DIY Herringbone Headboard

DIY herringbone headboard

Holy Moley People! This Herringbone Headboard is perhaps the coolest thing we've ever made! If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw some pictures that showed us trying to use pallets to make a headboard for my son. Well, that was a big, fat FAIL! We kept breaking the boards, and they had huge gouges in them from the nails. On top of that, I read that many pallets were treated with chemicals we wouldn't want to be sleeping next to. Since our pallets weren't marked  to say if they … [Read more...]

Mason Jars for the Not-So-Crafty (and a giveaway too!)

bell mason jar candy jars

A few weeks ago, a representative from Jarden Home Brands, makers of the Ball brand home canning products, sent me an email asking if I'd like to review their new line of Spring Green Mason Jars and accessories for 2014 AND offered a fabulous giveaway for you too. (more on that below) Jarden Home Brands are celebrating their first annual Can-it-Forward Day today, August 16th, with special guest renowned chef and Bravo’s Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson!.  The event is taking place at the … [Read more...]

Tour of Fine Blogs

transferring photos onto wood.

Do you know my friend Kirby? She blogs over at Kirb Appeal. I met her at the first Haven Conference, and I adore her. She asked me to be part of this blog tour - and I said yes, sure... and then, I forgot about it. In my day to day life, things are always coming up, butting in, taking over.  It happens all the time to me. Does that ever happen to you?  When I saw her post this morning, I jumped out of bed and got to work! Hmmm... maybe I should have her call me out on getting some other posts … [Read more...]

The Floor Tile Decision and Our Ikea Kitchen Plan So Far

Screen shot of our soon-to-be kitchen.

Some big changes are coming to our house. If you read this post about dark floors and white walls, you might have an idea of the kinds of changes we plan on taking on. First up, we decided to replace all the tile in our house. The tile in the house is cracked throughout and kind of bland .It's about 1500 square feet of flooring, so it is a big job. We will have to move everything out of the house and into a POD, except for the bedrooms, which already have new wood floors. So, with so … [Read more...]

Front Porch Makeover

front porch new cushions

When I painted our front doors last week, I noticed what a mess the rest of the porch was when I was trying to take pictures for the post. The cushions on the chairs were mildewed and faded. There was a ton of stuff that didn't belong there that had been left, then overlooked for God knows how long. Like a pink chair, empty flower pots, TWO door mats, bags of soil and fertilizer.  Funny how a picture can make you see what your eyes don't. Well, that was enough to spur me into … [Read more...]

Mid Century Modern End Table Makeover

Mid Century Modern Makeover

Yesterday, a couple of my girlfriends, my niece and I hit seven thrift stores. SEVEN. It was exhausting but a lot of fun to be with people who are as excited by thrift store treasures as I am.  While my one girlfriend found lots of things, I found only one. This one. Isn't it fabulous? I had been looking for a bedside table for my son's room for a while now. And for $17, this would work perfectly. As you can see, the previous painted everything but the top of the table, including … [Read more...]

What Does Your Front Door Say About You?

18 Eye Catching Front Door Designs

Front doors come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They can be stained wood or brilliant yellow. They are your home's first impression. Does yours say "welcome in" or "go away"?  I started to think about what my front door said about us when I went to a friend's house and felt her entrance way was speaking to me. "Come in. Stay awhile", it said.  And I did. Although I love my door makeover, it got me thinking about what kind of door I would have if I could pick any door at all. Oh. My. … [Read more...]

Hey you! Yes you! Where are you coming from?

Hi! Welcome to Pinterest Addict! Just curious where all my new visitors are coming from. The last few days, there has been quite a spike in visitors, but no information on who is sending you all my way. Can you take a minute and comment below and let me know who sent you? I want to be able to say thanks :) Eliesa         … [Read more...]