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...]

Staircase Makeover: Filling Holes and Staining Treads

June 1, 2012

Staircase Makeover Phase Two

It's almost been 2 weeks since I posted about the stair makeover, but don't think I haven't been hard at work.  The staining took quite a long time and not because it was difficult, but for another reason - keep on reading.  Anyway, I can officially say that the staining is complete and I am at the half way point now (I hope). This second phase of the staircase makeover covers sanding the stairs, filling the gazillion holes from the carpet tacks and staples, and staining the treads. So let's jump right in and get started! Project Details Duration of Phase Two: 1.5 hours for sanding … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Succulent Arrangement

May 25, 2012

Succulent Arrangement

I'm a sucker for succulents, but have always been hesitant to get them because I don't have a green thumb and most arrangements are pretty pricey (keep on reading and you'll see)! Recently, on my quest to bring the outdoors in, I finally got the courage and set out on search for a pretty succulent arrangement, and couldn't believe how much they cost.  Similar to terrarium arrangements, most are $30+ and that's certainly not in my budget, especially since I haven't had success in the past with keeping plants living for long. If you remember back not too long ago, my gal blogger pal, … [Read more...]

Staircase Makeover: A New DIY Venture Begins

May 21, 2012

Removing Carpet Strips

One evening late last week, the Mister and I found ourselves without something on our to-do list, so we finally embarked on the staircase project that I posted about 2 weeks ago.  It took longer than expected to start this project, but I needed my man's muscles and braun to assist on the beginning stages. If you remember back, the removing of the carpet was one of my DIY project goals for 2012 and I'm excited that its finally begun.  I initially wanted to remove/replace all the carpet on the second floor (yet it's not within the budget), but removing the carpet on the stairs is going to be … [Read more...]

Spring Front Porch {Reveal}

May 7, 2012

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Confession... I didn't even have 5 minutes to start my staircase carpet removal this past weekend - Huge Bummer, I know!  I'm sure some of you are disappointed {I am} after my exciting Another DIY Project is Born post from Friday, buuuuut I have to say the weekend was not filled with R & R.  Instead of embarking on my latest DIY idea (removing the ugly, old, worn carpet on the stairs), we continued our efforts on the exterior instead. Take a look... Pretty snazzy, right?  Boy, did it take A-L-O-T of effort and my butt is still aching, but it was definitely worth it.  AND there … [Read more...]

The Beginning of a New DIY Project: Staircase

May 4, 2012

Staircase Carpet

Ever wonder how I come up with the DIY projects around my home? I'll be honest, I don't often sit n' stew over things I want to do, but instead when a thought comes into my head, I ACT... quickly.  Time doesn't pass long without me getting my feet wet (meant figuratively, not literally - most of the time). Just moments ago (literally this time), a new idea popped in my head and before you know it, I was hard at work. If you recall a few months ago, one of my goals for 2012 was to recarpet the stair and second floor bedrooms.  Well unfortunately with all the work and $$$ we've been … [Read more...]