Today I’m kicking off something I’ve been keeping quiet for a few months- The Real Design Series! It’s all about DIY home projects and ideas that actually work in real life, with a real family… not just ones that look pretty for the camera. I’ve spent the last 2 years doing countless makeovers for other families on TV, but this series is all about the Mangin Family (that’s my fam!) and how we’re working room by room to renovate our own home! I’m teaming up with Lowe’s Home Improvement for this series- I love working with a company that wants to inspire homeowners with attainable, creative Real Life Design projects!
Check out this video- and if the part where I’m talking sounds like I’m hiding in a closet or bathroom, it’s because I was! Moms of 4 kids don’t get privacy anywhere else… am I right?!?
Here’s how it’s all going down… I’m working room by room through some rooms in my house. I’ll share inspiration for the room, next will be the room reveal with before and afters (aka Eye Candy), and then I’ll give you guys TONS of tutorials- pretty much every DIY project will have a handy-dandy tutorial! I’m going to hook you up with paint colors, exact materials I used, and source pretty much everything for you!
Throughout the series, I want to see your Real Life Designs. The rooms in your house that are both functional for you and feel like home- rooms that are just your style! Use the hashtag #reallifedesign and I’ll be featuring many of your rooms on Instagram and here on the blog!
The first room up is my breakfast nook- here’s a sneak peek of the BEFORE. I’ll be sharing my design plan and inspiration for the space on Wednesday!
So excited to be kicking off this series with you guys! Be sure to tag your pictures #RealLifeDesign and I’ll see you back here Wednesday with my design plan!
What would you do to makeover this space? Do tell!