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DIY Painted School House Light | 31 Days of Refreshing with Paint

I’ve been drooling over this light for a long time, but no matter how much I love it, I just can’t justify the price tag. Contemporary Ceiling Lighting by Titusville…

Ceiling Fan Update | 31 Days of Refreshing with Paint

This project couldn’t get any easier; I didn’t even need to remove the fan from the ceiling!  Although ceiling fans aren’t the most aesthetically appealing fixtures in a room, they…

The Best Primers for Painting Furniture | 31 Days of Refreshing with Paint

I’ll admit it, I’m a big fan of primer.  Yes, it adds an extra step to any sort of paining project, but I’ve always found it to be well worth…

Diamond Patterned Wooden Crate | 31 Days of Refreshing with Paint

One of my very best friends is having her first baby.  All those little items are definitely necessities, but not the most exciting gifts to give, or open.  My friends…

Grandpa’s Dresser Gets a Facelift | 31 Days of Refreshing with Paint

My grandparents left behind some wonderful pieces of furniture.  Although I don’t remember these pieces in their home, when I open the drawers, it still smells like Grandpa.  We had…

Picture Frame Gallery Wall

I love painting wooden picture frames.  They allow me experiment with different painting techniques with no pressure.  If I mess one up, it’s easy and quick to paint over, far…

Updating a Metal Filing Cabinet | 31 Days of Refreshing with Paint

I was on the hunt for a cheap, but sturdy, metal filing cabinet for a couple of months.  I didn’t want to pay more than $10 for it.  After months…

Let’s Get Painting! | 31 Days of Refreshing with Paint

I’m picking up my paintbrush (or maybe just not putting it down) and giving this a go!  I’ll be posting everyday in the month of October with the 31 Days…

DIY Fabric Bookshelves

We have hundreds of books at our house. I have thousands of books in my classroom. We have enough books to entertain a kid from birth to their early teens.…

Game Cabinet Refresh with Milk Paint

I’ve only used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint a couple of times, but I am in love!  I am having so much fun exploring different techniques and the finishes they…

DIY Drop Cloth Slipcover

Okay, so I admit it.  This isn’t a true slipcover.  It’s more of a hybrid between a slipcover and a new upholstery job.  When I did this project, I had…

Welcome to a New School Year!

Well, it’s official.  Another “first day of school” is in the record books.  We survived, quite successfully, if I do say so myself. Setting a positive and welcoming tone as…

Antique Egg Crate Pendant Light

I am so excited to share this with you today!  I’ve been scheming up this project for awhile, and with three days left on summer vacation, I finally put it…

Mid-Century Modern Coral Nightstands

These nightstands forced me to step out of my comfort zone, but I’m sure happy that I did!  I picked these up at a flea market, and although I’m not…

Grain Sack Inspired Telephone Chair

I recently found this grain sack at an estate sale.  (I don’t know if I’ve mentioned how much I love estate sales.  I love them.  My 2 year old daughter…

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Kitchen Refresh on a $500 Budget

Faux wood cabinet doors, peeling yellow and brown kitchen-motif wallpaper, gold specked countertops, what color is that, gold? green? old? tile backsplash, faux wood paneling:  the design of this kitchen had…

TV Armoire to a Hidden Office Desk

I’ve talked a bit about our house in previous posts, but I’ll recap by reminding you that we don’t really have much room to spare.  My husband and I decided…

Vintage Children’s Book Paper Garland

I think it’s about time to decorate our nursery.  My first daughter is now 2-1/2 and my second daughter is 6 months.  It’s not to say that it’s completely not…