Dresser Makeover – French Salon Style

Dresser Makeover – French Salon Style

I’m finally back to blogging again!  This is a project that’s been done, but was never photographed.  I’m re-learning how to take pictures in my new house with new lighting.  Not all times of day are good for pictures. My mom and dad gave me this dresser from their house.  It was in my bedroom when […]

DIY Christmas Card Hanger

DIY Christmas Card Hanger

I am really excited about this last minute project I put together!  I hadn’t even thought about putting anything on this wall yet, but I got thinking about Christmas cards coming in the mail soon.  I wanted to have a place to put them that was pretty. I had these frames left over from Camden’s […]

Make Your Own Docking Station

Make Your Own Docking Station

Since this blog is all about creating a beautiful home and delicious food that fits into a small budget, I decided to share this little project with you.  We’ve been struggling at our house with keeping cords and devices in one area and organized.  Recently, John plugged all the charging cords behind this table.  It was […]

Makeshift Dollhouse

Makeshift Dollhouse

This is a fun project I made back in December as a surprise for Arabella’s birthday.  We got this box from my sister and brother-in-law for Christmas the year before, and I gave it to Arabella to play with as a house. It got kind of boring, so I put it away for a while […]

Upcycled Storage Containers

Upcycled Storage Containers

This is a project that I have been wanting to do for a while now.  I had been saving coffee canisters for several months.  Some I have stored things in and put away.  Then John asked if I wanted this chip container for anything.  I decided now was the time. I found this craft paper […]

Building a Bench

Building a Bench

When my parents come to visit, I always have some projects lined up for my dad.  My makeshift coat closet was one of these.  I absolutely love it!  Next on the list, was a seating bench for my dining room table.  Seating has always been an issue when friends come over, so I was really […]

A Makeshift Coat Closet

A Makeshift Coat Closet

Have I ever mentioned that we have a total of 4 closets in our entire house?  Our bedroom closets are the size of a linen closet, so I use the closet in the hall for my clothes and shoes since it’s a little bigger.  We have no entry area either, so I created a closet […]

Homemade Chalk Paint

Homemade Chalk Paint

I’m sure you’ve seen amazing chalk paint furniture refinishes all over the internet – especially that Duck Egg Blue. I don’t mean chalkboard paint. I mean paint that leaves a creamy, silky finish and can also be used in lots of layers for antique finishes. Have you priced that stuff? It’s crazy expensive, at least […]

Homemade Christmas

Homemade Christmas

If you are on Pinterest, I know you are addicted to it like I am. In my defense, I really have made a lot of recipes my family likes and have completed a lot of projects around my house that are Pinterest inspired including making my own dishwasher and laundry detergent. More on that later. […]