The self dubbed DIY queen of using what I have and making it work… we recently did a shiplap wall in our dining room/kitchen [that post is coming soon] and we had some extra wood. I made a post about our guest bathroom earlier when we added a wallpaper accent wall, but I felt the bathroom still needed a little more. Using the remainder of our DIY shiplap wood, we built a half board + batten wall. Follow along to see how we got this look for less!Continue reading
So you have your concrete paver patio in place, now to amp it up a notch and make it the backyard oasis you’ve always wanted. Follow along here to see what we did.
If you haven’t read part 1 on how to build your concrete paver patio – you can do that here: DIY Concrete Paver Patio [pt. 1]Continue reading
I will start this post by saying we had NO plan or previous experience when we went into this project. I had a vision, our mediocre DIY skills and the will to make it happen. I will say, we learned things along the way, there was a lot of sweat, blood and some tears – but it turned out great! This is a lengthy one, but if you want to learn how you can save thousands by DIYing your own backyard oasis – follow along!Continue reading
I’ve always wanted to do a fun wallpaper accent wall, but most of the walls in my house are textured. Whomp. We when we built the new house, our powder room came with a pedestal sink and boring construction grade fixtures and it was in dire need of an upgrade. I saw my opportunity and took it – the hardest part was convincing my husband!Continue reading
Wood grain. Live edge. Bark accents. Sleek metallic legs. Mid-century farmhouse feel. Perfection.Continue reading
Let’s kick this thing off with one of my favorite DIY tutorials, our Pallet Wall. Leep was very unsure about this project in the beginning when I told him we were going to cut up some nasty old pallets and nail them to our wall. But knowing my eye for design and track record of not having an unsuccessful house project yet – he allowed me to be the Foreman and lead! Continue reading
While this post is a moot point now, it was super fun and easy so I had to share. It’s a good one to keep in your back pocket when Easter rolls around again.
Last year at Easter, Gunnar was too small to understand or participate. This year was a different ball game. We dyed eggs, did multiple eggs hunts and celebrated with family.
We dyed our Easter eggs with Cool Whip, yes you read that right. The sweet, sticky dessert topping! We all loved every delicious moment of it. Continue reading
This past weekend during their ‘Stock the Bar’ housewarming party, surrounded by everyone they love, Leep’s brother Jeremy popped the question and was answered with an excited – Yes!
Congrats Uncle Worm & Auntie Ash!
We were the only two in on the when & where details so we decided to surprise them with his & her engagement gifts right after the proposal to start the celebrating early. Most people will gift a bottle of wine, a Congratulations card or some other generic gift. Why not mix it up and give something a little more personal and meaningful. Here’s what we put in our gifts…
When we bought our house I loved that it had a double decker “party” porch.
When we moved in it had green turf carpet, the screens were covered in plastic and the wood paneling was starting to warp. We immediately ripped up the green carpet and removed the plastic from the screens in our initial house demo. This got us through a few years. This year, the wood paneling started to fall off, get moldy and just fall apart. Not to mention our demon dog [Darth] tried to chew his way through the house. It was time for a face lift.
If you have a porch and it’s starting to look a little dingy or dated, follow these easy steps to give it a brand new look that’s easier on the budget than an entire new porch! Continue reading
Chalk art makes my heart happy.
This week has been crazy, and it’s only Wednesday. Sure a glass of wine [or 3] at night can help to de-stress after a long day, but sometimes I like to start the day off relaxed by letting my creative juices flow. A little chalk dust and a few cups of coffee later and I was ready to start my day.
I’ve posted previously how to make your own chalkboard wall, but I figured I’d do a quick tutorial on how I actually create my chalkboard art for the average person. [let’s be real – no one has time or sanity for that elaborate fancy shit] I’ve seen people print out their designs and cover the back of the paper lightly with chalk dust then trace over it, I prefer to do mine all by hand. I find it therapeutic to see what you picture in your head come to life.