This End Up Desk turned Rolling Island

This project was so fun to do. I refinish furniture pretty often so when I picked up this desk I had no idea what I was going to turn it into. I have finished a few pieces of furniture in this same brand called This End Up…it’s ironic because here is what I was inspired…

Read More
Advertisements

Wood Trellis Clip Board w/ Wire Accent

The garden center in the spring time is one of my favorite places to go. The outdoor bird feeders, planters and live plants bring hope for warm weather and some fun outdoor living. I like to wonder the isles looking for items to use in unique ways.Today I am sharing how I made this simple…

Read More

Transferring an Image onto Furniture with Wax Paper

Have you tried transferring an image onto furniture? I have wanted to for so long but it was a little bit out of my comfort zone. There actually aren’t many DIY projects that are out of my comfort zone but I was having a hard time freehand sketching this image onto a little-bity chair that…

Read More

Nosey Neighbor Kitchen Redo #2

Several months ago I posted about my neighbors kitchen redo (#1 HERE). I am sharing the finished kitchen with you…finally. Here are some before and afters….. This home was built in the early 2000’s. The high counter top was originally installed with the maple cabinets and formica counter tops. Since the flooring was going to…

Read More

Nosey Neighbor Kitchen Redo #1

Our neighbors had a water leak that damaged their flooring on the main floor and in the basement. The insurance company claim was going to cover costs of the damage to the flooring for both areas. This particular home was built around 2003. The builder still put linoleum in the kitchens at that time (don’t…

Read More

What’s in HER Tool Box?

Having the right tools is key to successful DIY projects. Ever since I started this blog, I have wanted to share with you the tools I have and use for my own creations. I am finally going to show them to you today. I don’t necessarily carry around a “tool box” but my tools are…

Read More

Scrap Wood Ladder Frame

This set of horse canvases are one of my favorite wall art for our home. After hanging them in the family room where the walls are painted a pale BM-Carrington Beige, they didn’t “pop”. Not wanting to make separate frames, this scrap wood was used to frame out the light art in a ladder form.…

Read More

{Primp} My Primer – distressing techniques

NO FANCY PAINTS REQUIRED! When I feel like doing a project…I want to do it NOW and fast. Our bench in the foyer was a dark wood. Pretty, but shows every little bit of dust and dirt. Since our muddy shoes go here and this is the foyer/mudroom – I don’t want the dirt to…

Read More

Deer Old Window & Heavy Hanging Tip

I rarely pay full price for anything but as I walked through Homegoods the other day, I found something that I couldn’t pass up. A pewter looking deer head mounted on black wood. He goes perfect with my old window. I have to tell you – this window has saved my walls. I can make…

Read More

Custom Frame in Your Fridge

After working in kitchen design and home building for a time – I can recognize small details that can make all the difference in a kitchen. A stock kitchen can look more custom by just adding a refrigerator end panel for not much money. I am going to show you how I did one after…

Read More

Aging Wood and Other Projects …. uniquely

In 2007 I started a small business making simple furniture and home accents. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on special glazes and tools so I experimented with unique ways to get the look I was going for with items around the house.I loved Primitive style and “old” looking paint finishes. In…

Read More

Hanging Votive Candles on a Vintage Window

This post will show you how to use hose clamps to hang votive candle holders. It may be pretty self explanatory but I will show you anyway. These are the clamps. I used them for my Winter Mantel display…. I will show you how easy it was…. Fit the votive into the clamp and tighten with a…

Read More

Winter Mantel 2012

2012 mantel…..  How do you make a mantel with the TV as the focal point beautiful? (sigh) I made an attempt to do so while keeping it simple but sparkly for Christmas. (I don’t like to show off electronics – but this set up is  functional)You can see how I framed in the TV here.…

Read More

Old Door Foyer Display

I repainted this old door in Providence Olive by Benjamin Moore. To make the door still look it’s old age I applied ebony stain in the creases. Even if the stain drips (as shown) baby oil will help blend that in. The oil helps move the stain around while you rub it in with an…

Read More

Aging Metal

A few weeks ago I ordered some brass darkening solution for my shiny brass door knobs. It didn’t work on my door handles because they were sealed with lacquer. So I tried it on these new metal buckets I purchased at Target for $2.50 each. I applied the watery solution to the metal with a…

Read More