Chalkboard Wall Calendar


Hi there- I am soooo excited to show off this project.  A few months ago I finished my office makeover project HERE.  As you can see I had a large blank wall behind my desk.  I was so proud of this makeover because it was all me.  So I wanted a DIY project that would [Read more...]

Gate Remodel and New Hardware


Hi there- how was your weekend?  We spent the weekend replacing gates in our backyard for our new puppy, Chloe!  It was a birthday gift to me from the family: the puppy, not the gate!  It was looking a little tired: both the gate and myself!!    Both gates just needed new doors as the posts were [Read more...]

DIY Wicker Chair Update

wicker compare

Our front porch faces south and in Colorado that  means sun, sun and more sun.  So wicker furniture gets weathered very quickly.  Kinda like our skin without sunscreen! I have seen other blog projects on spray painting wicker. I was a little skeptical because there are so many details in anything with the word wicker. It’s [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Retreat Mini Makeover for $50


The Master Bedroom.  I don’t know if it’s truly a retreat- it feels more like a HR department where every member of the house comes bursting in with questions, complaints, requests and major  announcements!  And we have a large master bedroom, so there is plenty of room for a waiting room of family members.  Take [Read more...]

Repurpose a Lantern to Organize


Somewhere in the year 2010 I decided I could not have enough lanterns. I snagged them on clearance aisles, HomeGoods. It came to a head this spring when I would spend hours minutes re-arranging lanterns.  My family was getting a little worried. So I used our annual garage sale as an opportunity to lean out [Read more...]

Buh Buh Shutters:


One of the things we loved about our house  was the custom shutters. They were beautiful and were such an upgrade from anything we had ever had in a window.  And, then a funny thing happened last summer… I was at a neighbor’s house and she had wide open windows looking into her backyard. It [Read more...]

Bookcase Makeover: Before and After


Hi everyone- I don’t know why I never noticed this, but I have a lot of dark wood furniture!  And, I am over it.  Yes, my son would say, “hashtag suburban mom probs.”  So when I saw this before/after project on BH& of a very similar bookcase I knew I could do this. Before: Here [Read more...]