Liza Greis

Do-it-yourself projects and Home Decor

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Easiest Way To Paint Walls

I am excited to announce that I am doing another room makeover! It is for my nephew and I am thrilled since kid and teen spaces are my favorite to design. After taking photos and measurements, I chatted with my sister and nephew to get an ideas of their wants and needs. I have a plan that I am super excited about and will show you the mood board in this post. I have left the bed off the mood board because I want it to be a surprise! The first order of business was to paint the walls. Today I will also be sharing with you the easiest way to paint walls. This post is sponsored by HomeRight and contains affiliate links.   The Easiest Way To Paint Walls (and Ceilings!) Step 1 Before … {READ MORE}

Reusable Wood Gift Tags

I am terrible at wrapping gifts. I make Shane wrap them most of the time, but I love to add the finishing touches! Gift tags, bows, bells, greenery, or anything else to make it festive! I decided to make some wood gift tags this year. Not only are they adorable, but they are reusable! These wood gift tags are a simple DIY that your kids could help with. You can easily knock this project out in an afternoon and it will take your presents up a notch!   I also hand painted the wrapping paper.   Supplies For Wood Gift Tags (links are affiliate) Needle nose pliers Metal wood burning letters Wood burner Wood Tags (or 1/8" plywood if you want to DIY … {READ MORE}

Cottage Christmas Home Tour

I look forward to sharing my Christmas decor with you every year and love being a part of home tours with other bloggers. I spend the morning each day peeking into other people's homes seeing all the different styles and ideas. If you have been following along and are here from Jenna's blog, Rain on a Tin Roof, Kevin and I welcome you :)     I do add a few holiday touches to other parts of my home, but my living room is definitely the space that gets the royal treatment. Last year I went with the non-traditional color, plum, and loved it. This year I went with sage and olive. I have really loved adding these colors to my home throughout the year and wanted to see what … {READ MORE}

30 Gift Ideas for Teen Boys {That Won’t Break the Bank}

If you have a teenage boy in your life (son, nephew, grandson, etc) then you know they can be difficult to buy for. If you can get them to nail down a list for you (mine never will), they are usually expensive gadgets and that take you to the limits with your budget...or even over! I have two (almost three) teen boys at my house and so I have compiled a list of 30 gift ideas for teen boys that won't break the bank! All are under $100 and most are well under $50. This post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Wood Watch By Svenn but all ideas and opinions are my own.   Gift Ideas for Teen Boys Wood Watch My two oldest boys will be finding a Wood Watch in their stockings this … {READ MORE}

Snowflake Resin Ornaments

I had Shane pull the tree out of the garage attic last night and I spent the morning fluffing it so I could decorate it with some of the ornaments I made this week. Last week I made mini letterboard ornaments but this week I am sharing one of my favorite mediums to work with...resin!  I have two versions of snowflake resin ornaments for you This is a fun DIY projects that your kids could help you with. You could also come up with your own versions! I'll walk you through the steps and give you my tips for working with resin, including my secret weapon to ensure you don't get bubbles! This post is sponsored by Wagner Spray Tech but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own!   Clear … {READ MORE}

Crushing On: Cane Furniture

I having been doing holiday projects galore and doing photoshoot after photoshoot. I will be sharing some of these fun projects later this week and into the next, but for the meantime, I thought I would share some of my favorite examples of a new up and coming trend... Cane Furniture! It is making a come back in a big way and I am loving it! From dressers, to chairs, to beds, this trend is everywhere!   Cane Furniture This is one of my favorite pieces. I love the openness of the base and the modern hardware. It's a perfect piece to store your dishes, candlesticks and chargers.   Source:  Cup of Jo    This sideboard matches perfectly with the light wood in the … {READ MORE}

Mini Letter Board Ornaments

Before you know it, it will be time to pull the Christmas tree down from the attic and start adding holiday cheer to anything that doesn't move. Over the next couple of weeks, I am going to be sharing some ornament ideas that are easy and inexpensive to make. Today I am joining some other bloggers for a DIY ornament hop! I am sharing these darling mini letter board ornaments! This has never happened to me before, but I had a dream that I made these letter board ornaments 2 months ago. I woke up and thought,  "I should really make them!" Luckily I wrote it down on a scrap paper by my bed so I remembered it later even after the hazy dream fog cleared. I am so happy with how these mini … {READ MORE}

Favorite Things {2019 Edition}

Every year I like to share some of my favorite things that I discovered during the year. Things that made my life easier, prettier, or tastier :) My cute friend Melissa from 320 Sycamore is hosting a blog hop where several bloggers are all sharing their favorite things too. Everything from make-up, to home decor, to kitchen gadgets. So here we go! My top 10 favorite things... 2019 edition! *Some links in this post are affiliate links This Fall I gave my family room a little refresh and while I haven't shared the full room yet, I have given a little peek when I shared our new flooring. This black bench is a new addition to our family room and I love it! It is available on … {READ MORE}

DIY Woven Leather Pillow

Last year when we got a new sofa, I skinned the old one and put the leather in a tote. My boys have had fun making a ton of leather projects including their own moccasins. I decided it was time for me to make a project with some of the leather scraps. I made leather pillows for my son's room last year but I really wanted one that had more texture. I decided to weave one! It was easier than I thought to make this woven leather pillow.   Whether it is on our gray arm chair, the black bench, or our sofa, this woven leather pillow looks amazing in our family room.     DIY Woven Leather Pillow *Some links are affiliate Supplies: Leather … {READ MORE}

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