Pinners Conference!

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We all love Pinterest, right?  Like obsessed with Pinterest?  Even bloggers like me, who you might think are filled with original ideas, still love to browse on Pinterest for inspiration.  I'll just say it--it's pretty much the greatest thing ever invented. So why not attend the Pinners Conference?  It's held in Utah on November 7th and 8th at the South Towne Expo Center (in Sandy.)  It's filled with classes from tons of your favorite … [Read more...]

Painted Fold Down Desk

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School starts in nearly just two weeks.  I can't believe it!  I'm also excited, but the other day I realized that this means I'm going to have to be organized again.  Organization is something I am capable of, but it is not my strong suit.  Especially when it comes to helping my son get all his homework done and turned in.  He's only going to be in first grade, but there's so many little different things they have to do in school--spelling, … [Read more...]

20 Barstool Makeovers

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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...]

Patriotic Lanterns & Giveaway!

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Today I'm sharing a very patriotic craft idea for some cute and functional home decor.  Patriotic lanterns!  I have had these plain galvanized metal lanterns from IKEA for a long time and though I loved them, I thought I could jazz them up for the biggest American summer holiday:  the 4th of July. These are pretty easy to change as long as you have some good quality spray paint (Rustoleum from The Home Depot and good quality painter's … [Read more...]

Adding a Bar to a Kitchen Island

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I did something kinda cool last week.  I added a bar to a kitchen island. I was cleaning up the kitchen and I decided to rearrange the furniture to change things up.  That's how it is with us decor-obsessed, we are always changing things around.  I have a square kitchen/dining area and since my island is from IKEA and moveable, I change it from facing the window to facing the family room.  Usually when it faces the family room, I move the … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Painting Furniture

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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

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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

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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...]