Patriotic Birdhouse

Patriotic-Birdhouse-Before

With the Fourth of July just around the corner for us here in the U.S., some of my favorite blogger friends and I are sharing fun DIY projects to show off our patriotic pride! I decided to make over a little Christmas birdhouse that I found for $2 at the thrift store a while back. I bought it when I was making a few Christmas arrangements, but it didn't make the cut. Here it is before: It's kind of pretty, but it has just been sitting in a bin in my garage. Now with it's red, … [Read more...]

Robin’s Egg Blue Rustic Chair

Robin's Egg Blue Chair Makeover

What time is it? Ok I am hearing the Bubble Guppies song in my head again, but I promise not to sing it to you. (You toddler moms know exactly what I'm talking about.) It's actually time for Themed Furniture Thursday!! That's where a bunch of my furniture-paintin' friends and I come together each month to share our furniture makeovers, only there's a twist. Each month there is a different theme! Sounds like a fun challenge right? This month's theme is rustic. Yes, a challenge indeed! Remember … [Read more...]

My Favorite Decorating Tool

Tray made from old fence pickets and a yard sale frame.

Hi friends! Today I am sharing my very favorite decorating tool. My décor enthusiast friends and I are talking about decorating using trays for this month's challenge. This is not really a challenge of course! Decorating with trays makes creating the perfect table vignette so much easier! Check out this cabinet top display: Not too bad, but how about now?... I love how a tray adds another layer and grounds the vignette. By the way, I am NOT a professional decorator lol. This is … [Read more...]

15 Fabulous Outdoor Décor Projects

15 Fabulous Outdoor Decor Projects

Well Summer weather has officially arrived in my neck of the woods, and everyone around here has been busy sprucing up their outdoor spaces. Still looking for a little inspiration for your own outdoor space? How about motivation? (We could all use a little of that sometimes!) Thanks to our blogging friends who shared their amazing outdoor decor projects at our Get Your DIY On party this month, we've got 15 fabulous projects to give you just that!  Enjoy! (As always, please pin from the original … [Read more...]

Antique Folding Sewing Table

Antique folding sewing table.

A few weekends ago, I had a fantastic yard sale day that looked a little something like this: One of the yard sales I almost didn't stop at was one held by a paint supply distributor! What are the chances?? There really wasn't much to see from the street, but I saw stacks of blue tape and that's what made me get out to look. Look at the goodies I scored! The tape was a painter's tape that I hadn't heard of before, but he was selling it for $1 a roll, so I didn't have much to lose. … [Read more...]

Summer Hydrangea Wreath Tutorial

Summer Hydrangea Wreath Tutorial

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a hydrangea wreath that I made for my front door. But didn't I just make a shell wreath for my door a couple of weeks ago? Yes I did! This is actually my Summer wreath from last year. I shared it as a guest post for Between Naps on the Porch then, but never shared it here. I thought I'd share it in case shells aren't your thang. :) This wreath was super easy to put together and could easily carry you all the way through until the Fall. I … [Read more...]

Fabric Inlaid Mirror

Dated thrift store mirror updated with a little paint and fabric!

Are you up for a thrifty makeover today? Well I hope so because that's exactly what I'm sharing! I found this very dated mirror for $8 at the thrift store a few weeks back: Immediately when I saw it, I imagined fabric in the panel on top. And that's exactly what I added... But first I removed the mirror and painted the frame in DIY chalk paint in Cottage White by Behr. Bye bye ugly mirror! I gave it three coats, then sanded the edges a bit. Then I sealed it with Minwax … [Read more...]

Get Your DIY On: Outdoor Decor

Summer Outdoor Decor

Welcome party people! Are you ready for Summer? I am definitely ready for warm weather and fun in the sun! My babes still have 11 more days of school though, and then it's  on! Last month we were looking for thrifty projects that came in under $10, and there were a bunch of great ideas shared. Here are out our top 10 favorites if you missed them: 10 Creative Thrifted Projects I think this month's theme is perfect to kick off the Summer, and we can't wait to see what projects you'll … [Read more...]

Updating Old Porch Decor

Planters Updated with Spraypaint and Sisal Rope

Hi Friends! Today I'm sharing how I squeezed at least one more season out of my old and faded, porch decor! Let's start here: How sad is this? This is one of two planters like this. They were both faded, but this one had a big crack in the side as well. As I was gearing up for my Summer Home Tour, I really wanted to freshen up my entry area. I decided to start by freshening up these two planters with a little paint and...sisal rope! They really do look so fresh and new, … [Read more...]

My Summer Home Tour!

Summer Home Tour/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Are you ready for Summer? My house sure is and today I'm sharing it with you as part of the Balsam Hill Welcome Home Summer Tour!  The generous people at Balsam Hill allowed us to choose something to use as part of our tour, and I'm excited to show you what I picked! Let's start outside, shall we? This is a little courtyard area you walk through to get to the front door. You might remember my new Pottery Barn Inspired Shell Wreath waiting there to greet you! As soon as you enter, … [Read more...]