• Renovations

    How to Paint Bathroom Cabinets: Without Leaving Brush Strokes!

    It’s week 2 of the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge and I’ve been busy diving right in! This week I’ve been painting my bathroom cabinets. I’m here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be a scary undertaking. It can be easy, look professional and you can avoid brush strokes! Below I’ve laid out a quick “How to Paint Bathroom Cabinets” tutorial. Here’s the most important piece of advice I have for you: Don’t skip any steps! I’m impatient so many times I want to skip steps like sanding and just get the job done. Don’t do it. Follow the steps to get a perfect finish on your bathroom cabinets!…

  • Starting a Bathroom Renovation
    Renovations

    How to Plan for a Bathroom Renovation in 5 Simple Steps!

    Bathroom renovations can be time-consuming and costly! I’d love to share with you how to renovate your bathroom on a budget and how to plan for a bathroom renovation. I love home DIY so I’ll definitely be including DIY tips and tricks along the way! First, Why am I Taking on a Bathroom Renovation? I was seriously shocked and thrilled when Jeffrey Court reached out to me, letting me know that I had been chosen as a designer in their upcoming Renovation Challenge! Whah?!?! ME?!? A designer?! In a renovation challenge?! Okay, bring it on! The Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge is sponsored by Jeffrey Court, FrogTape and Sinkology. I have…

  • Decor,  Renovations

    Why is my Stain Blotchy? 5 Easy Solutions to Fix Blotchy Stain

    You plan. You build. You sand and sand and sand. Then you stain…and it comes out looking blotchy! Ah! You might be wondering “Why is my stain blotchy? What did I do wrong?!” Don’t worry, I have some easy solutions for you: staining tips that will help you avoid blotchy stain every time from here on out. First, what causes blotchy stain? Blotchy stain often occurs because wood unevenly absorbs stain, causing some areas to be darker than others. Blotchy stain is more likely to happen on soft woods such as pine. Stain rarely turns out blotchy on hard wood like oak. Solution 1: Choose a type of wood that…

  • Finished R2-D2 Ikea Hack Dresser and BB8 Lego
    Decor,  Renovations

    Ikea Hack: How to Make an R2-D2 Dresser

    My son LOVES Star Wars. When I painted his sister’s dresser, he pleaded with me to paint his too. I knew this would be a great opportunity to do something fun. Therefore, the Ikea Hack R2-D2 Dresser was born! Follow me HERE on Instagram to see all my home DIY project reveals! Not into Instagram? Sign up for my emails here instead! Below I’ll share with you the steps you need to take to make this happen. It is time consuming because it’s artistic. You spend hours drawing out all the details and painting them perfectly. Honestly, I loved the process. I worked on it mostly after my son went…

  • Coastal entryway with bench with Minwax Color of the Year Vintage Blue on it
    Decor,  Renovations

    How to Make a Coastal Style Wood Bench with the Minwax 2021 Color of the Year: Vintage Blue!

    I’m so excited to share with you the Minwax 2021 Color of the Year! It’s gorgeous. It’s soft. It’s natural. It’s absolutely perfect for your home. The Minwax 2021 Color of the Year is…Vintage Blue! As the name states, it has blue in it but it also has greens and a soft gray undertone. It’s perfect for so many home styles including coastal, modern, farmhouse and more. The natural, organic look of it adds comfort and happiness to a room! Minwax asked if I wanted to show you how their 2021 Color of the Year stain looks on one of my projects and of course I said yes! This post is…

  • Refinished console table with me and my favorite paint brushes
    Decor,  Renovations

    What paint brush should I use? For a smooth finish, a perfect line and more!

    Do you use the same paint brush for everything? I used to! Then I realized that painting projects become so much easier when I use the right paint brush. Some paint brushes are created specifically for making really straight, crisp lines. Other paint brushes are made specifically for leaving really smooth finishes. The list goes on! I’ll give you a quick guide to the best paint brushes to use for each type of project. Also, I’ll tell you just a bit about rollers as an added bonus! Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product but all opinions stated here are my own. This post…

  • Mattress Topper that is Really Comfortable
    Decor,  Renovations

    How to Fix an Uncomfortable Mattress in One Simple Step!

    I can’t count the number of people who have told me that their mattress is really old and uncomfortable.  Many times old, worn-out mattresses are simply passed down to relatives to use. We have quite a few of those! This is how it happens: Someone says “Hey! I’ve got an old mattress! Does anyone want it?” I’m the person who says “YES! ME!” because I hate the idea of spending thousands of dollars on a mattress.  However…that leads to me sleeping on really terrible mattresses. Plus, let’s face it, I’m getting older and my body hurts when I sleep on a bad mattress. So what’s the solution? Thanks to ViscoSoft…

  • Decor,  Renovations

    DIY Modern Color Block Wall

    I love white. Nearly every wall in my home is white. I love the clean, calming look of it. However… Sometimes you just need to add a little color and fun to a wall! Especially a wall in your young daughter’s room. Let me share with you the super simple steps to creating a gorgeous, modern accent wall. And bonus: The wall will remind you of neapolitan ice cream and your fun, carefree childhood days. Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product but all opinions stated here are my own.This post contains affiliate links which means that I may receive compensation when you click…

  • Finished Outdoor Storage Bench
    Decor,  Renovations

    How to Build a Simple and Beautiful Outdoor Storage Bench

    If you’re anything like me, your outdoor spaces aren’t exactly beautiful yet. Kid’s toys littered my lawn and deck. I decided to solve the problem by building a functional yet beautiful outdoor storage bench. It also doubles as a planter! It solves the problem of toys being everywhere while also adding to the beauty of the space. Here’s how I did it in an easy step-by-step tutorial. Thanks to National Hardware for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product from Spectrum Brands but all opinions stated here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means I may get a small commission off any purchases made from my links.…

  • Outdoor Patio Makeover with Painted Chairs and Wood Slat Plant Wall
    Decor,  Renovations

    How To Paint Outdoor Patio Furniture in 4 Easy Steps [And How to Build a Plant Wall!]

    Today I’ll be sharing with you how to paint your old outdoor patio furniture. Faded furniture? Paint it! Worn-out wood? Paint it! Furniture that isn’t quite your style? Paint it! I’ll also be sharing with you how to create a giant wood slat wall for your plants. This adds a unique, really customized look to your outdoor space. Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product but all opinions stated here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means that I may receive compensation when you click on links. This is no extra cost to you. Curious about Purdy? To learn more about…