5-Minute Organizing: Manage Messy Wires With Washi Tape

We have just finished a week of cleaning and purging here at Sprout's House, and already the house feels lighter and brighter. The sitting room was one of the last rooms I tackled, and I nearly lost the will when I noticed this... Eek....double eek in fact! It was a tangle of wires along with layer upon layer of dust! ...more

Handmade Tree Stump Side Table

I’ve had this stump for a while now, and it actually started as a rustic side table with modern legs. It was beautiful, but I was ready for a change. And I have to admit, I was pretty curious what the wood looked like under all that bark. If you salvage yourself a tree stump and you own all your own tools, you can actually complete this project and create a stunning piece of furniture for under $30. It’s a pretty incredible transformation, considering the fact that side tables like this sell in stores for over $200!...more
Now that is some country charm! Love it!more

DIY Kitchen Island Makeover

Instead of ripping out all of my countertops, I set my sights on changing only one: the island. I thought, why not give the island a makeover complemented the rest of my kitchen? ...more

5-Minute Organizing: Manage Messy Wires With Washi Tape

We have just finished a week of cleaning and purging here at Sprout's House, and already the house feels lighter and brighter. The sitting room was one of the last rooms I tackled, and I nearly lost the will when I noticed this... Eek....double eek in fact! It was a tangle of wires along with layer upon layer of dust! ...more

Accent On Aubergine

Poppies on my Table

The thought of summer coming to a close is a huge let down so I try to not go there. However, we are inundated with hints and sometimes in your face advertising and merchandise that lets us know fall is upon us. Why does it seem that winter drags on forever and the warm sunny days fly by in a flash?...more

How I Organized my Life with this DIY Aqua & Gold Chalkboard Calendar

I would absolutely describe myself as a gal that likes to keep organized. I find comfort in knowing what I’m doing tomorrow, next week and even next month! With SO many things on the go, my calendar is my lifeline really … it’s how I keep everything spinning in my head straight. I’ve used a traditional paper calendar for years now and it works, but if I’m being honest, I really don’t like how it turns into such a jumbled mess as plans change....more

9 Back-To-School College Dorm Organizing Essentials

I scoured Amazon and found the 9 college dorm organizing essentials I would most recommend--and most of them are on sale! In fact at current prices you could buy all 9 items for just under $100.00! I did the bargain shopping for you.  :) There is a photo at the bottom of the post with all of them pictured, perfect for pinning or tweeting, if you want to share this with your friends (and family--graduation gifts anyone?)! 1. Command Hooks ...more

Turning Glass Into Stone- A Do-it-yourself Project

 While I was looking at paint for other projects that I am working on, I stumbled across this amazing invention. It’s spray paint that looks like stone after it dries. Stone textured spray paint by Rust-Oluem retails for $7.99 for a 12 ounce can. ...more

A Tale of Two Tables

Today I got to do a little bit of painting. I had two tables that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. The first was a Duncan and Fyfe occasional table. I had to deconstruct the top because the bottom of the cabinet was badly warped, but it still looks great! I finished the cute thing using Real Milk Paint in Cobalt. I LOVE this color! The table was white before, so I did a little chipping with a putty knife to give it some shabby charm. Then I finised up with an espresso burnishing glaze. Did I mention I LOVE this color?...more

Painted Potpourri: I want what I want

 I’m On a Grey and Gold KickI see it everywhere, and a few months ago, I redid my living room, with gold and gray as the main colors....more

Laundry Room Storage Details: Cabinet Accessories

Who loves to do laundry?  I'd wager many of you would prefer to do something else.  But what if you could design your laundry room to be custom made to your needs?  When designing a laundry room that is fun and is practical for chores, I believe it will make you more likely to enjoy that dreaded laundry.  Other than being a task oriented space, laundry rooms are used for storage.  Laundry room storage has now become customizable to how you use the space....more

Pretty Confetti Bowls!

Pretty Confetti Bowlshttp://sparklesintheeveryday.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/pretty-confetti-bow......more