Easy Lane Chest Makeover Using Embellishments

I love a nice cedar chest at the end of a bed.  I'm a huge fan of the look and the functionality.  Needless to say, I was thrilled when I came across this Lane Chest at my local Goodwill.  

It was simple and lacked any pizazz or character, but I knew I could change that!

Easy Gallery Wall Using Minted Artwork

Disclosure:  I was compensated for this post with product, however all opinions and thoughts are my own.  I'd never recommend a product or service unless I loved it myself!

I was approached by Minted to write a post about some of their products.   

In case you don't know about Minted here are a few facts about the company:
  • Minted is a design marketplace of independent artists from around the globe.
  • All artworks are available in a wide range of sizes and frame options.
  • The product selection is constantly expanding as Minted grows its artist community and hosts ongoing challenges.

From Ugly Red Bench to Farmhouse Chic

I'm really excited to share this post with you today.  This little bench has come along way from where it started from!

I bought this little bench at a local estate sale.  As soon as I saw it off in the corner, I ran over (yes, I actually ran) and grabbed it.  It was like a toddler who spies a toy they can't wait to get their little mitts on!  I had a vision for this little bench and it turned out even better than I envisioned!

Vintage Map Nightstand

Fun thing about having a 10 year old Son....he wants to keep everything I make and loves that I redo furniture for him.  

I found this set of furniture on our neighborhood FB garage sale site.  The price was right and I liked the lines of the furniture.  

Hunter had needed a new nightstand for awhile.  The old Pottery Barn Kids start table he had wasn't working for him anymore.

Back To School Teacher's Tote

It's that time of year again!  I don't know about you, but around this house, summer has gone by way too fast.  We started getting summery weather about 3-4 weeks ago, so there's no way it's time for school, right?  I started to step out of my denial and think about school and teachers. 

Every year, I take a gift of school supplies for Hunter's teacher on our meet and greet day.  At first I worried the teacher might think I'm kissing up, but after asking some teacher friends, they all agreed they want as many supplies as they can get.  Teachers have a lot of out of pocket expenses, so I feel like it's my job to help them out.  

Headboard & Reclaimed Wood Bench

Hello!!!  Welcome to the first edition of DIY'ing as a family!   I was lucky enough to have Hunter home from camp last week and he decided he wanted to help me build something.  I've had a project tucked away in my brain for quite sometime and figured it was time to get started on since I had help!

DIY Sofa Table

Today I'm sharing a fun DIY project the hubby and I built on Saturday.  I have to admit, I'm still a bit shocked I was able to coax him into building this with me.  Normally he runs like crazy if I ask him to build or work on something with me.  Let's just say he's very logical and well....I'm not.  He likes to use plans to build something, where I find it more fun to figure it out as I go along.  

Black and Boring Piano Bench Makeover

DISCLOSURE:  I received product for doing this post.  However, I'd never write about a product I don't love!  All the opinions here are solely mine.

If you read my last post about the Grain Stripe Coffee Table, you might remember I mentioned that project caused me some bumps and bruises.  Well, this one was a real peach.  I hurt myself more times than I can remember, including cutting myself with an electric knife.  Yeah, you read that one right...an electric knife, the kind you use for carving turkey!  I use an electric knife to cut my foam.  I've found it's the best for that, but obviously it's dangerous!

Grain Stripe Coffee Table

Do you ever have one of those days where you wonder how you make it through the day in one piece?  I seem to be having a week of days like that!  I can't seem to finish a day without a cut, bruise or paint spilled all over me.

The piece I'm sharing today is one of the pieces that caused me all kinds of pain and probably a few scars.