Category Archives: Decorating

10 cheap ways to decorate your dorm room

Hey yall! Back to school time in full swing here! Bubs started on Friday and peanut starts on Wednesday. Tomorrow will be the last day that I get up and drive my people to school—wow…hard to believe. They will be taking turns driving each other to school. Helps out that their schools are down the street from each other. It is weird though. When they get their license there is this whole new freedom—not just for them…but for me too. It is nice….but at the same time it is just one more milestone that comes and goes too quickly. They are gaining independence…and that is a good thing. I am happy for them….and just a little sad to see another chapter close—but 95% happy…only a tad sappy:) I keep repeating the mantra…I am here to help them be happy, independent people—and driving is just one more step to them living their own lives…and for that I feel very blessed and grateful.10 cheap ways to decorate your dorm @cleverlyinspired (11)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

#homearamahouse15 Family Room

Hey there! How was your weekend? It was a scorcher here…thankfully I was inside this lovely air conditioned house most of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by to say hello:) Hard to believe that summer is more than half way over….we start up school again August 12th. I was hoping to get to the beach house again….seems that summer is so short!

I wanted to continue the tour today of Homearama house #15. I left off last week in foyer…and from that space you enter into the family room. We have heard the nicest compliments when folks enter this room…describing it as “warm, comfortable, livable and happy..” The first thing that will catch your eye is the massive white washed brick fireplace. We used the same technic that I used several years ago on my own brick fireplace. A watered down Pure White paint by Sherwin Williams is all we used…when it dried…the painter wire brushed some paint off to roughed it up more in spots. It turned out to be just the right texture of rough against our more “glam” lighting choices.

#homearamahouse15 Family room @cleverlyinspired (1)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

10 Unique Ceiling Ideas

Hope your 4th was full of fun and fireworks. Our poor Stella girl was not a fan of all the booms and cracks in the sky all weekend.She’s thrilled that it’s over. Wrapping up Homearama house this week into next….we are on the home stretch! Hubs and I are sneaking away to the beach house for a bit first though. I need a bit of a get away;) The new beach bathroom is complete so I’ll be sharing pics of that real soon too:)

I walked the homearama house yesterday with my friend April who will be photographing the entire house so that I can share it all with you! I cannot wait to show you some of the unique features that we have put into this home.unique ceiling treatments @cleverlyinspired

(A little sneak peek at one ceiling that is a showstopper in our #homearamahouse15 home….I adore this entry space:)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

10 Pleasing Paint Colors

What should I paint this room? Will it go with my other rooms? Will it go with my furniture? These are the TOP questions I am asked on a fairly regular basis. Often times it is the one reason why people do not start to update….they are stuck…very stuck at picking a paint color. I thought that I would share with you my top 10 go-to paint color choices that are super pleasing, play nice with others and all around just great people…er I mean paints:)

10 pleasing paints @cleverlyinspiredcv

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Kids Office Space: Design Plan

Hey all! How was your Easter weekend? We had beautiful weather and good family time. Last night was a great night for walking…all four of us went out on a nice long walk…with Stella of course too:) We were asking each other favorite memories…and I wish I could have bottled it up….it was one of those moments were I found myself thinking—“gosh, what did I do in my life right to have all this goodness?” My kids…who are teens….are some of the funniest, kindest and caring people I know—and they are really a joy to be around (99% of the time:) I think they are at a stage that is awkward to show how they care about each other—but when asked a question like “what is your favorite memory of your brother/sister”….they both had a answer right away to let that other person know—“I really do love you, even thought I don’t know how to show you sometimes…”—It really did warm my heart…not to be corny—but this momma felt so blessed….

I have been doing some design work lately. This brother/sister office is something I pulled together for my friend Rhonda. Her son is in high school and her daughter is in 8th grade. They share this space for crafting and school work. I wanted it to reflect both of them and punch a bit of their personalities in the space.

brother sister office space @cleverlyinspired

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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