Tips for Using the HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer + Bookshelves Makeover

Thank you to HomeRight for sponsoring this post.

Hale Navy Banboo Bookshelves

Today I’m here to show you not only a fabulous makeover I did on a gorgeous bookshelf I got for a steal, but a tool that makes my home improvement projects a ton easier. I know we are always looking for ways to simplify and improve what we do at home and I have definitely found a way to do all of that and more with my HomeRight Finish Max paint sprayer.

Finding and making over furniture is one of my favorite things to do, but now it’s even easier and quicker with this sprayer.  And I have lots of tips for you when using this must-have DIY tool.

HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer

There’s a place about an hour from where I live that is the largest collection of used furniture and goods you ever saw. Really. Picture about 40 years worth of estate sales packed into an enormous building. We call it “The Junk Barn.” It’s since become my go-to place for furniture and its where I scored these shelves for only $40. Who wants to come visit and go to The Junk Barn with me now?

Sadly this is not The Junk Barn, it’s our messy garage.

Bamboo Shelves Before

They were a dirty off-white color, but an outstanding 78 inches tall, with a bamboo look and pretty details along the shelves. I knew this was the perfect job for the Finish Max. Now, just what color was I going to paint them? Hale Navy of course.

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DIY Home Depot Workshop – Lighted Holiday Tree

I’m so excited to announce that I’m partnering with The Home Depot for November’s Holiday DIY workshop to teach you how to build this lighted yard tree! The Home Depot offers free workshops for do-it-yourselfers like you to learn how to take on all kinds of projects in your own home.

At your local store you can learn how to tile, stain a deck or build a table and on November 8th, register online and join us in making an outdoor holiday decoration, this lighted tree.

DIY Home Depot Workshop

The workshop will be Saturday, November 8th and we’ll get hands on building this fun outdoor holiday decoration. All skill levels are welcome!

  • When: Saturday, November 8th from 10:00am-11:30am
  • Where: The Home Depot at 4405 Milestrip Road in Hamburg, NY (store #1286)
  • How to Register: Sign up online here

These workshops are really popular so please pre-register online to attend HERE. And I hope you do sign up because I’d love to meet you in person!

DIY Home Depot Workshop with Decor Adventures

The tree is easy to make and will be a great addition to your outdoor holiday decorations. If you’ve never made something for the outdoors during the holidays, now is your chance. Attendees will participate in all steps of making the tree. We promise it will be a lot of fun!

If you don’t live near Buffalo, NY you can always attend another DIY Home Depot Workshop with some of your favorite bloggers at these locations on November 8th at 10:00am.

Keep with with The Home Depot online, on their Facebook page, on Twitter, at The Apron Blog {which features dozens of amazing projects and style challenges from all the bloggers you love} and on Pinterest.

See you at the DIY Home Depot Workshop on November 8th!

DIY Home Depot Workshop

The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me for their DIY Workshop program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

Chic Office Accessories

How that I’m doing an office makeover I see what kinds of chic office accessories would make my time in the space more productive, not to mention more organized. I tend to be a minimalist organizer – I only get items I really need – and I try to eliminate paper wherever possible. But these few beauties would really make my space a fun place to work and create.

I picked out a few things at Urban Girl Office Supply, which I was happy to find being an urban living and loving girl myself. They have a large collection of chairs, furniture and adorable tape dispensers.

Chic Office Accessories


  1. I just couldn’t resist this Kate Spade Acrylic Letter Tray. It has a gold front that would go perfectly with some other touches I have around the room and it’s deep enough to fit all of my mail and items I need to take care of.
  2. My current chair doesn’t have wheels nor fit under my desk due to where the arms are. This model meets both of those requirements and is sleek to boot.
  3. I absolutely love pencils; I use them for everything. I’ve been wanting a matching set and this one is perfectly colorful.
  4. My photo printer is about 10 years old and this compact model would be a nice upgrade. I use it often so I like that you can keep it under a desk or on a shelf but still it takes up little room.
  5. Magazines definitely need a place to go after I’ve read them. Since I’m trying to bring more color into my life, these turquoise ones will do the trick.
  6. Boxes hide a multitude of office clutter and these black and white ones are irresistible.  They’d work great on my bookshelves.
  7. This pencil case is just adorable, I might use it for more than just pencils. It would look great corralling supplies on a desk, but also function tucked away.
  8. I’m doing a major photo reorganization project and need 3-ring binders that are going to last me for many years to come. Although these come in many bright colors, the black ones will last the test of time and keep many more photos than the current ones I have.
  9. My iPad could use a new case and this one is nice and bright so I’ll be able to find it in my bag easily.

Did you ever think about getting new office supplies

to make your work time a little more fun?

See my other posts about my office below:

Have a nice weekend and come back on Monday for a super fun announcement. See you then!

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. I just had fun picking out some office supplies from Urban Girl.

Pumpkin Carving Party Essentials + Easy Fall Decorating Ideas

Hello! This month for my Product Picks at Houzz I collected favorite items for the perfect Pumpkin Carving Party, which we have annually at our house. These essentials will make for a festive get together and make hostessing a breeze.  See all of my selections here.

And this week I’m over at Redhead Can Decorate with three easy fall decorating ideas you can craft in no time. How about glitter pine cones, a holiday table runner and cork leaf trivets? Come see the style they can add to your space.

Glitter Pine Cones

P.S. If you clicked over from receiving this by email, I recently switched over to a new feed service, so I hope it looks good. If there are any quirks, don’t hesitate to tell me, I want to know if it’s working or not!


Spider Web Table Runner

Spider Web Table Runner

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. It is all the creepy, scary goodness I just love about the fall, plus it’s my birthday eve! So I couldn’t resist making a little Halloween craft to decorate the dining room. Come see how easy it is to make a Spider Web Table Runner, using just fabric and a paint marker.

This is one of those projects I made with supplies around the house. I love going through my craft stash and creating something for no money. It gets my creative juices flowing. See all my free projects here.

Spider Web Table Runner

To make this all you need is a piece of black fabric. I used a vinyl, crocodile-like textured one from Joann Fabrics. All you need is a yard or, even half a yard since that comes 18×54 in the home decor fabrics, which is perfect for a runner size. I originally intended to do something else with it, but that didn’t work out. So it sat in my fabric bin for a year. I realized I could put it to work as a table runner and for free too.

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How to Sew Birch Tree Pillows

A sure icon of fall is trees and there isn’t one lovelier than birch. I sewed a birch tree pillow in an easy-to-follow tutorial over at Pretty Handy Girl, so come read the post and make some birch tree pillows for yourself.

Read the post here.

Birch Tree Pillows

Tomorrow my friends and I are having fall craft day, but I’m not sure yet what to make.  Maybe I’ll find something in my craft Pinterest board of my fall one.  Any suggestions? Keep up with me on Instagram and see what I come up with.

Follow Decor Adventures’s board Fall on Pinterest.

Buffet Makeover in Florence + Giveaway Winners

Before I get to be too round in the belly I’ve been trying to finish up some furniture makeovers that have been taking up space in the garage. One of which was this amazing buffet I score for pennies at a local thrift store. It was so affordable, I knew it would be a great candidate for a makeover, plus I’d never done a buffet like this. AND I was dying to try out a new chalk paint color, so a makeover was in the works.

Like most furniture pieces, this one was a wood color. It has 4 door that open up to a large space to hold all kinds of entertaining essentials.

Buffet Makeover Before

The top was nice and smooth, so I didn’t have to do any repair on it. I took off the doors and hardware and taped off the hinges.

Buffet Makeover in Florence

This piece was the one I was working on for the local magazine photo shoot a while back. A long while back. I blame my slow-ness on the need for perfection. Here are pics from the photo shoot that day.

Buffet Makeover

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