Bold Stripes and Killer Accent Walls

how-to-paint-a-Bold-striped-accent-wall-Banyan-Bridges

Do you have any rooms in your house that you hate? Rooms that you hope no one sees and you hide from any stories you post on the internets? Well our media room was that. It was awkwardly laid out, messy, and grey. We had a massive sectional (affectionately referred to as Mega Couch) that...

Murphy Bed Questions Answered

murphy-bed-upright-with-curved-doors

This post was sponsored by Beddy's, a bedding company. I sought them out because I may be obsessed. All opinions are honest and mine! Spoiler: I LOVE THIS MURPHY BED!! It has changed the way my kids exist in their room. I get a lot of questions about safety and logistics, so I thought I'd share...

Kids Room Reveal | One Room Challenge Week 6

murphy-bed-and-built-in-unit-with-wall-mural

It's done, it's done and I don't care who knows it! Oh boy, I am SO happy. I mean, TIRED, but happy. This room is incredible and I am so grateful for the push of the One Room Challenge for getting this done! Thank you Linda! I also couldn't have made this place half as awesome had I not had the...

Let’s Paint Some Arches! |ORC Week 5

Full-View-of-arched-mural-with-wall-treatment

Sherwin Williams sponsored this post by giving me me all the paint I needed! Which is so exciting for me. Obviously, though, all the opinions are my own. This week has been big on finishes. Paint went up!!! Color came to this room! I finished the built-ins and finished designing the Murphy bed...

Built-In MAGIC | One Room Challenge Week 4

DIY-builtin-shelves-and-dresser-after

THE BUILT INS ARE FINISHED!!! Can you EVEN believe it!? I’m not going to go deeply into the process, mostly because it’s 3 am. I’ll be straightforward: the second I considered building this unit I hopped onto Offerup and searched for dressers I could use. My jaw DROPPED when I found these bad...

DIY Murphy Bed Kit | One Room Challenge Week 3

DIY-Murphy-Bed-with-Wall-treatment

Please note that this post has affiliate links. If you're going to buy these products, buy them here! Help me justify this mad home decor hobby! These are the ugly days. The days where our internal growth explodes and the aesthetic hasn't quite caught up. The days of plywood, 2x4s and caulk....

Easy Wood Wall Treatment | One Room Challenge Week 2

Wood-feature-wall-square-detail

Not going to lie, Week 2 is looking a lot like Week 1. Minus a lot of shoddy shiplap. Can I get a hallelujah? The motivation has been low this week, and it's been a bit of a struggle to get things done. We all have those moments...right? I've just been snuggling up, designing on my computer,...

How to Paint a Clean Line in 4 Easy Steps

How-To-Paint-A-Straight-Line-in-4-Steps-by-Banyan-Bridges

If you're here reading this, odds are good that you've experienced the frustration of pulling back the masking tape after painting and finding that your paint had seeped underneath. This trick uses that principle and turns it on its head. This is the most basic building block of murals, and...

The Basics of Building a Graphic Wood Accent Wall

Graphic-geometric-wood-wall-reclaimed-wood-fenceboards

Ok friends, wood accent wall time. I will start by saying that I am no expert. If you've seen me working in my sweatpants and messy bun, this is no surprise. But what I will tell you is my method for creating these walls. Materials Wood. Lots of it. 1/4 in Plywood for sheathing the walls Screws...