Easy Rustic Step Stool

Last week I shared an update on the mini bathroom makeover I’ve been working on in our boys room. I painted the vanity and knobs then re-hung the mirror. Today I am showing you the rustic step stool I built using scrap lumber and a jigsaw. I followed a set of plans from Ana-White, but modified them slightly based…

The Evolution of Our Stone Fireplace

One of my favorite features in our home is most definitely our stone fireplace. It is the fireplace of my dreams, and I just can’t believe we have one. I mean I was excited to have the electric fireplace in our first little home, and this is a major step up! When we were building our…

Pallet Headboard Au Natural

When I built this pallet headboard, I had always intended to give it a coat of paint. The thing is, once I had the boards in place, being the natural wood lover that I am, I had to grab a few photos of it. My husband loved the look of the wood- but I painted it…

Joanna Gaines Inspired Pallet Headboard {Tutorial}

Joanna Gaines Inspired Pallet Headboard If you are joining me today via the Remodelaholic Blog Hop- Welcome! I’m so glad you stopped in. Remodelaholic is kicking off Pallet Aplenty Week with a Pallet Challenge that includes myself and 8 other lovely bloggers. There’s also a week long link party, and a bunch more pallet inspiration coming your way…

A Place to Play {a toy shelf for Finley}

When I was a kid I needed the great outdoors, a bed sheet to wear as a skirt, a few baskets to fill with who knows what- and I was busy for hours playing little house on the prairie, safari- or my favorite of all, secret garden. Many times as a mama, I want to…

Cedar Window Boxes {and a tutorial}

Hi Guys! We have been enjoying some really lovely weather, and it has me wanting to spend my days out in the garden. Earlier in the summer I built some cedar window boxes for a few of our larger windows- and I am happy to say there is a full tutorial for you over at…

Refinished Table Lamp {Before+After}

Anyone else have a bit of sticker shock when it comes to lamps these days? I feel like the price of a lamp has increased quite a bit, and I have a hard time swiping my card. One day a few months ago I spotted some tacky lamps at a thrift shop (you might remember…

MMS White Wax and the Press Back Chairs

If you’ve been following along for a while you might remember the set of 6 press back chairs I scored for $100. They were just what we needed for our family of 5. I recently tested out some white wax on one of them in an attempt to tone down the orange base- without having…

Gingham Stool Cover

You may have noticed this sweet little gingham stool cover from my kitchen post the other day. I was inspired by Miss Mustard Seed’s Ticking Stool Covers, so I used her tutorial to whip up a cover of my own. It’s been a while since I have sat down at a sewing machine, and I…

Off The Wall: I Wall Papered the Fridge

So, I may have wall papered the fridge. And by may, I mean I wall papered the fridge. I’ve teamed up with Wayfair for this super simple DIY using wall paper- with a twist- because it’s not on the wall… so buckle your seat belts and get ready to learn how I wall papered our fridge!…

DIY| Aged Terracotta Pots

I have been working on a few little crafty/diy projects lately, and always enjoy sharing them here. These “aged” terracotta pots are too cute not to share 🙂 I picked up some inexpensive terracotta pots with plans to age them up a bit. I like experimenting, so I tried a few different things! At less than $1…

10 Minute DIY: Dip Dye Wooden Spoons

This is one of those so super simple projects that I have wanted to do for years- and I finally did it this afternoon! It probably even took less than 10 minutes to make these dip dye wooden spoons, so I really don’t know why I waited so long! It is so easy, it doesn’t…

DIY| Custom Wall Letters

I am planning on trickling out a few more details for the little projects that were a part of the One Room Challenge, like these custom wall letters. If you are just catching up, I made over my boys’ room. It was a big push to get to the “finish” line- about 3 days prior to the…

Painted Upper Cabinets for the Beverage Bar

I have finally finished and re-hung our painted upper cabinets for the beverage bar! Let’s celebrate ya’ll. I am so happy to have this project behind me. (even if I am not totally happy with the paint… so shiny, and terrible with self levelling, but I am trying to let it go! haha) It completely brightens up…

DIY Wall Mount Book Shelf

Today I am going to share with you the details of my scrap wood wall mount book shelf. This is a relatively easy project, requiring a few basic tools. I modified the plans for Ana-White’s cabin plate rack, and really love how it came together. Here is the inspiration: Apparently we love using scrap wood, because we…

Light and Bright Marble Pedestal Table in MMS Ironstone

Last week, I decided to be a little adventurous and give my thrifted marble top side table a few brushes of MMS milk paint in Ironstone. It was my first time working without the bonding agent, and I love the effect that it created. Can’t Stop, Wont’s Stop DIY’er Tip of the Day: Small things like a…

A Boxwood Wreath and Memory Stones

Are you sick of seeing this dresser yet? Today it will have it’s final moment in the spotlight… at least until I show a full tour of Fin’s room- which will probably not be for some time! I first shared this dresser here, and then I restyled it to give it a more coastal cottage vibe…

Pistachio Delight Dresser Restyled

I really enjoy snapping photos, and I have a lot of fun styling furniture makeovers. I wish I had more time to tackle more pieces, and can’t wait for spring and the resurgence of the outdoor workshop. I recently shared this dresser  that I re-finished for my daughter’s room using Country Chic Chalk paint. This…

Pistachio Delight Chalk Paint Dresser

I started on this little dresser a few months ago, and it took me as long to decide what type of details I wanted to add to the drawer fronts. I was of course inspired by Miss Mustard Seed, and had originally planned to add swirly leaf petals. However after drawing out the design in…

The Paint Diaries

I have spent a good chunk of the last 5 years painting things. And I mean a goooooood chunk. This week I have been busy with the brush yet again. I was able to add a steely  gray to my hubby’s studio door and 2 closets (definitely need to share his space with you soon!) and…

Mudroom Update: Doors on the Built Ins

Friday seems like a great day for a little progress report. I am happy to say that the mudroom update is moving right along. We built and hung doors on our built ins, so I thought I would share some new photos of the space.  We built the cabinets for about $330. Here is a…

Progress In the Entry

follow our mud room makeover from the beginning: part 1, part 2 So, after I told you how we got nothing done, Matt and I had a crazy work bee on Saturday and fed our kids cereal for dinner. Sometimes you just have days like that. Tensions mounted around dinner time when we all realized we were…