Why + How to Prime Wood Furniture

October 1, 2014


It's been a busy few days around my neck of the woods.  With revamping the china cabinet + another BIG project coming down the pipeline (which I can't wait to share details about), I haven't had 5 minutes to sit.  No worries though, I'll sit when I'm old, ha. So my last post was all about the beginning steps of prepping & sanding a piece of wood furniture.  The next step, which is what this post is dedicated to, is priming.  Primer is SO important!  I can not stress enough that primer is a must when painting something. anything.  YOU NEED PRIMER. Why Prime. Whether a room or a … [Read more...]

13 Interesting Ways to Turn Toy Animals into Fabulous Home Decor

May 22, 2014


I had so much fun creating the toy animal instagram photo holders for my boy's room, and with the thoughtful comments + compliments I received, it seems like many of you loved them just as much. I think because they're unexpected  + unique, using toy animals are the perfect way to bring a bit of fun into a room & they are quite the conversation starter.  Plus turning your own kids toys into fabulous decor, beats the similar, but much more expensive accessories you can find elsewhere! As with most of my creations, I often search the web afterwards to see what other similar projects … [Read more...]

DIY: Jewelry Holder

April 16, 2014


This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine. My latest DIY project has been one on my to-do list for a while.  I've been inspired by so many who have made their own jewelry holders that I even have a pinterest board solely dedicated to unique styles and creations that I admire!  And now the day has finally come for ME to share mine... This project was slightly involved to make, but the overall process wasn't difficult + it included a few of my favorite tools & my latest love, Elmer's ProBond Advanced.  This bonding glue is awesome and was a … [Read more...]

DIY: Wood Honeycomb Shelves

April 2, 2014


Even though we veered away from the original design for the revamped shared kids space, my son had his heart set on honeycomb shelves after I showed him the Land of Nod style.  And since this mama can't let her boy down, I had to pull through. But instead of buying, what did I do?  DIYed them, of course.  After a little research & this post by A Beautiful Mess, I was confident to move forward. Not only are these honeycomb / hexagon shelves functional, the whole ensemble is like a piece of art.  And instead of painting the shelves a color or staining them a traditional wood finish, I … [Read more...]

DIY: Rolling Underbed Wood Storage Cart

March 31, 2014


I've been busy-busy on finishing up the details for my boys room makeover.  This room has taken quite the turn from it originally being a boy/girl, sister/brother shared bedroom, to a full-on boy hangout haven!  Even though my little guy is only 7 (just shy of 8), I feel it's a space he can grow with (until I get my hands on it for another makeover, hehe). So my latest and greatest DIY project in the room is something that holds stuff that I often refer to as the 'bane of my existence'... TOYS.  Specifically, the little, itty bitty toys like Legos and Kinex that somehow always end up under … [Read more...]

Adding Color + Openness in the Kitchen

January 9, 2014


Like I said the other day, I am slow going so far this year, so bear with me on projects.  I'm not sure what's wrong with me - I really need to get my butt into action.  For the first time this year, I FINALLY got my DIY groove on in the last 2 days, got my paints out, and started my first project of the year.  Give me a big YAHOO! For my Lowe's challenge this month, the focus is on creating creative storage solutions.  Great topic, but organizing + storage really isn't my forte.  I'm good at designing rooms and coming up with outside-the-box ideas, but organizing isn't really my strong … [Read more...]

DIY: Personalized Word Christmas Ornament

December 18, 2013


This post brought to you by Apartments.com. All opinions are 100% mine. One week to go and Christmas will be here. Can you believe it? As you know, my home has been decorated for quite a few weeks, but I have still been working on new holiday projects here and there to add to this years decor.   Once the house is 'set', I still enjoy adding new and unique touches for the season. Since adding in a second tree this year, which is more of a pretty tree versus the sentimental traditional tree we decorate as a family, I've had fun with the gold + brown theme.  Along with the ball … [Read more...]

Silhouette BLACK FRIDAY Deal + Christmas Sign Creation

November 28, 2013


Happy Thanksgiving Day! BLACK FRIDAY hasn't even arrived, yet I have an unbelievable announcement.  We all know tomorrow is the mega day for sales, but I couldn't wait one more second to share this news.  Silhouette, the company all crafters love and adore, is having a HUGE SALE to ring in the holiday season. Silhouette has never before offered these types of deals + discounts.  We're talking 40%+ off, so if you've ever dreamed about a digital cutting machine to create the perfect projects for scrapbooking, cards, home decor, clothes and more, THIS IS THE TIME TO ACT! Let's get … [Read more...]

Easiest + Fastest + Cheapest Tree Skirt EVER

November 18, 2013


Monday Morning Confession: I already started decorating for Christmas.  It might seem early for some, but I have a few surprises up my sleeve that I wanted to prep early for this year.  While many of my daily favorites get tucked away for the next 6 weeks, the holiday decor is once again making it's debut for another year.  As some 'old' traditional elements remain, there are many new projects and vignettes that I'll be sharing over the coming weeks.  One in particular is my new tree skirt.  Definitely the easiest + fastest + cheapest tree skirt you ever did see... For the last few … [Read more...]

DIY: Tic Tac Toe using Sharpie Neon Markers

October 23, 2013

DIY: Tic Tac Toe game using Sharpie Neon markers; Project by @Jenna_Burger, www.sasinteriors.net

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and Sharpie, but no one told me what to create or what to write.  All opinions are 100% mine!  #pmedia #NeonSharpie http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO I got my craft-on this past weekend and created something pretty fun... Who doesn't love a game (or 2, or 3) of Tic Tac Toe?  It's a childhood pastime and a game that I am sure every person has played whether as a child or as an adult. Let me take a step back first... Sharpie reached out to me a few weeks ago about trying out their new Neon markers.  … [Read more...]