Hello! I am so excited to be visiting over here on Corey’s blog. Isn’t she the best? Not only is she insanely talented, but she is the NICEST person too. Always smiling and cheerful. I feel lucky that I have had the chance to hang out with her in real life several times.
My name is Stacy Risenmay and I have been blogging about 8 years. I share everything from simple DIY projects to full blown room makeovers. I love designing and getting my hands dirty. I am a mom to four boys and some of my favorite projects are things I built for them or that they have helped me do. I hope they grow up to be DIYers too.
Earlier this year I made over both kid bedrooms. Two boys in each room. The most recent one was this mountain themed room for my two nature loving boys. The room is long and narrow which made the layout a bit tricky. I ended up building an L shaped bed. Even though they have a good sized closet, you can never have enough storage, so I raised the bed to create a fort and additional storage below.
My other two boys are both passionate about music and wanted a more modern vibe. I built them new beds as well. One with storage for my teen and a clubhouse type fort for my younger son. The room is complete with leather tab curtains and a faux brick wall to hang their guitars.
My son helped make this fun side table out of old metal card catalog drawers.
One of my favorite things about our 1938 home is that is has a lot of big windows. I love light! Our family room is no exception. It’s sunny and is the perfect place to curl up and read a book. From the reclaimed wood shelves for all our books, to the gallery wall with photos from trips we have taken, and the card catalog side table, it is filled with DIY projects.
Oh, and the terrarium lamp is a DIY too!
This spring we added a paver patio to the back of our house. I wish we would have done it sooner! It has made such a big difference in not only the look of the house but how we use our backyard. We also recently got a new roof which re really needed. The before photos prove how bad it was!
Here we had this beautiful patio that was smack dab in front of all our electrical boxes. I needed to come up with a way to hide them but also make it easy to access them when necessary. I created this sliding wall with planter boxes. It works great and was pretty easy to do!
I love nature and being outdoors just as much as I love designing and decorating. When I was asked to write a book, I combined both those passions. My book is all about decorating with elements from nature. I have 35 DIY tutorials as well as styling tips and plant care.
When I don’t have a large room makeover in the works, I love creating smaller projects. This vase is one of three based on the idea of reusing a glass light shade. I had three “base” ideas. One hangs, one is geometric, and then this one has gold legs and decided to make all three!
As a self proclaimed plant lady, I love collecting plants and building planters for them. This slatted one has a modern feel and was super easy to make! I have made a hanging beaded planter, a set of three hexagon planters, and even one that was made from a tree trunk.
Thanks for letting me share a bit of what I do over on my blog. I would love for you to stop by and have a look around!