Painted Two-Toned Desk + Tips on Painting Furniture

March 30, 2012


I'm just about finished with the updates for my son's bedroom makeover.  It hasn't been a huge overhaul, but with rearranging the furniture, adding colorful stripes on the wall, and hanging new DIY pallet shelves, this space has received a welcome refresher.  In the midst of moving around the beds and dresser, I realized  my little man is at the age where he really needs a desk to work at and hold all his creative supplies. If you remember back quite a long time ago, I purchased a beauty of a desk off Craigslist.  It lived in my family room ever since (over 6 months), but wasn't "right".  … [Read more...]

Tips on Choosing and Preparing to Install a Ceiling Fan

January 23, 2012


As I mentioned last week, one of my Home Goals for 2012 was to change two of the ceiling fans in my home.  Wellll... I can now give a 1/2 checkmark to that task because due to being slightly house-bound during the early hours on Saturday, the mister and I took the opportunity to update the fan in our master bedroom  (the one in the family room will hopefully be done soon, which will give a full cross-off-the-list mark).  And can I say, I am a happy gal! I'll spare you the details on how to actually install a fan, but will share some tips and helpful hints for what to do before and … [Read more...]

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Hang Window Drapery Panels

November 10, 2011

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I had planned on sharing another part of my bedroom makeover, but I got tied up in other directions, and didn't have a chance to complete my next reveal.  But stayed tuned, I hope to wrap it up very soon (see how I said hope - it doesn't mean it'll actually happen, but it's wishful thinking)! Instead, I have a great post for you that will be informative and eye opening. Earlier in the week when I shared my newly made lined window panels, I started to ponder how others think window treatments should be hung.  I sometimes take for granted that homeowners know the tricks that are innate in … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Hang Wallpaper

February 11, 2011

For the past few weeks, I've been sharing my many recent basement updates with you and today I've got another one....  {How to Hang Wallpaper} The basement had been the one space in my home that was in major need of sprucing up, hence my many recent DIY project posts.   Last week, I debuted my new Mom Cave / Craft Area that I recently created on a slim budget, and received some amazing and encouraging comments.  BUT, before the new desk went into place and the new shelving was hung, I wanted to give wallpapering a try (this was my first wallpapering experience ~ I know, … [Read more...]

DIY: Creating a Chalkboard Wall

February 9, 2011

My son doing his best 'Vanna White" As you know from a few previous posts, I have been feverishly working on my basement revamp! One of the many projects  included creating a new Chalkboard Wall for the kids.  They just love using chalk on the driveway, but in these winter months that's unfeasible.  So I thought... let's bring the LOVE of CHALK indoors!   Supplies MDF Boards (cut to size) Chalkboard Paint White Paint (preferably semi-gloss) Screws Hammer / Screw gun Measuring Tape Pencil Level This Chalkboard Wall creation actually cost $0, because all the … [Read more...]

Tutorial: Felt Flowers

January 28, 2011

Yesterday, I shared with you my newly created Valentine Burlap Wreath.  When the burlap was complete, it looked a little bare, so I added some pretty red felt flowers to {dress it up}SuppliesFelt (any color you choose ~ I chose red for Vday)Scissorsglue (I prefer and recommend hot glue because it adheres fast)buttons (optional) And, of course, your crafty little fingers!Let's begin with the petal flower1. Cut out 6 petals that are about 1" wide by 1-1/2" long (follow the shape above). 2. Cut out 6 more petals that are slightly smaller.I created a template on a piece of paper, which I … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial: Fireplace Transformation

January 13, 2011

Earlier this week, I wrote a post about my fireplace transformation which I recently tackled and re-tiled the surround and hearth.  The post was a step by step tutorial of the process, BUT I also thought it would be helpful to do a video...SAS is GOING VIRAL!Check out it:Hopefully this video will answer any further questions you have on tiling a surface.  These steps can be used for most basic tile projects.  Still have questions?  Ask me. … [Read more...]