• 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…

  • Renovations

    Whitewashing Made Easy: Upcycling an Old Coffee Table

    Everywhere I look I see people whitewashing something. Furniture, fireplaces, mantles and more are being whitewashed to create a naturally rustic and airy look. Most people do a tricky dance of trying to mix the right paint with the right amount of water to achieve the perfect whitewash. Minwax makes whitewashing super easy! They have a color wash product that doesn’t need to be mixed with water, dries very quickly and creates a beautiful aged look on bare or stained wood. I used this Design Series Color Wash product on a very outdated coffee table that I’ve had sitting in my garage for the last 5 years. I transformed it…

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    Tool Organization Ideas for your Workshop

    My tools were a mess. They were everywhere. I had to search for 20 minutes to find painter’s tape. I had 4 cans of polycyrlic because I could never find where I put the other cans. Does this sound like you? Could you use some tool and workshop organization ideas? If so, I have a few pegboard ideas to share with you to make your life easier and more organized. 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. The Disaster of Tools This was my basement. We moved in 12 months ago and…

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    One Room Challenge Final Reveal: Light & Bright Living Room!

    It’s reveal time! After 8 weeks of crazy work and crazy excitement, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you the final reveal of my living room. For the past 8 weeks, I have been a guest participants in the One Room Challenge hosted by Better Homes & Gardens and The One Room Challenge. I loved being part of this and I hope you enjoyed following along on the transformation. I took a living room that was uncomfortable, average and not at all functional and turned it into a functional, relaxing and beautiful space. I used a combination of DIY projects and purchased items to fill the room. I’ll walk you…

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    Thrifting Saved my One Room Challenge

    It’s week 6 of the One Room Challenge. We are quickly coming up on the final week (week 8)! Can I finish in time?! I sure hope so! If you haven’t heard yet, I’m a guest participant in the Better Homes & Gardens One Room Challenge. That means I’m working on transforming my living room in 8 weeks. If you had asked me a few days ago if I would finish in time, I would have been seriously doubtful. However, I finally found the exact item I was searching for on Facebook Marketplace! Why was it so hard to find and what was I looking for? Well, I’ll tell you.…