$6 Thrift Store Mirror Makeover

Beautiful friends, I have another cheapie thrift store makeover for ya'll today! This mirror has been in my stash for probably two years now: It was only $6 so I really couldn't pass it up. It originally had hinges on either side that probably attached to two smaller mirrors on either side, and sat on a dresser. I removed the hinges and filled the holes several months ago and this is how it has sat in my storage room ever since. I decided to pull it out and just start … [Read more...]

$5 Antique High Chair Makeover

Hello lovelies!! I have a quick makeover for ya'll today! Can I tell you how excited I am to dive back into painting? Now that our kitchen is complete and our landscaping is done, AND the cooler weather is on the way. (I hope!) Today I'm sharing the simple makeover of this high chair I picked up for $5 at the thrift store at the beginning of the Summer: It was really dirty, almost like it had been stored in a barn or shed for about 50 years. I just loved it though and had to bring … [Read more...]

Front Landscaping Reveal!

Awesome friends, I am SO excited to share how our front landscaping turned out!! I just love landscaping projects! You can see great results in a short amount of time. (Unlike a certain kitchen project ahem...can you tell I am so glad that one is done??) Remember what it looked like when we moved in last August: It hadn't been loved in a very long time. I passed by this house before it was even for sale after leaving another house that we were interested in. The windows were all … [Read more...]

$7 Metal Toolbox Makeover

Is there anything more fun than turning something tired and forgotten into something new and beautiful??  Amazing friends, welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! This is one of my favorite days of the month! Not only do I have a pretty makeover for ya'll, so do four of my favorite blogger friends! Be sure to look for their projects at the bottom. Here is what I am giving new life to this month: Fancy, no? Other than being quite faded, this metal tool box was in really great … [Read more...]

Front Landscaping Progress

Hello lovelies! I'm back today to share some progress on our landscaping! Here is a reminder of what our house looked like the day we closed on it: Everything was overgrown. See more in my previous post HERE if you missed it. Unfortunately we were unable to keep most of the existing landscape because some things had become so overgrown that it caused the smaller bushes beside them (Yes there are many small bushes in there that you can't even see!) to die off in places from lack of … [Read more...]

Our Next Big Project: Front Landscaping

Hey there dear friends! Would you believe we have already started on our next project? We are finally tackling our front landscaping!! Can I get an Amen?? That's what my neighbors are saying I'm sure! This house had been a rental for several years before we bought it last August, and the landscaping had become quite overgrown: The grass was a weedy mess as well. Those photos were taken just after we closed on it. This project was actually at the top of our list for the … [Read more...]

How to Install a Mother of Pearl Backsplash

Hello beautiful friends! Today I'm sharing how I tiled the backsplash in our kitchen. I've included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love. I installed this gorgeous mother-of-pearl tile: I was searching for options on Amazon and found this one HERE. It is sold in packs of six 12 x 12" squares like this: Because it is genuine mother-of-pearl, it is very thin. (Strong, but thin.)  I did a few things differently than I might have if the tiles were regular … [Read more...]

Simple Fabric Pumpkins

Hello awesome friends! Who's ready for a little Fall project? Honestly, me either! Seriously ya'll, it is 94• outside right now as I type this, and my boys don't start school until the day after Labor Day, so Fall seems lightyears away at the moment. However it IS coming and the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Tour hosted by my sweet friend, Krista from The Happy Housie, starts today, so of course I wanted to join in! Several crafty bloggers are sharing simple Fall projects to help put you in … [Read more...]

$15 Yard Sale Bookcase Makeover

Hello beautiful friends! Now that our kitchen makeover is complete (see the big reveal HERE!), I am back to my favorite thing of all: giving new life to forgotten gems! Today I'm getting together with my Furniture Fixer Upper girls where we all share furniture flips. Be sure to look for links to their makeovers at the bottom! My project for today is this bookcase I spied at a yard sale a couple of weekends ago: I was out running errands that Saturday morning and of course I just … [Read more...]

Kitchen Makeover Reveal

This is it, amazing friends! Our kitchen makeover is complete and I am SO thrilled to share it with ya'll today! Shall we take one last peek at what it looked like before? Dark, dark, and more dark with the wine-colored cabinets and black granite: I am so grateful we were blessed with excellent bones to begin with. But...goodbye darkness, hello light and bright, with a side of charm! I knew from the start these cabinets would be painted. I just like a lighter, more … [Read more...]