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...]

The Cutest $5 Table

I found this little table at an estate sale this summer for five bucks.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it so it sat in my garage. I recently purchased a cabinet that I was thinking of painting a teal color.  The paint I'm interested in using is Annie Sloan chalk paint (ASCP) in Provence. If you don't know about the wonders of chalk paint yet (not to be confused with chalkboard paint), it is awesome because it adheres to just about any surface with NO sanding or priming … [Read more...]

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

The awesome thing about being crafty is you can make gifts that cost very little. This works out great for me since I'm crafty(and cheap)! You may remember the "Bless this Barn" sign  I made out of my neighbor's old gate. It was heading for the trash and I saved it's life. Poor gate never saw it coming...the sign I made out of it was a Christmas gift for my husband's parents. They have horses and I thought this would be a perfect gift to hang at the entrance to their barn. You may also … [Read more...]

10 Tips to a Better Closet

When I was laying out the plan for my Master Closet Makeover and looking to create a new closet space for my husband, I did a lot of homework.  That's the fun kind where you get to dream about all the possibilities of a new space by looking through tons of pictures.  I made notes of what I liked about some of the closets that I saw so I could incorporate those ideas into my own. After completing both new spaces, I thought it might be helpful to share what I learned along the way as well my … [Read more...]

Building Santa’s Workshop

That's right! We built Santa's Workshop, right on our front lawn!  We love love love to deck our halls.  My husband doesn't stop until every last string of lights has found itself a home for the holidays. Here is proof...my husband had just gotten back from being diagnosed with a bacterial  upper respiratory infection less than an hour before I caught him doing this: That's him in the back yard putting up more Christmas lights he found in the garage. And I know he thinks I have a … [Read more...]