Friday, January 20, 2017

5 Tips for Updating Your House on a Budget

I wanted to talk a little bit today about buying older houses that need updating when you really don't have a huge budget to do so.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vintage Scrabble Letter Message Board

I've been loving all the message and sign boards I've been seeing on Instagram lately, and have wanted to do my own take on one.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winter Bakery Cart & Decorating to Avoid a Cluttered Look

I'm always in that constant struggle between I love stuff and I hate clutter. Do you feel that way too?

Literally, our antique bakery cart holds more of my decorative stuff than any other piece in our home.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bits of Our Winter Living Room

January is my favorite. I actually really love packing up Christmas and getting a fresh start on my decorating.

This year, I left a lot of the textural elements out from Christmas that had a winter feel; think pillows and throws. The rest I kept very simple. I'm sure I'll add to it as the weeks progress, but for right now. I love the basic, neutral feel of the space.

As you can see, this space has more color than anywhere else in our home.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Rustic, Modern, DIY Barn Quilt

Behind the scenes here at Number Fifty-Three we have been chatting about barn quilts for some time. While they aren't really popular here in the northeast, they are quite prevalent in the Midwest (where Darrell is actually from), and I did get to see some first hand when we went to Indiana last fall.


I've been wanting to add one to our home for some time now since we do have an old farmhouse, but wanted to make it my own; incorporating that modern and rustic combination that I love so much.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Budget Friendly, DIY, Kitchen Reno

Thank you to DecoArt and D. Lawless Hardware for sponsoring this post.

This is a handmade, DIY, on a budget kind of home. And, I hope that inspires you all. You don't need to have tons of money to update and refresh your space.

We did all the work ourselves in our kitchen reno (with the exception of installing the counters as that was included with purchase). It took forever, tackling little bits whenever we had time/money (and there are still a couple of projects to complete), but we are thrilled with where we are at.