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]

5 Favorite Pins- Farmhouse Kitchen

5 favorite Pins Farmhouse Kitchen

Hubby and I are planning a kitchen update over the next coming months.  We plan to start with the floors, mainly because we have a structural issue that needs to be addressed in the form of soft sub-flooring by the sink. After the flooring goes in we will paint the cabinets and then later do the counter tops.  Of course, all of this requires two things we always running short on, time and money. Which means right now we are still in[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]