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...]

Reupholstered French Provincial Chairs

Hey there awesome Friends! I am really excited about today's makeover! I'm sharing how I transformed a pair of chairs I found at the thrift store at least two years ago. Isn't that ridiculous? I knew they were going to be a ton of work, so I just kept overlooking them. Well I am SO thrilled that they are finally done!! I've included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use. Bonus!! Five of my furniture fixer upper friends are also sharing furniture makeovers today as well so … [Read more...]

Window Shadow Box

Hello lovely Friends! Today I'm back with my Décor Enthusiast girls! We usually share something décor-related as a monthly challenge, and this month we are sharing how we use windows in our décor and window projects! I have about 8 old windows that I picked up for supa cheap at a yard sale a couple of years ago so I chose to make something with one of them for this month's challenge! I've included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use. I started with this smallish window … [Read more...]

Painting Unfinished Wood Furniture

In a perfect world, every furniture piece I paint would have a dark brown stain to start since it is the perfect first layer for distressing. I really try to avoid already painted pieces mostly for that reason, but how about unfinished pieces? Yeah...don't usually care for those either. I mean if I can save myself some work, right? Hello sweet friends! Today I am sharing how I tackled one such unfinished piece. My parents and I used to do craft markets for about 15 years or so, and my Dad … [Read more...]

Tray Repurposed & How to Cut Your own Designs with your Silhouette Cameo

Hello amazing Friends! I have a fun makeover and a how-to to share today. I am including a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use and love too. Read my full disclosure here. Ya'll know I love my Silhouette Cameo for adding fun graphics to my pieces, and I've gotten several questions about how I use my Silhouette to cut my own designs, as well as how I cut larger designs with my Silhouette. Today I'm sharing a tray that I've had hanging around my garage since the Summer … [Read more...]

Ballard-Inspired Holiday Pillow

Hello beautiful Friends! Are you feeling Jolly yet? My six year old has been going around singing, "Deck the halls of Holwy Jolwy!" all week, so I think he's there. And I am just putting the finishing touches on my Christmas décor so I am almost there too! Today I am bringing you my first Holiday post of the season, a cute project I made for this month's Get Your DIY On theme, "Knock-Off Holiday Décor". I know I usually post on Thursday and expected to as usual yesterday, but two of our … [Read more...]

How to Make a Tray from a Frame {My Best Selling Tray!}

Hey there, crafty Friends! Do you know what the top two sellers in my booth are? The first is chalkboards, hands down. A close second is trays. Buyers love things that serve a purpose. (No pun intended there ;) ) Today I'm sharing my favorite and best-selling DIY tray. I first made this tray about three years ago for a Get Your DIY On challenge and have continued to make them for my booth ever since. That original post is buried so deep in my archives, that I thought I'd share another similar … [Read more...]