A Family Room Makeover – With a DIY Coffee Table & Gallery Wall

As promised in last week’s post on the Fireplace Update, I am now revealing the full family room makeover complete with a DIY coffee table and a gallery wall!  I worked on updating the family room in my parent’s home last year, and am finally sharing it with you now that it is officially Spring!  Caught in the midst of planning a wedding last year I never

A Fireplace Update – Whitewashing the Brick, Painting the Brass & Creating a Faux Mantel

Today I will show you how we updated an extremely outdated fireplace by whitewashing the brick, painting the brass and making a faux mantel!  This is actually a small part of an entire room makeover I did last year and had yet to share (I’m a blogging slacker I know)!  To start, the den/family room of my parent’s house had been suffering for some time from

Making a STATEment-DIY Bookends

One of my new favorite handmade items to make are these wooden bookends.  This idea started last year when I was desperate to come up with a gift for Jim that was both rustic and personal.  The personal touch came by adding the state we were both born in, and then the state we both moved to and met in, but really these bookends can