DIY Crystal Chandelier!

DIY Crystal Chandelier!

About 6 months ago I started to sell paint in my shop and needed a great way to display the Maison Blanche Paint in my space.  I knew I needed a light for the space so why not make my own DIY Crystal Chandelier instead of spending all that money on a display lamp.  Continue Reading

The Colors of my Home!

The Colors of my Home!

I am sometimes asked what the colors of my home are, so I have put together this post for “The Colors of my Home.”  We (Mr. DD. and I) are long time Sherwin-Williams users.  I guess you can say I married into it.  Mr.  DD has rehabbed houses over the years, way before him and IContinue Reading

Using Gel Stain over existing stained wood!

Using Gel Stain over existing stained wood!

Today I am sharing how I used Gel stain over my existing stained wood steps.   I have been slowly working on my attic stairway area and now I can finally say that the stairway steps and landing areas are complete. We had striped all the wall paper off the walls(what a job that was)Continue Reading

Outdoor Favorite Things!

Outdoor Favorite Things!

Now that we have our deck stained and looking brand new, I am wanting to add some additonal items to take my deck to the next level.  We love sitting outside, eating el fresco, and bond fires on our deck.  So as I am swooning on some of my favorite outdoor spaces gathering ideas, IContinue Reading

Vintage Desk Makeover!

Vintage Desk Makeover!

I am bringing you another great up-cycle furniture piece for the monthly “Fab Flippin’ Furniture Contest” and July’s theme is “Come on, Let your colors burst.  I thought this Vintage Desk was the perfect entry for a burst of color! I love doing custom pieces for my friends that give me the ability to useContinue Reading

Dog Bone Wall Shelf!

Dog Bone Wall Shelf!

July and August is coined the “Dog Days of Summer.”   I actually did a google search to find out where the term came from and this is what I discovered.  The term comes from the star “Sirius,” which is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major.  The dog days of summer are actuallyContinue Reading

S’mores Party Bar – Build your own S’More!

S’mores Party Bar – Build your own S’More!

It’s officially summer so that means it’s time to make S’Mores!  A great way to do this to have others build their own S’more with a S’Mores Party Bar.  If you are searching for other great S’mores recipes and ideas, use the #LetsMakeSmores hashtag.  I want to let you know this is a #sponsored postContinue Reading

Graduation Party Planning!

Graduation Party Planning!

I know it’s a little late to share my Graduation Party Planning ideas, but I just hosted my youngest sons graduation party last week and I am ready to share the updates and the new things I have done since our last party 3 years ago.   I saved all the table decorations from theContinue Reading

How to Clean and Stain a Wood Deck!

How to Clean and Stain a Wood Deck!

It’s summer time, is your wood deck ready for all the summer activities?  I want to share how to clean and stain a wood deck to keep it in top shape for many years of entertaining and family enjoyment.  My deck is 17 years old and is still is great shape due to the factContinue Reading

Repurposed Ladder Shelf- Shabby Chic Storage!

Repurposed Ladder Shelf- Shabby Chic Storage!

I am joining the Fab Flippin’ Furniture Contest again this month and this month’s theme is Shabby Chic Storage!  I decided to turn an old ladder into a creative way to display your pretty storage.  I am sure you have seen many ways to turn a ladder into a ladder shelf.  Today I am sharingContinue Reading

Cabinet Door Serving Tray!

Cabinet Door Serving Tray!

I teach paint classes at the shop that I sell my furniture pieces  and I use cabinet doors for this class.  I made this cabinet door serving tray to show my paint class what they can do with their cabinet door after the class.    As you all know, I love to take trash andContinue Reading

Happy Wedding Anniversary #12!

Happy Wedding Anniversary #12!

As I sit and type this Wedding Anniversary post, it is hard to believe that we are celebrating #12!    I don’t get all that personal on my site, but I always have to share at least one time a year about the love of my life!  Believe me when I say that these haveContinue Reading

IKEA Rast Hack!

IKEA Rast Hack!

I am so excited to share my IKEA Rast Hack with you today.  I was asked by Hickory Hardware to compete in a contest that they will be hosting on their Facebook Page. In case you don’t know about the IKEA Rast Dresser Hack, it is where DIY bloggers take a plain Ikea Rast Dresser andContinue Reading

How to Deep Clean the Kitchen without Harsh Chemicals!

How to Deep Clean the Kitchen without Harsh Chemicals!

Who is with me on reducing the amount of chemicals we use in and around our house?  Today I am going to share the products I use to deep clean the kitchen without harsh chemicals.   Yes, it is as simple as a few E-cloths and water and you will have a clean kitchen.  IContinue Reading

3 Projects – 1 Power Tool Challenge!

3 Projects – 1 Power Tool Challenge!

This post is for all those ladies that are wanting to build things but are afraid to start.  I have teamed up with a few of my blogging friends so we could show you how easy it is to build things using 1 Power Tool.   We are starting with a drill, this is oneContinue Reading

Antique Rocker – Fab Furniture Flippin’

Antique Rocker – Fab Furniture Flippin’

I am super excited to  take part in the kick off to the “Fab Furniture Flippin’ ” Contest.  A few of my blogger friends decided to make a fun monthly contest for those of us who repurpose old pieces of furniture into Fab and Fabulous Furniture.   The theme for May is “Mom Inspired”  IContinue Reading

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