Easy DIY: White and Gold Striped Planter

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js I snagged this faux brass bucket thing at a thrift store and thought it might look good with white stripes and a tall-ish house plant. Spoiler alert: It does! First, I added two bands of wide Frog Tape to the bucket, rubbing it as I went to make a good seal. I’m a lazyContinue reading “Easy DIY: White and Gold Striped Planter”

How to Make Simple Modern String Art

BTW – I don’t think I like the word “slaw.” That was the last email I sent from work today. Um, yeah, I was definitely feeling squirrel-y and ready for the weekend to start! So, it’s Friday evening (yay!) and I’m excited to be sharing the details of this string art project I’ve been working on. ItContinue reading “How to Make Simple Modern String Art”

A Year of Blogging Part One – House Progress

Do you remember those episodes of Saved by the Bell where Zach and the gang would sit in a circle and reminisce about the past school year? I hated those episodes, as a kid I felt so cheated, like someone was taking the lazy route! As an adult, I suspect the writers were on vacationContinue reading “A Year of Blogging Part One – House Progress”

How to Paint an Upholstered chair

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js I’m trying to spruce up our home office space, but since we are having the house painted this summer, I don’t want to spend much on the project. Ultimately, I’d like to have a guest bed in there but for now I think pretty corner chair with some decor will do the job. IContinue reading “How to Paint an Upholstered chair”

Working on Curb Appeal – Exterior Paint Colors

Outdoor projects tend to be a little slow going around here, but we’ve been chipping away at it. Last summer we focused on the back side of the house by replacing our old rotted deck and also building a large garden shed. Er, well, Jesse built it. I entertained B. This year, our main goalContinue reading “Working on Curb Appeal – Exterior Paint Colors”

Planning our Annual Summer Party

(This is a sponsored post for the new Zazzle Moblie App, all opinions are one hundred percent my own.) Summer is finally, FINALLY here and that means Jesse and I have started planning our annual backyard party. Jesse (with help from a few amazing friends and family) built a brand spankin’ new thousand square footContinue reading “Planning our Annual Summer Party”

How we Make our Small Bathroom Work + First Aid Box

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js We live in the Midwest, where yards are big and new subdivisions with huge homes are everywhere. But we have an older house and our bathroom is about twenty seven square feet. Full disclosure: We have an unfinished bathroom in the basement but we only use it for, um, emergencies. Sometimes having a smallContinue reading “How we Make our Small Bathroom Work + First Aid Box”

Dining Room Part 4 + Lampshade DIY

As weekends go, this one was pretty fantastic!  Jesse and I celebrated our five year anniversary, I finished DIY-ing this fun light fixture for over the dining table and we found the estate sale Holy Grail, on Saturday morning! That deserves a whole separate blog post! Now, more about working on the dining space.  I’veContinue reading “Dining Room Part 4 + Lampshade DIY”