Colorful Crate Toy Storage


So excited to have Amanda guest posting today from her new blog.  She used to blog at Every Creative Endeavor but has recently started a new blog with her handy husband.  Yay! Hello Honeybear Lane readers, my name is Amanda and my husband, Spencer, and I blog over at The Contractor Chronicles. Spencer is a contractor by trade and we have fun remodeling and doing home improvements to our home – He makes it work and I make it look good and that … [Read more...]

Gold Dipped Bottles

easy gold dipped bottles

If you need some super easy and quick St. Patrick's Day decor, why not try Gold Dipped bottles?  I have been saving these green Martinelli's bottles for like a year, wondering if I could somehow use them for a craft or whatever, when this simple idea struck me as the perfect thing for St. Paddy's.  I didn't really have time to construct an entire beautiful St. Patrick's day-themed party table and buy beautiful white Gerbera daisies to put in the … [Read more...]

How to Paint Laminate and Veneer

How to paint laminate or veneer

I ran into a little problem awhile back.  We were using some borrowed dressers that the owners needed back, so I started searching for some replacements.  I wanted something French country and curvy, and when I stumbled upon two dressers on KSL (Utah's Craigslist) for $150, I was super excited.  We went out and bought them, hauled them home, and then I realized that CRAP--these are not solid wood (as claimed to be by the original owners) they … [Read more...]

Staining my Dining Room Table with Cabot


This post was sponsored by Cabot Premium Wood Finish and Sits Girls but all content and opinions are 100% mine. I spent ALL DAY today ruining my kitchen table.  I've been painting a lot of various pieces of furniture this week and my kitchen table, which I painted white last year, was screaming at me, "I'M STAINED AND CHIPPED AND UGLY!  FIX MEEEE!!!"  Yes, table which was actually quite the nightmare to paint, didn't last very long in … [Read more...]

Replace a Glass Table Top with Wood Planks

wood plank side table

Here's the story of a side table that wanted to be a planter but in the end discovered his true calling in life was as a side table. So I bought this little side table from a thrift store one day.  It had an ugly glass top.  No offense if you have glass topped tables, but they are not my taste.  I kept it in my house just as it was for a long time, not sure how I wanted to refinish it. One day I rearranged some furniture and the Little … [Read more...]

Reunion Craft Ideas: Screen Printing & Snakes

screen printed family reunion backpacks

Summer is officially over for us.  My 5 year old started kindergarten and it's going to rain all week.  Here's what I have to say---Hallelujah!  I loved this summer but I'm super excited for the fall.  My kids have been getting really bored at home so I'm sure that going to school will just help everyone be a little happier. We had some great memories this summer, from lots of trips to swimming pools and splash pads, to our family trip to San … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Knockoff Sawhorse Console Table

pottery barn knockoff console table

Want an expensive looking side console table without paying the big bucks?  Creating knock offs from companies like Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware is not always that tricky or complicated.  I sometimes see these knockoffs that are totally impressive but I'm like "Yeah....I'm never going to make that."  But this knockoff table really is SUPER easy to do and anyone can do this.  I did the whole thing in an afternoon. Isn't it cool?  I … [Read more...]

Herringbone and A TV Show Appearance

herringbone nightstand

This last Tuesday I got the opportunity to go on Studio 5--a local lifestyle show on KSL.  It was so fun!  I actually really like going on TV, there's this rush you get, haha!  They wanted me to demonstrate how to paint a herringbone pattern using painter's tape.  Remember my Silver Painted Herringbone dresser?  I replicated that pattern (except I did it RIGHT this time) on a little side table I painted for the master bedroom.  This little side … [Read more...]