Rustic Industrial Power Room

After mixing my own custom paint color and foregoing the stripes of the past, our powder room has officially arrived at the destination of Rustic Industrial. When we first moved in one of the first rooms I painted was the powder room.  I wanted it to have some Wow factor and after seeing a similar version on the DIY channel … Continue reading

Painting a TV Cabinet

  Painting this TV cabinet really wasn’t that bad considering that I didn’t sand it and did it all indoors in a weekend at 6 months pregnant.  Yes, I am definitely in the nesting stage and it’s driving my husband nuts. I just can’t help it though, I want our house to be all spiffy for the baby and for … Continue reading

Coffee Table Update

Part of my living room update was updating, or adding a shelf to my coffee table.  It was such a simple project that I was able to complete it in less than a day using chalk paint and some scrap lumber.  I love this little addition because it adds some dimension to our coffee table and it’s also very functional … Continue reading

Dumpster Dive Garden Bench Made from Chairs

Driving home one day I spotted two dining chairs out by someone’s curb, ready for the trash.  I wanted to stop and get them, but I kept driving because I felt really dumb dumpster diving on my own street.  I mean, what if the neighbors saw me?  Embarrassing…  Well, I got home and I couldn’t stop thinking about all the … Continue reading

Painting Patio Furniture

painting patio furniture

Last week I spent some time updating our patio cushions.  To go along with the new cushions I also gave the furniture a much needed make-over.  The patio furniture is cast aluminum and it has held up really well over the last 6 years.  There were, however, a few chipped areas on the arms and back.  As a quick-fix I … Continue reading

My Mailbox Makeover

Since the weather was cooperating I decided to give our mailbox an update to match the freshly painted front door (see pic below).  The mailbox makeover was a simple and quick project, but I am loving the results. I wish I had a better before picture to show you, but this project was one of those spur of the moment … Continue reading

Painting the Front Door

Painting the front door was one one of those “supposed to be quick and easy” tasks.  It turned into a week long bout of frustration, however.  I have known for a long time I wanted to paint our front door black – I love black doors.  They are so elegant and classic.  A long time ago I painted my townhouse … Continue reading

DIY Vintage-Inspired Clock

During my quest for a vintage looking wall clock to go in my office I was disappointed in what I found in the stores…so of course I decided I must make my own DIY vintage-inspired clock! I found several clocks online that I fell in love with, but I just couldn’t justify the price plus shipping.  I checked out my … Continue reading

DIY Drawer Knob with Plaster of Paris

A few months ago I wrote about refinishing my late Aunt’s dresser from the 1960s.  However, in the move we lost one of the original knobs and haven’t had any luck finding it.  Since she passed in November it seems even more important to make a replacement knob. I certainly didn’t want to go with all new knobs for sentimental … Continue reading

Master Bedroom Reveal

I finally finished painting and decorating the master bedroom. I think hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year gave me the push to get it done.  After some trial and error with my stenciling project I eventually got the look that I wanted and I couldn’t be more pleased. This is what our master bedroom look like before: …and After! … Continue reading