Link It or Lump It #48

LIOLI-party button

Happy Sunday to you lovely people!! Today I’m bringing y’all something new, a Link Party! I was super honored and excited to be asked by Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling to co-host the Link It or Lump It link party that happens every Sunday. This party is a fabulous place for you to link up your projects from the previous week and to find some new friends! I’d love for you to link up and let all of your fellow MAKERS know about it too If you missed anything, here a few projects that have kept me busy this past … Continue reading

Living Room Progress: Painted Fireplace

Painted Fireplace After 1

Hey y’all! HAPPY FRIDAY! This week has been busy, long and (mostly) productive. Hope yours is going well and that you have amazing plans for the weekend! We are meeting an awesome friend for dinner and haven’t really penciled anything else in. I’m hoping to hit some yard sales though As you know I’ve been updating our boring living room over the past week or so. I just finished painting the fireplace. And here’s a refresher of what it looked like before: I love it all crisp white! Before it was very lightly whitewashed by one of the various owners … Continue reading

Painted Votives using Sharpie Paint Pens

Painted Votives Using Sharpie Paint Pens

Hey y’all! Have you seen these Sharpie Paint Pens? They are so awesome! Very versatile and easy to use. I picked up a couple (Gold & Silver) from Lowe’s for around $7. I played around with them on a few things then decided use them on glass. They are oil based so I assumed it would work and it did. I had a few old votive candle holders (clearance Glade Christmas scents, ha!) that I thought I could reuse.  I put gold dots on two of them and a herringbone pattern on another.   I just free handed it, not … Continue reading

Living Room Style Board with Roomations

Living Room Style Board with Roomations

Disclaimer: I received free product and compensation for this product review but the opinions stated here are 100% my own.   Hey y’all! Hope your weekend was the best!!! With the hallway makeover done I was really itching to get started on another room in our house. I’d like to go for it on our living room. I painted it (Martha Stewart Driftwood Grey) a few months after we moved in but since then it’s just sort of sat there undecorated. I recently refinished a Moroccan side table for this room and painted some Swiss Cross curtains. I do have … Continue reading

Painted Swiss Cross Curtains

Swiss Cross Painted Curtains graphic

Hey y’all! Today I’m sharing my DIY painted dropcloth curtains with you lovely people. I love the Swiss cross design trend (some people call it plus sign trend). I decided to make a DIY stencil and paint some imperfect Swiss crosses/plus signs on my boring dropcloth curtains. I love how they turned out!     (Sorry for the weird picture. These huge windows are hard for me to photograph)   I still had plenty of black paint (Valspar Paint + Primer color matched to Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black) left over from my gallon that I’ve used in the dining room, … Continue reading

Versatile Blogger Award

Hey y’all! I have to say, after blogging for only 3 months I am so in love with it! It’s a lot of fun, I’ve met some great people and have learned so much from them. The blogging community welcomed me with open arms and I want to say THANK YOU!! I’ve had one of those non-productive, ho-hum weeks so far so I was super excited to see the awesome Katy from Chaos & Kiddos nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks Katy, you are so super awesome and I love reading your blog If you aren’t familiar with … Continue reading

Moroccan Side Table Makeover

Moroccan Table After 3

Hey y’all! Hope you had a fantastic weekend. I worked on lots of projects, good things are coming. I just love a productive weekend. Sometimes that feels better than a relaxing, lazy weekend. I know, I’m weird. Today I want to show you the finished Moroccan side table I gave you a before shot of last week. Remember it looked like this:   Now it looks like this: I thought it was beautiful before I did anything to it. Now I think it’s just a show stopper To be honest though, it’s not the vision I had in my head … Continue reading

Moroccan Side Tables

Moroccan Side Table Roundup

Hey y’all! Hope you are having a great week. I’ve been busy, busy with a few upcoming projects. Good things are happening! We are enjoying summer around here and soaking it all in. My kiddos only have 1 month left before school starts back. And this year my 4 year old, Sophia, starts Pre-K. Exciting and terrify and life changing! Anyway a few weeks ago (okay, it was a month…) I posted this little Moroccan Side Table on Instagram: I fell in love with it and it was FREE!! It’s actually pretty big compared to similar tables I’ve come across. … Continue reading

DIY Blanket Ladder

Super Easy DIY Blanket Ladder

This blanket ladder is seriously the EASIEST. DIY. EVER. Unless you buy the wrong size screws and get really mad like I did because you have to go back to Lowe’s for the billionth time this week!!. I told ya, I don’t have a lot of patience.   This is actually my second blanket ladder because I forgot to take pictures for you guys the first time around. I figured I could use another ladder in the living room downstairs so I just picked up 2 more boards. For under $5, why not, right? If you want to make yourself … Continue reading

Fix It or Nix It? – Antique Vanity Makeover

Vanity Makeover After 4

Hey Hey! Do y’all remember this ugly old Vanity that landed in my lap for free? I asked you if I should Fix It or Nix It? Well, after a few hundred comments here on the blog, Facebook and Hometalk I decided to keep it and work some magic on it.     Let me remind you of the before photos:   Here she is after:   I’ll be the first to admit this is not my style at all. It was a fun little project to work on for some experience though. I used a DIY chalk paint recipe. … Continue reading