• Finished Vertical Shiplap Wall in Bathroom with Floral Curtain
    Renovations

    How to Make a Beautiful Vertical Shiplap Half Wall

    Ah! We’re halfway through the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge. I can’t believe it! Have you been voting?? I hope so! We’re on week 3 of 6. This week I took on a vertical shiplap half wall in my bathroom. I wanted to make sure that it lasted a long time so I did something crazy and didn’t use wood for it. Wait. What?? Yup, you read that right. I didn’t use wood for a vertical shiplap half wall. Keep reading to find out what I used instead! What’s the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge? It’s an amazing 6-week challenge where Home DIYers compete against one another for a grand prize of…

  • 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

    How to Make Modern Wall Art with Wood Dowels

    Looking for beautiful modern wall art but don’t want to pay a fortune? I have a perfect idea for you! For about $30, I made a series of three pieces of modern wall art. I used square wood dowels and two different colors of wood stain to create contrast and a modern look. You could keep this modern wall art with wood dowels for your own home or give it as a perfect gift for a friend! It’s simple. It’s inexpensive. It’s modern and beautiful. Let’s talk about how to make it! Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product from Minwax but all opinions stated here…

  • 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…

  • Bedside Storage Cubby for Child's Room for Toys and Books
    Cleaning,  Decor

    Easy DIY Bedside Storage Solution for Children’s Room

    My young son used to fall out of bed – a lot! We often heard a loud noise and found him sleeping on the floor instead of in his bed. One of the primary reasons why this happened was because he slept with about 11 massive books! He literally did not have room to sleep. When we put him to sleep for the night, he read books in his bed until he was tired. When he got tired, he just set the books in his bed and fell asleep. Then all night long he rolled over and over the books, until he fell out of bed. What was my solution?…

  • 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…

  • DIY Mountain Bookends
    Decor

    Two Super Easy DIY Bookends: Mountains & Modern Style

    I rarely plan ahead enough for occasions that require gifts: Christmas, birthdays, etc. That means I’m often scrambling at the last minute to figure out what to buy for someone. Are you like this too? If so, I have some easy DIY bookends for you! They make for beautiful, personalized gifts. Mountains & Modern Bookends One is mountain-themed DIY bookend and could be used in a cabin, a kid’s room or so many other places. The other one is a modern style DIY bookend that would be perfect in someone’s living room, bedroom or office. Both are very simple projects that can be completed in a day or two. Let’s…