Dec 18, 2014

Dresser Makeover Using DIY Chalk Paint

My apologies for the unintentional short blog break I just took!

I haven't even kept up with my favorite blogs or social media so I have a lot of catching up to do! I'm sure you were all busy bees during my hiatus.

I have to admit it's been nice though! I've had plenty of time to just spend time with my family during one of our favorite times of the year!

Before I went MIA, I was finishing the details on my daughter's dresser that I posted on Instagram.

This project is the perfect example of HOW YOU CAN TURN A BORING LAMINATE DRESSER INTO ONE OF A KIND.

And I'm happy to announce that it is finished!

Actually, it's been finished for quite a while but I'm just now getting around to blogging about it.

Don't judge.

Nov 24, 2014

A DIY Guest Bathroom {a tour with links to all the DIY projects)

Hello friends!

Today I though it would be fun to add our guest bathroom to the 'Our Home' page. After all, it's a space that we completely transformed from builder grade to a guest bathroom that is more inviting and appealing....one DIY project at a time!

During this guest bathroom tour, I will be including links to all of the DIY projects that have transformed this once drab guest bathroom to a lighter and fresher one with more character.

The only thing missing is a before picture. I started this guest bath makeover way before my blogging days and had no intention of recording it's ugliness. But I'm sure you'll forgive me for that.

Nov 12, 2014

Decoupage Boxes Using Book Pages

Sooooo....

What do you get when a girl is in love with Mod Podge and book pages AND has a set of boxes that are in serious need of a face lift?

You get these fabulous DECOUPAGE BOXES USING BOOK PAGES. But I'm sure you already knew that from the title. Smarty pants.

It's kind of like faking a face lift with makeup instead of actually going under the knife. "Under the knife" in this instance meaning buying a new set of boxes.

If you know me, you know I get quite the kick out of giving old, ugly, trash worthy objects a second chance with makeovers.

And a second chance did these boxes get!

Nov 6, 2014

Rustic Industrial Chalkboard {and how my daughter was jipped of it on her birthday}

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Confession time: I am extremely attracted to chalkboards. My chalkboard collection continues to grow and I don't think that will stop anytime soon.

Can you blame me? Who doesn't love chalkboards, right?

They're awesome. They're classic. They're useful. Their text can be easily changed with a swipe. Need I go on?

I'm also into touches of rustic and industrial in the home. Remember my Rustic Kitchen Sign and Rustic Coat Rack? That's evidence, people. Evidence that I'm on a rustic roll!

This fabulous RUSTIC INDUSTRIAL CHALKBOARD first made it's appearance in my Hanging Gold Leaves Art Fall Decor, but I wanted to show this little beauty in a post all of it's own because it's totally worthy of it, if I do say so myself.

Nov 3, 2014

DIY Market Scrap Wood Sign {And The Easy Method for Transferring Text to Wood!}

Hello my peeps!

I'm sure you've all seen those amazing rustic wood signs that have been floating through blog-land fo-eva!

Any person who's into the rustic style owns at least one of these signs!

I'm not all rustic but it's no surprise that I'm totally into adding small touches of rustic around the house. Have you seen my DIY Rustic Coat Rack? How about my kitchen floors

I've been craving for a rustic wood sign ever since seeing this sign from Liz @ Love Grows Wild!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the charm and warmth they bring! They're just so fun!

BUT....

I had a problem when it came to getting the perfect font onto the wood.

I don't own a fancy Silhouette Cameo.

Nor did the chalk transfer method work for me. Actually, it was just a big mess!

Nor did I dare free hand it because, well...my penmanship sucks.

I thought I'd never get my rustic wood sign....sigh.

And then....

I found a solution!

I did the happy dance for days people. Days.

Because it not only meant that I'd get my DIY RUSTIC SCRAP WOOD SIGN but that I now had a solution for transferring ANY text or ANY image to wood!!

And yes. That's totally a big deal around here.

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Oct 29, 2014

DIY Rustic Coat Rack & Creating A More Functional Entryway

Hello friends!

Ever have a space that you just can't seem to get right? 

I really really hope a lot of you are nodding your heads in agreement right about now.

If not, it means I'm the only one that tends to obsess over a space and keeps tweaking it over and over again all to no avail.

 Please don't let me be the only design challenged person!

My entryway has been my space challenge. It's small tiny. Actually, it's almost non existent.

So my solution to this was to just make it "look" pretty and rob it of it's potential function since we almost always come in from our garage which leads into the kitchen.

The problem with that was that my entryway lacked functionality especially for my guests. 

So my mission for a pretty entryway changed to creating a functional entryway.

It's still not completely finished but there's definitely some progress going on!

The first thing to get checked off the list was making this DIY RUSTIC COAT RACK.

Oct 21, 2014

Revamping A Lamp Using Spray Paint & Book Pages

Hello friends!

A few changes are going on around here. In our sitting area and entry way to be exact. And although, I won't be sharing the changes in our entry way yet, I'm excited to show you my newest addition to our little sitting area: this REVAMPED LAMP USING SPRAY PAINT AND BOOK PAGES!

That's right, people. Book pages. You know those things people normally read? Well, I've been busy tearing them up these days. 

It all started with my Book Page Wreath- and I can tell you this, it's not over. Maybe I should of started a Crafting With Book Pages series?

Too late. The ball has officially been rolled.

Oct 15, 2014

The Easiest Book Page Wreath Ever!

Hello friends!

How many book lovers are in the house?

Well...you're either going to love me for showing you a really cool way of incorporating book pages in your home or you're going to hate me for destroying a book in the process.

Yeah...it sort of had to be done.

But maybe looking at this fabulous BOOK PAGE WREATH will pacify you...maybe...hopefully.

It is after all, THE EASIEST BOOK PAGE WREATH EVER! 

And gorgeous it is!

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