Grandma's House DIY
Do it yourself at Grandma's House DIY. Come along with me as I frugally (and totally on my own) revamp and remodel my entire home. My grandparents' farmhouse was built in 1915 and after 16 months renovating and a ton of blood, sweat and tears I moved in in 2015! There's still a TON to do and so many improvements I just can't wait to get started. Come see how I do it frugally, creatively and entirely DIY!

May 19 2019

Making my Kitchen Closet Bigger – Small Remodel with Huge Impact

I was able to abandon my chimney and put my pellet stove beside my kitchen sink and it made it possible to add more feet of wall space to my kitchen closet

A small remodel: making my kitchen closet bigger and still getting a bigger kitchen! Back when I first considered getting a pellet stove a thought occurred to me that made me EXTREMELY excited. I realized that I may not need to put my pellet stove where my wood stove was! And, it turned out, I was right! I was able to abandon my chimney and put my pellet stove exactly where I wanted it instead of dead center in my kitchen where my hideous wood stove was. Read the rest of the post »

May 10 2019

Booze & Bedding, A simple Gift Basket for Mother’s Day

Booze and Bedding for my mom for Mothers Day. A simple gift basket for mom with daisies, red check, wine and the california design den sheets

I have my own set of sheets from the California Design den and I absolutely LOVE them. Like most folks around Mother’s Day I always want do something sweet for my incredible Mom. She is literally my very best friend, she and I have been through A LOT together and she remains my absolute rock. For Mother’s Day this year she has the wonderful opportunity to go on cruise with her guy! So, sadly, I won’t get to be with her on the actual holiday but I could not be happier for her! I’m so glad she gets to get away for a few days. Meanwhile I got her booze and bedding! Read the rest of the post »

May 05 2019

Peony Table Centerpiece with my Grandma’s Buttons

A farm house peony centerpiece for my dining room table. An ode to my grandma with Peonies and a vase full of her all of her buttons!

A Peony Table Centerpiece with all of my Grandma’s buttons. This is the first time I’ve actually set out to create a table centerpiece for my dining room table. To be fair this is also the very FIRST time that my dining room has actually been complete! It was so much fun to finally finish it and have a place to be proud of especially because its also the entryway to my home. Read the rest of the post »

Apr 21 2019

Smoke Damage – Fixing and Painting the Front Entryway of My Home

Painting the front entryway of my home - OMG the black smoke damage and stains. Not the last of my posts that will include a rant my horrible wood stove

Painting away smoke damage and smoke stains because there is no other way to fix it. This is not the first (and nor will it be my last) rant about what a wood stove did to my ceilings and walls throughout my home. Prepare yourselves, I am about to reveal the MOST horrible pictures I could possibly share of my house. I have reached a level of hate when it comes to my wood stove that has gone WAY beyond all reason. Read the rest of the post »

Apr 14 2019

Inexpensive wood floor that looks like a million dollars – Four years later!

Inexpensive wood floor that looks like a million dollars - Four years later! Make your own DIY wood floors using 1x4 pine boards, sand down, stain and seal

One of the most popular posts on my blog has been (and will probably always be) my DIY inexpensive wood floor. With budget waning back during the renovation in 2014 I needed a solution to cover the 250 square foot front entry of my home. I wanted it flush with my 100 year old kitchen floor and also the very same look. I knew I could never afford to actually match my original hardwoods (if that was even possible!) so I had to get creative! Read the rest of the post »

Mar 31 2019

Sanding down and Refinishing the Beams Throughout my Home

Sanding down and Refinishing the Beams Throughout my Home with a orboitol palm sander and determination, refinished with minwax dark walnut stain polycrylic

With my workshop complete and my final finishing of my laundry room remodel it was time to expand out into my entryway and kitchen… And that meant my attention turned to the beams in my home. If they were the ACTUAL 100 year old beams that were here originally I would feel totally different… But, they’re not. Read the rest of the post »

Mar 17 2019

Designing a Fun and Functional Laundry Room with Fabric and Paint

Attacking My Laundry Room Design - Painting all of my new built in shelves and storage and putting up a gorgeous table cloth that I'm using for a curtain

Moving on to room design and paint in my laundry. It’s technically a closet but now with my changes its beginning to feel like a REAL room! OMG I can literally come in here and even shut the door behind me! There’s still a lot to do in this space but I have finally moved on to the fun stuff. The colors and room design that have my heart just giddy and painting it all out. Read the rest of the post »

Mar 03 2019

Building Custom Shelves in my Laundry Room with the Farmhouse Hens

How to build custom shelves in a laundry closet and room with a counter top and new design for the entire room and rolling closet doors

So I have this Rolling Pantry that I built for my kitchen that totally beat up my 100 year old hardwood floor in there because it was really heavy. I replaced my pantry with a (much lighter) one from Amazon leaving me my old pantry to do something with. When my Laundry room remodel came around I knew exactly how I was going to recycle it! Read the rest of the post »

Feb 24 2019

Rearranging my Awkward Closet into a Real Laundry Room!

Rarranging my awkward laundry closet into a real room by moving my washer dryer. Turning my hinged closet doors into rolling doors, diy, do it yourself

By rearranging a few things I am determined to make an awkward closet into a real room. My laundry room ended up like this just like the majority of the house: I was not only on a shoe string budget but also felt like I was in a total rush. It was over a year ago, just after my divorce, when I started to slow down and realize something: I have NO deadlines. Read the rest of the post »

Feb 10 2019

Hanging Pendants – Rustic Custom Workshop Lighting with 2x4s

Creating custom workshop lighting DIY with pendants and a hanging 2x4, creating task lighting in my workshop do it yourself with pendant

Moving on to lighting up my new workshop! With the painting finally complete (omg it took forever) there was one major element I had to tackle to make this a truly functional space. Lighting! I chose 2x4s for a slightly more rugged look which I stained in dark walnut to match my wood floors. Read the rest of the post »

Feb 03 2019

Workshop Window Film with the Farmhouse Hens Decorate

Removable Window film, creating unconventional windows treatments for my workshop that lets me open the windows and lets light in totally

Unique “window treatments” with inexpensive window film. I literally spent an hour sitting on the floor of this workshop with my back against the wall just staring at the east window trying to figure out what the heck I was going to do. Curtains were totally out of the question – I would be cleaning them constantly or they would have a permanent fuzzy look from saw dust. I had almost resigned myself to some kind of “washable” blind but that sounded like a terrible idea too. Read the rest of the post »

Jan 27 2019

Painting my Workshop BLACK – Joining the Darkside

Painting my workshop ceiling in black paint, come and join the darkside. Creating a fancy new workshop out of an old bedroom with teal and black paint

Before deciding on paint colors I had a few steps to take to prep my workshop before hand. First, I did what I’ve been planning on doing since the beginning of this project. I put up a barn/pallet wood wainscoting along one wall and around my work tables. And I also got all my tools organized and put away which was kinda imperative because I couldn’t even walk in here before I got that done! Read the rest of the post »

Jan 20 2019

Workshop Wainscoting with Barn & Pallet Wood

Adding Workshop Wainscoting with Pallet and Barn Wood using my new level with a review. Using my brad nailer nails I added wainscotting to my workshop

How I added Wainscoting to my workshop with the help of my new level! Like I’ve mentioned in past posts I was going to do this entire series about my work shop in “Day” Increments. Such as my first post “My new workshop relocation: Day ONE” and that would have worked fine if only actual days (or even only weeks) had passed since my first post came out… So that was in May…. NINE MONTHS AGO! Read the rest of the post »

Jan 13 2019

Painted Bins for a Cohesive Look with the Farmhouse Hens Decorate!

How to spray paint bins to make them look better, more cohesive and pretty for a farmhouse decor workshop organization, tool order and placement

Getting some order amid the chaos of my workshop. Last week’s post about protecting my modem brought me to this point – a clean floor after nine months of basically not being able to walk in here! With my modem safe I could finally put everything “away” but just because I can walk in here now doesn’t mean I can FIND anything. It was time to go through all of my tools and figure out a home for them. Read the rest of the post »

Jan 04 2019

Protecting my New Modem in my Workshop – A Creative Solution

A creative solution to covering and protecting my router and modem in the closet of my workshop by using a bin with a hinged lid to protect my wifi

I was going to do this entire series about my work shop in “Day” Increments. Such as my first post “My new workshop relocation: Day ONE” and that would have worked fine if only actual days (or even only weeks) had passed since my first post came out… So that was in May…. NINE MONTHS AGO! Read the rest of the post »

Dec 23 2018

Why, How and What – Essential oils I use and LOVE!

How and why I use the essential oils that I love. Essential oils have become a staple in many households these days, we've all heard of them and their uses

How and why I use the essential oils that I love. Essential oils have become a staple in many households these days – If you don’t use them, you’ve certainly heard of them! There’s also tons of talk about what essential oils are “good” and the “highest quality” etc. At this point I really can’t recommend a brand name so I’m not going to lol. But I use essential oils in literally every part of my home every single day! Read the rest of the post »

Dec 10 2018

Farmhouse Tree and a Holiday Living Room – Christmas Blog Hop

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop an entirely homemade farmhouse tree for my 100 year old house, come see how I made all of the ornaments and country decor

It’s Day 10 – Our Christmas Tree! The last day of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop for me: A farmhouse tree all ready for Christmas! With the decision that I was actually going to put up a tree this year there were purchases to make and a whole bunch of things to make! I wanted my xmas tree to be all about farmhouse and all DIY because it just wouldn’t be right for Grandma’s House otherwise. Read the rest of the post »

Dec 07 2018

Personalize gift wrap with a Red Bow – Christmas Blog Hop

It’s Day 9 – Pretty Gift Wrapping Ideas! My favorite money saving trick when it comes to gift wrap is, whenever I see a sale, to always purchase solid colors or stripes. That way, I always have wrapping paper on hand that can work with any occasion! I found this lovely striped silver and white paper over a year ago and it has worked for me through a baby shower, two birthdays and now I’m using the last of it for this christmas! Read the rest of the post »

Dec 05 2018

Apple cider in a Jar with a Sweater Koozie – Christmas Blog Hop

I think we all have different things we relate to specifically for holidays. For me absolutely nothing says Christmas more than a hot jar of apple cider.

It’s Day 8 – Christmas In A Jar Ideas! I think we all have different smells and things we relate to specifically for holidays. For me absolutely nothing says Christmas more than hot apple cider. So, when it was time to make “Christmas in a jar” for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop it was obvious what I was gonna do! Read the rest of the post »

Dec 03 2018

Holiday Decor, a Farmhouse Mantel – Christmas Blog Hop

Holiday decor, decorating my mantel and entertainment center for Christmas! Mini clothes pins, burlap bows and mason jars just in time for the holidays.

It’s Day 7 – Holiday Decor Ideas! Decorating my mantel and entertainment center for Christmas! I already confessed in my last post about my homemade Farmhouse ornaments that I had not intended to put up a tree this year… Well that lasted about ten minutes lol I’m definitely having a tree this year! Besides that the rest of my living room was just crying out for some holiday decor. Read the rest of the post »

Nov 30 2018

Four Home Made DIY Farmhouse Ornaments – Christmas Blog Hop

Three easy home made DIY farmhouse ornaments - pine cones, mason jar lids and burlap bows with mini clothes pins! Do it yourself, how to, simple crafts

It’s Day 6 – DIY Ornament Ideas! Four easy home made DIY farmhouse ornaments – pine cones, mason jar lids, Red bows and burlap angels with clothes pins! Welcome to day Six of the 12 days of Christmas Blog Hop! Today we are making ornaments and I am so excited with how mine turned out. I ended up making four different ornaments because, this year, I was totally starting from scratch with a brand new tree. Read the rest of the post »

Nov 21 2018

Relaxing Homemade Foot Soak – Christmas Blog Hop

Relaxing Homemade Foot Soak and Scrub. A lovely handmade gift for just about anyone Christmas Blog Home a lovely, simple and easy DIY gift idea.

It’s Day 2 – DIY Gift Ideas! As often as I can I prefer to make a gift as opposed to buying it. So day 2 of the Christmas blog hop was right up my ally! Today I’m making something for my five co-workers that I know they’ll love. Every year I make and giveaway foot scrubs, homemade lotions and body butters and every year I get requests for the recipes. This one is SO simple and this year I made it especially for the holidays by adding essential oils of cinnamon, eucalyptus and clove! Read the rest of the post »

Nov 19 2018

Small DIY Pine Cone Wreath – 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

DIY How to Pine Cone Pinecone wreath. How to make a small wreath out of pine cones. Easy pine cone diy wreath with wire and a big red bow, do it yourself

It is day ONE of the 12 days of Christmas blog hop I mentioned in yesterday’s post. First up: Wreaths! I wanted to make a wreath that anyone could make practically with what they had on hand. For me that was lots and lots of pine cones! I’ve seen pine cone wreath tutorials before and wanted to do something that would hold up a little better and not require a hot glue gun. Scroll down to see my tutorial and keep on going for the rest of the amazing wreaths this year! Read the rest of the post »

Nov 18 2018

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop – 50 Best DIY Holiday Ideas

I am so excited to announce that I am joining the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop this year! Over four weeks time (starting tomorrow!) 50 bloggers will be producing some amazing DIY Holiday recipes, ornaments, wreaths, trees, you name it, if it can be DIYed for Christmas than we’re doing it! I’ll be joining them for seven of the twelve days and can’t wait to share with you guys some of the ideas I came up with. Tomorrow is wreath day! For now, check out the 50 most popular Christmas posts from all of us! Read the rest of the post »

Oct 29 2018

DIY Build Cornhole Boards – My first Experience with Unicorn Spit!

How to build cornhole boards with 2x4s and plywood, bags, games, yard games, use unicorn spit, dragon's belly, pixie punk pink and blue thunder stain

How I built cornhole boards and stained them with unicorn spit. I’ve been meaning to build some yard games for family gatherings, parties and birthdays held at my place. My best friend’s husband was turning 40 in November and we threw him a surprise birthday party in October. Why a month before his birthday? Because this is Minnesota and we didn’t want to be outside standing in a foot of snow and freezing to death lol And I don’t have a house big enough to really accommodate 100 people! Read the rest of the post »

Oct 15 2018

Solar Light Basket using Insulators for Hanging or Table Setting!

A basket solar light made with old electrical insulators and dolalr store lights placed in an ainexpensive Amazon basket to hang or for table setting

An easy solar light basket! I purchased several of these baskets last year for Xmas and made gift baskets for my guy relatives. I filled them with homemade chapstick, hand scrub, cuticle cream and coffee. They were a hit! I had one basket leftover which I started using as a caddy for dinner parties outside. I would put in utensils, ketchup, mustard, extra napkins etc. and that got me wondering if I couldn’t improve on the idea. Read the rest of the post »

Oct 01 2018

How I added a Country Fresh Produce stencil to my old bench

How I added a Country Fresh Produce stencil to my old bench using tape and a Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Marker in white, DIY so easy do it yourself project

Just a couple of weeks ago I fixed this old bench using wood putty and Dark Walnut stain. Of the three benches my grandparents made that I have this one had taken the biggest beating. But, with just a little elbow grease I had her looking almost like new again. After that I made a no-sew cushion for it complete with tufting and buttons! Check out the post all about it here. Read the rest of the post »

Sep 14 2018

Refinishing an old Storage Bench – How to make a No-sew Tufted Cushion

How I refinished an old Storage Bench and made a No-sew Cushion using plywood, drop cloth and staples and even added tufts to make it tufted with buttons

My grandparents’ built this bench YEARS ago along with two others that I have. (Check out the cedar-lined beauty I keep at the end of my bed.) This one has taken the biggest beating over the years and has needed to be fixed and refinished for awhile now. Every month the group I’m a part of (the Farmhouse Hens Decorate) has a theme. This month’s theme turned out to be for benches so I knew exactly the piece I would be using! Read the rest of the post »

Sep 03 2018

The Death of BoardBooster – 5 million views in one month with Tailwind!

After the death of BoardBooster I switched to Tailwind and went from 2 million to over 5 million views in just one month, how I did it - my pinning strategy

So, I don’t know about any of you other bloggers out there but when BoardBooster bit the dust at the end of June this year I literally lost days off my life in total panic. (Pinterest is a HUGE part of this blog’s world – I get over 50% of my traffic from Pinterest!) It all started with a great peak I had to over 2 million views a month on Pinterest back in April to a constant, ridiculous, steady decline that I could not stop no matter what I did. Read the rest of the post »

Aug 13 2018

When Someone We Love is in Heaven sign – Wood and a Vinyl Decal

When Someone We Love Is in Heaven Theres a Bit of Heaven in Our Home - wall decal made of wood, distressed paint, twine and sanding, easy heaven sign DIY

How to build a sign, distressed in gray and yellow paint, to remember someone we’ve lost. Building a sign is such an easy and simple project. For anyone just starting out in wood working this would be a perfect project to start with. It required just a few cuts, six screws, wood putty, paint and a wall decal to create something beautiful that holds a ton meaning! Read the rest of the post »

Aug 10 2018

Broken clock goes Country with twine and rope

DIY how to fix a broken clock using twine, rope and glue, making it farmhouse country style. Clock makeover country chic, easy how to, diy, do it yourself

I absolutely loved this clock when I spotted it on Amazon. It hung on my wall for years until, one day, it just took a dive for the floor. So my beloved clock was now a broken clock. I’ve kept it for months now planning on doing something with it but hadn’t quite figured out one the creative angle how to make it great again. I wanted to frame it out with wood but, honestly, I can build a bench no problem because its square lol not ROUND. Read the rest of the post »

Jul 23 2018

How to make a Two Tiered Stand out of Thrift Store Items

How to make a Two Tiered Stand out of Thrift Store Items. Glue and white spray paint create a beautiful inexpensive cheap easy stand for my master bathroom

Ever since I began work on the refresh of the master floor of my house I’ve been considering something different for on my master bathroom sink. My little tooth brush holder had seen better days and then I saw this lovely project by Chas (one of my To Grandma’s house we go link party gals) and thought: I can make a two tiered stand for my master bathroom! Read the rest of the post »

Jul 16 2018

My New Outhouse is built – How I did it myself entirely with scrap wood!

How to build an outhouse, how I built a 7x4 foot outhouse out of leftover material and steel for the roof for my home and property.

My new outhouse is finally complete! After himming and hawwing and changing the location of my outhouse about thirty times… a weekend in mid June finally decided its location. My best friend Rachie and my mom and I did a walk about of my property so I could show them all the cleaning up and fixing I had been doing. We also talked about the new outhouse and how I couldn’t figure out exactly where I wanted it. Read the rest of the post »

Jul 06 2018

How to Make an Outdoor planter using Chicken Wire & Landscape Fabric

Custom outdoor planter made with chicken wire and landscape fabric and a long hanging plant over a shepherds hook hummingbird feeder carousal

Custom outdoor planter made with chicken wire and landscape fabric over a shepherds hook hummingbird feeder carousal. When I moved and then spray painted my grandma’s shepherds hook plant hanger it just screamed for me to add a plant to the middle of it. But no pots would work in this instance so I set out to make my own! Read the rest of the post »

Jun 25 2018

Hummingbird feeder planter shepherds hook extravaganza!

Hummingbird feeder planter shepherds hook extravaganza painted bright red with six humming bird feeders hanging from it. And a whit flowering plant scaevola

Hummingbird feeder made out of an old shepherds hook carousal of my Grandma’s. For as long as I can remember this carousal has been between the road and the garage and was always full of my Grandma’s flowers. A couple of years back my ex and I moved it between the house and the barn and ever since I’ve wanted to move it again. Read the rest of the post »

Jun 18 2018

Post solar lights using glass chandelier bowls and dollar store lights!

Post solar lights using glass chandelier bowls and dollar store lights! Recycling glass bowl shades from a chandelier and using dollar store solar lights and a floor flange to attach them to the top of a post for light, bird feeders and beautiful outdoor decoration with solar lights.

How I made post solar lights on either side of my back gate on my deck by upcycling chandelier glass bowls. Awhile back I posted on how I made hanging solar lights out of four glass chandelier bowls and some dollar store items. I only had room for four hanging solar lights but I had six of these glass bowl shades so immediately I got to work figuring out how I could put them at the top of my posts! Read the rest of the post »

Jun 04 2018

A DIY sign just for Mom – Bestest mom in all of the land stencil!

Using a stencil and old barn wood, making a simply DIY sign just for mom - Bestest mom in all of the land! Wood working, do it yourself tutorial, easy sign to make for your mother for a holiday or for any time, pallet wood and white paint using a great stencil.

A DIY sign out of barnwood just for my Mom on mother’s day – The Bestest Mom in All of the Land! Is it just me are the most incredible women in our lives the hardest people to buy for? I saw a Facebook meme once that said, “My Mom deserves a tropical island all to herself and spa treatments forever and all I have in my bank account is $3.27” lol – that about sums it up! How on earth could we ever get someone so amazing anything that could begin to show us how important they are? Read the rest of the post »

Jun 01 2018

Hanging solar light using glass chandelier bowls and dollar store items!

How to make DIY hanging solar light bird feeders by upcycling glass bowl light shades off of a chandelier. Easy bird feeders with additional $1 solar lights from walmart, lighting for your backyard and deck as well as a great spot for squirrels, chipmunks and birds to eat all year.

How to make a DIY hanging solar light by upcycling glass bowl light shades off of a chandelier and a couple of dollar store items. So when my mom and I gave her house a makeover it also included replacing several of the light fixtures. She has a small, quaint little place and the light fixture in her dining room was just way too big for the space so it was the first one that we replaced. I didn’t keep the actual fixture (Ah hindsight and regret!) however, I did keep all of the glass bowl light shades because it just seemed like I could use them somewhere… Read the rest of the post »

May 21 2018

Attempting to get rid of my endless lawn: An annihilation plan using clover!

My grandma Charlotte spent YEARS with nothing but a hatchet and straight up will power to create the 2+ acres of nothing but grass and giant trees that you see here today. One of her favorite things in the whole world was picking up sticks and mowing. One of my least favorite things in the whole world? Picking up sticks and mowing! Read the rest of the post »

May 07 2018

My new workshop relocation: Day ONE – Where is everything going to go!?

Relocating and redesigning a wood workshop, hauling tools, planning for tool storage, diy, do it yourself, relocation of a wood and tool workshop, future plans for how to design and organize a space to get dirty and truly work in. New workshop relocation.

Tackling my new workshop relocation, day one: making a plan and figuring out where my entire workshop is going to get relocated. So, as most of you already know I am officially a single gal and I am currently in the process of totally rethinking my entire home. It started with my new guest bedroom and library converted from my old office by moving my “office” to my entry way. That left my previous guest bedroom totally empty so, with the commencing of operation BLISSFULLY HAPPY I am returning to the plan of putting a rental suite in my basement which means my workshop needed to move out of there… Read the rest of the post »

May 04 2018

Farmhouse Picture Frame – Easy Wood Working DIY Using Barnwood

Unique, easy to build, barnwood industrial picture frame with the Farmhouse Hens, how to build, diy, do it yourself frames for prints and pictures, woodworking tutorial, how to. Easy picture frame using old pallets for pics, photos or prints.

Unique, easy to build, Farmhouse picture frame. I’ve been thinking about a different way of creating a picture frame ever since I built a “typical” frame for my aunt for her birthday. (See that project here.) I wanted something easier to build that didn’t require mitered corners etc. I got to looking online and saw several gallery ideas using big pieces of wood, some out of pallets, some using barn wood and some using purchased wood that they built big backs out of. Read the rest of the post »

Apr 23 2018

Custom canvas prints with wall decals. Don’t throw away those old prints!

Make your own DIY custom canvas prints, don't throw those old canvas prints away that you don't want you can paint them over and make your own custom canvas prints and pictures! Making two great prints using wall decals from Amazon for my master bathroom after my divorce!

Don’t throw away those prints that you hate, you can make your own custom canvas prints! With the divorce well behind me I still have a pile of shiiii…. stuff in my closet I have every intention of burning in my fire pit this summer. HOWEVER, I happen to be in a family of several artists and know full well what a pain in the butt building and stretching your own canvas is and how expensive it is to buy it…. DANGIT… *throws up hands in defeat* so I couldn’t just burn them! Read the rest of the post »

Apr 16 2018

Shelf in my Master Bathroom using galvanized pipe hardware!

Adding a Shelf in my Master Bathroom using galvanized pipe hardware for storage, plants and creating a homey, comforting, green space that just says, relax and enjoy and bathe in peace and quiet. DIY, do it yourself, how to hang a shelf using pipe hardware store.

About a hundred years ago (February of 2016) my best friend Rachie and her husband Shane gave me this hardware and a shelf for my birthday. They finally gave up asking me if I was ever going to put it up because I just kept telling them, “I have a plan! I will use it soon!” And then a whole bunch of stuff happened (including my divorce) and FINALLY I got to the project I had been planning on for two years! A shelf for my Master Bathroom above my very very very favorite double slipper bathtub! Read the rest of the post »

Apr 13 2018

Two thrift store lamps, a glamorous makeover creating cohesion!

Two thrift store lamps from two different eras and places get new shades and a paint job that bring them together and create cohesion between them for my master bedroom in chrome spray paint and shiny rustoleum black gloss paint. How to, diy, do it yourself lamp makeover, how to

Two thrift store lamps get a glamorous makeover for my master bedroom! I found these lamps on two different weekends in two different stores and just knew I could make it look like they belonged together. Ever since I started working on my latest Master Bedroom Refresh (that you guys saw last week) it felt like I really needed taller and larger lamps to help balance out the headboard and the bed. After finding one of these lamps I knew I could find another that was similar and then I spotted it and it was only $3! Read the rest of the post »

Apr 09 2018

My top 10 Home design tips for functionality and beauty for years to come!

My farmhouse living room reveal Grandma's, country chic, thrift stores and refinished hand me down furniture pieces make for a cozy and comfortable space!

Deciding on your floors, your trim, your paint colors and your finishes can be very daunting! These are my top ten home design tips to help you along the way. I concluded the renovation of my Grandparents’ 100 year old farm house over two years ago and I really spent a lot of time agonizing over my paint choices etc. I learned a lot along the way on how to not only make a home last in functionality but also how to make a home I could love for years to come. All of my tips are based on a place that will be your forever home. Read the rest of the post »


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