Easy Console Table Makeover

Awhile ago, my friend and I bought some cute new pillows for her living room, step 1 in starting to decorate her house.  I always thought it would be so cute if she painted her console table navy blue.  So like a year later, we painted her console table. DecoArt has a new Chalky Finish color and I looooove it!  Navy blue is so big right now and I just love this color.  I was sad when they didn't have it but now they do and it's so rich and … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Bangles

Mother's Day is coming up quick!  It can be really hard to know what to get your Mom when it might feel like she already has everything she wants.  But really, can a girl have too much jewelry?  An easy Mother's Day gift idea is to buy some wooden bangles and paint them to customize them in her favorite colors! I love how cute and custom this gift idea is.  Or you could do this as a craft for a girl's birthday party or something.  Want … [Read more...]

Painting the Mantel

The mantel is 99% done!  But I'm going to show it to you anyway because the only thing it's missing is the very very top which won't make a huge difference in looks once it's on.  We haven't done that yet because a) I'm 34 weeks pregnant now and so, so tired all the time and b) in order to make the top I have to slide a 2x8 piece of 3/4" MDF through my table saw which I just can't do alone and c) my husband has been, as usual, extremely busy. … [Read more...]

Easy Painted Spring Decor

It's the day after Valentine's and you'd better believe that I have already taken down my Valentine's decor and put up my spring decor.  This part of the year in Utah is so depressing.  We get this yucky inversion in the air so everything is just smoggy and gross and you don't see the sun for weeks.  Waaahhh! So I have started putting up spring decor and it's really cheering up my house.  Brighter and softer pastels like green, aqua, and coral … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]