Replacing Wood Spindles | 1 Day Job Hi everyone- replacing our wood spindles on our front porch with iron spindles is one of my favorite porch and patio projects. The reason: it is much easier than it looks and the impact is amazing! This project started after we replaced 241 interior wood spindles with iron. Full disclosure [Read more…]
Headboard Idea for Child’s Bedroom wait until you see what I used!
~headboard idea~ I am in love with this thrifty headboard idea for son’s bedroom. Wait until you see what I used! My son’s bedroom makeover is a work in progress since he was ten (he is now thirteen- but I tell everyone he is eight so I can subtract 5 years off my age)! After getting [Read more…]
Pottery Barn Knockoff Recycling Basket
When I saw this recycling basket in the Pottery Barn catalog I knew I could re-create it for much less. Over the holidays, I saw the recycling basket in Pottery Barn and it was used as an office filing basket. I loved it because my office has hardwood floors and is lacking storage, but this fell [Read more…]
No sew window treatments
I am sharing my no sew window treatments. Here is a simple technique to make window treatments in 1/2 the time. A quick trip to Joanne’s and I found this Waverly print (and it was 50% off). Confession: I am a little out of my league in the fabric department, but after a 2nd trip [Read more…]
DIY Barn Doors
~ diy ~ Hi there- a few weeks ago I got an email from KariAnne over at ThistleWood Farms who really liked my DIY barn door project and wanted to share it on her weekly Thistlekeeping series. She stumbled upon my barn door project while finding ideas for her future project. So I freaked! Karianne has like 1 million [Read more…]
Updating Wood Spindles to Iron
iron spindles I am in love with this project: replacing our wood spindles with iron spindles. This project is one of those projects that changed the entire look of our home. It also took place over five months (during the holidays). This is what we had in our house. I don’t have a before picture. Who knew I would [Read more…]
My new windows and trim don’t match and it’s driving me crazy
My new windows and trim don’t match. I screwed up my new kitchen windows. We recently purchased several new windows at Home Depot. The windows through out my house our the vinyl almond color. The trim around our windows are white. I never paid attention to this discrepancy until now. But, it’s our fault. When we met [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…]
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…]
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…]
A girly office makeover: before and after.
I am so excited to share my girly office makeover! I said it; I have a girly office! I am juggling 3 separate “revenue sources” and I need a pretty (girly) space! This has been a work in progress for over 3 years. This is where my office started 3 years ago: And, my first step was [Read more…]
Pottery Barn Inspired Spring Mantel
And, with April comes a fresher look! I am desperately trying not to buy new accessories and instead use what I have in my home. So I put this together with a few minutes between loads of laundry after spring break! The greenery is from a neighbor’s garage sale. The clock is perched against the [Read more…]