Chalk Paint Chest

Here’s my latest project.  My husband’s keen eye spotted this little chest at an estate sale in Massachusetts.  Here are some before pictures: I decided to not remove the entire lid but to, instead, just remove the cushion. I had a pair of bleached out, black, twill curtains we’d used in another house.  One side […]

Easy Dog Treats

If you’re a dog lover like I am you’re probably spending a fortune (like I am) on dog treats. Here’s a simple recipe for dog treats that is affordable and your dogs will love them. All you need is pumpkin, flour, and peanut butter. Combine: 1 can of pure pumpkin 1/2 cup of creamy peanut […]

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds (free printable recipe)

  It’s that time of year again!  What fun we always have carving our pumpkins. After the carving is complete, I am always asked to roast pumpkin seeds.  In the past, I would inwardly groan as I set about the task of trying to turn those slimy seeds into something my family would actually eat. […]

Decorating Above Your Cabinets

This isn’t a post about decorating per se.  I would love to show you a beautiful area in my home that would inspire you. But sometimes it isn’t about how good we can make something look, but what we have to do to hide the ugly.  And I had some serious ugly going on.  Meet […]

Chalk Paint Round Table

We have been carrying this round table around with us and using it since we found it in a barn 23 years ago.  It has served us well.  I have been dying to give it a little face lift and am so pleased with how it turned out.  I hope you like it as well. […]

Adorable Generic Card

Generic has never been so cute!  These free printable cards are great to have on hand for any occasion & super easy to customize.   What you need: White cardstock for card printing Tape runner, glue stick or double-sided tape Solid color cardstock  to mount the card on Paper cutter Directions: Download card and print […]

Chalk Paint Window

I love the unexpected….things like a chandelier hung in the bathroom, or outside light fixtures hung inside.  A few months ago I was shopping at one of our local thrift stores, when Kirk (my husband) came walking towards me carrying an old, beat-up window pane. I immediately started thinking of places to hang it inside […]

How to Add Sleeves to a Dress

Here is a simple way to add sleeves to that dress you love. First, find a tank-style dress that you will be able to find a fabric to match or coordinate with for sleeves. Next, find an old shirt with sleeves that fit you well & the style of which will work well with your dress.  Remove […]

Lemon Sugar Scrub

When you come across a DIY project that is so lovely and easy you just have to give it a try. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 cup granulated sugar (brown or white) or salt 1/2 cup olive oil (or coconut oil) The zest of one lemon 8 drops of essential lemon oil thin lemon slices […]

My Chalk-Paint Mirror

For some reason I had it in my mind that all chalk paint projects needed to be white.  Now I KNOW this is ridiculous but I LOVE the look of white painted and distressed furniture.  To get out my comfort zone I decided to go as far away from white chalk paint as I could […]

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