Our New DIY Outdoor Table

By | 2017-09-01T08:18:39+00:00 August 25th, 2017|DIY Projects, Furniture, Outdoor Living|

Sometimes new projects just kind of sneak their way onto our to-do list. I'm not really sure how it happens, but it happens...rather frequently for us. In this case, I was searching online for a new outdoor dining table, and found a few that I liked, but they were just super expensive. I seem to have expensive taste when it comes to outdoor furniture! And, the outdoor dining tables with [...]

6 Common Living Room Space Planning Mistakes & How to Fix Them!

By | 2017-07-18T10:18:36+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Decorating, Furniture, Living Room|

One great thing about getting my Interior Design master's degree is that I have learned a lot! But, that wealth of information can be a bit humbling! You know, like when a professor, who is a 30-year design veteran,  points out a common interior design mistake that people make, and you realize you have made that mistake (or are making it right now!). But, I guess that's how we learn, [...]

Lackluster Lingerie Chest is Now Pretty in Pink!

By | 2017-09-08T11:28:49+00:00 July 13th, 2017|DIY Projects, Furniture, Paint|

Hey there! When I talked about my project plans for July, I showed you a picture of the unfinished lingerie chest I was planning to makeover. This rather dull chest of drawers was used in my son's closet for years. But, once we installed a new closet system in our current house, the unfinished chest of drawers became homeless. Never one to pass up a furniture makeover opportunity, I was [...]

July 2017 Project Plans

By | 2017-08-02T16:47:37+00:00 July 5th, 2017|DIY Projects, Furniture, Inspiration, Kids Bedroom|

Hi there! I hope you all had a great Fourth of July!  At the start of each month I like to talk about my project plans for that month.  It helps keep me organized, and gives a little preview of what's to come. The bad thing is that sometimes I look back at the month before and see that there were a lot of things I had planned to do, [...]

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Storage Cube Gets New Life as an Industrial Toy Box

By | 2017-07-16T17:52:53+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|DIY Projects, Furniture, Kids Bedroom, Organization, Paint|

About a week and a half ago, I posted about this sweet little storage cube makeover: Well, I had two storage cubes, and I've just finished upcycling the second one.  Allow me to introduce you to its brother...the industrial toy box! Both of these cubes were so much fun to makeover! I had two totally different visions for what they could become, so having two of them was a dream [...]

Storage Cube Receives a Lovely Milk Paint Makeover

By | 2017-07-17T10:39:19+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Furniture, Paint|

Happy Friday to you all! Quick laundry room update…I have the cabinets in my possession (hooray!), and I have the tile and butcher block countertop on order. Things are happening, but nothing to show for it yet. Stay tuned! In the meantime, I completed a very fun little milk paint furniture makeover. I have had two storage cubes in our garage for about 5 years that I’ve been meaning to [...]

Milk Paint Makeover – Final Reveal

By | 2017-06-26T12:33:26+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Furniture, Paint|

A while back I tried milk paint for the first time, and the results were less than awesome.  In fact, I like to call it my “milk paint fail.” You can read about my mishaps at Milk Paint Makeover – Part 1 and Milk Paint Makeover – Part II. This is where I left off with my poor, ugly nightstand…. […]

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Milk Paint Makeover – Part 1

By | 2017-06-26T12:28:08+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Furniture, Paint|

I’m about to attempt something I’ve never tried before…milk paint!  I have a nightstand that needs refinishing, and I decided that it would be a great opportunity to try a new technique.  I decided to give milk paint a try for a couple of reasons.  First of all, I’ve seen the results online, and I love the look of it (a super flat finish that is easy to distress).  Second, I have [...]

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Dresser Drawer Hardware Change

By | 2016-10-03T17:48:15+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|DIY Projects, Furniture, Guest Bedroom|

We bought a white dresser from Land of Nod about 5 years ago for my daughter.  However, we completely remodeled her room last year (you can see the reveal here), and we no longer needed the dresser.  But, I couldn’t bring myself to sell it, and I knew I could make it work in our new guest room…with a little drawer hardware change. […]

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The Daybed is Made

By | 2016-09-12T08:49:54+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Built-Ins, DIY Projects, Furniture, Kids Bedroom|

We made some great progress in my daughter’s room this past weekend.  We assembled the daybed and trundle, and it all came together like magic!  This was the first time I have ever designed a piece of furniture, so there was a moment of “please say I got the measurements right” as we put it together.  But, my husband did a great job cutting and piecing everything together based on my sketches [...]

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