time I'm done I will have accepted it. Ha. I started out by searching high and low for the perfect bed. After looking at dozens … [Read more...]

Furniture Makeover – Print Center from a Media Cabinet

Furniture Makeover: DIY Print Center

This post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions expressed are completely my own. I am soooo excited! I finished a MUCH needed project and I'm sharing it with you today. It's a before/after, furniture makeover, upcycle all in one. My new Print Center from a Media Cabinet Since I got my new desk my printer and Silhouette have been stashed in my dining room. I would have to pull it out, … [Read more...]

Spring Home Decorating Ideas – Parade of Homes

Spring Home Decorating Ideas: Spring Parade of Homes

Hi guys! I've been working on a lot of SPRING decorating (and a ton of other projects). I've teamed up with 13 other home bloggers to bring you all beautiful spring home decorating ideas, inspiration, and just beautiful Spring Home Tours. All week long, there will be home tours galore. It's going to be amazing, I promise! I'm thrilled to be kicking off the Spring Parade of Homes with my own … [Read more...]