The Perfect Solution to Organizing Toys

The Best Way to Organize Toys (at least a really awesome way)

Little did I know that the perfect solution to organizing my son's toys had been in my garage for eight months. Last spring, I stopped at a yard sale on my way to wherever I was supposed to be going and found these: Actually there were three of them leaning up against a fence, and when the guy said $5 for all three, I snapped them up. I figured I could take them apart and make something else with them eventually. But there they sat taking up valuable real estate in the  garage. I … [Read more...]

French Secretary Desk

French Secretary Desk

Welcome to Themed Furniture Thursday, where I and several other furniture redoers make over a piece of furniture to fit a different theme each month! This month's theme is "Inspired By". I'll share how I was inspired a little further down. First, check out this piece I found at my local Goodwill last spring: Pretty, right? I originally walked out of the store without it and headed to another thrift store down the road a bit. When I got there, I saw the saddest secretary desk, very … [Read more...]

Upholstering a French Provincial Chair

How to Upholster a French Provincial Chair

Who out there has a chair in need of a serious wardrobe change? I do I do! Or at least I did. My Mom passed on a set of French Provincial chairs to me that she picked up at an estate sale. They were so bad, ya'll. Many of you know exactly what chairs I'm referring to. These lovelies: Only they weren't always so lovely... Were they? If you can't tell, the fabric has a terrible paint job. I posted this makeover back in the fall and I had many requests to see the how-to on the … [Read more...]

15 Fabulous Ideas to get you Organized!

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  Happy Sunday! My beautiful co-hosts and I are so excited to bring you 15 amazing organization projects and ideas from our linky party a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to everyone who linked up, there were so many great ideas to help us get motivated to get organized! Here are our favorites! Enjoy!   Craft Rooms Make a Craft Organizer from Radiant Home Studio {Christy's Pick}   Crap Room to Craft Room from Bohemian Junktion {April's Pick}   Craft Closet … [Read more...]

Grain Sack Bench

Grain Sack Bench

I'm sharing another well-deserved makeover today! It was part of this haul: That day included an estate sale, a few yard sales and one thrift store stop! The large picture on the left was a $5 yard sale find and became a huge chalkboard. The claw-foot console table (see the after here) was a $10 yard sale find and received a frenchy makeover. Both pieces sold in my booth  a while back. This is the 80's country charmer that's getting a makeover today: Ah...80's décor. We'll … [Read more...]

Dressing Table Bench Makeover

Dressing Table Bench

Hello friends! Have you ever peeled off wallpaper to reveal another layer underneath? And then another layer underneath? And so on? That was what happened to me only with a dressing table bench! My Mom picked this up at the same estate sale where she scored these amazing French provincial chairs. (Trust me, they did NOT start out amazing.) We had been together the day before and she went back for the chairs, so I sent her in after the bench as well since it was the last day and everything was … [Read more...]

DIY Spice Cabinet and 17 More Kitchen Organization Ideas {with Hometalk}

Kitchen Organization Ideas

Are you looking to get your kitchen more organized this year? Well I've got 18 ways to do just that! I was invited by Hometalk recently to put together a collection of Kitchen Organization ideas.  If you're not familiar with Hometalk, it is the biggest Home & Garden social network on the web. Anyone (not just bloggers) can join (for FREE) and share their makeovers and DIYs, as well as ask home and garden-related questions from the experts as well as folks who have been there like you and … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Hutch Makeover

Farmhouse Hutch Makeover

I've got a pretty makeover to share with you today! You might remember me posting about a desk with French graphics that I redid this Fall. I purchased it at an estate sale at this lovely little beach cottage (if you're visiting from a mobile device, this picture is sideways and I don't know why sorry!): About six houses from the ocean...yes please! I bought several pieces from that sale including this pretty beat-up hutch. I found it in the shed being used for tools! What a crime … [Read more...]

IKEA Rast Hack

Ikea Rast Hack

Hello friends! Have I got a fun makeover to share with you today! A couple of months ago I was contacted by the marketing administrator for the company that manufactures cabinet hardware under the name Hickory Hardware, asking if I would be interested in participating in an Ikea Rast Hack challenge. That's where you take a very simple piece of Ikea furniture and put your own twist on it. The closest Ikea to me is about three hours away, so I don't shop there too often. I have seen some … [Read more...]

Get Your DIY On January 2015: Operation Organization

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  Hello Friends and welcome to our very first party of the year!! Everyone is trying to get their houses back in order after the Holidays, so it makes perfect sense to make it an Organization Party. Whether it's the closets, the cabinets, under the bed, or just your daily routine, it always feels so great to get organized!   If you missed last month's features, we chose 25 of our favorite Holiday DIYs to try:  Ok so let's get on with this month's … [Read more...]

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