Office Desk Update

Hello amazing friends and welcome to one of my very favorite days of the month, Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday! Not only do I have a fabulous makeover for ya'll today, so do four of my favorite treasure-maker friends! That's five great makeovers for the price of one! I had planned to share a smaller project today, but I ended up getting my desk finished and I was too excited to share it to wait! It is not exactly what one would call trash, but it was showing its wear for sure. I actually … [Read more...]

Blogiversary Giveaway!!

Hello amazing Friends!! Have I told you lately that I love you? Seriously, I do, from the bottom of my heart. Without you, this blog would not exist. This Saturday is my five-year blogging anniversary and to say thank you, I am giving away an awesome painting prize pack! If you've ever wanted to give chalk painting a try, this prize pack includes everything you'll need to get started! This fun prize pack includes: (Affiliate links provided so you can see the products in … [Read more...]

China Hutch Update

Hello lovely Friends!! Good news...I am happy to report that my floors are officially in!! Real progress, ya'll. I still need to add the quarter round trim around the perimeter before I can call it done, but it is so nice to see it coming together! Today I am sharing my china hutch. This piece was the very first piece of furniture that I ever painted with chalk paint. I bought it back in 2000 as part of a dining room set. Here it is at the very beginning: Now just imagine them … [Read more...]

Making Doll Clothes from Children’s Thrift Store Clothes

Hello, lovely Friends! Ready for Christmas?? Okay yeah me either. Glad we're on the same page about that. I need a couple of weeks to recover from Halloween first! Thanks to everyone who was able to join me for the LIVE broadcast of my Halloween Tour on our Make it New Facebook page on Tuesday! Wasn't that fun? It's such a treat to be able to talk to everyone in real time. You can still watch the video if you look for it in the feed over there! You can also see my tour that I shared on my … [Read more...]

Outdoor Halloween Tour 2017

Hello Friends! Happy Halloween and welcome to my outdoor Halloween tour! If you have been following me for a while, you know that we love some Halloween around here. We were undecided whether we were going to decorate the new house this year, especially since we have way more important projects on our to-do list than decorating for Halloween. However the kids in us got all giddy when we started going through the Halloween containers and that was that! Before I start the tour, I want to let … [Read more...]

The Mason Jar Blue Headboard Bench

Well sweet Friends, the floors are officially ready for the new hardwoods, but I decided to switch gears a bit and paint the big furniture pieces for these two rooms before installing the new floors. It seemed to make more sense, don't you think? So yesterday I painted my hutch and the base of the dining room table. Hoping to wax them today. They look so bright and fresh! Next up is the desk. :) Since I am knee deep in my own makeovers at the moment I started digging to see what I thought my … [Read more...]

My Favorite Hutch Makeover (& We’re ready for floors!)

Hey there awesome Friends! We have just been chugging along here and I think we are almost ready for floors! I got all the painting and touch-ups done: The color I used is Behr's Campfire Ash and it's the same color I have used throughout the rest of the downstairs so far. And yep that's my desk right at the bottom of the stairs. I'm actually writing this from that very spot ha ha. We got all of the luan down except for that one strip between the rooms... If you missed why … [Read more...]

Dining Room and Office Progress

Hello amazing friends!! It has been a while since I shared any house progress. That's because there really hasn't been any since I painted the kitchen and back hall. (See how those areas turned out in my kitchen chalkboard post HERE.) You saw peeks of my living room when I shared my coffee table makeover. If you missed it, you can see it HERE. That room is done except for one wall. I am keeping my eyes out for ideas for it and then I can finally share that whole space. The two rooms that … [Read more...]

Tool Caddy Makeover

Hello lovely friends! Up for a little makeover today?? Always, right? Me too! Today I am sharing what I did with this very utilitarian looking tool caddy: I rarely pass on simple caddies/crates/totes, whatever you want to call them, because they can be so charming! This one was anything but, however it was only $5 and I figured swapping out that handle would fix that. Here is how it looks after a day in my workshop: Much more charming, don't you think? I started by filling … [Read more...]

Standing Outdoor Halloween Sign

Hey sweet Friends! Do ya'll get into Halloween? I know of a few of ya'll that do, but my guess is that most people do not.  Around here, we really have fun with it! We are still tweaking this year's outdoor decorations at the moment. It has been fun decorating a new house! One of my favorite projects I've created for Halloween started with this mailbox box post I found at the Home Depot for $28: I knew it would be perfect to recreate this sign  I saw at BHG.com a couple of years ago. I … [Read more...]