Exceptionally Eclectic – What a View

Kelly from View Along the Way is a DIY diva.

From making her own light fixtures and headboard, to an amazing plate wall that wraps around the wall, she’s a girl after my own heart.

She had me at cowhide and DIY capiz shell chandelier in her home office

Home office with style - and a DIY capiz light!  Plus a great house tour

and this fabulous DIY nailhead trim upholstered headboard.

DIY upholstered headboard & house tour

You all know I’m a huge fan of plate walls.

This plate wall that wraps around the wall takes it to another level of fabulousness!

Wrap around the wall plate wall - DIY and fabulous!  Plus great house tour

Breakfast nook with DIY wrap around the wall plate wall - plus a great house tour!

And the nursery is a kids colorful wonderland.

Colorful DIY Pinwheel art plus a great house tour!

The dining room remodel got a little shot of botox and is now a supermodel!

Fabulous dining room transformation plus a great house tour!

Even Kelly’s laundry room has style.

The entire makeover cost just $157 and includes DIY’s such as a drying rack, amazing light fixture, stenciled wall and painted vinyl floor!  I’d never leave.

$157 Laundry Room Makeover - DIY's include light fixture, drying rack, painted vinyl floor, stenciled wall ... plus a great house tour!

Her hubby, a math teacher, made this, ok I can’t pronounce it but it’s called a …

dodecahedron light fixture.

Yes, you heard me correctly (although I had to google what the heck that meant)!

DIY dodecahedron light fixture (Ralph Lauren knockoff) plus a great house tour!

Oh, I forgot to mention the most amazing project – how to make any lamp cordless!

How to Make Any Lamp Cordless - genius!

Whew, I’m exhausted just thinking about all these amazing ideas.

Kelly has really transformed her house into a showstopper.

You won’t believe the befores so head on over to View Along the Way and check out the view.


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  1. Just love her home and all of her fantastic ideas…thanks for presenting her home today Kelly…I never tire of seeing her home…actually, the more I see a particular room, the more I am in awe of her talents and creativity…
    Happy Easter to you and “the other Kelly”….

  2. I covet those dining room chairs, and the laundry room? Well it’s a celebrity all in it’s own right. Those Kelly’s know their stuff. Does it count my mom wanted to name me Kelly? Really. I was Kelly for a day.


  3. Well…don’t we all travel in the same circles.
    I couldn’t NOT remember the name of that blog…but I remembered the DODECA-THING-A-MA-JIG…. and the cordless lamp…
    I can’t wait to see some of the other links you posted and see more of her fabulous DIY stuff!

    happy Resurrection Sunday! Pat

  4. AMAZING talent and house!! Thank you for sharing!

    I had seen her laundry room featured in another blog post somewhere before, but had not seen the rest. Amazingly inspiring! Love every room. This makes me want to get up and go, go go – decorate, decorate, decorate!!


  5. Love her home and it’s difficult to state a preference….the plate wall is just awesome! Of course, every room is stunning with so many great ideas. I never tire of seeing it.

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