Laura Follow

Columbia, SC | Transforming a house into a home with thrift store finds and elbow grease. Recently crossed the US on backroads with @48nointerstate.

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I'm so excited to share my new Spoonflower shop featuring designs I created from some of my watercolor doodles!  Even better, Spoonflower's cyber Monday deal gets you 10% off your order through tomorrow night! I'm working on additional designs, which I'll share in the coming weeks. Link is in profile.
Just in time for Black Friday sales, I’m sharing gift suggestions for the artist/photographer/DIY-er in your life!  Find ideas in categories like sewing, drawing, DIY home decor, and more!
The powder room update reveal is on the blog today! Check out the transformation I made armed with just $75 and some paint! #oneroomchallenge
I had to pull out my old computer today thanks to some computer problems. I consulted my tech guy, but he was no help. He's pretty cute, though!
Stitching up throw pillows for the front porch rockers has been on my to-do list for years (and the fabric with which to do it has been on the shelf for years). Thanks to To-Do List Tuesday, I'm whittling down my never-ending list of things to do, and this week's project was these putry striped pillows!
This time 365 days ago, I was running through Central Park in the last few miles of my best marathon ever - both in time and preparation - and probably the most exciting race I've ever run in my life!. Yesterday, I didn't get up early to ride a subway to catch a ferry to wait for a bus to walk to a start line with 50,000 other people. Instead, I stayed in my pjs and watched the marathon coverage from my couch. Not quite the same, but it reminded me that I definitely want to race the five boroughs again one day!
It's wonderful to once again have a mirror in our tiny half bath! I constructed this DIY frame on an equally tiny budget, but it sure doesn't look like it. Head over to the blog to find out how to make your own framed mirror! #oneroomchallenge
I'm giving an old mirror a new frame this week in the #oneroomchallenge. It's coming together, but in the meantime we've been mirrorless for a couple weeks, and I'm so excited to see the finished piece in place!
Head over to the blog to see the transformation of our sad, stained linoleum floors with a little bit of paint and an awesome stencil (and swipe to see the 'before' picture)!
I enjoyed a few late afternoon rays and the earliest of our fall leaves as I wrapped up some computer work today.
The moment of truth has come.  I've primed the ugly, stained linoleum floors and it's time to put some color on them!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I pick up stenciling pretty quickly... @oneroomchallenge #oneroomchallenge #paintedtile #bathroomfloor #bathroomredo #cuttingedgestencils #behrpaint #decormakeovermonday #diyhomedecor #diyblogger #budgethomedecor #houseprojects #homeimprovement
The walls, trim, and doors got a coat of paint last week, but I was delinquent in sharing.  Week 3's #oneroomchallenge updates are on the blog!