If you are new here, or have spent a good amount of time here and just want to learn a bit more, then this is the perfect place to be! Find out more about Twelve On Main, why I started it, what you can get from this website, and a list of my most popular posts! So, keep on scrolling!
Why Twelve On Main?
DIY is something I am very passionate about. I first began this blog as a creative outlet, prompted on a whim by my husband. Boy, has it grown into so much more. I’d like to tell you a little bit about Twelve On Main. Why Twelve On Main you might ask? I live in a very rural area, surrounded by Bryce Canyon National Park. We reside in a small town, on the cusp of Highway 12, one of the most beautiful highways in the United States. As I was considering names for my blog, I liked the idea of incorporating something about our address. Unfortunately, we have no street name. We are plain Jane numbers. We do however live right off Highway 12, which happens to be the main street of our town. I wanted to incorporate our life in this small town landscape. It is so much of who we are and what we are…thus, Twelve On Main was born.
I said before my main goal was to use my blog as a creative outlet, but is has changed in so many ways. My mail goal is to inspire and encourage others to DIY. There is so much potential in all of us, and I hope to show that it is possible for all to do simple and complex projects in their homes. If I can give one person a small dose of inspiration to try something new, my job is done.
A little bit about myself:
I am a mom of 4 pretty dang hilarious children. I have a husband that is amazing at tolerating all my crazy antics and projects…..most of the time. We live in a small town and are creating a beautiful life for ourselves. I love to build, paint, garden(minus the weeding), and pretty much anything home oriented. I have been obsessed with interior design and DIY since I was a little girl. I remember rearranging our rooms in my childhood home while my mom was at work. I think she was always happy with the result. She never complained. Now that I am grown, I try to involve my children in our projects whenever possible.
My hope for you:
I hope that when you stop and visit my website, you can be inspired to try something new. Step outside your comfort zone and see where it takes you. I did that once, and I am so glad I did. That step was this blog. I hope that you will feel empowered to have confidence that you can do it. So many people tell me they just aren’t crafty, or they don’t have the patience for it. When more often, they don’t feel confident with their abilities. I promise you, With each new project I learn new skills and many lessons. Sometimes the results are incredible and sometimes, not so much. It is what you make it.
I hope you also learn to be just a little bit more resourceful. This has been the number 1 lesson I have learned living in a small town. I don’t have the ability to run to Home Depot for supplies. There are no home stores to speak of. What this has taught me is to be resourceful. Use what you have. Re-purpose and reuse items. It is a vital element to living where we do.
What are my favorite resources?
I am a very visual person, and I am inspired by so many things around me. The biggest source of inspiration for me these days would have to be Pinterest. Now, I love brainstorming and coming up with ideas on my own, but with so many recipes, ideas, DIY projects, and more right at your fingertips, why wouldn’t I love Pinterest.
If you want to see what I am up to on Pinterest, click below!
I also love Instagram. Instagram is a visual platform and many bloggers and influencers use Instagram as a sort of portfolio space. So, if you are looking for a place for inspiration, follow me on Instagram! You can also check out different hashtags to follow depending on what you are interested in.
Now, lets talk about what you can see here:
My goal for Twelve On Main is to be a place where you can come to find inspiration on DIY, home decor, design, recipes, and more! I want it to be your one stop shop! Here are some of my most popular posts:
See how I transformed an otherwise ugly and non functional laundry space into the ultimate farmhouse laundry room.
Another complete remodel, you need to see the before and after of this room.
We updated our main fireplace and mantel to give it a but softer look and really transformed the room!
One more complete room transformation! Check out the before and after of this…my absolute favorite room in the house! This farmhouse style master bedroom is truly the best.
I have over 30 simple wood projects on my website and this is where you can find them all together! Check them all out here! Whats better than an easy DIY project that you can do in a weekend!
This is my absolute most popular post. And I can see why..the farmhouse floor tiles are gorgeous, and its complete with sources.
Back by popular demand, 20 more amazing farmhouse floor tiles that you can choose from.
And…to add to the farmhouse floor tiles, I wanted to bring you a collection of farmhouse style backsplash tiles. So many backsplash ideas to choose from!
See how I have used farmhouse tiles in my home 5 different ways!
This is another one of the most popular posts here on Twelve On Main. I have broken how to paint furniture step by step with chalk paint and there is even a DIY chalk paint recipe!
We upcycled an old wire spool into the coolest coffee table ever. Check out how to make one for yourself!
Just when you thought my wire spool coffee table was cool, check out these amazing wire spool ideas for home decor.
Why buy cotton stems when you can make them for yourself so easily with just a few items from home.
Make your own, when the real stuff is way too expensive.
Have so much fun with these Christmas party games!
Love wrought iron beds? Check out this amazing post chock full of metal beds that are affordable and beautiful!
I found an ugly and broken ladder at a junk store and turned it into the most amazing nightstand ever!
Make an easy ladder that can go over the toilet and store towels as well as extra toilet paper!
This is the absolutely easiest wheat bread to make! Check it out for yourself!
Make these for Christmas or Valentines…or just make them anytime they are so good!
Try this super food salad recipe that is colorful and so flavorful
This sweet Nutella dessert is a favorite among my kids and my husband! Check it out!
Try this healing drink that has the perfect flavor!
Make that healing drink with this easy Turmeric paste!
These are just a few of the most popular posts here on Twelve On Main. I hope you enjoy them