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An old vintage rocking chair gets a new look with stripped wood and a modern black and white fabric.

Refinished Vintage Rocking Chair with a Modern Twist

When I started envisioning my little girl’s vintage schoolroom nursery, I had ten thousand and one different ideas on what type of rocking chair I wanted to use in the…

Farmhouse style light fixture made from an antique egg crate. It's easy to make using a pendant light kit and a simple white technique.

Farmhouse Light Fixture from an Old Egg Crate

I’m pulling this project out from deep down in my archives.  It was one of the first upcycled home decor projects I posted here, and now that I just finally finished…

Room makeover completed for under $100 - including a new table and chairs! Vintage modern farmhouse dining room with plate gallery wall and DIY wood sign with quote.

Eat-In Kitchen Makeover Reveal: $100 Room Challenge

Welcome to our dining room.  Actually, it’s really just an eat-in kitchen area that just barely fits a table and six chairs.  It’s where we eat together as a family,…

Cheap pots get an update for summer with spray paint and decoupaged napkins.

Decorated Clay Pots for Summer

I tend to get tired of the looks of things quickly around here, so I’m always looking for ways to give items that I have lying around a new, fresh…

A $40 dining room table can be transformed into a beautiful and "new" piece of furniture!

Eat-In Kitchen Makeover – Week 3: $100 Room Challenge

Four weeks always seems like plenty of time to give a room a quick overhaul, but I should have learned by now that the time flies by, especially when you…

All of these crock pot recipes look so good, and they can be made in less than 2 hours. What a great way to stock up your freezer for busy weeknights.

10 Crock Pot Freezer Meals – Easy and Inexpensive Meal Prep

When I get ambitious, I love to spend a couple of hours prepping food to use during meal times on busy weeknights.  This is certainly not a weekly occurrence for…

Eat-In Kitchen Makeover: $100 Room Challenge

It’s time for another room makeover, and this time I’m doing it in my very favorite way, on a major budget.  Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry developed this challenge…

This is probably the easiest DIY raised garden bed I've ever seen. This would work great for lettuce and spinach.

DIY Raised Garden Bed (from an old sofa table!)

Sometimes, I get a little bored of projects halfway through.  In fact, I have so many unfinished projects laying around because I get a new idea about something else mid-project…

Plant a succulent garden in a jello mold to fit around an umbrella pole - genius! I see these at the thrift store all the time. Now I need to pick one up!

DIY Umbrella Planter from a Copper Jello Mold

I usually pass up the jello molds I see at the thrift store, but when I saw this copper one, I just couldn’t resist.  Granted, I didn’t actually know what…

Follow these steps on how to plant succulents and how to keep them alive indoors.

The Best Way to Plant Succulents (so they survive for a LONG time)

Everyone always says that succulents are impossible to kill.  I would beg to differ, because I had quite a killer streak of keeping succulents alive in my house.  This black thumb continued until…

I love the gray dresser with the brass pulls. This dresser started as a dark cherry wood color; it looks so much better now.

Update to a Nursery Dresser and Changing Table

When we had our first child five years ago, we bought a floor model dresser from a department store to save some money.  Although it’s very sturdy, I quickly grew…

I can't wait to try out these tricks for shopping at flea markets this summer! I love the tips on how to negotiate. This lady has bought and sold at flea markets, so she knows what she's talking about!

How to Shop Flea Markets for Cheap Home Decor

I’m all about finding unique ways to decorate our home on a major budget.  Just because I’m not rolling in the dough doesn’t mean I can’t have a beautiful home that…

What a great use of unused space behind a door! Add book ledges to store books or small toys.

DIY Book Ledges – Easy and Inexpensive Organization

  Our house is bursting at the seams – with books.  I agree, this is a fabulous problem to have and a preferable item to be “bursting with”.  I can…

It's easy to install a new roof on a backyard structure like a shed, playhouse, or lean-to. #roofeditmyself #shop

DIY Backyard Bike Storage with an Easy to Install Roof

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #roofeditmyself #CollectiveBias I’ve been dreaming up this project for a couple of years…

This nursery is filled with fun vintage finds to create a modern spin on a vintage classroom. I love the green chalkboard wall!

Vintage Schoolroom Nursery with a Modern Twist

Six weeks ago I started the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home design challenge to give my third little girl something new.  She’s destined for a life of hand-me-downs from…

A Whole Lot of Projects Started…Nothing is Finished | One Room Challenge Spring 2017 | Week 5

Reveal day is one week away.  Which means I have five days to put this room back together.  Nothing is finished.  Not a one single project is finished.  I have,…

What an easy project using old glass jars and reclaimed wood. I love the combination of the barn wood with the glass!

Reclaimed Wood Centerpiece with Vintage Glass Bottles

I have a special place in my heart for vintage glass jars.  In fact, there’s something about any type of glass jar that makes my wheels start turning. I have…

Week 4 of the vintage schoolroom nursery for the One Room Challenge.

Finding the Silver Lining | One Room Challenge Spring 2017 | Week 4

It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge, and I’m feeling as if I’ve accomplished a whole lot of nothing.  I actually didn’t even write a week 3 update post,…