How to Remove Stain without Sanding

How to Remove Stain without Sanding

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing how I removed the stain from my dining room table top without sanding. I read a lot of posts that talk about sanding the surface of a furniture piece to remove the stain. I thought I'd share another option that is pretty simple, that doesn't remove any of the original surface through sanding. You may remember this before photo of my dining set at the thrift store: I paid $85 for this beautiful set. This is how it looks today: To remove the old stain, I … [Read more...]

Desk Makeover

Glass knob

When my hubby and I got married, we gave away his beloved black faux leather bachelor sofas and sold my blue and white girly-patterned sofa. Then we purchased a new gender-neutral sectional, black T'V stand, and matching desk.  Fast forward several years and he now gladly let's me make all décor-related decisions. (I mean he did let me chop up our sectional...really you should take a look at that if you haven't already.) I think he just wants me to be happy, so he doesn't have to listen to me … [Read more...]

Tulip Wreath Tutorial and a Spring Mantel

Tulip Wreath, super simple and perfect for Spring!

I have got the simplest wreath to share with you today. I know I always say that, but I think it's even easier than my Simple Spring Wreath, because you don't even need a bow! This is my new tulip wreath: Isn't she perty? I'm going to share exactly how I made it, but first let's get a quick peek at my Spring mantel: I love all the green. It's so fresh and full of life! Here's what you'll need to make this simple tulip wreath: Those are fake tulips by the way, and I can … [Read more...]

Bunny Crossing Sign from Fence Pickets

Bunny Crossing Sign

I found yet another use for my old fence pickets stash, a whimsical sign perfect for Spring. (See how much we love you, Spring? We made a sign for you and everything.) It's also sweet for Easter, but I can keep it in my garden all season! This project was free. Those are my favorite! I started with two pieces of fencing I had stashed in my garage. I painted them with Country Chic paint in Elegance since I had it on hand and it's a perfect Springtime color. Then as I do … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Side Table Goes Glam

Thrift store table update with metallic paint!

Glam side table? I know that doesn't sound like me, does it? Recently a few friends and I were invited to challenge ourselves to makeover a piece of furniture, but the kicker was, it had to be a metallic makeover!  You know I love a challenge, but this was a tough one for me. Then I remembered I had this little thrift store beauty (not so much) that's been sitting in my garage forever, just begging for a makeover. I paid around $25 for it and I knew it would be perfect for this … [Read more...]

DIY Coastal Inspired Bathroom Art

Then I used this method to transfer my letters and painted them in using acrylic paint:

I've been working on my boys' bathroom since 2011. We pulled everything out except for the tub surround,  and replaced it all. It was just before Christmas and I had my sister and her family coming to stay with us, so I rushed to get it finished. I've tweaked it a bit and redone several things for it like this stool, and this shelf, and this chair.  However, it needed just a couple more finishing touches. Today I'm sharing the DIY bathroom art I made to match the coastal feeling of the … [Read more...]

Ballard Inspired Monogrammed Fabric Wastebasket

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Hi friends! I'm excited to be participating in a little tour with several blog friends called "Rock Your Knock Off" where we each choose a high-end item and make our own for way less!  I'm sharing a monogrammed fabric wastebasket that's just perfect for my master bath. The $89 price tag? I'll make my own, thank you very much. Here's what I used to make my version: I found this cheapie can at Kmart. It took less than half a yard of fabric to complete. First I made a pattern by … [Read more...]

Updated Entryway with a $5 Yard Sale Find

Arched Metal Yard Sale Find 1

Hi lovelies! Today I'm sharing how I updated my entryway with an awesome yard sale find from last summer. It was time. This is what was still hanging this morning: Not the garland, just the wreath. It was perfect for my Christmas Home Tour and I thought since it was just a snowman, it could hang out with us a little longer. But my husband said this is the reason Spring has eluded us.  Seriously? I took it down immediately and anyone who lives near me, I'm sorry, it's all my … [Read more...]

$1 Yard Sale Step Stool Makeover

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I was looking for a little step stool to replace the plastic stool in the boys' bathroom and luckily, I didn't have to look further than my garage! I found the perfect stool for $1 last summer at a yard sale. I am so ready for yard sale season! Even though I still have several ahemm...projects awaiting me in the garage from last season, it's fun to find new treasures! This stool was perfect because it is chunky and super sturdy: I love it even more because someone hand-made it. :) It … [Read more...]

A Men’s Valet Stand Becomes a Pretty Stool for Her

Sweet Stool for her from a Men's Standing Valet 18

Last Summer I found this rather worn men's valet stand at an estate sale. I shoved it in my garage and it's been buried there ever since. Our theme for this month's Get Your DIY on challenge is Trash to Treasure, and I thought this would be the perfect project! I'm not sure what I saw in it to begin with, here is the before: What I think I liked is that the lid to the bench opens up and it was filled to the brim with all sorts of items. I found a pocket watch, an old shaving blade, a … [Read more...]

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