Wicker Chair Update


Hi there- Here is a project from the archives as we are on a spring break! I wanted to share this wicker chair update  as the garage sales ramp up this time of year. It’s a great example of not judging a piece of furniture by it’s current state!  Don’t be so quick to walk past a [Read more…]

Laundry Room Paint Makeover.. Sneak Peak


Hi  everyone- I am working on my laundry room paint makeover post while watching the recorded  SNL special.  One of my favorite skits  is Alec Baldwin and the schweaty balls Christmas special. My boys laugh at just about anything with the word “balls.”   I know Mr. Baldwin gets in trouble everytime he opens his mouth, but I just think [Read more…]

DIY Wall Chalkboard 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…]

Stain to Paint Sofa Table


I seriously think I could paint every stained piece of furniture in my house a bright shade of white.  With hardwood floors and dark furniture I need to brighten the house up a bit! So I am super excited to share this easy transformation of a sofa table that went from stain to paint!.  I moved the sofa table [Read more…]

Front Door: Stain to White Paint!


I did it!  I painted my stained from interior door white!  A few months  Six months ago I posted my front door dilemma  HERE. But here is the abbreviated version and the before photos if you don’t want to get side tracked!  Stained door adjacent to white interior door.  All of our interior doors are painted [Read more…]

Easy Idea on Finding {paint} Inspiration for a Child’s Bedroom

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In the evolution of my boys’ bedroom, I learned a quick(er) path to finding a paint color!  If  you and your child  are getting stuck in the negotiations of paint colors for his/her room look to his/her interests to find your color board.  I went with all things tennis related. Thank you Adidas, Wilson, Head and Nike for [Read more…]

Quick Painting Tip


Here’s quick painting tip with only one picture!   This is perfect when doing touchups or switching between multiple paint colors. In my case, I was using primer and a high gloss white. This saved me time on cleanup. It’s the same concept of using multiple frosting bags.  I grabbed this handled paint bucket from Home [Read more…]

Bookcase Makeover with Paint


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&G.com of a very similar bookcase I knew it was time to get out the [Read more…]

Tutorial: How to paint 26 cabinet pulls in seconds!!!

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I wanted a quick change in the  laundry room. I had the original chrome pulls.. actually… these chrome pulls are updates from the original brassy  finish.   I know, I know… #suburbanmomprobs” is what my son would call this post . And I found these egg knob pulls over at Classic Door Hardware . The egg shape was fun and different.  They [Read more…]

Milk Can Transformation


  I found this milk can at a yard sale a few years ago.  I dragged it home where my {first} husband expressed concern that I might be exhibiting signs of hoarder-ness.   He likes new!  He doesn’t like the idea of someone else’s stuff taking up space in our home.  So I did  what I do [Read more…]

Two tone dresser: Stain & Paint: Before and After

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I wish I had the original photo of my {first} husband’s childhood dresser.  My mother-in-law could not get this out of her basement fast enough when we bought our first house.   It was a piece of my husband’s childhood, made by his grandfather ( born and raised in a small farming town in Nebraska).  It was painted a [Read more…]

Paint or Stain the Front Door?

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Here’s the question: do I paint the interior side of our front {stained} door?  The exterior side front door got a much needed update when our exterior was painted last summer.  But, the inside has remained unchanged.  Here is our exterior front door with our most recent exterior paint job from this summer.  I love [Read more…]