DIY Farmhouse Table and Bench

farmhouse table and bench

Tada!  I built this table.  And I built the bench.  And I was super proud of myself.  What do you think?  I love it!  And there is a lot of info and pictures, so buckle up! Ever since I moved, I knew we needed a new dining room table--ours was too small for the space.  So I searched for months for a dining table I liked but to no avail.  The only ones I liked were pretty pricey--at least $2000.  Yikes!  Not in our budget right … [Read more...]

Pallet Sports Medal Display

soccer 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...]

Americana DIY Abstract Art

red white and blue art

I recently became interested in abstract art.  Like the DIY kind.  I'm not a 'real artist' so as to not offend 'real artists' but anyone can create a basic piece of abstract art and get their creative juices flowing.  It's actually very relaxing to create a sea scape or other kinds of simple abstract art and these particular pieces I made are SO, so easy to do.  So get the supplies and go make your own DIY abstract art! Supplies: Gold … [Read more...]

10 Painting Hacks

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I do a LOT of painting.  On any given week, I will probably have painted at LEAST once, most likely more, and sometimes I painted all week.  It depends on the project I'm doing and the status of said project.  However, along the way, I have learned a few … [Read more...]

DIY Stair Wainscoting

stairs wainscoting

I finally finished the hardest thing I have ever worked on-- DIY stair wainscoting.  Whew--guys, this was HARD to do.  However, it was much, much harder because of one thing that most of you won't have in your house--this angled wall that my stairs wrap around.  If your stairs just go straight up a wall, it won't be nearly as hard.  I loved this tutorial by Thrifty Decor Chic. This isn't really a tutorial as much as it is a story about … [Read more...]

French Grain Sack Chair

blue french grainsack chair

I recently gave this chair a makeover to go in my guest bedroom.  It used to look like this: And now it looks like this.  I wanted to do a more neutral, classic style to go in the guest bedroom.  I love the French grain sack chair style so that's what I was aiming for. It was cute before, but after two years of living with kids, the wood was covered with yucky stuff and the fabric was completely stained beyond recognition.  It was … [Read more...]

Rustic Painted American Flag

old painted flag

This post originally appeared on the DecoArt blog June 2014. It's the season for being patriotic!  This rustic painted American flag craft I did is super easy and turned out so cute.  It's very rustic looking, but the only thing old is the wooden box its in.  You could recreate this even if you don't have reclaimed wood. I used this old reclaimed wood box I got at a thrift store.  Every time I go to the thrift store I keep my eye out … [Read more...]

Dark Gray Painted Chair

gray and coral

Big news guys, dark gray is IN.  It's hot!  It's trendy!  Go paint everything dark gray!  Okay--if you say so. But seriously, I have noticed a big increase of the amount of dark gray I'm seeing in the new houses being built around me, and having such a light color schemed house I am inclined to add a bunch of dark gray accents.  I haven't shared them with you yet but here's the first of many...a dark gray painted chair! It used to look … [Read more...]