Just about a year ago we did a cedar accent wall in our living room. (You can read that post here). I thought it was important to add character to this space since it is basically a box with no mantel and a front door right onto the porch.
Have I mentioned that I struggle with this room. Just nothing I do seems to satisfy what I'm really trying to achieve. Anyway, I went against my better judgement and initially stained the boards in a variety of colors. It ended up being too rustic and country and busy for me.
So, recently I painted it Benjamin Moore's Mopboard Black. This really rings true to my style. I have to say I was a bit nervous because there would be no going back, but I think it works exceptionally well with the flow of the home (based on the rooms we've already completed).
Since its been nearly a year since my accidental propagation/replanting of my fiddle leaf fig, I thought I'd give you all an update. (You can read the original post here.)
I actually receive a couple of emails a month questioning if this actually worked, long term, and I'm very happy to say that it did!
As a quick recap, we moved and the plant didn't fair so well. Before I tossed it I clipped the one branch that still had life and stuck it in water. To my surprise it rooted itself and I planted it back in soil.
So, a few things...first of all, it's alive and thriving!
Hi friends! I recently got the prettiest necklace in the mail from BregjesDesign and I wanted to share it with you all. (If you love it as much as I do there is a coupon code for a discount at the end of this post that you are welcome to use.)
This past weekend we decided we needed a little break. We headed off to one of our very favorite stores and I thought I would share our full day with you all as part of the Antiquing Road Trip series we have here.
I made a really fun project this week for our upstairs makeover that I wanted to share with you all. (I still have a few projects to check off my list, so reveal coming soon...although I have shared a picture of the DIY plaid wall on social media, recently.)
Anyway, the space is crazy narrow with zero room for furniture, so I'm relying on wall treatments and wall décor to give the space some personality.
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.
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.
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.
Happy New Year, friends! I've been trying to focus and organize myself better and go back to creating my to-do lists again. #NewYearGoals With that said, I have a nice list of projects to share with you all this month. Lots of fun crafts, DIYs and frugal decorating tips. I hope you'll all visit often and share with your friends.
Hi, I'm Angela and I am the creator of the blog Number Fifty-Three. I am super passionate about things like decorating on a budget and repurposing found items. In addition to blogging, I, along with my boyfriend, also paint, refinish and bring vintage and antique pieces back to life for a wide base of clients in the New England and New York state areas. We absolutely love taking an old, discarded piece of furniture and making it new again and it’s such an amazing feeling to know that many of these end up as focal points in our client’s homes. Welcome!
Thank you so much for visiting Number Fifty-Three! Unless otherwise noted, I have taken all the pictures on this blog and have come up with all the decorating ideas and tutorials myself. One of the fantastic things about blogging is that you can reach so many people! I welcome you to share what you love from this blog, but please remember to link back and/or give me credit.