Tag Archives: paint

How-To Holiday Decor: DIY Christmas Star

The Christmas star is one of the most significant, beautiful symbols of Christmas. Throughout the holiday season, the star helps remind us of the “why” of Christmas, and it helps turn the focus away from ourselves and, instead, toward serving and giving to others. The star represents the need to be a light to those around us. Because… Read More


DIY Antique Towel Holder How-To

When my husband and I got some fancy pantsy, white robes for our anniversary, we didn’t have anywhere fancy pantsy to put them. . . . Hence this gorgeous DIY antique towel holder. Super easy. Super quick. And my favorite part of this project is that it only cost $7.47 to make! I know, right? A low maintenance… Read More


Halloween Spider Web Wreath Tutorial

Let’s face it. Spiders are nasty, crawly, little things. But once a year (aka Halloween) they can be cute, so we might as well take full advantage of the opportunity. This Halloween spider web wreath is a super duper easy, cheap way to dress up your door during the month of October. Besides, you aren’t the only… Read More


How-To DIY Framed Chalkboard Wall Art

Looking for a beautiful, easy way to personalize your home? This framed chalkboard wall art is inexpensive to create, and the finished product will chalk up loads of compliments. All it took was $12 and a little creativity. Follow these 7 easy how-to’s to make it your way: 1. Find a cheap, ornate frame The more ornate and interesting the frame… Read More


Dining Set: DIY Modern Makeover

Every piece of furniture has a story.  My dining set was adopted into our family when we first moved to Minnesota. Now remember, while in graduate school you can’t just buy a dining set like you can an ice cream cone, hence my search for the ultimate deal. After some required patience and eating from… Read More


Make Any Mirror Reflect You for $5

Integrating the perfect mirror into your design theme is easier than you think. And you can do it for $5! The first step is finding your mirror. For me, finding the right mirror means patiently shopping for a bargain. Because you’ll be changing it anyway, don’t worry about getting a mirror that already fits into… Read More


DIY Hack: Get Paint for Free

Needing to paint a dresser or picture frame? Chances are, you might be able to get at least some of your paint for free! Recycling and hazardous waste facilities within your county collect unused common household toxins (including paint and primer). Lucky for us, the items are then typically offered to the public at no cost. Now,… Read More


Coastal Décor is Trending: Boat Bookshelf Makeover

  As you may have noticed, coastal décor is trending. So, it was basically love at first sight when I first laid eyes on this old wooden boat posted to Craigslist.  A mere $15 later, he was all mine! Beneath the nasty green and gold paint job, I could tell he had loads of potential… Read More


How to Keep Your Paintbrush from Drying Out

Believe me, I am no painting expert… I’m just a woman who occasionally finds myself in the middle of painting projects. If you’re an expert you may want to stop reading, but if you’re a beginner then you may find this tip helpful. Most painting projects don’t get completed in one sitting. Either 1) you… Read More