Let’s Talk Paint + Behr DIY Expert

One of the most fun things you can do in your home is to paint something. It’s easy, it’s inexpensive, and it can have HUGE impact to a space. If you are a little shy with color, are considering some new shades for your home, or want some tips on how to complete a fabulous paint join your home, then stick around because I’ve got you covered.

I’m excited to announce I’ve been named one of Behr Paint’s DIY Experts and I can’t wait to share all kinds of paint ideas and inspiration with you. My walls are covered with Behr colors, so this is a perfect way for me to talk about paint and share monthly tips, information and projects with you!

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DIY Wood Plant Stand

DIY Wood Plant Stand

Hello friends! Hope your summer is warm and relaxing. Today I had a chance to do something I actually rarely do myself – pick out some wood and design a project. That was the fun part, the hard part is that I had to make this item using only one 1x8x8 board.

If you were challenged to make something using only a specific material, could you do it?

There’s a bunch of fabulous bloggers who have created amazing projects doing the same, so be sure to view their One Board Challenge projects linked below. If you are looking for a full blown, awesome, rock your socks off tutorial on how to make a wooden plant stand, today is not your day. Pictures and detailed step-by-step instructions have eluded me on this one, so you’ll have to forgive the brief how-to. But you can learn how to draw a hexagon with even sides all on your own. Catch that further down.

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5 Reasons to Move the Furniture Around in Your Home

5 Reasons to Move the Furniture Around in Your Home

Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be on a professional design show?

You know the ones where they make over an entire space within 48 hours or less?

Don’t you watch those and think

I can do that to my house, no problem!

Last Friday I switched around our bedroom furniture while Dan was at work. I LOVE the element of surprise, not to mention having a little fun for no reason at all other than I was bored with the previous layout. I call it my very own makeover madness, except I don’t have a crew of helpers and there’s no camera people around, thank goodness.

Moving around furniture, art, rugs, and accessories can be great therapy, among other positive benefits. Here’s why it’s a fun idea to move around the furniture in your home.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Paint

Five Things You Didn't Know You Could Paint

Hello all! I hope you had a nice weekend and are enjoying sum weather. It’s my favorite season for DIY and home decorating because I get to paint all kinds of things outdoors. And basically take over the garage and make it into my furniture repair and paint department.  I realized there are lots of things you can paint and wanted to share some ideas with you. Here’s five things you didn’t know you could paint.

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How to Paint Over a Poster

How to Paint over a Poster

Do you have art in your home that you’re tired of? Wish you could give it a makeover? Have some nice frames but they just need something new inside? I’ve got a great idea to share with you today, and it’s one of the easiest things you can do to give your artwork a new life. If you ever wondered if you can paint over a poster, the answer is yes!

A while back I picked up this poster in a frame on the side of the road. Yes, I do that sometimes. It had a great frame, the thin metal kind, that I’ve been buying lots of at the thrift stores (like for my gallery wall), but no glass, which was fine. And I wanted something new in our foyer to replace the homasote bulletin board, so up it went.

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Friday Favorites: DIY Lamp + Lighting Resources

One of my favorite projects to do is make a new light fixture or lamp.  It’s so easy and makes such a big impact when you can customize a new project. If you are like me and can take on a good lamp makeover then sometimes you’ve looked for parts to do so. And that can be hard, which is why I’m sharing my favorite resources for lighting and lamp projects today. Some of these companies are new to me, and some I’ve actually not purchased anything from before, but would love to try them out.

Take a look at these fantastic finds. Colored light cords, yes! Parts to fix or assemble your own lamps, yes! Plus there’s more. How about a make-your-own lamp shade kit? Where have you been all my DIY life? See the links below for where to find these fabulous items and have a great weekend!

See some of my light projects below:

 

DIY Lighting Resources

Pendant cord light set | Fabric tapered shade | Gold mirrored globe bulb | Agate geode lamp finial | Make your own Sputnik chandelier | DIY Lampshade kit

 

How to Tile a Small Table

How to Tile a Small Table

With the weather getting warmer, I’m completing lots of outdoor projects these days. One DIY adventure I’ve never actually tackled is tiling, but I’ve always wanted to. Today I’m going to show you how to tile a small table top. It’s easier than you think and is perfect for the outdoors too.

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