November 24, 2017

Easy Do It Yourself Wood Pallet Signs


If you stroll through any craft  or home decor store lately, I know you’ve eyed the beautiful typography and wood signs that line the aisles. I just love them and have picked up quite a few myself over the years,  […]

30 Minute, $3 DIY Bench Re-do


Why, oh why, do I let myself think that tackling a DIY project is going to take all afternoon? It’s a lie, I tell you, a lie. Every single one of you can transform an ugly, old $3 yard sale […]

Framed Fabric Art in Minutes: Ditto DIY


Welcome to the July {ditto} DIY challenge! It’s another month for our Ditto DIY challenge and this one packs a punch of such versatility and ease. Each month, my sweet friends and I  are challenged to recreate a project or […]

Ditto DIY: Decorating with Gold


Welcome to the June {ditto} DIY challenge! Once a month ten very different bloggers are hosting this challenge to recreate in our own homes a project or design element inspired by a haute couture design. The idea is to inspire […]

Loving Our Chalk Board Paint


A few weeks ago, I shared about partnering with Glidden to add a fun accent wall to my daughters’ bedroom. I shared an entire tutorial on Choosing the Right Paint Finish, and then I asked what was your favorite paint […]

For the Love of Painted Yard Sale Trays: Ditto DIY


Welcome to our first {ditto} DIY challenge! It’s all about painted trays today, and what a fun assortment of ideas, colors and inspiration we have to show. I started with a  completely trashed burn pile bound beauty, and have repurposed […]

Choosing the Right Paint Finish for Interior Walls


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright painted walls and warm colored accents, chalk boards and glitter that highlight my daughters’ room, these are a few of my favorite things. Oh dear paint, you surely know how to make […]

Ditto DIY (Inspired Design for the Rest of Us)


Have you ever looked at home decorating magazine or watched a design show on HGTV and wished you could make your own rooms look that good? Design is not always about expertise or even an unlimited budget, but more about […]

Build Your Own TeePee in 30 Minutes: Kid Boredom Busters


It’s that week when many kids are home from school. The first few days equal pure bliss and relaxation, but by mid week, those dreaded words, “I’m bored,” may slip out. (Watch out if that occurs in our home. ;)) […]

Let Them Fly: Dresser Makeover by Up & Coming DIYer


Nov. 2012 “Mom, can I please get my own dresser? PLEASE? It’s not fair that Abby has one and I don’t have any “real” spot for my clothes.” “Honey, there’s just not enough room in there for another dresser, but […]

Handmade Gifts – Easy DIY, Lined Tote Bag Tutorial


Every year around this time, my desire is to dust off my sewing machine (well, get it out of the packaging would be more precise) and attempt some easy handmade gifts. Those are always the things that are most special […]

DIY: Old Headboard Into New Welcome Sign


Living in the country has a slew of pros and cons. The obvious highlight is the breathtaking beauty we experience every day coming down our winding driveway. The leaves haven’t reached their peak yet, but in another two weeks, this […]

Tablescape Magic: Turn Your Glasses Upside Down


One of my first ever DIY blog posts written nearly four years ago was entitled,“DIY: Even You Can Do This.” I remember how excited I was to share all the unique ways I was using glassware, mainly by just turning […]

15 Fabulous DIY Jewelry Organizers


I’ve been pondering my jewelry organization a lot lately. Not because of my earlier inspiration from these fabulous  DIY ideas using old or vintage jewelry, but because my jewelry is slowly creeping into all areas of my bedroom. I have […]

Spray Painting Cabinet Knobs: “Good “enough” Things


Two years ago, I gazed at beautiful, new cabinets and dreamt about the day when I could create the kitchen of my dreams. Instead, I went to my Good “Enough” Plan B, and knew that updating my knobs would suffice […]