Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Be My Guest | Ashley from Attempts at Domestication

While I am relaxing somewhere on a (hopefully sunny) beach. I've asked a few ladies to fill in for me. Today's guest is my friend Ashley.

Hey there Let's Just Build a House readers! I'm so excited to be here while Trina is on vacation, even though I'm totally jealous. I'm Ashley and I blog over at Attempts at Domestication! I live in Richmond, VA with my handsome husband of three years in a cute little house in the suburbs. View More: I blog about all things domestic from crafts, home decor, cooking, sewing and life. My husband and I have also dabbled into woodworking and the pieces that we've built together are some of my favorite things about my house! Our first project was building a large 8 person farmhouse dining room table. We painted the legs and apron a crisp white and stained the tabletop dark walnut. It's an amazing combination and I never thought I could love a piece of furniture so much! dining-room-updates-tableThe chairs were an awesome $80 find on Craigslist and I really think they compliment the table very well. I plan on refinishing them, but I can't decide if I should finish them in a fun color or leave them white. After successfully building a table we got brave enough to try our hands at building a nightstand for our master bedroom. We searched high and low for a nightstand that met all of my requirements, which included having a drawer, a shelf and being made from actual wood. My husband did a fantastic job at constructing the nightstand and I absolutely love it. diy-nightstandIt is painted the same crisp white as the dining table and the top is the same shade of walnut. We splurged a little on the knob, it was $8 at Anthropologie, but I think it's the perfect finishing touch. My favorite home decor projects to date has to be the old window that I turned into a picture frame for a few of our wedding pictures. window9 I love having reminders of our special day hanging up in our bedroom in such a fun way. I also created some fun typography of our vows that hang over our nightstands. vow-art-for-the-bedroom To see more of my projects and to get to know me a little better be sure to pop over to Attempts at Domestication or follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Thanks so much to Trina for having me over! I hope you are having a blast on your vacation! :)

I've been reading Ashley's blog for a few years and I'm still impressed with her crafting and DIYs. You should follow her on instagram too. She posts her adorable outfits and photos of her wine drinking (like me!). Be sure to hop over and visit her. I know you will stick around! 

If you haven't entered the Giveaway for the super awesome Teak Bench from Teak Closeouts Please head over here to enter for your chance to win! Giveaway closes in a few days!


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