AM I BLUE? The coffee table

Navy blue coffee table

Blue had been absent from my “home décor” life for so long. I basically went through the early 2000’s tan/green phase and am just finally emerging from the other side.  As you can tell from my latest room makeovers, blue … Continue reading

DEAR READERS: Catching Up

Vintage dental cabinet

Dear Friends and Fellow DIYers, I miss writing and keeping you up to date on my latest and greatest projects.  Ok, I’ll be honest – I miss actually doing projects. I miss my craft closet. (I’m missing all the good … Continue reading

DO YOU CANOE? The oar makeover

Old oar logo

Ah vacation…when you can truly relax and do what you want to do.  What did I do after a few rounds of kayaking and a couple naps?  (Oh my aching arms) I went junk shopping and found this cool old … Continue reading

NO PINK SAND HERE: Our beach-ified guest room

Guest Bedroom Beach Makeover

I did it!  I finished a project!  The Pink is gone and the Beach is making an appearance in our house.  I’ve finally painted the guest room (Sand Beach, Sherwin Williams) and while it isn’t my best paint job ever, at … Continue reading

CAN YOU HANDLE IT? The Kitchen Cabinet Dilemma

Cabinet handles

Our kitchen cabinets have visually challenged me for a long time.  I really contemplated painting them.  The trend is: If you ain’t got the cash to replace them – paint those cabinets. Well, I’ve done that.  I painted my bathroom cabinets.  And … Continue reading

MY FOUR DOLLAR FIND: The little filing cabinet

Desk and window tween room

Ok, so maybe it was $4.50 but still – you get the idea.  I found this at a thrift shop during the planning stages of the Littlest One’s Tween Bedroom Makeover.  She wanted a locker but I couldn’t find an … Continue reading

THE LITTLEST ONE: Bedroom Makeover Revealed

Tween bedroom makeover

This has to be my favorite room makeover of all time!  OF ALL TIME.  When I walk into the Littlest One’s new room I think “Wow, this is really pretty, I want to hang out in here.”  Tween years here … Continue reading

THE LITTLEST ONE: Bedroom Makeover Part 1

She did it!  The Littlest One let me move her into a “big girl room.”  My secret weapon to getting her moving?  Pinterest.  I created a secret board just for her so I could help her pin things she liked.  She had … Continue reading

MY 9 DIY STEPS TO AN ORGANIZED STATE: Latte break included

Storage bins in coat closet

“I can’t believe how fast you organized that!” is a comment I get all the time.  So let’s be honest and fair up front– that’s how my brain works.  Give me something to organize and I’ll get you there the … Continue reading

WHEN LIFE HAPPENS: Clean the craft closet

Organized craft closet

Seriously.  When my life is in upheaval, taking control of something is the best thing I can do.  I highly recommend it.  Taking control of something in your life means you have said “ENOUGH.”  It also means there’s something you … Continue reading