20 Barstool Makeovers

honeybearlane1007

I think the best way to get new-to-you home decor AND furniture is to buy or inherit old stuff and refinish or repurpose it.  My entire house is chalk-full of refinished furniture and I have to say, when people come to my house they are always blown away by the amount of refinished furniture that is in my house.  Seriously, almost everything.  That's the life of a DIY blogger though. My sister-in-law was telling me the other day how proud she … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Painting Furniture

helpful tips for painting furniture

I've been refinishing furniture for about three years now.  I've painted dozens of pieces, but each time I learn something new.  There are so many types of paint, so many different little techniques, so many tips and tricks.  But what it usually boils down to are these things: How to Paint Furniture: Prep the surface Paint the piece, using a good quality brush and brushing in the same direction.  Wait for each coat to dry thoroughly … [Read more...]

Floor to Ceiling Board and Batten Tutorial

full height board and batten

For my recent bedroom makeover, one of the biggest differences was the floor to ceiling board and batten.  There are probably 1.5 million Board and Batten tutorials out there.  But before I attempted it for the first time, I probably read 1.4 million of those tutorials.  Everyone's method is basically the same, but all slightly different.  And everyone had little tips to share.  So from my experience, I will share all my knowledge I … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Makeover

farmhouse bedroom

I finally did a master bedroom makeover.  Technically it was kind of decorated before...meaning I had a few extra pillows on my bed and some old art on the wall.  I placed a few trinkets here and there.  But just look at this disaster of a room.  If I could just close off the other half, then it might look okay.  But the other side of the room houses exercise equipment and pretty much all clutter that ever existed.  This is embarrassing to show … [Read more...]

Easy Patio Makeover

Patio Makeover

Compensation was provided by Rust-Oleum® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Rust-Oleum®. I have kind of an embarrassing back patio.  It's filled with various kids play toys and vehicles, scrap wood, miscellaneous chairs, and other random crap.  Oh yes, and the cement is covered in ancient renderings of chalk drawings by my children.  This year, the patio … [Read more...]

DIY Industrial Coffee Table & Giveaway!

cheap diy industrial table

Industrial style is so big right now and I have to say that I'm a fan as well.  But there's one little problem...I'm not much of a welder and can't afford the $$$ industrial home decor pieces.  So I have to think outside the box.  I knew I wanted a simple industrial style coffee table, but I didn't want to buy a cheaper one online and risk the quality factor and I couldn't afford the Restoration Hardware ones.  So I looked online for awhile and … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Towel Hooks

diy towel racks

I recently shared my bathroom makeover.  It was simple but elegant and most of all, efficient.  My favorite part of the new bathroom is the DIY towel hooks, the towel 'organizer.  It's made the towel storage more accessible and it's so pretty!  Here's how to do it. Since storage was my number one goal, I decided that rather than storing lots of towels in the room, I would make a decorative towel rack to just let them hang.  I love how nice it … [Read more...]

Ombre Chevron Striped Table

ombre chevron painted table

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape Brand Painter’s Tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm a big fan of Frog Tape® to use when painting. I've tried other kinds but no other tape has given me as much success. Of course you have to follow the cardinal rule, which is TAKE THE TAPE OFF WHEN ITS STILL WET. Every time I've forgotten and pulled it off after it dried, I have ended up with...problems. But Frog … [Read more...]