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Paint a room like a professional! What's the correct order for painting a room? There really is a "right way" that will help you to save time and to paint clean lines throughout the room.

How to Paint a Room (The Correct Order of Operations)

  I remember when I first started painting the rooms in my house, I asked my dad about everything.  Do I paint the ceiling first?  What type of paint do…

This small bedroom will get an overhaul to accommodate two growing girls!

A Fresh Coat of Paint is Magical | One Room Challenge (Week 3)

I’ll be the first to admit this room looks boring right now, but it’s all part of the room transformation process, right? I’m trying to create a bedroom, with only…

I love this spooky Halloween mantel with vintage thrift store finds and printable images, DIY Halloween decor, and dollar store items. It has an eerie factor without the traditional ghosts and witches.

Vintage Apothecary Halloween Mantel (with Thrift and Dollar Store Items)

You may have heard me say in the past that I’m not a big fan of decorating our mantel.  Some seasons I get into the mood and throw some stuff…

Up in the Trees Shared Girls’ Bedroom Design | One Room Challenge (Week 2)

It’s the second week of my six week makeover of the bedroom for my two young girls to share.  Last week, I shared with you how this bedroom looked to start,…

This DIY fall sign is an easy way to add rustic charm to your fall decor. By using the free graphic and easy graphic transfer technique, anyone can make this sign for their home!

Pick Your Own Pumpkins and Apples DIY Fall Sign

Recently, my dad was rehabbing an old apartment building that was built in the first half of the 1900s, and he would stop by my house on the way home…

This small bedroom will get an overhaul to accommodate two growing girls!

Girls Shared Bedroom: The Before Pics | One Room Challenge (Week 1)

It’s that time of year, folks, time for another One Room Challenge!  For the next six weeks, I’ll be giving my daughters’ room a face lift and making it into…

This DIY canvas artwork with an inspirational quote would be great for a little girl's bedroom! The post includes a tutorial for how to paint an ombre effect, and it looks pretty easy.

DIY Ombre Canvas Inspirational Artwork | Create with Me Challenge

I am so excited to share with you a new monthly challenge I am taking part in called the Create with Me Challenge.  Every month, a group of DIY bloggers…

By planting my own pumpkins this year, I was able to save tons of money on fall decor. Here's how I decorated our front porch for the season on a budget.

Fall Front Porch on a Budget

Welcome to our front porch – one of the areas in my home that I have a love/hate relationship with.  I’ve hated most everything about the little concrete stoop, angled…

After learning the trick to write perfect letters on signs, this DIY fall wood sign would be so easy to make!

DIY Fall Wood Sign with Reclaimed Wood

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but something about it gives me the urge to create and decorate.  This is the first year I’ve decorated…

This fall wreath looks so easy and inexpensive to make! What a great DIY project using a platter from the thrift store.

Chalkboard Silver Platter Fall Wreath

In the past, I never really used to decorate my front door for any holidays.  I always found wreaths to be expensive and somewhat generic looking.  Now, I’m sure it…

Unique Home Decor Gifts I’d Love to Give to Friends and Family + a Giveaway!!

Although Christmas isn’t quite here yet, I love to start thinking about the gifts I’ll give to friends and family a couple of months ahead of time.  I find that when I…

This trick for making perfect letters on a chalkboard is so easy; I wish I knew about it before! My lettering on the chalkboard in my house will actually look nice now!

How to Write Perfect Letters on a Chalkboard

I’ve always felt a tad bit jealous when I see those gorgeously lettered chalkboards on Pinterest.  Why does my lettering never look that nice?  Seriously, it’s not even close to looking…

Cheap DIY Curtains Made with Sheets

Back in April I updated our master bedroom, and similar to most everything I do around here, I found ways to give the space a new, vintage farmhouse look on…

I love the multi-colored chairs! It's amazing how an old metal patio set can look new again with a coat of paint. This post also gives hints on how to cover up those rust spots!

How to Paint Metal Lawn Furniture

When my brother-in-law offered us his old patio set 10 years ago, I took it right away, planning that we’d use it for a few years, and then eventually “upgrade”…

I love how the lining of this pillow cover hides the pillow inside! With this tutorial, it's easy and inexpensive to sew a farmhouse pillow out of a drop cloth.

Farmhouse Pillow Cover from a Drop Cloth

For the first seven years of owning my own home, I spent a lot of money on home decor products.  I still kick myself for how much money I spent,…

Refinished farmhouse chairs with a whitewash finish and mattress ticking seat

Thrifted Farmhouse Chairs with a Whitewash Finish

Garage sales, by far, are my favorite place to shop for bargains and furniture to refinish.  The prices just can’t be beat and I can usually snag something up for…

Create a backyard on a budget by painting a used patio set

Budget Backyard for the Kids

Welcome to our backyard; a space “designed” to keep the kids busy, our veggie baskets full, and money in my pocket.  I use the word “design” quite lightly here, because…

Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. #50

Welcome!  This 50th party is a bit bittersweet for me.  First, the exciting news is that we are hosting a giveaway to thank all of you for linking up with…