Stenciled White Nightstand with Vintage Decor Paint

Painted White Nightstand

A big thanks to Plaid for sponsoring this post and providing me with the new Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint. I had the perfect project- a white nightstand for Rachel’s room! I found a side table at a yard sale years ago for $8. It was really beat up, but it was solid wood and […]

Necklace Holder with Frog Tape®

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This post brought to you by FrogTape Brand Painter’s Tape. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been storing my necklaces in a dresser drawer. I’ve tried keeping them separated in little boxes and bags, but it has not been working very well. What I’ve been dealing with the past few months is a hot […]

My New Ruffled Lamp with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

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I bought a lamp at the thrift store ages ago, and I finally got around to making it pretty. Unfortunately, I somehow deleted the pictures of the lamp when it was ugly. Which totally bummed me out, because I LOVE a good before and after photo. But I am so happy with how it looks […]

DIY Fail–Painted Door

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I have been wanting to paint my front door black for awhile now.  It seemed like an easy enough DIY project. I’ve seen beautiful porches with black doors all over the place, and I love them. But before I took the leap and did the front door, I thought I’d practice on the garage door […]

My Painted Shelf

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I am happy to report that I (and Rachel) are feeling a little better today. The fountain that I call a nose have started to dry up. The little trolls that have been playing drums inside my head have taken their band somewhere else. And my ears don’t feel like they are being attacked with […]

Paint, Paint, and More Paint

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I am in the process of re-decorating our foyer. It’s a two story, so there’s a lot of wall space to work with. Which means more decorating decisions. And more stuff needed to fill the space. We’ve got a shelf that’s been hanging over the door for a few years. It’s a red color, and […]

DIY Project-Paint an Oak Mantel

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This post was supposed to be an actual step by step tutorial on how to paint an oak mantel. But all my hard work went down the drain when my SD card died, so now you just get a couple photos. All my “before” shots bit the bullet. But I did happen to find an […]

How To Install Molding Like a Pro

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Thanks so much for your nice comments about my hallway wainscoting! I am always thrilled to get feedback from my readers. I will be sharing some tips for installing molding that my brother in law taught us. If you’ve never done it before, don’t be scared. You can do this!! For this tutorial, I took […]