DIY Con – Live DIY projects with Amazing Women

I'm excited to share this link and event with you, DIY CON and My Fix It Up Life and BLAB are teaming up to present this 4 hour JAM PACKED DIY WORKSHOP! You will need the BLAB APP to view this free DIY workshop. What is BLAB? Blab is an interactive video chat. So you will need a computer with a webcam or an iPhone. You sign up for blab through a twitter account and you can use the blab app or visit blab.im on Google Chrome browser. Join us online for a fully virtual craft summit on December 1st, and enjoy an epic day of FREE D.I.Y. workshops.  Click this link to get you to the DIY workshop on Blab Drop by from 3pm to 7pm EST (12-4pm PST) to hear creative experts share some amazing … [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...]

Bathroom Makeover Ideas

That time you go home and you makeover your mom’s bathroom because you can. We recently made an unexpected trip back home to Canada (my uncle passed away), although a sad reason for travel, I made the most of our time spent there as we don’t get home much these days. I painted my mom’s bathroom about 17 years ago with blue stripes and clouds. It is time for a BATHROOM MAKEOVER! Yes. Yes, I did. And she has loved it ever since. She tells me that she gets compliments on her bathroom all the time (hee hee). Well, I suggested I paint it and update it some. One thing led to another … I re-stained her tired builder’s grade oak cabinets with a beautiful cherry wood stain. I re-caulked her … [Read more...]

What to do with my Shower Door

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sterling for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been looking at this builder's grade shower door since we moved in and have threatened to remove it and replace it with a curtain. This is the boys' bathroom... They never have had a bath in this tub because it hurt me too much to bend over and lean on the metal tracks, which is why I wanted to remove them.  We have a bathtub in our master bath that doesn't have any 'barriers' so we use that tub instead.  I was also worried about them hurting themselves by slipping when they got in or out the tub.  But now that they're grown up and shower on their own, it's not such a big deal for … [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...]

Updating your home DIY style

This is a compensated post for Build.com I have done a lot of updating in our home we bought over 5 years ago; not because things were breaking, but simply to make it our own.  I am a home improvement DIY addict. To make it happen without breaking the bank, I often shop for the best deals or buy second hand.  I love to have the tangible feeling of something I'm buying.  But, in some instances I will have the tangible experience in the store and then purchase it online if I see a better deal.  This is what I did when I bought my front door lock and a couple of bathroom faucets. I ordered them online from Build.com.  I had the experience of seeing them and touching them at a store, and got … [Read more...]

How to Program Liftmaster Garage Door Opener

We recently had our garage door replaced and got a new motor installed as well.  We chose the Liftmaster garage door opener as it was a good fit and has the correct horsepower for the weight of the door we had installed. AND, it's QUIET!! The installer explains how to program and sync the garage door opener for your vehicle and on the key pad. We also talk a little about programming the opener that is in your vehicle. I am so glad he explained it and made it easy for me taking out the guess work and me breaking out the instruction manual. Disclaimer: This is not an ad, just sharing what I learned.  This post does have affiliate links. … [Read more...]