How-To Make a Laminate Bookcase Look Like a Built-In Bookshelf

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Now that the outdoor spaces are pretty much complete for the Summer season, today I want to jump back indoors to share a project with you that I worked on when revamping the living room earlier this year.  This DIY endeavour was something I had always dreamt about, but never had the guts courage to … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from a Failed DIY Project

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My blog is based on sharing DIY projects and creative decorating solutions.  I document and share many of my do-it-yourself creations / projects from around my homestead in hopes to inspire and empower YOU!  But let me set reality straight... not every project is a success.  And to be 100% honest, … [Read more...]

Laundry Room “Closet” {Reveal}

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If you didn't see yesterday's post, you have to read that first.  This is one of those makeovers where... you have to see the 'before' to truly appreciate the 'after'.  As I mentioned in yesterday's post, last weekend was a busy one around the ole' homestead.  In between activities for the kids + … [Read more...]

A Not-So-Lavish Laundry Room

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This past weekend was a busy one at the ole' homestead!  From exterior work on the garden to shuffling kids to various sports activities, it was non-stop.  And when we did have a few minutes of "down time", we started a new project inside... It's a horrid-looking space that has been a catch-all … [Read more...]

Front Door: New Style + New Color

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Typically I can choose a paint color within minutes.  Rarely do I sit, ponder, question, and debate.  But my wham-bam-paint-color-decision-making streak is over since I had the most difficult dilemma choosing a color for our new front door. Late last year we said farewell to our solid front … [Read more...]

Living Room Makeover {Reveal}

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I hope you are having a wonderful week.  I am in pure bliss at the moment.  Between the amazing 60 degree sunny days we've been having + finishing the living room, I am incredibly delighted.  plus my little guy is going to be turning 9 in a few days and that just makes my heart happy... So yes, … [Read more...]

BHG Kitchen + Bath Makeovers COVER Feature: Year 2

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I am so excited to share that for the second year in a row, a kitchen project that I designed is on the Spring cover of the Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publication, Kitchen + Bath Makeovers. How is this possible?!  Even though I've had over a dozen features in various BHG … [Read more...]

5 Surfaces to Spray Paint

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Warmer days are upon us - I just saw mid-40s for next week -  and that means the start of spray painting season! As an avid DIYer, I have spray painted just about everything and anything.  From baskets to fabric, from lamps (like this one) to furniture, nothing in my home is safe from being … [Read more...]