How to paint wood paneling

I remember when I was about 8 years old, my mom painted the wood paneling in her bedroom. She painted it white and filled in the grooves with sage green and pink. I'm not sure why she did the grooves that color, but it was the early 90s, so I'll cut her some slack :) I loved her room, even with with pink and green ....more

Incorporating Children's Art Into Home Decor

My sweet little babe loves to paint and draw, therefor I have a ton of her artwork lying around. I like to try to incorporate her art in our decor and of course, I often commission her for some cute abstract paintings :) The best way to I have found to incorporate her work into our decor is to limit her color uses to certain colors. I, of course, don't always do this, only when I have a spot I know I want her art and still want it to fit within a color scheme ....more

How to paint plywood sub-flooring to resemble wood floors

You may remember me telling you about helping my mom renovate her house. The projects are sporadic and come when the money is there. So, sometimes you have to live with something until you have it in the budget to do something else ....more

Summer Home Tour

Welcome to my Summer home tour! I'm so excited this week is finally here...mainly so I can be a voyeur and look into other people's homes. That may make me sound creepy, but I know you guys are just like that too ;) Marty from A Stroll Thru Life has been gracious enough to put together this year's tours and has include 29 other bloggers; 6 homes each day this week! ...more

My Summer Mantel

It's almost summer! That means the perfect time to start decorating for it :) Now only if the rain would stop! Although it has been nice not having to turn on the sprinklers yet ....more

Refreshing The Front Room

Ever have a room that you aren't completely happy with no matter how much you change it up? My front room is one of those rooms. If you scroll through my blog over the past years, you'll see what I mean ....more

Dining Room and Closet Turned Guest and Kid Bedroom

I'm excited to finally show you this room! My mom has been in the middle of renovating her house for the past couple of years, project by project. One of her projects was converting half of an extended dining room and a walk in closet into a cute little bedroom for her grandchildren ....more

Reclaimed Wood Lantern Hanger

If you follow me on instagram, you may know what I'm in the process of redoing a bedroom at my mom's house. I thought I was done decorating it a few weeks ago, but realized that it needed just a little more wall decor. As luck would have it, I just recently moved my wood table runner and it was sitting in the basement destined to be scrap wood ....more

Serving Plate Note Board -Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Idea

I can't believe that it's May already and that it's Mother's Day this weekend! As I've been racking my brain trying to think of things to get my mom, I remembered a special little gem that I made her a few years ago. I loved it so much, I made one for myself also...a cute little note board made from a serving plate! ...more

Reclaimed Wood Chevron Arrow Art

It's been a few years since I had this furniture arrangement in my front room which I love. But the thing that has always bugged me is the big empty wall above the couch. Everything that I have ever put up there I ended up disliking immediately ....more