A Design for the Chalkboard Backsplash

I don’t know if it’s the winter blues or what, but I’ve been questioning my ideas a lot (do I have any CLUE what I’m doing?!) so I kept waffling about a design for the kitchen backsplash. But then I realized hello it’s a  chalkboard wall and if I don’t like it, it can be erasedContinue reading “A Design for the Chalkboard Backsplash”

Easy DIY: How to Make a Simple Plant Hanger

When I saw this DIY on Deuce Cities Henhouse, I felt inspired to add a similar plant hanger to our kitchen window once everything was painted white. My plant hanger ended up being a lazy woman’s version (It’s Layzay Macrame!), with only two knots and no beads, but I think it’s pretty cool. What you needContinue reading “Easy DIY: How to Make a Simple Plant Hanger”

Free Valentine’s Day Printable

B’s preschool Valentine’s Day party is tomorrow. I kinda wish I could go. I mean, a bunch of three year old kiddos decorating cookies, playing games and handing out Valentines? Cuteness through the roof!About those Valentines…I’m not exactly a health nut, but I am health conscious and it seems like sweets always find a way toContinue reading “Free Valentine’s Day Printable”

Easy DIY: Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsThe cabinet under our sink was a gross and disorganized mess. So while I was spending time painting the kitchen cabinets I resolved to do something about it. Part of my organization mission included a ten minute project to hang my kitchen gloves under the sink, more on that in a minute.First, here is whatContinue reading “Easy DIY: Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink”

A Peek at our Kitchen Progress

Hey there!Here is a little peek at our kitchen progress. The chalkboard paint back splash was a super quick job, and crazy cheap (12 bucks!) but I haven’t completely decided if I want to add a design. I also painted the trim around the window to test out the look for the cabinets, and I’mContinue reading “A Peek at our Kitchen Progress”

Dining Room Makeover Part 3

Yipee! Jesse finished my our dining table! When we tore down the deck last summer, Jesse saved the cedar stringers and upcycled them into a beautiful table. He is so clever and handy! Cedar is a soft wood that dents easily so we might need to order piece of tempered glass for the top.There areContinue reading “Dining Room Makeover Part 3”

Entertainment Wall Before and After (Or, Cinderella Shelves)

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js(Note: I’ve recently updated this post by adding some brighter photos) One of the nice things about growing up is that I’m becoming more comfortable and confident with myself. For example, I’m not embarrassed to admit that I’m a little obsessive and type A. Therefore, when I dragged a pair of raggedy old shelves home andContinue reading “Entertainment Wall Before and After (Or, Cinderella Shelves)”

Easy DIY: Painted Bowl Succulent Planter

Sometimes (OK, at least once a week) I like to skip lunch and hunt for treasures at the Goodwill near my office. The other day when I spotted this bowl for three bucks, I scooped it up thinking, “Excellent, a mod serving dish!’ But when I got home, I realized the bowl was pretty scratchedContinue reading “Easy DIY: Painted Bowl Succulent Planter”

How to Whitewash a Barn Door

Remember the barn style sliding door Jesse made and hung a few weeks ago? I was trying to decide if I wanted to paint or stain the door when a friend suggested I try white-washing it. After five minutes of google searching “how to make whitewash,” I settled on a recipe that called for twoContinue reading “How to Whitewash a Barn Door”

Dining Room Makeover Part 2

It’s been a few weeks since we started revamping our dining area so I wanted to give a little progress update. Here’s a reminder of where we started.  The white Eiffel chairs arrived a few days after ordering and they have been great! They’re sturdy, comfortable and easy to clean. Jesse assembled and hung theContinue reading “Dining Room Makeover Part 2”