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    Fall Decor Home Tour – My Secret to Adding All the Fall Feels to Your Home!

    Hello sweet friends! Welcome to our Fall Blog Hop!! If you’re coming from Crystal and Cleats, welcome!! So, it’s finally FALL! The best season of all, if you ask me! It means pumpkins, sweaters, boots, scarves, crisp sunny days! Okay, well maybe that’s what it meant back when I lived in Georgia – now its more so an extended summer, but with pumpkins.¬† Sometimes, I’ll turn on the AC and light me up the fireplace and just pretend for a few minutes ūüėõ But, even if its still hot as all get out here in SoCal, that doesn’t mean the Fall decor falls by the wayside.¬† In fact, it’s the…

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    DIY Kitchen Backsplash [PART 1] – Choosing Your Tile

    Hey y’all! I know it’s been another hot minute since I posted here, but things have been non-stop go go go over here at Casa del Ochoa! But I’ve been promising y’all a backsplash post for some time now, so here it is! Well, here is Part 1. Let me explain.¬† As I was putting this post together, I realized that it’s not just the actual How To of the backsplash install that is the real MEAT of this DIY.¬† In fact, I think choosing our tile was the MOST difficult part (yes, even harder than being up at 2am using a tile saw – thanks neighbors for not calling…

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    Easy DIY Industrial Pipe Paper Towel Holder

    Y’ALL.¬† It has been a hot minute since I’ve posted here.¬† I KNOW. And I’m so sorry! (And I’ve missed ya!)¬† But May be CRAY – am I right?!¬† I swear this month flew by.¬† The combination of finishing up the One Room Challenge, and then being EXHAUSTED from the aftermath of it all, plus my parents visiting last weekend really just made May fly.¬† But I am BACK, and while I haven’t quite had the time to get the backsplash tutorial up (coming soon, promise!), I do have a quick and easy DIY for ya today. When we were designing our kitchen for the ORC, I knew I wanted…

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    One Room Challenge | Week 6: DIY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN REVEAL!

    Hey, friends!¬† I cannot believe we are FINALLY at the end of the One Room Challenge (or ORC – a design challenge with 20 featured designers and hundreds of guest bloggers all transforming one room in just 6 weeks!) The challenge is hosted by¬†Calling It Home and House Beautiful, and you can check out all of the amazing room reveals (both guest and featured) over at the¬†One Room Challenge page¬†(direct links to the guest participant page and featured participant page are at the ned of this post)!¬† It has felt simultaneously like the fastest and slowest 6 weeks ever! Anyone else?! Note: If you missed out on any of our…

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    One Room Challenge | Week 5: How to Remove a Glued Down Sink & A Countertop Sneak Peak!

    Happy hump day, buddies!¬† How is it Week FIVE of the One Room Challenge (ORC), already?! If you haven’t stopped by before, the ORC is a 6 week “design challenge,” where 20 featured designers and hundreds of guest participants support each other to makeover one room in their homes in just 6 weeks (but really 5, because the Week 1 and Week 6 blog posts “bookend” the 5 weeks of work, if that makes sense).¬† The challenge is hosted by¬†Calling It Home and House Beautiful, and you can check out all of the amazing room transformations over at the¬†One Room Challenge page!¬† We here at Fiddle Leaf Interiors (or more…

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    One Room Challenge | Week 4: The Dos & Don’ts of Painted Cabinets

    Happy Wednesday, friends!¬† We are now past the half way point in the ORC (One Room Challenge) – Week 4!! If this is your first venture to this little blog of mine, the ORC is a 6 week “design challenge,” where 20 featured designers and hundreds of guest participants support each other to makeover one room in their homes in just 6 weeks!¬† It’s hosted by¬†Calling It Home and House Beautiful, and you can check out all the amazing room transformations at the¬†One Room Challenge page!¬† We here at Fiddle Leaf Interiors (or more affectionately known as Casa del Ochoa) are renovating our KITCHEN! You can catch up on our…

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    Affordable DIY Shiplap Wall

    Hello friends! ¬†I thought it would be fitting for my first post to give y’all all the details about our DIY Shiplap Wall; it is after all the single biggest project we have taken on here at Casa del Ochoa. ¬†Plus, any excuse for me to introduce you to Miss Napa, our furbaby! Now, this project certainly took a bit more time than we expected (and as you can see from the photos below, the design is still evolving), but it was SO worth it in the end! Also, full disclosure, this is not ACTUAL shiplap – it is actually plywood underlayment! ¬†But who can tell?! ¬†PLUS it is insanely…