Kids DIY Christmas Tree Project – Use your scrap wood and paint!

DIY Colorful Christmas Trees We have had so many compliments on our DIY trees!!  You can totally as well!!! This project is a cool fun DIY family project that you can do with your children.   Use up a bunch your scrap wood and any paint that you want to use up.  The best part is that you can store these trees away easily in a small stack for the next years to come. You'll need... Scrap pieces of wood of various lengths and widths A thin piece of wood for the back Various paints and decorations (if you choose to decorate) Wood Screws Drill Make the DIY Christmas Trees... Lay out the wood and make some cuts if needed to get the tiered effect. You can either spray paint or … [Read more...]

Goodwill makeovers – Before and After

If you follow me on instagram or twitter, you may have been watching the AH-MAZING GOODWILL FINDS! Goodwill is seriously my favorite store. We are pretty lucky in our area that we have such outstanding Goodwill stores in our area.  When I travel for work, I will often scout the local Goodwill and often walk out with treasures! I have told my friends that walking into a Goodwill is like going to the CASINO for me. It's this crazy high for me when I walk out with shoes that sell for $800 retail and not spend near that for them.  It's a high for me when I find AMAZING furniture pieces that have now taken over our garage (it's starting to look like a Goodwill!).  Can't say I have nothing … [Read more...]

DIY – Update your Front Door with PAINT

This isn't just any paint!!!  It's Modern Masters Front Door paint that refuses to fade!  Front doors often get hit with substantial sunlight and face all the elements that your home exterior endures.  It is important to use high quality paint on these surfaces because of the beatings it goes through. Our front door was in desperate need of a makeover ... I have been contemplating for over a year on what the color of our home should be.  If you follow me on Instagram, you have watched pictures of different house colors I've posted.  We live in an area which requires approval on house colors by the Home Owners Association (HOA).  It is a huge bummer as they have their approved colors to be … [Read more...]

DIY Furniture Makeover – Sewing and Painting

HI!!  Hey, it's been awhile.  Trust me it's not because I haven't had anything to say or to share, it's just because I have been busy DOING things.  You wouldn't believe all the projects completed and on the go. We have had this bench seat for years and I've threatened to donate it for years.  BUT, I decided I could totally do something funky with it.  It just took years to get just the right inspiration and time to make this DIY project happen.  It's all about perseverance, right? Here is this tropical bench begging for a facelift... Can you believe it hung around for as long as it did?  Like, I'm seriously talking YEARS! Clearly, from the next picture you can see that it … [Read more...]

DIY Custom Pillows with Paint

Okay, this is a killer awesome DIY project! Paint a Pillow sent me this amazing package with a plain white pillow case, fabric paint, a stencil large enough to cover the pillow case, brushes and rollers, along with an instruction sheet.  I couldn't wait to start as I knew it wouldn't take too long to do. Want to see how I made this amazingly beautiful pillow?It took maybe 10 minutes to complete one side with one color.  I may have taken my time as I wanted even coverage over the whole pillow.  I used the foam roller to apply my fabric paint and it worked like a charm!  The stencil I used is the Zemira stencil. Just continue painting until you have a nice even coat. There is a … [Read more...]

Painting a wall mural

Here's some painting inspiration for you. Our master bathroom has been begging to be painted, just look... I have had this 'oops paint' in my paint stash {everyone has a paint stash, right?}, so I decided to get in to it and paint over the lovely petal pink with a jewel tone Tiffany Blue. It looked very nice, but I felt it go a lot further, so I decided to paint a mural. I chalked it on the wall first making sure I got the look and dimensions right. Then I outlined it with a mother of pearl paint mixed with a bit of white to make it more opaque. Filled it in with Modern Masters metallic 'Champagne' paint. Went over it again with the Champagne mixed with some white, to make it … [Read more...]

How do you decorate your home for the holidays

I LOVE decorating for the holidays! I love using the ornaments and decorations that my boys have made in the past and current year.  We also make a Christmas Craft at home as well that we bring out every year, too.  Who knows what it'll be this year, guess I better get a move on, hey! We're starting to really enjoy decorating the tree TOGETHER!  For those of you who have small children, I know you what I mean.  The boys are now 7 and 9, so they are a bit more responsible and 'careful' of the ornaments {mostly}.  Every year seems to get easier and easier to trim the tree and not have a heart attack! There are some very sentimental ornaments that I treasure like this one of M eating mud … [Read more...]