Industrial Rustic Dresser


If you'll remember, I redid my son's tween bedroom last year. I loved it, and Better Homes and Gardens was all, "We love it too!" However, my dirty little secret is that I never quite finished it. His dresser was left in its golden-honey state, and we just pretended it wasn't there. I knew exactly what I wanted to do to it, but I never wanted to actually do it. Make sense? So here's a little … [Read more...]

DIY Art Project {Lowes}


Bonjour! Ciao! Hallo! Guess who's back! Me. I am. I'm just popping in for a project for Lowe's today, but I'll be back in full swing next week. I have one more FANTASTIC guest post to share with you, and I have 2,376 pictures of Europe to show you. Them's just jokes. I'll spare you a couple of them. Until then, how 'bout a little project? It's been a while since I've done a DIY project, so … [Read more...]

A DIY Chalkboard Wall


Chalkboard walls are quite the rage, and I can see why. They're inexpensive, easy, and give a space some creativity. There are a few things, however, that should be done in order to properly paint a chalkboard wall. In order for it to last, it needs more than a coat of paint. So let's go over some things! My mudroom organization station has seen it's day. As my kids are getting older, they … [Read more...]

Mustard Seed Milk Paint Dresser {Makeover}


Well, it was time. My beloved little dresser had really seen its day. The drawers weren’t holding up right, and I wanted something taller for the space. AKA—I wanted more storage. Can you ever have enough? I knew how this would play out. I’d want the dresser on day 1. I’d find it on day 219. But it was worth the wait. Beautiful condition, real wood, and $60. Iiiiiiiiii’ll take it! As I … [Read more...]

The Must List: Perfectly Imperfect


I call her “Southern Shaunna” (she doesn’t know that, by the way) ‘cause she has THEE most endearing accent you’ll ever hear. However, she is so much more than that. She is my furniture painting idol (ask me how many times I’ve watched her videos—it’s not natural), and she could very well be one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. What a treat to have her here! Hey folks! I'm Shaunna, and I … [Read more...]

The Must List: Miss Mustard Seed


What can’t Marian do? She paints (beautifully), has fantastic photography skills, and can sew a slipcover like no one I’ve ever seen. Asking her to participate in this series was a no-brainer. She’s uber-talented, and I’m so happy to have her here! When Chris asked me to write about painting tools, I started putting together a list in my head and I realized it would be a crazy long post to … [Read more...]

The Must List: Centsational Girl


Happy Monday and welcome back to another great week of the Must List! To say that my friend Kate is an inspiration would be an understatement. Centsational Girl is a “go to” blog for me because I know that everything she touches turns to gold. One of her many talents? Paint. The girl knows how to choose it, and today she’s sharing her favorites with us! Greetings all, Kate here from … [Read more...]

My Colortopia


I am one of those unfortunate people who struggles with paint color. Oh, I love the paint colors in my home. It just usually takes me three different coats in different shades to figure that out. Where has My Colortopia been all my life? Glidden has basically devised a new way of exploring color and a community of bloggers (familiar faces for many of you!) to offer paint advice and suggestions. … [Read more...]

Painted Headboard


I’ve shared quite a few painting projects here, but I tried a new paint on this one. I thought I’d walk you through the “ugly” steps of painting. You don’t have to have a paint booth, and you certainly don’t have to have a fancy spray gun (although, they are nice to have). The love of my life has become difficult to find and is essentially not being made anymore. Because of that, I thought it … [Read more...]

Painting Tables


That’s a reference to waiting tables. However, any joke that has to be explained is not a good joke. I know. Moving on… I get a lot of questions about painting furniture. So, when I actually remember to take pictures of the process, I like to post on it. The console table got a makeover recently, and I’m here to show you how it was done. I will forewarn you now. There are a LOT of pictures. … [Read more...]

A New Colorful Table


You know I love my neutrals. You know neutrals are my love. You know that I can break out into hives at the thought of too much color. Until now. So this table has decorated my landing for a couple of years. There’s some color there, right? I love it, but I needed the narrow console to go in the guest bedroom. Stay with me here. It gets confusing. I took the table above off the landing … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Craft Desk


I’ve had a couple of messages asking how the craft desk is coming along. Yeah…about that. It took me a minute, but it’s finally finished. The top was pretty scratched up, but the rest of it was in perfect condition. I dove right in by priming it while it was unassembled. The only before picture I have is this one. And now I give you the finished product.  Don’t pay attention … [Read more...]

The Dainty Desk


So I specifically bought my daughter the hutch with the secret desk in it because I knew she would fall madly in love. What I wasn’t prepared for was how difficult it would be to find a bench to fit under it. They were all too short. So…we waited. I finally found this one for $11.00 at a consignment store. The only problem? It’s not necessarily JaG daughter material. No offense, little bench. … [Read more...]

DIY Bookshelves

Disclaimer: This is a long post. With a lot of pictures. I venture to say it’s taking me longer to get this post around than it was to actually do the project. With the cabinet finally finished, I realized that my daughter really needed some more room for her books. I didn’t want to fill that pretty thing with all books, so I had to come up with something. So here’s the something. I … [Read more...]

The Art of the Toilet Paper Roll

Ahhhh….the master bedroom. It has eluded me for years, and I’m still trying to tackle it. It all comes down to one final element—art above our bed. I didn’t want to spend any much money; I was dealing with some difficult dimensions, and I wanted it to be VERY simple. How’s that for easy? Here was my plan of attack--toilet paper or paper towel rolls. I tried using some wrapping paper rolls, but … [Read more...]