DIY Tassel Macrame Chandelier

I recently had my first child and of course I prepared a nursery for him. You can check out my blog post about that here. Whenever I’m decorating (or often redecorating) a room I usually scan Pinterest for ideas. A lot of my nursery decor was inspired by regular bedroom set ups. I wanted my nursery to flow with the rest of my house and not necessarily look like a baby’s room. When it came to picking a pendant light, because there wasn’t one in this room previously, I was inspired by one I saw on the Anthropologie website, here. The price tag for this thing was hefty and while I was willing to splurge on certain items, a light was not one of them. So I decided to try my hand at making one and it worked out!

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Below are the steps I took to achieve this, but if you’d like a more in depth view of the process, please check out my youtube tutorial below.

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DIY Nightstand Project

When my husband and I started planning our pregnancy it felt like we had plenty of time to accomplish the things we wanted to with our home, especially since the baby cooks for about 9 months. Now that we are halfway through this pregnancy and have nothing done, we realize we were very wrong!

So a few weeks ago I was making a list of all the things I want to accomplish before our sweet baby boy arrives this February and at the top was buying new nightstands for our bedroom. We’ve never had matching nightstands in there. In fact, we’ve never had nightstands. We’ve always used some random side tables and at one point I had a mini ladder on my side of the bed to hold my water at night. So I’d say it’s about time we get it together in there.

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I started shopping online and everything looked short or was way over priced. So of course my next thought was, I can make night stands! So I got on pinterest and saw some projects others had done and decided to come up with my own.

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I measured the space and designed a nightstand that is simple, modern, and open with hairpin legs I purchased on Amazon. Check out my video tutorial (vlog style) below for full details on how I made these matching nightstands.

My Shiplap Walls - What I Wish I Knew Before I Started

I love my shiplap walls, so I'm not saying I regret doing them, but goodness I wish I knew more about this project before I started it.

Bloggers and YouTubers don't always show every single step in a project and they certainly don't always talk about how long a project takes. Often they film a project and then speed it up later when editing it, so what you see is a time lapse version of the project making it look super quick and easy. It's such an illusion!

In this video I'm talking about how long my recent shiplap project actually took, how much money it cost ($755.00,) and all of the speed bumps we went over during it.

Check out my video below for a full rant on my shiplap walls! And if you haven't seen my full tutorial for this project, check it out here.

xo Megan

How We Installed Shiplap

After watching video after video and reading blog post after blog post of how people are installing the "fixer upper" shiplap look into their homes, I decided to try it for myself. I am absolutely blown away with the results, but it certainly didn't happen without a few bumps in the road. Below is my full tutorial on this process and the complications my husband and I ran into during this project.