Favorite Posts & Projects of 2013

favorite posts projects of 2013

Happy New Year everyone! I’m wrapping up the year with all of your favorite posts from 2013. It’s exciting to look back over the year and see what’s been accomplished, and it gives even more inspiration for what’s to come in 2014! I’ve already been planning out my goals for the new year and I’ll be sharing more on that later on but for now, let’s see what inspired you the most in 2013!


DIY Vintage Metal Storage Bins

diy vintage metal storage bin

Do you ever have a “oops” project that just “accidentally” turns out to be fabulous? Well, okay maybe not fabulous, but this was sort of an experiment that turned out way better than I expected! I took a plain old fabric storage basket and turned it into a DIY vintage metal storage bin! diy vintage metal storage bin

Wanna know how to make this yourself? I tell ya, this one take some careful techniques and a very special product to get this look… Pffft!!!

Nah… all you need is a little spray paint and about 5 minutes! My kinda DIY!!

Here’s how it all started out. After I got my bookcases in the home office, I realized I needed to some space for Ms. Bree’s toys. Lots of toys. Lots. Everywhere.

I already had these fabric storage baskets, but they didn’t blend with the new decor in the office so I set out on an experiment to pretty them up. [Please click to continue reading…]

DIY Wooden Monogram and 15% Off Promo Code


DIY Chevron Monogram

I’m so excited to introduce you to Happy Clam Monogram! From monograms to unique jewelry and accessories, Happy Clam Monogram does it up right. Monograms are still a big trend and I knew I wanted to incorporate the style in my new home office space. With a DIY wooden monogram from Happy Clam Monogram and a few craft supplies, I set out to create my personalized monogram. I’ll show you how I made it and how you can get your own DIY monograms for 15% off! [Please click to continue reading…]

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Pottery Barn Knock-Off DIY Clock


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!



DIY Cork Coasters

diy drink coasters

I can never seem to find a drink coaster around here when I need one. So last time I was in Hobby Lobby I spotted some cork coasters for less than $2.00 with my coupon! Grab a little craft paint and some stencils! We are making our own drink coasters today! [Please click to continue reading…]

diy drink coasters

Labor Day Flag Pallet Art

flag pallet art

So, here’s the thing. I love Fall just as much as the next person. Seriously, it’s my favorite time of the year. I can almost smell the pumpkin spice in the air already, but we can’t discount the last hooray of Summer, Labor Day! A time to relax and celebrate all our hard work!  So to keep the patriotic spirit alive and kickin’ at the end of Summer, I created some Labor Day Flag Pallet Art. This is an easy craft idea that can be used from Memorial Day to Labor Day! [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…]


Vintage Wire Baskets

vintage basket

Hi there! So a little tidbit about me that you might not know yet… I like things organized. I’m not like a neat freak or anything, but I do like for things to have their own place. It’s even better when they are actually in their place when I need them!  Who doesn’t want to be more organized, right? So in my efforts to create an organized work space in the home, I decided I to incorporate some vintage wire baskets.

vintage basket

I found these nice shiny black baskets at HomeGoods for about $3 each. Perfect style, but not so perfect finish. So I grabbed my spray paint and craft paints and went to work. [Please click to continue reading…]

Painted Floor Cloth

how to make a painted floor cloth

If you’re looking for an inexpensive floor covering idea, a painted floor cloth is a great way to add style underfoot while on a budget. Floor cloths can be stylish and are easy to care for. Today, I’m going to share some simple tips and techniques to help you in making your own inexpensive floor cloth.

{Glitter Blast Spray Paint Pumpkins}


BOO! Did I scare ya? Yeaaahhh, didn’t think so. :) Today I am sharing with you some more of the fun Halloween decorations from around our home and how I made these fun glitter pumpkins with some mad crafty skills and a little spray paint. I got the idea for this decoration from something I […]

{Dining Room Chair Makeover}


Hey there! It’s finally Friday and I’ve managed to finish up the makeover I’ve been working on for the dining room chairs for um, like a month now it seems like! Actually looking back at my posts, it will be a month next week. Yikes! What can I say? It’s tough getting it all done […]

{Painting Dining Chairs}


Hey there! Time for another step in the dining room update process. This week I am working on revamping our dining room chairs.  As much as I would love to get a whole new set, our itty bitty budget doesn’t leave much room for new table and chairs. I even considered building one. Then I […]

Painted Front Door Numbers


Happy Labor Day! Hope you’ve had a great weekend! We’ve pretty much had a do nothing relaxing kind of weekend with all the rain finally here from Isaac, but I’ve managed to sneak in a little DIY therapy here and there. ;) Today, I’m going to share how I painted house numbers on our front […]

How to Paint White Kitchen Cabinets

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Hellooo! Ever have those moments when you are so busy but then can’t find anything to show for it?? Yep, that’s been me for the past couple of weeks. And slowly but surely, I’ve finally finished the kitchen cabinet makeover!Let’s re-visit where we left off when we started this project here.  Go ahead, take a […]

Kitchen Makeover


Hey there! Is it hot enough for ya? Well, it is here and so I’ve decided to start working on a kitchen makeover while we are waiting on a patio estimate which seems to be taking forevahhhh!!!!! We have been in our house for almost 4 years and I’ve realllllly been wanting to get our […]