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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Custom Chalkboard to Hide an Awkward Cutout

Create A Custom Chalkboard to Hide Eyesores. Awesome Idea for Renters!! via www.makinghomebase.com

Yesterday I shared my IKEA desk and how it’s looking with my new workspace. I didn’t talk much about that giant chalkboard though. Not because I don’t love it but because there was more to the story. It’s a cover up! Custom Chalkboard You know we live in base housing and there are many, many […]

Two Toned Nightstand in the Master Bedroom

Two Toned Nightstand White and Wood

Our little master bedroom is finally coming together. Just a few more finishing touches and I’ll be showing it off here on the blog. This weekend we tackled a few things, one of them being a new nightstand! Last year I was really excited about my mint nightstand (anyone remember it?) and while I still […]

DIY Accent Table

DIY Accent Table From A Wire Basket

I’ve been searching for the perfect accent table to go alongside my big comfy chair for the longest time now. I’ve seen several at Target and Home Goods that catch my eye but the price tags always make me cringe; and it’s been slow at my favorite thrift shops lately. Last week when I headed […]

IKEA furniture: Customizing a Kitchen Cart

Customize an IKEA Kitchen Cart with Paint

 I have such a love/hate relationship with IKEA. I love IKEA furniture. I hate putting it together. I love their chocolate. I hate how much I love their chocolate. A few years ago, we bought a kitchen cart and I loved having the extra storage space but I hated how plain it was. After having […]

DIY Monogram Photo Clipboard From Scrap Wood

small gallery wall with monogram photo board

Hi everyone! Today I am super excited to be participating in Kristen Duke’s Decorating with Pictures Series. She’s got an incredible line up of over 50 blogs sharing their ideas and inspiring photo projects. For my project, I want to share with you guys the small gallery wall I put together for our bedroom and […]

Shelves: Easy Bathroom Storage

Bathroom Storage Shelves

At the beginning of each year I find myself cleaning, purging, organizing. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. The new year is a fresh start for all of those things. Our little house only has one upstairs bathroom. It’s large in space but lacks any space for bathroom storage. When I say no space, […]

Best of 2013 – Favorite Projects and Posts

The Best of Making Home Base 2013

I’ve been spending some time looking through the past year here on the blog. It’s amazing to see everything that happens in a year. While the bulk of everything that goes on here is projects, there’s a little life tossed in too. You can see so much growth in me, my photography (thank goodness), in […]