How To DIY A High End Mantel For Under $200

Custom fireplace mantels don’t come cheap, and DIYing a modern, but grand surround even intimidated us. Lucky for you, we love a challenge, so we did all the dirty work for you. Here’s how you can create a custom and modern mantel for a fraction of the price in your own home. First off, when we were deciding how we wanted our fireplace to look, I did what any good home blogger would do, and I hit Pinterest for inspiration. I particularly liked this pin. We are going for an art deco lounge meets family play area look in this room, so we wanted something that looked super glam, but was also cost effective. After scrolling through our inspiration pictures, we… Read More

Paint a Kid’s Room Door to Add Character

DIY projects don’t have to be complicated to have wow factor. In, fact one of the first DIY projects we did took less than an hour of our time in labor, and only a day to complete. What did we do? We simply painted E’s bedroom door pink on the inside. It gave her room big personality, is subtle because it’s only noticeable when the door’s shut, and was simple to complete. All things I love in a DIY project.   Decorating kid’s rooms can be difficult. At least it was for us. We wanted the room to be childish and fun, but also to correlate well with our grown up style throughout the rest of the home. While building our home, I was pregnant… Read More

Our Not So Fixer Upper

First things first, thank you for checking out our blog, Pretty Domesticated! To say we appreciate your support would be a major understatement. We would like to welcome you to our virtual home, where we will be documenting our house wins and, just as importantly, our house struggles, along with some other (hopefully fun and useful) lifestyle and home related material. While this is our creative baby and a fun use of our time regardless of the outcome, our goal is to have this site become a valuable resource for all things domestic. Our home renovations are a going to be little different from the ones typically featured on blogs. Let’s be clear, we in no way consider our house a fixer… Read More