DIY To Try – Hand Painted Mugs

Do you love to decorate cookies for the holidays?  Well, I have a better idea…decorate cups instead of cookies!  Or in this case, coffee mugs!  They last longer and are fun, easy and make perfect handmade gifts for the holidays! Your mugs don’t need to be holiday themed, you can personalize them with anything you wish as the steps are still the same.  However I

Cyber Monday – 20% Off Holiday Signs on Etsy

In honor of Cyber Monday I will be giving 20% off of my holiday signs on Etsy! Click HERE to Shop Use Coupon Code – CYBERMON at Checkout to receive 20% off any wooden Holiday Sign Sale ends tomorrow, Dec. 3rd. *When you are busy shopping for others on Cyber Monday, don’t forget to treat yourself too – with a handmade holiday sign!  Add some rustic

DIY to Try – Rustic Pallet Shelf

One of the easiest ways you can add a rustic element to your room is by creating a DIY pallet shelf! With the recent guest bedroom makeover project, I decided to add a natural element to the bedroom with this book shelf that I created using a wood pallet and assorted knobs I picked up from the Good Will. To begin you will need a

Halloween Party Tutorials – Painted Pumpkins

Confession: I along with a great majority of America am obsessed with all things pumpkin!  That means pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer and most importantly… carving pumpkins!  Now if you have browsed the blog world or Pinterest over the past few Halloweens, you may know that carving pumpkins is so 2011!  Now this is not to say that I am completely

Halloween Party Tutorials – DIY Wall Decor

It really doesn’t get any thriftier than decorating with trash bags, does it?  So far I have shown you how to create a Witch’s Curtain by cutting up plain black trash bags, and today I’m going to show you how to create your very own Halloween Wall Decor by using…you guessed it…Trash Bags! While shopping for decor for last year’s party, I went to a

They Call Me Mellow Yellow – Step 1 of a Bedroom Makeover

Sorry for the recent silence on the blog! I have been one busy lady as I have been in Michigan, and now currently in Washington, D.C enjoying the sights! However, in between these two trips I began the first step in the guest bedroom makeover of my parents’ house. This first step of course being paint!  Today I will show you how a few coats

DIY – Painted & Distressed Mason Jars

Who doesn’t love mason jars?  These glass canning jars seem to be all over the place these days, and for good reason!  There is so much you can do with these inexpensive glasses! Today, I will show you how I painted and distressed these mason jars for a shabby chic yet seasonal look! 1. Start with CLEAN and DRY mason jars  I used two of

Let’s Table This – Refurbished Coffee Table

One of the good things about moving in with a significant other is – all of the doubles in furniture, especially if you are a DIYer and furniture hoader like myself 😉 Instead of giving away, throwing out or selling this old, plain black coffee table as it was, I decided to refurbish it, and make more money on it than we would have initially.

Guest DIY Blogger Series: Styles by Holly

Remember my sister’s Great Gatsby Party? Of course you do! Well then you probably remember those silver and gold glittery champagne glasses!  Yup, I made those.  And I will show you how easy it was with this simple DIY Tutorial. 1.)  Pick up some pretty but inexpensive glasses.  We found ours from the Good Will, and the prices ranged from 50 cents to $1.  We

Live Laugh Love This Painting Tip!

One of my favorite projects is making signs out of reclaimed wood, however it wasn’t until a few days ago when I decided to try a crackle finish using the old back to school staple: Elmer’s School Glue.  I had read about this technique a few times and then quickly forgot about it.  That is until I decided a good old distressing wouldn’t give this