How to make a large DIY chalkboard

Ever wanted a big chalkboard to use in a spot in your home?  If you have checked prices you know they aren’t cheap! But it is so easy to make a large DIY functional or decorative chalkboard and today I am going to show you how.  Supplies needed: thin plywood in size of your choice […]

10+ DIY projects that can be made or built in under 2 hours

I love doing DIY projects but sometimes my time is limited – anyone else?  So today I am sharing 10+ DIY projects that can be made or built in under 2 hours.  So many good ones in this list – I added several to my to do list – which one would you like to […]

DIY Farmhouse style hall tree for pool towels

I built my first piece of furniture this week and I am seriously so excited and itching to do the next one!   But first let’s talk about this DIY farmhouse style hall tree that I built – this build went so easy and so fast and this piece of furniture could be used in […]

12+ Thrift Store makeovers

Remember that Goodwill desk I gave a makeover earlier this month?  You’ll have to click over to see the before to truly appreciate the after! Well, 38 other bloggers did their own thrift store makeovers too and today I am sharing 12 of my favorite makeovers from that roundup!  So if you love thrift store […]

DIY Shiplap Hall Tree with Bench

I am so excited to not only share this project with you but also to tell you that I am going to be partnering with 40 other bloggers each month for a DIY challenge!  Each month will have a specific theme which we will take and put our own spin on in our home.  This […]

Girls cottage themed room/playroom makeover ($100 room challenge reveal!)

Our bonus room/girls room/playroom $100 room challenge makeover is done!  For not being a very involved makeover this one was still a challenge for various reasons.  But I am thrilled with the after even though it isn’t one of my most dramatic before/after reveals.  Isn’t this room so cute?! So first let me go back […]

Old entertainment center turned American Girl dollhouse

So if you’ve been following along my $100 room challenge this month you know that I needed to build a dollhouse to fit 18 inch American Girl style dolls. I considered several options and when I added up the cost of lumber to build one from scratch it was going to be well over $80 […]

$100 room challenge update–painted furniture + painted trim + lots of tidying

Just a quick update on the $100 room challenge…   So we are at week 2 and this week my my nieces, little girl and I went through all the drawers/shelves/toys/closet and purged and reorganized.  Felt so good to throw away several bags of trash and have a huge bin for Goodwill and a few things […]

Cozy Winter Living Room

I loved decorating my living room for winter this year!  There’s something about cleaning up and simplifying after Christmas, but still leaving up a bit of greenery and winter decor that just gives everything a fresh and clean look.  I love using lots of green and white along with natural textures to decorate for winter. […]

DIY Picket Fence Headboard

It’s week 2 of the $100 room challenge and I am back with a simple project that made a big difference!  So this is how the room looked last week before I started working on anything… And here’s how it looks now!   (With a bit of different lighting since I took in the evening with […]