Paint your ceiling – The 5th Wall

This is a must see transformation! The 5th Wall is awesome! #painting #diy

Have you ever heard of your ceiling referred to as the '5th Wall'? Me neither until my amazingly talented interior design genius friend, Karen T., assisted me with a project ... from her HOUSE in New Mexico!!  Yeah, she helped me over the phone by looking at pictures and looking at the same paint deck as me.  It was truly amaze balls at how flipping awesome she is!! Okay, well, she convinced me to paint my ceiling, the '5th wall',  periwinkle.  Because, as I've always said, "life is too short for white walls" ... including the ceiling apparently Yup, you are reading this correctly.  I have wanted to paint and makeover my front room for 5 years now but never had because I didn't have a … [Read more...]

Be Bold With Color

Be Bold with Color

I am a bit out of my comfort zone here.  Most of you know me to be very colorful and bright with my sewing projects and products.  When it comes to wall color of my home, color is a challenge for me.  I am about to be very bold with color.  I'm pretty neutral generally when it comes to paint colors in my home. Not this time! This room has been white for over 5 years!  5 YEARS!  Why?  Because I haven't been able to decide what color to paint it.  It's the front room.  The first room you see when you walk into the house.  It has been a catch all room, never truly having an identity or purpose. See this amazing piece artwork?  It's one of the biggest inspirations to the 'change' Here's a … [Read more...]

Baseboard Update #6 – The Living Room


... Remember Them? So, yes, I've been slacking horribly in this department of my life. The Baseboards. It's pretty easy to do.  Not sure why I haven't just done it.  Oh yeah, life got in the way. The Golden Globe Gift Bag project, my mom coming to visit, Christmas, New Years, yadda yadda yadda ... Well, I'm here to announce that I have finished the Living Room {they have been done since BEFORE Christmas}!  I just got around to taking photos of them today ... the crazy huge tree was in the way! Do you know good it feels to cross this room off the list?  VERY GOOD! Now it's on to the Dining Room ... of which, I think I might just end up painting the whole room while I'm at it like … [Read more...]

Buffet Makeover with Spray Paint

buffet makeover

Very easy DIY for your ugly buffet! Craigslist is a wonderful wonderful WONDERFUL place! I got this tired ol' wine cabinet/buffet for $15! I love it's detailing on the doors!  I HAD to have it!  The top opens and folds over for double the serving space.  LOVE THAT!!! BUT, it couldn't come in until it was made presentable {for our home}. So, it's been sitting in our garage for quite awhile as I tried to figure out how I wanted it to look after painting it. Well, the day came when I just said 'screw it', I'm just going to SPRAY PAINT it! ********* Here's what I did to it: I spray painted the edges and detail with black spray paint and let it dry. Then I went over it completely … [Read more...]

Baseboard Update #5

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The Office is done! Not only the baseboards, but the WHOLE ROOM is painted! Yes, I'm a bit of an overachiever at times, but that's okay!  I figured that if all the furniture is pulled away from the walls, I might as well paint it all at once. The walls have been something I've always to change, but just never got around to it ... I had the paint all ready to go, just had to put it up on the walls.  Opportunity knocked and here you go!  No more faux finished green walls!!  YAY! I had forgotten to take a before shot, so I had to get creative and go in between the wall and furniture {Filthy!!!  apparently the maid has missed this area!!  humph ... moi!} Even though it's not the very same … [Read more...]

Baseboard Update #3 – The Laundry Room

The Laundry Room is COMPLETE!!! Now that I'm doing the baseboards, I look at the door jams and want them done ASAP!! It'll all be done in due course of time, just have to be patient, I'm only 1 GIRL! Here are the before and after shots.... SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER!!!!!! Please view my Baseboard Painting Schedule here ... keep me honest!!!! I'm entering crunch time with the next project, I only have till Sunday to finish it!!! The Bathroom {maybe that's why it's hard to get motivated} xo Tara … [Read more...]

Baseboards Update #2 ~ Kitchen DONE!!!

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I'm cookin' with gas!!! The kitchen is complete!!! YAY!!! The Pantry BEFORE The Pantry AFTER{yes, I have a few touchups to do} Just another shot of the beautiful WHITE baseboards!!!! Hmmm.... What room am I on to next? The Laundry Room That shouldn't take long {we have a tiny one!} Check out my painting schedule here. It seems that it just MIGHT be complete BEFORE Christmas! xo Tara … [Read more...]

Baseboards Update #1

diy painting

Entry way COMPLETE!!!! 6 days ahead of schedule! Nice and white ... for now! On to the Kitchen... A before pic in our pantry Just to give you an idea of how BAD these puppies are!! They're soooooo beat up and gross that I cannot take it anymore.  We've lived her for 2 years and now is the time to take charge of the the BASEBOARDS!!! Watch out, House, here I come!!! See my Baseboard Painting Schedule here.  I'm ahead of schedule already!!!! xo Tara … [Read more...]

How to make a Belly Cast Tutorial

How to make a belly cast cheaply and easily

When I was pregnant, I wanted to have my belly casted so I could paint it and make it look pretty ... and to remember how HUGE I was {well, not really} Do you know how hard it was to not be able to move to help my husband?  Very ... cause I'm the crafty one and wanted to be involved in getting my hands dirty.  But, I was 'frozen' and not able to move while he was making the master piece. Would like to know how we did this? Materials you need: Multiple Rolls of Casting materialTub of warm waterVaselineOld sheetPregnant bellySand paperPlaster of ParisPrimerPaint We got some casting materials from Hobby Lobby, it comes in a roll wrapped in plastic.  You might find it where the Plaster … [Read more...]

What We Did This Weekend ~ Baseball, Rockies, and Father's Day


Let's start off with the boy playing so well that his coaches gave him the GAME  BALL!!!  Every game, one player is given a Game Ball for being outstanding in some way ... I was a proud mama!!! Moving on ... On Friday, my friend and I went to our first Canvas & Corkscrews painting session {we signed up for 3!}.  You choose a session based on the painting that you would like to paint and they teach you how to do it.  It's kind of like paint with numbers without the numbers.  It was a BLAST!!!  They serve wine AND you can bring your own food and eat it there before or while you paint.  You wanna see what we painted?  Of course you do.... On Saturday, we had baseball first thing in … [Read more...]