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Sports Themed Playroom

This Sports Themed Playroom is scoring big thanks to a personalized wall mural and a few inexpensive touches. It’s also a perfect example of how being surrounded by the things you love, can turn a mundane room into one of the most used spaces in your home.  Be sure to check out the video tutorial by clicking on the picture above.  I’m also including a written blog with pictures below. Continue Reading →

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Garden Retreat

Garden Retreat

I wish I could say this Garden Retreat is in my own backyard, but it’s not.  It belongs to my sister who lives in Silver City, New Mexico.  This past week, I visited for a couple of days and was able to soak in the scenery while sipping on a glass of iced tea.  It was fantastic, although short lived.  That’s because the rest of the time I was helping my sister gather rocks for a walkway, shovel dirt, and paint what she hopes will be her future “she shed.”  It was hard work making her Garden Retreat picture perfect, but we laughed through the sweat dripping down our foreheads and into our eyes!  So, I hope you enjoy this blog and are inspired by all the pictures I’ll be sharing. Continue Reading →

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DIY Wood Sign

DIY Wood Sign

This DIY Wood Sign is just one example of my recent obsession; creating wood backdrops that are part stain/part paint.  The combination of the two just makes for more interesting artwork.  And it’s so easy to do, I thought I’d share some simple tips that you can try yourself.  Maybe you’ll even experiment with it a bit more. Continue Reading →

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Save the Date Wedding Sign

Save the Date Wedding Sign

If you, or someone you know, is getting married soon, this Save the Date Wedding Sign is the perfect DIY project for you.  It’s not only a beautiful photo prop for couples to take pictures with and let loved ones know when the big day is, it’s the sign that keeps on giving.  Trust me, you’ll want to use it again by displaying it at the wedding ceremony and then later you can hang it in your home as artwork.  Talk about getting your money’s worth!  And it doesn’t take much to make it.  Now that you’re on board, let me walk you through the steps.

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Accent Cabinet Makeover

Accent Cabinet Makeover

I had more than a few doubts when I took on this Accent Cabinet Makeover.  But now that it’s been structurally reinforced, re-painted, and dolled up, I have to admit, it turned out better than I expected.  This poor cabinet was pretty much on its last leg when a friend brought it to me and asked me to -quote- “see what I could do with it.”  I thought it was cute, but it was in really, REALLY bad shape.  Just see for yourself what it looked like before: Continue Reading →

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Woodsy Hexagon Wreath

Woodsy Hexagon Wreath

I’m in love with my Woodsy Hexagon Wreath.  It’s perfect in its simplicity, and can easily be decorated for any season by simply changing up the ribbon and greenery.  Best of all, there’s no other one like it anywhere.  The idea for it came when I began noticing hexagons in all sorts of design elements, like kitchen backsplashes, shelving, and even jewelry.  Continue Reading →

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Crafty Christmas

Crafty ChristmasHave yourself a very Crafty Christmas!  I certainly am.  For the last couple of months I’ve been up to my eyeballs in building and painting decorations for a candy-themed Christmas party.  (Which explains why I haven’t posted any blogs in a while.)  Now that I’m finally finished, I’m free to move on to other projects, and more importantly, my husband is free to park in the garage again.  Just take a look at how all my Christmas craftiness took over: Continue Reading →

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Music Room Makeover

This Music Room Makeover is hitting all the right notes.  It’s bold.  It’s brassy.  And it’s just a tiny bit mid-century modern inspired.  Now that I’m loving it, I keep asking myself, “Why did it take so long to re-do it?”  Then I remember.  The answer can be summed up simply in the “Before” picture: Continue Reading →

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Painting children's rooms, exterior murals, exterior paint, faux finishes, interior murals, canvases, holiday canvases, wooden plaques, beds, cabinets, dressers, furniture, party decorations, props, and other DIY crafts!