Kitchen Makeover Update: One Year Later

August 1, 2012

before and after

One of the biggest projects to date that I tackled was my kitchen makeover.  I can't believe it's been a year, but this time last Summer, I was finishing up the final details and sharing it with you. Since that time, I've been flooded with questions (and many kind comments - thank you), and thought a One-Year-Followup post including answers + an update a year later would be interesting and helpful for those thinking of tackling something similar. There were alot of details and updates that went into the entire Kitchen Makeover, resulting in quite a few posts to explain all the … [Read more...]

The Crazy Painting Lady

July 30, 2012

Painting Chair

Yes, that's me -The Crazy Painting Lady, or maybe I should say, the painting lady that's crazy!  Either way, I've been quite nutty lately while I've been busy working hard and tackling lots of painting projects... From rooms to doors, from furniture to moulding, I have been non-stop painting for over a month.  With the Summer in full swing, I was able to lessen my work load (slightly) and focus on spending time with my kids while off of school and some new DIY projects. Most aren't done, but come take a look anyway... After the staircase project, I dove right into painting the … [Read more...]

Glass Bottle Turned Candle

July 19, 2012

bottle turned candle

I've been working on so many big projects lately (like the stairs, painting, and this chair) that I wanted to take a quick break and create something super quick and easy to share with you. One of my favorite drinks, especially in the summer, is Saratoga Sparkling Water. Since I live in the town where this water is manufactured, it's available most everywhere and everytime I see the gorgeous cobalt blue bottle, I just stare at it's beauty. I never get the nerve to throw the bottles away and have been stockpiling them in my garage waiting for a DIY project to pop into my head. And finally, … [Read more...]

The Best Tip to Hang a Picture

July 10, 2012

Picture Hanging Made Easy

Yesterday I shared my newly updated two toned mirror with silver leaf detail and today I'm sharing the 411 on how I hung it on the wall.  I've been using this tip for years (well maybe not that long, but it's been a while), yet never shared it - forgive me please.  This easy-peasy -picture-hanging-tip will knock your socks off make your life so much easier, plus you'll get to ditch the typical results (and headaches) of having too many holes in the wall. Are you ready?? Let's break it down... 1. Lay the picture / mirror face down on it's front. Using painters tape (it's better than … [Read more...]

Two Toned Mirror with Faux Silver Leaf Detail

July 9, 2012

Two Toned Mirror by @Jenna_Burger

Another summer week is underway.  I can't believe how fast it's flying by, but I'm excited to be sharing a new DIY project with you - let's get started... Sometimes a small added detail truly makes a piece look completely new again.  While updating the buffet in my dining room with the new lamps and sunburst mirror, I moved the dark wood mirror that was once over the mantel to this revamped area.  I've had the mirror for about 9 years and it was beautiful, but I felt like it needed a little pick-me-up and decided adding a little something around the inner rim would be the perfect … [Read more...]

Sprucing Up My Exterior Fence with Flood

June 22, 2012

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood Wood Care. All opinions are 100% mine. As I just finished up my staircase makeover, I now realize how important it is to use the right products to protect wood surfaces.  After the stairs were complete, the Mister and I headed outdoors to finally paint the exterior fence that we gave a thorough washin' a few weeks ago.  Then it was time to protect it! If you're a Facebook follower, you may have seen this instagram picture that I shared last weekend... It was a hot and sticky day, but the work had to be done.  The tried and … [Read more...]

My Staircase is Finished!

June 14, 2012

Stair Makeover Final Reveal

The day has finally arrived for me to share the final reveal of my staircase makeover. Alot of progress has been made since I announced and started this latest DIY endeavour only 3 weeks ago.  It's amazing how one change can totally impact the aesthetic of a space.  As you know, my home is my experimental playground which is constantly work in progress, and this stair makeover has been an incredible update. Take a look at the result... And here is the progress that I've made from start to finish... Amazing change, right?! Since my last post where I left you off at the … [Read more...]

Monogrammed Chevron Pallet Tray

June 12, 2012

DIY: Monogrammed Chevron Pallet Tray

As a Blogger, finding support throughout the blogging community is important for blog growth, friendship, and creative inspiration. For the past several weeks, I've joined forces with a few fabulous DIY bloggers and we've been helping each other with various aspects of blogging.  Along with our helpful "chats", we were given a Blogging Challenge by Beckie of Infarrantly Creative to create a DIY project using specific materials - additional items could be added, but it was a must to use the required five. What did I create you ask? Well take a look... (and then keep on reading for the … [Read more...]

5 Minute Lamp Revamp with Spray Paint and Ribbon

June 8, 2012

Lamp Revamp

For a while, I was on the hunt for a pair of lamps for the dining room buffet. They couldn't be overly large, but something that would be unique and add a soft glow.  I had brought home a few options, but nothing was quite right.  Then one day when randomly shopping at HomeGoods for another project, I spotted this treasure --> It wasn't perfect, but immediately I had an idea up my sleeve. Could I ever just leave anything alone?  NOPE! My immediate idea was to spray paint the globe, but I wasn't sure what color.  Should the lamp be subtle or dramatic?  Since the lamps were a nice … [Read more...]

Outdoor Sculpture Made From Trash

June 4, 2012

Sculpture From Trash

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  It was a half rainy, half sunny weekend in my neck of the woods, so I took the opportunity to do some thrifting with my mom on Saturday and then some major DIYing on Sunday.  I actually worked on about 6 different DIY projects and am super psyched to share some of them over the next week or two. One project in particular is a new outdoor sculpture that now sits in my garden that I made using, well...  trash.  It's kinda crazy, but I love it! Before the cleanout began for the sideyard makeover (which I've mentioned here and there over the last few … [Read more...]