How to Build a Headboard Bench

Hello lovelies! Today I'm going to share with you what I did to my pineapple bed I found at Lucketts this Spring. You may remember it looking like this: Both the headboard and my garden look much different these days! Here's what that headboard is looking like these days... I knew when I bought it that I wanted to make it into a bench!  If you look closely at the before photo, it was in pretty rough shape with several gouges and scratches, so I also knew it needed to be … [Read more...]

Grain Sack Painted Chair

Well hello there!  I'm so glad you dropped by... because I love when you visit!  Come on in, I have a great chair makeover to share with you today. Do you remember these fabulous finds I dragged home from Lucketts? Remember how I was calculating how much less room I would have in my car if I brought my oldest son along?  Even with him taking up prime real estate in the back seat, I still managed to cram all of these goodies in! Isn't that bed in the back gorgeous?! I know it's a … [Read more...]

Sweet Little Table Redo

This really is a sweet little table that I'm sharing today. It's also another piece I acquired from Omi. You can read more about her and her pretty sewing box makeover here. It was built by someone in her family many years ago. Here is the before: A diamond in the rough! I thought it would be the perfect little table for my downstairs bathroom. This is the bathroom our visitors use. My husband retiled it from floor to ceiling before I came along.  Although it's beautiful, it … [Read more...]

Dining Table Makeover, Take One

Alrighty folks, the post you've been anxiously awaiting (in my mind you've been on the edge of your seats) is finally here! I finished my dining set!!  Okay so I realize that some of you have never even heard of said dining set, so allow me to catch you up to speed. You see, I bought this dining set at a local thrift store a couple of weeks ago: Ain't she a beauty? SUPER fabulouuuus!  Love love loved it and had to have it, called hubby and convinced him why I we had to have it.  Hello, … [Read more...]

Fun Drawer Upcycle

Remember when we sawed off the awkward hump on Brennan's changing table?  Feel free to see the madness for yourself here. We had this drawer left over. Of course my husband claimed it as trash and I could feel myself in slow motion saying, "Nnnoooo.." as he was headed out the door to toss it. I saved that drawer's life, you know. Here it is in it's beautiful new life: Oh but you need to see the before... B.O.R.I.N.G.! I found the legs at a yard sale for a dollar for all … [Read more...]

I Sawed Off the Awkward Changing Table Hump!

Or I should say, my husband sawed off the awkward changing table hump! These days new parents are using beautiful credenzas and dressers as changing tables. What a smart idea. I used a traditional changing table complete with "awkward hump" that I really loved when my children were babies.  It was only awkward when I no longer wanted to use it as a changing table. I can't complain because my mom purchased this for my ten year old when he was a baby. He used it as a dresser until baby … [Read more...]

Cabinet Makeover with a Secret Identity

If you read my Top 10 Project Wish List for 2013, you might remember number 10 on my list was to replace this table: This was my husband's table, and I'm on a mission to replace all of his furniture find a piece that would provide some storage, something my very open-concept house is sadly lacking. I am happy to announce that Wish List Project #10 can officially be crossed off the list! I found this cabinet at a thrift store a couple of weeks ago.  I paid a bit more for it than I … [Read more...]

How I Destroyed and Rebuilt My Sectional

How many of you were so excited about finding just the perfect sectional only to realize that once you got it home or lived with it a while, it was not the perfect seating choice after all?  Pick me, pick me (as my husband always says when he has the answer), me! I shopped for what seemed like forever for just the perfect sectional sofa, and I thought I had found just the one. I imagined we would all be lounging around on it together in our jammies under blankets watching movies.  The reality … [Read more...]