• Decor

    The 2023 Minwax Color of the Year: Aged Barrel!

    Minwax’s 2023 Color of the Year is a gorgeous rustic brown color, Aged Barrel. It has a gray undertone and brings warmth and depth to pieces. I decided to use this stain color on a modern bookshelf for my daughter’s room. My daughter’s room is very white and bright. It has bold floral wallpaper in it. I was excited to bring some depth and contrast to her room with this darker stain color. This bookshelf is quite easy to make – it’s really just creating two ladders and placing boards across them. Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation from Minwax but all opinions stated here are my own. I’ve…

  • Decor,  Renovations

    Easy Woodworking Project! How to make a beautiful stained wood end table

    Are you looking for an easy woodworking project? Or perhaps an opportunity to make an end table that you can customize to the exact size and colors for your home? I’ve got just the tutorial for you! I’ll be sharing with you how to make a beautiful stained wood end table. You can easily adjust the dimensions for your space and also adjust the colors for your home. Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation from Minwax but all opinions stated here are my own. I’ve used and loved Minwax products for years! Time to Complete 2 days, with about 5 hours of work across the 2 days Tools &…

  • Refinished Deck

    What stain should I use on my deck? And more deck staining tips here!

    Staining a deck can seem like a BIG job with a lot of unanswered questions such as: What stain should I use on my deck? How do I prep my deck for stain? What type of stain is best for decks? What deck stain is most durable? And more! When we bought our house 3 years ago, the deck was badly peeling. I decided that this summer was the time to refinish it. I just finished prepping and staining my deck so I thought I’d share with you all my advice and tips on staining a deck. Thanks to Cabot for sponsoring this post. I received compensation but all opinions stated here…

  • Renovations

    5 Tips for Painting Walls Quickly and Perfectly!

    Most of us have painted walls before and let’s face it: It can get tedious and seem never-ending! Fortunately, I have five tips for you on how to paint walls quickly and perfectly. Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation but all opinions stated here are my own. I’ve loved and owned Purdy products for a very long time! Tools & Materials Purdy Revolution 9″ Roller Frame  Purdy White Dove Roller Cover (3/8″ or 1/2″ nap) Purdy Power Lock Professional Grade Extension Pole Purdy Clearcut Cub Brush Purdy NEST 9″ Paint Tray with Liner Purdy Premium Folding Multi-Tool Sherwin-Williams Captivate Interior Latex Paint in Snowbound (satin finish) Paint Drop Cloth…

  • Renovations

    Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge: Before and After Bathroom Reveal!

    I can’t believe that my Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge reveal is here! I’m so excited to share it with you. First, thank you so much for all your support and encouragement along the way! Secondly, let’s delve into this bathroom renovation! I’ll be starting with what the bathroom looked like before and walking you through how we transformed it during the 6-week Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge. Thanks so much to my generous sponsors, Jeffrey Court, FrogTape, Sinkology and Lamps Plus. I received compensation for my work but my opinions stated here are my own. Affiliate links are used, meaning that I could earn a small commission on some links if…

  • Tiling a bathroom wall

    Tiling a Bathroom Wall in a Perfect Herringbone Pattern

    I love a beautiful herringbone tile pattern. There’s something about the clean lines and perfect angles that just make me happy. The tough part? Laying it out perfectly! For week 4 of the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge, we started tiling a bathroom wall in a herringbone pattern. Today I’ll be sharing with you our progress so far and I’ll make sure to tell you how to make a beautiful herringbone pattern when tiling. Head HERE now to vote for me in the challenge! First let’s talk about the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge! If you missed my week 1-3 posts, here’s a quick overview to get you up to speed. The…

  • Finished Vertical Shiplap Wall in Bathroom with Floral Curtain

    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

    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…

  • Renovations

    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.…