An Inexpensive Update for a Tired Kitchen For as long as we've been living in this house, I have disliked our kitchen. I didn't like the color of the cabinets, and the copper accents all over didn't really go with the rest of the house (drawer pulls, pot hanger, etc). While we worked on the rest of . . .
Going Dramatic with Black Interior Doors I fell in love with the look of interior black doors months and months ago, but didn't know if I would love them in our house. Painting the interior doors black would create quite a statement, but was it a statement I was ready to make? If you follow me on . . .
52 Things I Like About You My daughter was looking for a fun, easy, thoughtful project to give to her boyfriend. So, of course she stalked Pinterest for some ideas. She saw a really cute pin from Visual Heart, and decided to make her own version. (Link to original post is on the bottom of . . .
Have you ever found a gorgeous piece of furniture that needed some love, but NOT paint? I have a few pieces like that - those that deserve to be loved back to their original beauty. I found a great way to clean furniture with oil and vinegar - it cleans up the wood while leaving it with a beautiful . . .
How to make Coconut Haystacks Yesterday, I got a hunkering for a coconut haystack. You know the ones that you can only find in a chocolate store, and they are usually crazy expensive. So while at the store buying yucca flour (for pan de buono - a gluten free bread that is delicious) , I saw a . . .
Faux Carriage Garage Door Simple and inexpensive projects around the house can sometimes make the biggest impact. For example, this little project gave us a nice bump in our curb appeal, but only cost a few dollars! The other day, I was walking through Home Depot and saw a package . . .
DIY Art One thing my house is seriously lacking is art work. And it's not for lack of trying. I have a ton of frames, but most are empty and just waiting for a pretty/inspiring/moving/thought provoking piece of art to be placed in them. But more often than not, art pieces of that caliber are . . .
Earlier this week, someone commented on this post that they would like an update on the painted floor tile in our entryway and around the fireplace. I thought it was a great idea. I love a good DIY project, but what I love more is seeing how it holds up after a few months, or a year. You know, . . .
The Easy Way to Get Paint off of Hardware Have you ever noticed that it's always the little details that derail a project - like hardware or drawer pulls? I have found that I can paint a dresser, but can't call it done because I haven't reattached the pulls. Usually the pieces have paint caked all . . .
If you have been following this post about the toilet stain that won't die, you will know that I've tried a bunch of things to get rid of the crusty stain around the waterline of one of our toilets. The list of things that didn't work are mentioned in the comments of that post - but in case . . .