DIY Teapot Garden Feature

Happy Thursday, amazing Friends!! I might be sitting back relaxing on a beach somewhere today, but I wouldn't miss giving you your biweekly dose of creative inspiration! I pulled this project out of my archives because it is THE perfect Mother's Day gift! That is if she has an outdoor space. Several years ago I bought a cute teapot garden feature at a craft market. I shared a photo of it as part of my Front  Yard Garden Tour that year,  and had countless requests for the tutorial. After … [Read more...]

How to Make a Faux-Real Flower Arrangement

Beautiful friends, I have a crafty project today that is just perfect for Spring! But first I'll reveal what items I kept from my mini-makeovers painting marathon! Ya'll know me so well! I kept the corbels of course...how could I not? I also kept one of the lamps since it looks so sweet here in my office: But I also have yet to drop off another item... this sweet little napkin holder I shared: I just love the vintage feel of it! Thanks for guessing! :) If you missed any … [Read more...]

Simple $7 Greenery Wreath

Hello amazing friends! Today I am bringing you a little Spring inspiration!  Who else is ready to leave this Winter far far behind?? One of my favorite blogging friends, Krista from The Happy Housie, is hosting several weeks of Spring blog hops and this week is all about Spring wreaths! (Several other talented gals are sharing wreaths today as well so be sure to look for them at the bottom!) When I think of Spring, I immediately think of things turning green. I wanted a simple wreath that … [Read more...]

Boys’ Bathroom Makeover

Beautiful friends, I am so excited to cross another room off my to-do list!! I have been slowly working on our boys' bathroom since we moved in back in August. Here is what it looked like before we moved in: It wasn't awful at all, so I kept pretty much everything except the weird side by side towel bars reflected in the mirror. Once again...paint to the rescue! Right?? I love you, paint. You make magic happen! :) I started with the vanity. I painted it at the same time … [Read more...]

Feature Wall Sneak Peek

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AirStone for IZEA. All opinions of this fantastic product are 100% mine. Hello awesome Friends! I am SO excited to share a sneak peek of the feature wall in my new office today! I had originally planned to add some kind of pattern with moldings to highlight the main wall behind my desk. Then I received an email asking if I would like to try AirStone for a project in our home. You know we had a lot of stone in our old house, and I had … [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...]

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...]

Mirror turned Chalkboard

Hello amazing friends! I have another makeover to share with ya'll from this pile of goodies I picked up last Saturday: It's this mirror I scored for $4.98: If you missed what I did with the baskets, see them HERE. I had passed it up twice before since the mirror in it was so heavy. Then when I saw it last Saturday, it had been marked down again and it occurred to me that it would make a fantastic chalkboard! Don't you think? This wall is in our kitchen and I knew I … [Read more...]

Frame and Mirror Upcycle

Happy Tuesday, awesome Friends!! I spent the better part of this past weekend in my paint pants painting all the trim in my kitchen and this hallway that leads to the back stairs: That includes NINE doorways, 3 large windows in the kitchen (one is actually a door), and five interior doors (laundry room, garage, storage room, door to FROG, and pantry), plus all the base molding and chair rail that connects them! This just seemed like such a daunting task, but I am so happy it is … [Read more...]

How to Install Wainscoting

Hello weekend warriors!! So you think you might want to tackle adding wainscoting to a room, eh?  Today I am sharing how I added 48" wainscoting to my guest bathroom. Here is how this space started: This is the first time I saw this bathroom and I was taking photos to remember it. And here is what a little wainscoting can do:   I know, right?? See the whole makeover HERE. Adding wainscoting to the walls added so much charm to this space, and it can be done … [Read more...]