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How to Hang a Gallery Wall

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

There is a large wall in the guest bedroom that I was trying to figure out what to do with. After weighing some options and conducting a poll on Instagram, I decided to do a gallery wall. I had some existing vintage brass picture frames and decided to mix them with streamlined black frames. The room has black curtain rods and brass light fixtures so I wanted to carry those two finishes into the gallery wall. Since I was using a variety of sizes and finishes, I wanted my gallery wall to be asymmetrical. But how would I figure out where to hang them?

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

Here’s my fool-proof method for how to hang a gallery wall. Whether you use photos or art, this method is super easy and fun too.

Step 1: Make a Template

First, make a template of the frames you plan to use on your gallery wall. You can use poster board, craft paper, or whatever you have on hand. I like to use cardboard so the templates are not flimsy.

Step 2: Apply Blue Stik Putty to the Templates

Next, tear off small pieces of Blue Stik putty, roll it in a ball and stick it to one side of the posters in at least 3 corners.… Read more

One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring

One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, then you know that I recently asked for recommendations on where to shop for quality swimsuits for Spring. We have a beach trip coming up and I’m starting swim class with little Shiloh, so mamma needs a new suit…or three. 😉 I received so many good recommendations! After spending some time shopping for new one-piece swimsuits for Spring, I’m sharing some I loved along the way.

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One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring

The top recommendations on where to shop for bathing suits were Aerie, Cupshe and J. Crew. Other recommendations included Left on Friday, Athleta, Coral Reef Swim, La Blanca, Lands End, Summersault, Acacia, L Space, Tavik and Mikoh.

Here are some of my favorite one-piece swimsuits for Spring:

Coral Scalloped / Brown Floral Bandeau Wrap / Green Ruched Bandeau / Stripe Cutout One-Piece / Olive Wrap One-Piece / Wild Flower One-Piece Suit / Rust One-Piece w/Twist Back / Mint X-Back One Piece /   Black Ruched 1-ShoulderOne-Piece Striped Ruffle

I own the striped suit in the bottom right corner and it is a great, well-made swimsuit.… Read more

Recent Finds, New Product Lines, House Updates, Etc

Recent Finds, New Product Lines, House Updates, Etc

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Recent Finds & New Product Lines

The new Studio McGee x Threshold Spring collection is out at Target. There are a lot of really great pieces at great price points. I rounded up my faves from the collection here.

This long-sleeved tee is comfy, casual and I’m in love with this color.

I got this room and linen spray for our powder room and the packaging is pretty and it smells so good! It’s the perfect addition to a guest bedroom, bathroom, or powder room.

Serena & Lily has over 150 new arrivals. I love S&L for accessories, especially throws and pillows. These new earth-toned dusk and yarrow pillows are so good.  This woven scallop-edge side table would be so sweet in a nursery or kids’ room.

I’ve been getting a few Spring outfits for Shiloh in anticipation of a beach trip we are taking in a couple of months. This ribbed set is so cute as are these linen blend bloomers.… Read more

Hand Soap and Lotion Sink Set Roundup

Hand Soap and Lotion Sink Set Roundup

The cold weather and dry air coupled with constant hand and baby bottle washing has done a number on my hands. I keep lanolin by my bedside but realized I don’t moisturize my hands much during the day and that needed to change. To help with that, I bought a hand soap and lotion sink set to keep in the kitchen. During my search for my first sink duo, I found some great options so I put together this hand soap and lotion sink set roundup.

1. Barr Co Hand Duo / 2. Union St Oat Milk Set / 3. Nest Bamboo Set / 4. Golden Hour Set / 5. Thymes Vanilla Blanc Set / 6. Thymes Lemon Leaf Sink Set / 7. White Gardenia Set / 8. Beekman Vanilla Absolute Set / 9. Wine Country Botanicals Set / 10. Hand Sanitizer & Lotion Set / 11. Magnolia Garden Scent Set / 12. Hearth & Hand Soap & Lotion Dispenser Set

I’ve always kept hand and dish soap by my kitchen sink but I’m excited to add a hand and lotion sink set.… Read more

How to Remove Wallpaper

How to Remove Wallpaper

We kicked off a makeover of our guest bedroom and the first task on the to-do list was to remove the existing wallpaper. How to remove wallpaper is not difficult, it’s just tedious and requires some patience. We tried a couple of different methods and this is what worked best for us.

How to Remove Wallpaper

What you need:

  • Wallpaper Steamer
  • Scoring Tool
  • Plastic Putty Knife (we didn’t need to use with our removal method)
  • Wall Texture Spray (if required)
  • Old Towels
  • Trash Bin Nearby
  • Lots of time 😉

First, score the wallpaper using the scoring tool. This perforates the wallpaper allowing the steam to penetrate the paper and reach the wallpaper adhesive easily.

We scoured the wallpaper using a circular movement.

The next step is to steam the wallpaper. The wallpaper steamer heats up the adhesive and allows the wallpaper to be peeled off. First, allow the steamer to heat up, which can take 15-20 minutes. Using the largest steam plate, hold the plate on the wallpaper for a minute or so and move to the next section.

We found that it was easier and quicker to remove the patterned part of the paper first, and then steam off the backing.… Read more

2020 Project Recap & 2021 Project Outlook

2020 Project Recap & 2021 Project Outlook

Happy almost New Year! Baby Shiloh was the highlight of the year for us but we managed to complete and/or start a few projects around the Daly Digs. Here’s a recap of the home projects we accomplished in 2020 and a preview of what’s to come in 2021.

2020 Project Recap

  • Back Patio Gravel Extension – To tide us over until we get a pool, we added a gravel entertaining space off of our back patio. It was a quick, inexpensive weekend project and one we get a lot of use out of.

  • Nursery – We turned an untouched, drab upstairs bedroom into a cute nursery for our little gal. We installed the custom vertical wall paneling and whimsical wallpaper and completely transformed the room.



green girls nursery with wallpaper

  • Nursery Bathroom – While we were at it in the nursery, we decided to do a quick, budget-friendly makeover of the nursery en suite bathroom. Although we came in a little over-budget, I wouldn’t change a thing and I’m so glad we finished it before baby Shiloh arrived.



nursery bathroom

  • Porch Ceiling – Our front porch has been a work in progress.
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Holiday Gift Ideas & My Christmas Wish List

Holiday Gift Ideas & My Christmas Wish List

If you’re still in need of some last-minute gift ideas, here are 11 things I think would make great gifts. I’m also sharing my Christmas wish list so you can see what I’m wishing for and maybe you’ll find a good gift idea there too!

Holiday Gift Ideas 2020

1. Sourdough Kit  Sourdough has taken the world by storm this year! I have yet to jump on the bandwagon personally, but maybe if I had this kit and this 2. Sourdough Book,  I would!

3. Slippers You can’t ever go wrong with slippers and I love this suede version.

4. Apple HomePod Mini We recently invested in the HomePod and a few mini versions to put around our house. We struggle with acoustics because of the openness of our home but these babies have helped tremendously! I love that you can play music in the entire house or if you want to play something different in another room, you can do that too.

5. Cheese Knives Because who doesn’t love cheese?

6. Butter Bell This little gadget will forever be on my gift guide because it’s unique and so useful.… Read more

Guest Bedroom Makeover Introduction and My Design Process

Guest Bedroom Makeover Introduction and My Design Process

I shared on Instagram my plans for a makeover of our guest bedroom. We decorated and furnished the room as part of the One Room Challenge back in 2017. Since then, my style has evolved. At the time I was having a boho moment and we piecemealed what we had to furnish the room. Now it’s time for a little refresh! I want the room to feel less playful and more grown-up. I’m going for a collected farmhouse vibe with some drama in the paint. I’m considering a dark or bold color.  A guest room is a great space to have some fun in. I am also considering a simple wall treatment, perhaps a chair or picture rail and/or crown molding.

My Design Process

It’s very early in the design process and I have only nailed down a couple of pieces for the room so I’m going to talk a little about my design process. This is the gist of how I approach designing a new space for myself or for a client.

Step 1: Ask yourself how you want the space to feel.

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Black and Green Edgy Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Black and Green Edgy Farmhouse Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year! I’m excited to be participating in the My Home Style Christmas Tree Blog Hop again this year hosted by my friend Stephanie. If you’re hopping over from Tag & Tibby, welcome! A total of 30 bloggers shared a variety of Christmas tree looks! Each blogger and their Christmas tree blog post is linked at the end so please hop around. This year I brought in some drama and added black accents to create an edgy farmhouse Christmas tree. Let’s get into it! 

Black & Green Edgy Farmhouse Christmas Tree

We have a 12′ mixed needle Christmas tree from the At Home store. This tree really calls for some large bulb ornaments so I used my existing white glitter ones and added smaller ornaments in black, white and green.

Black velvet ribbon adds a little drama and edge to the tree but I balanced it with white ornaments, white snowflake ribbon and some wood-toned ornaments.

I like to change up my shelf styling on the built-in to match the tree so I used existing bottle-brush trees I had from last year with a few new purchases sprinkled in.… Read more

Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration with DIY Dyed Table Runner

Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration with DIY Dyed Table Runner

Did you know you can use Rit dye to dye something any color you can imagine? For my Thanksgiving tablescape, I decided to dye this mesh table runner I have a deep mustard color for my fall themed table.

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DIY Dyed Table Runner

The Rit website gives you formulas and instructions for a plethora of colors. I chose “blooming marigold” which called for golden yellow and tan Rit dye.

After my experiment, I was left with a gorgeous, rich ochre-colored table runner perfect for a fall-themed table.

Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration

For my Thanksgiving tablescape, I shopped my house and didn’t purchase anything besides some grocery store flowers.

For my tablescape, I started with the table runner and spread it down the center of the table keeping some folds and ripples in it for movement and interest. Vintage brass candlesticks hold tapers for an ambiance that only candlelight can provide. A large DIY floral arrangement in the middle using supermarket flowers and some dried eucalyptus I had on hand.… Read more