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...]

How to Make a Baby Quilt from Receiving Blankets (& Exciting News!)

Hello amazing friends! Today I thought I'd pull this fun project from a few years ago out of my archives. This is a super simple tutorial for making a baby blanket out of receiving blankets. It still brings me lots of traffic from Pinterest, and with all the babies that are on the way in the next couple of months (thanks to those holidays that get all the feel-goods going!), I thought it was a good time to reshare. :) But first up...my exciting news! NO, I am NOT pregnant ha ha! Did I fool … [Read more...]

Garage Junk Repurposed

Hello beautiful Friends! I'm back today with a fun little project. This is from a couple  of years ago. It's one of my favorite projects because something cute and functional was created out of mostly trash! I started with this: This wasn't the trash part. One of my favorite friends in the whole world saved a few things for me thinking I could reuse them in some way, and this was one of them. It became the  perfect door frame for this sweet little mini cabinet: Isn't it cute? That … [Read more...]

Cottage-Inspired Table and Chairs

Hi there, awesome Friends, and Happy Independence Day to my friends here in the United States! I appreciate you guys SO much and how supportive ya'll have been about me replaying some old favorites around here, to be able to spend more quality time with my boys while they're out for the Summer. We have really been enjoying ourselves, but guess what Jack and I did last week? We went thrifting and picked out a couple of new pieces to work on! It's hard to get completely away from it I … [Read more...]

Simple Sofa Slipcover

Hey there awesome Friends!! Today is a fun day because on the fourth Thursday of each month, not only do I share a furniture makeover, so do my Furniture Fixer Upper Friends! Be sure to look for the links to their makeovers at the bottom. My project for today is this yellow sofa my Mother-in-law passed on to my husband before we were married: It is not really my style, but my MIL does not buy cheap furniture and let me tell you, this sofa is the most comfortable spot to sit in our in … [Read more...]

Painted Kitchen Cabinets: Three Years Later

Hey Friends! One of my most popular posts is my kitchen cabinet painting tutorial where I shared step-by-step how I painted our kitchen cabinets three years ago. (Find it HERE.) I didn't show any short-cut, super easy method to brightening up a dark and dated kitchen, but what I did share is how I painted my cabinets the RIGHT way. Since then I've had several questions about how my kitchen cabinets are holding up. I've been wanting to share an update and I finally had the chance! Today I … [Read more...]

How to Update Outdoor Light Fixtures the EASY Way!

Hello sweet friends! Sometimes you have to put away the fun projects and tackle the necessary, less fun ones, right? I have been busy working on refreshing a few things around our house that have been neglected. On the list were these outdoor light fixtures we have hanging on either side of our garage and French doors in our bedroom: They get direct sun most of the day and the finish has become so faded. I've been telling my Hubby that I need him to take them down for me so I can spray … [Read more...]