Two-Toned Retro Side Table

Two-Toned Retro Table Makeover

It seemed like every Saturday during the Summer when we were out-n-about, we stopped at garage sales.  As a family, we can never resist a bargain - especially when a makeover is in store.  During one of our many morning "pit stops", I scored this retro style table that has two table levels and a … [Read more...]

Trick or Tip Week Roundup and Link Party


T.G.I.F.!!  Do you feel the same way?  What a week it's been!  I've actually been looking forward to this day all week because it's finally YOUR TURN to showcase your best Tricks and Tips!  All week long, my friends and I have shared our Tricks and Tips pertaining to painting, DIY, decorating, … [Read more...]

How to Decorate a Mantel


Many of you know that I'm a Pinterest junkie.  From recipes to photography to gardening, anything and everything you could want to know about is on this amazing site.  Of course, for me, my #1 search is usually home decor and DIY.  The other day I stumbled upon this great pictorial on how to … [Read more...]

Paint Tricks, Tips, and Techniques

Paint Techniques-9

I love PAINT!  Whether it be regular paint, spray paint, or craft paint, paint can dramatically change and transform any room or piece of furniture.  With my many painting endeavours, I have learned a few TIPS + TRICKS along the way, and now I want to share them with YOU!  TIP 1 There is never … [Read more...]

DIY: Child’s Play Kitchen


Aside from blogging, working, and being a mom and wife, I have spent every waking moment of my spare time over the last two weeks, making this... I didn't buy it this way.  I made it! I actually can't believe it myself.  This is what I started with - a wood nightstand with two … [Read more...]

Giving New Life to an Old Lamp: Part 2 of the Lamp Makeover

Lamp Makeover

Earlier this week, I shared my project-fail-turned-success story with the lampshade I made-over using spray paint and sandpaper.  Yes, an interesting combination, I know, but I was desperate - head over to read that post where I was simply keepin' it real!  Anyway, the lamp base for what the … [Read more...]

Project Fail Turned Success: Lampshade Makeover


Some projects are smooth sailing the entire way, like this, and some are NOT! From the get-go this project was just fail, fail, fail - it had FAIL written all over it.  BUT once I put my "thinking cap" on, things made a little turn for the better.  The result? have to read on to find … [Read more...]

5 Minute Autumn Centerpiece


This past weekend when I got my DIY groove back, I made a centerpiece for my dining table that literally took less than 5 minutes and cost nothing!  The pictures, staging, and post took longer than the actual project.  Thankfully I am SO pleased with the results and now my dining table is complete … [Read more...]

Happenings on the Homestead: Got my Groove Back


What an amazing weekend it's been and it's not even over yet since today is a Holiday thanks to the founder of our country, Christopher Columbus.   I have been in a crazed-paranoid-funk lately.  I've been uber busy, with all good things, but it's been a wee bit stressful and keeping me away from … [Read more...]

Trash to Treasure: Nursery Lamp Makeover

DIY_Nursery Lamp

It's always fun to make treasure out of trash! A few weeks ago I was visiting a friend and sharing with her my experience on revamping a recent lamp project.  In turn she said she had acquired a lamp that was from her husband's childhood, but had no idea what to do with it.  After a trip to the … [Read more...]