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

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

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

GUEST POST: Top DIY Trends for 2015

Found on : Better Homes & Gardens

I’m so thrilled to have Anna from L’Essenziale Home Designs guest blogging here this morning.  If you haven’t visited her blog yet, you should!  Her design perspective is new and fresh.  The thing I enjoy the most is the fact she … Continue reading

WHERE DID I GET ALL THIS STUFF? Storage solutions

storage box cube

My beginning of the year organizing continues.  I’m telling you, it’s amazing how much junk we amass over the course of a year isn’t it?!  The trash pile currently in my garage might qualify for a world record.  (I’m serious.  … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS 2014: Thrifty and vintage strike again

Christmas mantel old window

I never really thought that I’d be so in love with my thrift shop and vintage finds.  I used to be an “all new, all the time” kind of person.  But each Christmas, I seem to find interesting ways to … Continue reading