I have been talking about glazing my kitchen cabinets for several months now. To read about my reasons and my vision for them, go here. This week I took the leap. I used some walnut stain that I already had in the garage and did an over all coat. Then, I wiped it all off, … Continue reading Opinions, Please!
You know that giddy, excited feeling you get in your tummy? I have that right now. Because I just saw this...I am so done with our carpet (I almost typed "crapet"...hmmmm. That might describe it better). It has kid stains and sticky gooey spots. It has animal stains from days gone by. It has some … Continue reading Can I? Should I?
I overdid Thanksgiving. I planned too many projects. Too much food. Too many activities. There, I said it. We were exhausted by the end of the week. Yes, it was pretty. And tasty. And I think the kids had a good time.But I wouldn't know, because I was decorating. And cleaning. And cooking. And cleaning. … Continue reading Christmas Ramblings
I think being on recuperation duty for the last 3 weeks combined with guests coming over this weekend has made me a little nest crazy.My bare walls and lack of decor have gotten to me. So, I've been searching the house, the garage, the outdoors and Goodwill for inexpensive ways to perk up our living … Continue reading Easy, Inexpensive Home Decor
I'm working on my tablescape for Thanksgiving...I have a great tablecloth that I'm excited to use. It's kind of busy, so I'm wanting more simple items for the centerpiece and place settings.I found these candlesticks for $1.50 each at goodwill the other day.I liked the shape and the height, but they were not the color … Continue reading Candlestick Transformation
This post got me thinking the other day. I thought "I can do that...I think."My problem was I didn't have "word art" like Mary suggested. Or a working printer. Or white cardstock. Or twine.Hmmmm.I did have some empty diaper boxes. And some paint. And some yarn.So, I cut up the diaper boxes and made do … Continue reading Thankful Banner
I started with this mirror.It was supposed to attach to the back of a dresser, but I felt that they were destined to be separated...I removed the attachment pieces. And then began to remove the mirror. It was attached with staples, so I "simply" removed them. They were stuck so far down in the wood … Continue reading Mirror No More
It feels like our family life goes in waves. We rarely have completely calm waters around here...something I'm learning is normal with a large family! We'll have some calm waves and then, out of nowhere, we get a storm.Here is a recap of the last couple of days:I've been working hard on my recent Laurel … Continue reading When It Rains It Pours (Literally)
I've been pretty good about the last couple of weeks...projects for Laurel Haven have been running smoothly and I had given myself an unofficial goal of having a new project done by each Thursday to begin linking up to all the fun linky-parties.Well, we're in Easter season. If you didn't read what that means around … Continue reading Out of Whack Transformation Thursday
I finished Emma's dresser!Here is the before...She asked for a blue dresser. I picked up some oops paint from Lowes, thinking it was the blue that I wanted. Well, it ended up being pretty bright.However, as I started distressing, I noticed the paint was turning a beachy-green as I rubbed the sandpaper on it.I decided … Continue reading Emma’s Dresser