Repurposed Pallet Wood Arrows!

Repurposed Pallet Wood Arrows!

Arrows are a hot decorating trend right now, so I decided to do like the rest and make a few repurposed pallet wood arrows to sell in my shop.  I had left over pallet wood from making the repurposed snow flakes in the winter, so this is the wood that I used for the arrows.Continue Reading

Tantalizing Tuesday – Cucumber Salad!

Tantalizing Tuesday – Cucumber Salad!

Oh the tastes of summer, like this mouth-watering cucumber salad I made last night for dinner.   This is a healthy way to eat some garden grown vegetables while giving the cucumbers some great flavor.   I love all summer vegetables and fruits, especially local grown or even in my backyard.  I love being able toContinue Reading

Repurposed Record Cupcake Stand!

Repurposed Record Cupcake Stand!

As we celebrated my youngest sons graduation party a few weeks backs, I decided to make cupcakes instead of making a cake.  I wanted a fun way to display the cupcakes so I came up with the idea of using old records.  I made this cool repurposed record cupcake stand and everyone loved it!  TheContinue Reading

College Survival Kit

College Survival Kit

When my oldest son went off to college, I made him a college survival kit.  He chose the University of Cincinnati, which is 4 hours away from home.  I was excited, nervous and scared all at once.  When we attended Freshman Orientation I took home a small nugget of advice from another mother.  She said packContinue Reading

Hand Making Wooden Wall Letters for my Son’s Bedroom Makeover!

Hand Making Wooden Wall Letters for my Son’s Bedroom Makeover!

I decided to make my own wooden wall letters for my son’s bedroom makeover.  I know you can buy the letters at the craft store, but I already had the wood and the means to make my own template, so I chose to DIY.  I think ultimately that I just like to use my powerContinue Reading

Reclaimed Wood Nightstand!

Reclaimed Wood Nightstand!

I am participating in the Fab Flippin Furniture Contest again this month and August’s theme is “Icing on the Cake.”  I wanted to complete this reclaimed wood nightstand for this theme as I think it fits great.  The “Icing on the Cake” theme is all about embellishing an existing furniture piece, and this I gaveContinue Reading

Our New Flower Window Boxes!

Our New Flower Window Boxes!

One of the best things we have done to the outside of our home was to add 3 large flower window boxes.  We originally added them at the end of summer, so we had to wait until the following year to plant anything.   I decided to add them to the driveway side of theContinue Reading

Embossed Side Table!

Embossed Side Table!

One of my favorite things to do with my makeover furniture pieces is to add stenciled embossing.  This allows me to take a plain ugly piece of furniture, add some embossing and turn it into a beauty.  This is exactly what I did to this embossed side table.   As you can see from theContinue Reading

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

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