Friday Favorites: Spring Decor, No-Sew Curtains, and a Kitchen That Isn’t White

Hello once again, Remodelaholics! I hope your list of spring projects is in full swing — once Mother Nature finally decides to stop the snow, we have a big list of projects, too! Even with the snow, we’ve been so enjoying doing a project with y’all LIVE over on Facebook each Wednesday. This week we painted a quick and easy stamped accent wall, so watch here on the blog soon for the full finished pictures and details! You can follow us here on Facebook to see not only all the ideas we share every day, but to see us live in action every week… except this next week, since we’ll be spring break-ing it 😉The Best And Beautiful Home Decor Ideas #fridayfavorites #remodelaholic

I hope you also have fun spring break plans and, if not, here’s some inspiration to get you started! This week we’re highlighting some non-traditional but beautiful home decor choices, from non-white kitchen cabinets to shelves that aren’t floating and a barn door that isn’t rustic!


Friday Favorites

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Favorite beautiful window treatment trick: I grew up sewing, so I’m pretty comfortable with the sewing machine… but even simple sewing jobs still require me to get it out from it’s hiding/storage place, so I love no-sew tricks! Lantern Lane Designs shows her quick tricks for no-sew curtains with an easy *faux* pinch pleat.

No Sew Curtains With Faux Pinch Pleats, Lantern Lane Designs

Favorite pop of color: Isn’t this little sign the cutest! You could make it, or you could buy it here. Because sometimes it’s worth the (minimal) cost to NOT have to do it yourself so you can do other things 😉

Favorite dollar store hack: You know we love dollar store projects! See how Repurpose and Upcycle used a few super affordable supplies to make these petite hanging planters.

Dollar Store Hanging Planters, Repurpose And Upcycle

Favorite IKEA hack: We love the affordable HYLLIS wood and metal shelf hack that Suzy shared here, and three of our readers shared their versions of it this week over on Facebook. Michelle is using the industrial style shelf in her kitchen:

Metal And Wood Shelf DIY, Michelle Featured On Remodelaholic Wm

And two other readers, Stacy (first pic) and Shanna (second pic) took the hack one step farther to make a wide media shelf, perfect for decor and the TV! (Just be sure to anchor any shelf like this securely to the wall, for the safety of both your TV and your fellow house-dwellers.)

IKEA HYLLIS Metal And Wood Shelf Hack For A Media Center, Stacy Featured On Remodelaholic Wm

Metal And Wood TV Console IKEA Hack, Shanna Featured On Remodelaholic Wm

Favorite Amazon find: Did you fellow Fixer Upper fans know that JoJo wrote a recipe book? I stumbled across it over on Amazon and I bet it will be amazing! Get it here. 

Magnolia Table Joanna Gaines Recipe Book Amazon

Favorite view from the sink: Yes, it’s nice to look out the window… but this gorgeous setup is a great view, too! And psst, did you notice the kitchen cabinets are NOT white? 😉 (Photo ©Remodelaholic | Home built and designed by Arive Homes)

For more non-white kitchens, check out these posts: Colorful Kitchen Cabinetry |  Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Favorite everything: There’s just so much to love about this space by Sims Hilditch, I couldn’t pick just one thing! The gorgeous mudroom cubbies, that tall vaulted ceiling, the brick floor — beautiful all-around. The rest of the house is stunning, too — check it out here.

Long Rustic Mudroom With Vaulted Ceiling And Brick Floor, Sims Hilditch

Favorite reason to paint: This sample sale at Home Depot is a great deal, and it’s all online so you don’t even have to go to the store! A sample is a must if you’re wanting to repaint but aren’t sure about the color change, or one sample can of paint can paint an entire accent wall, like the herringbone accent wall we demonstrated on Facebook Live this week, or one of these handpainted walls, or many of these interior wall painting patterns.

Behr Sample Sale

Favorite wall treatment: Call it shiplap, plank wall, or paneling reborn — I love the texture a good wall treatment can add to a room, and this DIY wood plank wall adds so much to Joyfully Growing‘s space!

Wood Plank Accent Wall, Joyfully Growing

Favorite doesn’t have to be rustic: Barn doors are still so popular, but I love all the modern versions I’m seeing now! You don’t have to have a rustic style to make it work. We spotted this one in a recent home tour by Millhaven Homes, who also built this swoon-worthy elegant barn door we featured last year. (Photo ©Remodelaholic | Home built by Millhaven Homes, designed by Millhaven Interiors)

And for those of you wondering about the paint color, we don’t know with 100% certainty, but we put the image in one of our favorite paint color matching apps and Leisure Blue by Sherwin Williams looks like a very close match. It also could be a toned down version of Aegean Teal that we featured here. UPDATE: The designer who worked on this home chimed in over on Instagram and let us know that it is Storm Cloud by Sherwin-Williams. Thanks, Allison!

See more of our favorite barn doors and affordable hardware choices here.

Favorite reminder that it IS spring: Fresh flowers! Saw Nail and Paint has beautiful blooms all throughout her gorgeous spring home tour, but this living room shot just speaks to me. Simply beautiful, and those pink magnolias have my heart all a-flutter!

Spring Living Room With Pink Magnolias, Saw Nail And Paint

Favorite workspace: Not all workspaces are beautiful like this (I’m looking in the direction of my garage right now…) but Rain on a Tin Roof has totally transformed her office with so many fun touches — and would you believe that desk is a DIY?

Home Office Makeover DIY Desk, Rain On A Tin Roof

Favorite shelf: I really like the look of ladder shelves like this but I’ve never found the right spot for one in my home. @spicysweetsaltyhome‘s looks great! (Want to see your best Instagram shot featured? Use #imaremodelaholic on your after pics for decor and projects.)

Favorite reason to go BOLD: A small furniture makeover is the perfect place to add a BIG pop of pattern or color. We’ve done it before on an IKEA dresser, and this Moroccan tile style side table looks wonderful over at The Style Safari. 

Moroccan Side Table DIY, The Style Safari

Favorite DIY modification: Reader Steve sent in this table he built and modified from our cooler patio table plans. Way to make it your own, Steve!

By Steve, Patio Table With Built In Cupholders, Insulated Cooler Boxes, And Solar Lights #remodelaholic 03

From Steve: ” I found your patio table with cooler boxes plans on line and loved it. It was perfect for a project that I have been wanting to do for a long time. I did modify it a bit and changed the whole concept. To start, I put inset beverage holders in the table and boxed in the planter boxes filling the with spray foam to insulate. The pictures will show the rest. Big thank you to you guys for helping make my project a success.”

By Steve, Patio Table With Built In Cupholders, Insulated Cooler Boxes, And Solar Lights #remodelaholic By Steve, Patio Table With Built In Cupholders, Insulated Cooler Boxes, And Solar Lights #remodelaholic 01 By Steve, Patio Table With Built In Cupholders, Insulated Cooler Boxes, And Solar Lights #remodelaholic 02


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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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