Tips for Painting Stair Balusters

I feel like every DIY post I write is a project I did about eight months ago.  This one is no exception!  Finally being pregnant and basically a couch potato, I don't have the energy for projects so I guess I might as well get y'all caught up on everything I did last year.  Last year I did more projects than I could even blog and I learned SO much, so many things to tell you about! One of the most obnoxious projects we did was to paint the … [Read more...]

How to Plank a Wall and Not Break Your Back Doing It

I have another survivor's story here.  This is a good one, you'll be riveted. So I have been wanting to plank my kid's bathroom walls for a long time.  The towel bar in there fell off like the first week we moved in and wouldn't stay up no matter what.  (Cheap builder grade stuff!)  So my kids would just throw their towels on the floor which I of course hated.  I thought if I planked the wall halfway up and capped it off with a thicker MDF … [Read more...]

2016 Metallic Ombre Numbers

Aah!  Only one more day left of this year!  I can't believe I've already lived in this house for a year and now we have another kid on the way...so many things have changed in the last year.  2015 was a pretty good year for us.  It definitely had its ups and downs but I feel so blessed in so many ways.  I don't have any 'word' for 2016 yet, but I'll have to sit down and make some good resolutions.  Do you have a word yet? Tomorrow night is … [Read more...]

Best Projects from 2015

2015 was a big year for us--we moved into our first home and didn't waste any time getting started on projects!  I have to say, I'm a big fan of home ownership so far, even though it has its drawbacks of having to pay for all your repairs and such.  But I love the ability to change whatever I want and knowing that the improvements we make will hopefully be an investment as well. So here are my best projects from 2015! The first big project I … [Read more...]

Aztec Inspired Jewelry Organizer

I have had all my necklaces in a drawer for years, but this year I realized how many statement necklaces I had that were getting all tangled and messed up by living in this drawer.  Even my husband scoffed at my disorganization.  That's when you know you have a problem!  I had to make a jewelry organizer. DIY jewelry organizers are not hard to create, so I went about whipping one up.  I first found an old frame I had lying around, which … [Read more...]

A New Farmhouse Coffee Table

The other day my friend texted me this: My friend:  Where did you get your coffee table? It's just what I've been looking for! My reply:  Actually I built it.  Sorry I know that isn't helpful My friend:  Of course you did. Ha!  DIY friends, does this happen to you? It's actually kind of an awesome feeling.  Knowing that your friends are admiring your furniture so much they want it too, when it's something you BUILT!! So I built … [Read more...]

DIY Farmhouse Table and Bench

You want a farmhouse table. You want to save money. So the answer is obvious...build your own! You might think this is an impossible task but guess what? I built this table.  And I built the bench.  And I was super proud of myself.  What do you think?  I love it!   … [Read more...]

Pallet Sports Medal Display

It's nearly time for fall soccer!  I love/hate this season.  I love going to the games and seeing my kids play and seeing my friends cheering for their own kids.  But sometimes it's cold or rainy and I don't love it as much then.  And at the end of the season I'm ready for it to be done.  But I really do love the feeling my kids have after they play, feeling good about themselves and knowing they are getting better. We've competed in … [Read more...]