Pottery Barn Knock-Off DIY Clock

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I’m so excited to finally get to share my DIY clock that I’ve been working on for the home office makeover. I’ve been searching for a large clock and finally found the look I wanted, but at a hefty price tag. Hefty like $279! Uh, yeah. No way I can squeeze that in the budget no matter what excuse I come up with. So I made my own version of my favorite Pottery Barn clock for only $20!

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Replacing an Electrical Outlet

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Okay, so this is not one of those posts about beautiful home decor. In fact, there’s nothing really pretty about it at all, but it’s definitely one for the handy DIY people out there. Sometimes outlets need to be changed out due to safety reasons. Maybe they don’t work anymore. Maybe they won’t even hold a plug, or in my case, maybe they are just plain ol’ U-G-L-Y.  Our home is 15 years old. When it was built, homeowners were given two color options: gray or beige. And for those that chose beige, they were also gifted with outlets that are that nice dirty almond color. BLAH. So, step one in my up and coming laundry room re-do is to change out those ugly almond outlets.

how to replace an outlet

 

Now, I know some of you aren’t too comfortable when it comes to the electrical DIY projects. I get that. And frankly, it’s a good thing if this sorta project scares you. Trust me, electrical projects is not something to take lightly (pun intended!) and as long as you keep that in mind, you’ll be a lot more careful. :) I’m going to walk you through these instructions on how easy it is to change out your own outlets. [Please click to continue reading…]

Painted Hope Chest

painted hope chest

painted hope chest

One step closer to a completed room makeover this weekend! This hope chest has been in my family for years, and thankfully has been handed down to me. While these large hope chest might not be the most practical piece of furniture for a small room, the storage inside is priceless! I was determined to fit this hope chest into the functionality of the new home office space with a little paint and some trim to dress it up. [Please click to continue reading…]

 

How To Build A Horseshoe Pit – {Fun Outdoor Activity for Everyone!}

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build a horseshoe pit

Happy Memorial Day! Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend and planning something fun. I’ve been working on a few things around the house, and one of those is re-working the horseshoe pits in the backyard. While these horseshoe pits were built in my pre-blogging days ;) I can still show you how to build some of your own. Plus you get to see how well they have held up after two years! [Please click here to continue reading…]

DIY Cake Stands

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Hey there! Hope your week is off to a good start! It was a busy weekend with Bree’s 2nd birthday party and Mother’s Day all rolled into one! I have lots of fun pics to show from her birthday party (bet you can’t guess the theme!) but first I’m going to show you how to make your own cake stands for cheap cheap cheap!

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