Bathroom Makeover Ideas

Bathroom makeover

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...]

A Kid’s DIY Jet Creation

No Cost Kid's DIY Magnet Creation

Quickly wanted to share this crazy cool DIY jet creation with you. My son was helping me with a couple wooden signs I made recently.  He was screwing in the screws and stripping them making metal shavings.  So he got one of our magnets to clean up the metal shavings (smart kid, hey!) Well, I was painting, so he was a bit bored so he made this amazingly creative jet out of the screws we were using and the magnet. I'm just so impressed that it completely came from his imagination and nothing else.  Not even sure where he got the inspiration from as there isn't any jet models or pictures in our garage.  It is even more impressive that it came from a 7 year old's mind, just his mind. In … [Read more...]

DIY Furniture Makeover – Sewing and Painting

DIY Furniture Makeover

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...]

Updating your home DIY style

Keyless door entry locks are wonderful for so many reasons! I've never known anyone that did not like them!

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 do you decorate your home for the holidays

How do 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...]

DIY ‘Frozen’ Inspired Pillowcase

DIY Frozen inspired pillow

I have given in to the Frozen hoop-la.  My children are boys, but they have watched Frozen {and enjoyed it}. You should see them when I sing the theme song to them.  They run for the hills!! {ahem ... Let it Go, Let it Go ...} Given that I have boys, I have dodged the bullet on all the character meetings at Disney, the Frozen gowns at Halloween, and the dolls, etc etc etc. BUT I am secretly slipping Frozen inspired projects and 'Frozen' Family PJ's right under their sweet little nose without them even blinking an eye. My most recent is a pillow ... they actually LIKE it ... probably because it's blue and grey and shiny. The best part is that it's painted and sewn!  Two of my favorite … [Read more...]

Don’t replace your ceiling fan – Paint it!

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it #diy

Save your money and paint the darn thing!Paint your ceiling fan! We moved in 5 years ago and I've wanted to change out my ceiling fans for new ones ever since we looked at it.  Every time I go to Lowes or Home Depot, I look at the fans.  I look the next time and the next.... Then I'd go home and think, I should paint mine.  Then I'd think of taking it down, taking it apart and painting it.  Then I'd cringe. Then I'd be at Lowes, I'd look at the ceiling fans again ... and, look at the price and think about taking the old one down and putting the new one up.  Then I think about painting them again. See, it's been a vicious cycle. Try being in my brain ... It's totally ADHD {no … [Read more...]