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Colorful Jewelry Organizers from Silverware Trays

3 colorful jewelry containers

On Friday we started a "spur-of-the-minute" room redo for my daughter Hannah. Do you ever do those? It seems like a good idea at the time - three days later you start to wonder lol. Seriously, it has turned out to be such a fun project. But DIY ideas seem to take so much longer than you think they will. The room is coming along. It's going to be so cute. We I stenciled one of the walls … [Read more...]

Make a Back-To-School Crate Station

back to school crate station

My kids go back to school in less than a week. Where did the Summer go??? I have been thinking of ways to get us all a little more organized with everything that is going to be happening once school starts. It seems like the older my kids get, the more activities and events that are added to our family calendar. So I found some inexpensive crates at Hobby Lobby which were perfect for what I … [Read more...]

Upholster an Existing Headboard (tutorial)!!

upholstered headboard

Here's an easy way to change the look of a room. When I was redoing my guest room, I had a headboard in that room that I had bought about 10 years ago and I still loved the curved shape of the headboard. So I decided to try to upholster that headboard. And it turns out that it was easy to do. I ordered some fabric from Spoonflower.com - I love that place! It is a little more expensive … [Read more...]

Make a Duvet Cover from a Fabric Shower Curtain!

Duvet out of a shower curtain

Have you ever had a project in your mind and then you just can't find what you are looking for? That's what I ran into with my guest room redo. For the bedding I knew I wanted a grey duvet cover that had some ruffles but not too many - so it wouldn't be too "girly". And I wanted it to be a plain color so I could make some graphic pillows to go with the bedding. I looked and looked and couldn't … [Read more...]

DIY Subway Tile Table Redo!!

subway tile table makeover tutorial

I've been working on my outdoor space this year. Last month I made some DIY Subway Tile Planters and a privacy screen out of old doors that were sitting in my garage. I had an outdoor table in my yard that was very weathered and worn. And since I am working on my tiling skills (I bought a tile saw last month too), I wanted to update that table with a subway tile top! And actually, this … [Read more...]

Spruce up Your Outdoor Space with a DIY Recirculating Fountain! (tutorial)

recirculating fountain header

I love my home, but I have always thought the front yard was pretty dull. We basically have all grass in the front yard, and a little planter area right next to the walkway. We have lived here for 10 years and in that time have never done anything with the little planter area. It has always had a pine tree and some scraggly bushes. So I thought "this is the year!!" and decided to add a little … [Read more...]

How to Paint a Rug — Seven Tips for a Perfectly Painted Rug!

7 tips on how to paint a rug cropped

One of my favorite Home DIY projects to make over the past year has been painting rugs. It's so fun to come up with a pattern or design and then create it. I love taking a pattern from a pillow or even trying to recreate the same pattern from a very expensive rug. This week I took a pillow from my daughter's Nautical Teen Room and decided to use that Greek Key pattern on a painted rug. It … [Read more...]

How to Make a Rustic Board Focal Wall (Nautical Bedroom)

rustic board wall tutorial

Thanks for all of the sweet comments on Hayley's Nautical Room Redo!! This will be the last post on the room for awhile :) I had a lot of emails wondering how I made the Rustic Focal Board Wall in her room. Here's what I did: The whole room redo started off when I saw these boards at Lowe's: I brought them home and painted them three different colors: Valspar Spun Honey Valspar … [Read more...]

Making Outdoor Wall Sconces Into Indoor Lamps: Just Add Switches! (DIY Tutorial)

outdoor sconce DIY

In my daughter's new Nautical Teen Room, I used cool outdoor galvanized wall lamps from Lowes: They were super inexpensive and beachy. But wait -- those lights I bought are outdoor lights with no switches. They're the "Portfolio Galvanized Steel Outdoor Wall Lamps" from Lowe's. (this and other hardware pictures from Lowe's ... with links in text to the actual product descriptions) So, … [Read more...]

Nautical Teen Room with Rustic Beach-Inspired Weathered Wall!

nautical board treatment teen room

My oldest daughter has a bedroom in the basement. She loves that she gets space to herself down there, but since it's below ground it is a little dark. Plus, we painted her room brown, which made it even darker (why did we do that???). And she had a great loft bed/desk unit, but since the ceilings are low in her room, she couldn't sit up in bed and it felt cramped. She ended up not spending time … [Read more...]