The Secret to Painting Over a Dark Color

painting over a dark color

Not too long ago I shared with you how we will be doing “the great room swap” this month.  You can read all about that >>>here<<<.  Basically, one son is moving upstairs, one daughter is moving downstairs into that room, and two girls are moving out to dorms this month.  Anyways, when we bought this house both of the smaller bedrooms down stairs were painted dark blue.  The first step in the great room swap was to paint one of those blue[Read more]

Counter Top Clutter Eliminated

Counter Top Clutter I am a neat freak. There I said it.  As a mom of many, keeping things tidy and organized is not always possible but the urge to do so runs strong in me.  It’s a constant battle of what I want to accomplish vs. what I have time for. I am always on a quest to eliminate clutter in small doses, especially the counter top clutter. I know there has to be other people out there that can[Read more]

Painting Letters on Wood- Pallet Herb Garden Part 2

Painting Letters on Wood This week I will be covering part 2 of our pallet herb garden posts. Last week I shared > this post <about how we created an herb garden using discarded pallets. I had promised y’all that I would write part 2 detailing how I transferred the labels onto the pallets for painting letters shown below. I have never been very good at free-hand painting letters. I need some sort of stencil or guide to help keep them looking nice.  Over[Read more]

Pallet Herb Garden Part 1

Pallet Herb Garden do it yourself

Pallet Herb Garden Fresh herbs. There are just no substitutes for fresh herbs.  We have a fairly large vegetable garden and have recently planted a few fruit trees and grapes. But herbs… they are so useful and take such a small space to grow.  Even when we were living in homes with no space for a garden, we still did herbs.  We just used creative ways to grow them, such as this pallet herb garden. We just so happened to have[Read more]

Succulent Planter DIY

succulent in wooden desk planter

Do It Yourself Wooden Succulent Planter I know succulents are all the rage this year, so when it came time to think about end of the year teacher gifts I knew that I wanted some sort of succulent planter project.  Each year I try to make our gifts for our teachers because, with 5 kids in school we need to do a lot of gifts on a tight budget.  We have some really awesome teachers so we needed some really awesome[Read more]

Wood Signs- Resistance Painting Method

Farmhouse wood sign Home DIY

Wood signs and farmhouse style just go hand in hand. Plus, I just love them… in all shapes and sizes! I have an entire board of ideas pinned on Pinterest of signs I would love to make someday, you can find that here- Signs I want to make board. Luckily, a few weeks ago I was able to borrow a Cricut personal cutter machine for a few days. Top on my list of projects that I wanted to try while I[Read more]

Burlap Curtain Step by Step DIY

DIY Burlap Curtain

Making A Burlap Curtain for a Door You know how when you move to a new house you immediately find that you need some new things? I mean NEED, not want. Like when you get moved in and realize that the tub has no stopper, or the new house has 3 showers and you only moved with 2 shower curtains. Well this was one of those situations. On only the second night in our new home we sat down to dinner. We[Read more]

Six Inpirational Spring Mantles

Flash back to May, 2014 We have been renting a house for the past 4+ years and while we love the neighborhood and our friends here, it was time that we found a house we could make our own. The list of requirements is not too specific, 1 acre or more, a front porch and a mantle that I can decorate seasonally. The mantle at our current house holds a TV which is not ideal for decorative purposes (not to mention we always have a reflection of the fan lights on the screen) and I am determined to have my mantle be the focal point of the living room in our new home. This is one of the top 3 most important things to me.

Decorating a Spring Mantle Flash back to May, 2014 We have been renting a house for the past 4+ years and while we love the neighborhood and our friends here, it is time that we found a house we can make our own.  The list of requirements is not too demanding, 1 acre or more, a front porch and a mantle that I can decorate seasonally.  The mantle at our current house holds a TV which is not ideal for decorative purposes (not to mention we always[Read more]