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...]

How to Paint Furniture {Update}


Today is my first day of spring break, so I'm taking some time to catch up on some things. One of my most popular posts is how I paint furniture, and I'm afraid the paint I love, adore, and swear by no longer exists. Essentially, it's being weeded out. The "replacement" paint is similar, but I need to tell you that it's not the same. Bummer. Because I've received some e-mails that the link doesn't … [Read more...]

A Lesson in Live Writer


The #1 reason I dragged my feet about switching over to Wordpress is because I had played around with their set up, and I hated writing a post in it. It was NOT user friendly, and it wouldn’t let me do what I wanted to do easily. Enter: Windows Live Writer. LW is an extremely user-friendly free program that you can install on your computer in order to post to your blog. While you may have … [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...]

DIY Pallet Wall {Part 2}


Okey Dokey. So we left off with a pile of wood. So now what? Paint the wall. I knew there would be a lot of imperfections in the wood, and there might be some gaps here and there. I just mixed up some paint I had on hand to be a dark enough tone so people wouldn’t notice the khaki color in the seams. Alrighty! It’s time for installation. We chose to start from the top because we didn’t want it … [Read more...]

How to Install a Pallet Wall {Part 1}


Thanks sooo much for the supportive response to my son’s when will this room be done still unfinished room! It’s by no means a difficult project to take on, but I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s the quickest—unless you have no kids and no job, and a husband with no kids and no job. Believe me when I say the internet (Pinterest, anyone?) provided lots of inspiration for this wall. However, … [Read more...]